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9 Soothing Home Remedies For A Tooth Ache 

Everyone has experienced tooth pain to some degree, but not everyone wants to visit the dentist for every little twinge of pain that flares up. Home remedies are a viable option for alleviating toothaches, but it is important to remember that nothing will be as effective as a trip to the dentist. This is especially true for cases in which the pain is caused by a serious issue that a temporary home remedy will only delay. Home remedies can be used to temporarily reduce pain associated with tooth issues, but they will not provide long-term relief. In fact, many at-home
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How To Prevent Cavities: 8 Simple Ways to keep Your Teeth Healthy

Every day there is an epic battle happening in your mouth — a battle against cavities. In one corner there are bacteria and acids that form from the food we eat and the liquids we drink. In the other corner, there is natural producing saliva and fluoride. Just as the acids start to attack the enamel on your tooth, saliva and fluoride work to repair the enamel. A cavity develops when the bacteria and acidic foods/liquids are exposed to the teeth so quickly and in such large quantities that the saliva and fluoride can’t keep up. Eventually, they lose the
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5 Idaho Foods That Won’t Destroy Your Kids Teeth

Eating locally grown foods is better for the environment, our community and your health. Here in Idaho, you may be wondering: what Idaho foods are great for my kid’s tooth health? Look no further. We’ve compiled a list of Idaho native foods that won’t destroy your teeth. Potato Potatoes have some pros and cons when it comes to tooth health. They’re starchy, which means that they stick to your teeth. But they also contain a large amount of vitamin D, a very important building block of healthy teeth. One regular Idaho potato also gives you 45% of your daily C, a
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Are Your Teeth Making You Sick? Top 3 Ways To Know

Just because you see a dentist for oral health and a physician for physical health does not mean the two systems are not inter-connected. Yet most people do not understand the connection between taking care of their teeth and being healthier overall. Fortunately, these top five indications can help you get a better idea of what is making you sick. 1. You are sick more often than you would like to be. Mouths are teaming with bacteria, most of which is harmless and kept in check by your body’s immune system. However, poor oral care can allow that bacteria to
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Bristle Me This: Best Bristle for My Teeth and Gums

For most of us, apart from the colorful bristles and handle designs, all toothbrushes look the same. But what we often don’t realize is the bristle’s value to dental hygiene. The right toothbrush cleans your teeth and gums, while a dentist brightens your smile. Going to the dentist may not be avoidable, but by developing good brushing habits, your teeth and gums will be healthier. Whether you prefer a handheld or an electric toothbrush, the bristle’s structure and pattern makes a difference. The best bristle is a soft nylon with rounded ends to help clean your mouth, teeth and gums.
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5 Biting Reasons Implants are Superior to Bridge Work

If you’re an adult with a tooth that must be extracted, you’ve probably heard about these two tooth replacement solutions: dental implants and bridgework. At Boise’s Lowry Dental, we believe an implant is your better option for many reasons. Here are a few. With proper care, it’s a permanent solution. A dental implant is a root replacement procedure in which the new root is anchored into the gum. Over time, this new root fuses into the bone in a process called osseointegration, which provides strong structural integrity. With a cylinder usually composed of titanium, a dental implant is durable and
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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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