Monthly Archives May 2017

Are You Brushing Your Teeth All Wrong?

Whatever your tooth brushing habits were as a kid you probably just continued on, despite recommendations you may have received from your dentist. But that layer of grit you feel when you run your tongue over your teeth is real, and a good sign that you’re probably not actually brushing correctly. For better dental care, try these simple dos and don’ts. Use a Soft-Bristle Brush For many people, there’s nothing more satisfying than a hard-bristle brush. Those toothbrush fibers feel like they’re really getting in between the crevices and scraping off the plaque. The end result is a clean-feeling mouth that tingles. In contrast,
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The Pros and Cons of Chewing Gum

Millions of people around the world constantly chew gum, consuming about 500,000 tons every year.   Habitual gum chewers rely on gum for aesthetics, stress relief, fresh breath, or all of the above but chewing gum habits can have risks when it comes to your dental health. Here are some of the pros and cons of chewing gum.   Chewing gum can help you lose weight but also cause gassiness. People tend to mindlessly eat when stressed or bored, or when making an effort to quit smoking. Chewing gum takes the place of eating motions which can help satisfy random urges to snack. However, habitually
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The Link Between Oral Health And Stress

Stress commonly plays a role sometime during the day for everyone. But did you know stress can actually affect your oral health? For many people stress is a part of each day. It starts with the morning commute and ends with those late night emails that constantly interrupt family dinners. Many people choose to head to the gym, take a yoga class, practice meditation, or simply disconnect from their smartphones to help de-stress. While these tactics can be very helpful, one place that can truly help during heightened stressful times in life is a trip to the dentist’s office. Dentistry
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How Rich is Your Family’s Tooth Fairy?  

Tips for parents when determining the going rate for teeth from the Tooth Fairy. What’s the value of a lost tooth at your house – and have you ever forked over a quarter only to hear that another kid at school got $5, $10, $20 or more? As far as kids know, the Tooth Fairy decides what to hand over, but it’s a troubling issue for parents. Reward that missed tooth with too paltry a sum and you may not know the next one is missing until you notice the gap. Pay extravagantly and you’ll have to keep handing over
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