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How Your Medications Affect Your Oral Health

The medications you might be taking that are bringing you relief for other health issues could be causing dry mouth or other problems.

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Why Do My Teeth Hurt After Swimming?

Swimming pools use chlorine to keep it free from bacteria, but chlorine is harmful for the teeth as it weakens the enamel. Damage to the tooth enamel occurs when the pH balance of swimming pool water drops too low, or becomes too acidic.

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DENTURE CARE

Cleaning and maintaining your new partial or set of dentures requires more than just brushing. Failure to properly clean partials and dentures can lead to bad breath and a buildup of food and bacteria.

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FLUORIDE AND CHILDREN

Fluoride is an important mineral in all children. Bacteria in the mouth combines with sugars and produce acid that can harm tooth enamel and damage teeth. Fluoride protects teeth from acid damage and helps reverse early signs of decay.

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IS FLOSSING NECESSARY?

Not only do you need to brush your teeth twice a day, but flossing once a day is also just as important. Using dental floss is going to benefit your oral health and your overall health greatly.

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BURR... Is Cold Weather Making Your Teeth Hurt?

As many as 40 million adults, or one out of every eight people, in the United States suffer at some time from sensitive teeth. As temperatures drop, people with sensitive teeth could experience increased pain.

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7 Popular Dental Myths

Brushing, flossing and twice a year checkups are standard for good dental oral health. Check out the most popular widespread dental myths and learn the real facts.

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6 Reasons to use Your Dental Insurance Before the End of the Year

There are many ways of addressing dental needs now, instead of waiting until next year that can save you money. Check with your insurer to see what benefits you've used, and what you still have available for the year.

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Maintaining Good Oral Health In Your Senior Years

With a population that has more seniors than in previous generations it is important that dental care be included in their health regimes. It is always important for a person to take care of their teeth, but the issues of aging can make it more difficult for senior citizens to properly care for their oral health.

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ORAL PIERCING AND DENTAL HEALTH - WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

Oral piercings of the tongue, lip or cheeks is a fairly popular form of self-expression. However, people interested in this trend should be aware of the health risks associated with oral piercing.

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