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The Benefits of Xylitol for Teeth

If you are looking to eat less sugar in your diet, you may have heard of xylitol. Xylitol is a sweetener that can replace sugar in food and drinks. It contains a fraction of the calories of table sugar and does not spike insulin. This makes it great for weight loss and for people with […]

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5 Oral Health Goals for 2023

It’s a new year – a time for resolutions for a healthier and improved life. Most people set goals for weight loss and budgeting, but what about your oral health? These 5 oral health goals are simple, inexpensive, and if followed, will make a big impact for a healthy mouth. 1. Get a New Toothbrush […]

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Activated Charcoal Toothpaste Benefits

Activated charcoal is a health and wellness fad that has been around for a while now. It’s most distinguishable characteristic is that products containing the ingredient turn completely black. Black toothpaste certainly looks different than toothpaste we are used to. But it turns out that there are benefits to using activated charcoal toothpaste. What is […]

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How to Use a Gum Stimulator

If you have tender, swollen, or red gums, you may have periodontal, or gum disease. It is a very common condition, affecting nearly 50% of adults 30 and over. Sometimes dentists recommend the use of a gum stimulator to heal and strengthen the gums. What is a Gum Stimulator? A gum stimulator is a dental […]

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What Causes Teeth Sensitivity?

Sensitive teeth is something that is hard to ignore. It can really inhibit your everyday activities, such as eating and drinking – especially cold items. If you notice your teeth are sensitive to cold all of a sudden, it could be cause for concern. What Causes Sensitive Teeth? There are several things that can cause […]

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How to Treat Dry Mouth at Home

Dry mouth is a common condition among older adults. It can make eating and speaking quite uncomfortable and can eventually cause bad breath and tooth decay. If you are experiencing dry mouth, there are several ways to treat dry mouth at home. What is Dry Mouth? Dry mouth is exactly what it sounds like. Also […]

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Is Wine Bad for Your Teeth?

Many people enjoy having a glass of wine with their dinner. When consumed in moderation, red wine even possesses certain health benefits. Wine is made from crushed grapes, which contain powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants are able to protect the lining of the blood vessels in the heart, as well as lower cholesterol and prevent blood […]

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Are Sonic Toothbrushes Really Better?

When looking for a new toothbrush, there are so many different types and models that it’s hard to know which one is best. Most electric toothbrushes have a lot of the same features, but there is one type that is different – sonic toothbrushes. Sonic toothbrushes use a special technology to remove plaque from teeth. […]

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TMJ Splint Therapy Success Rate

The joints that connect the lower jaw to the skull is called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ for short. It is one of the most complex joints in the body. Therefore, disorders of the joints and surrounding jaw muscles can be difficult to correct. Sypmtoms of TMJ disorders are jaw pain, headaches, lock jaw, clenching […]

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Which Oral B Toothbrush Head is Best?

One of the best things about the Oral B electric toothbrush is that it has interchangeable heads, so you can change the head as it gets worn out, or if you’d prefer a different style. Oral B has a lot of different toothbrush heads with various shapes and brushes to suit any user. There are […]

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