Wellness

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7 Things You Can Do to Prevent Tooth Decay

If you’ve had a cavity in a permanent tooth, you’re not alone. Over 90 percent of adults ages 20 to 64 have or have had decay caused by bacteria that attacks tooth enamel. After age 65, nearly 96 percent of people have or have had dental cavities. Fortunately, it’s possible for you to avoid cavities. … Read Full Article

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Dentist

Do you need to find a new dentist? Maybe you’ve moved, switched jobs or just want to make a change. There are many dental office choices, so it can take time to find one that fits your needs. So don’t wait until you have oral pain to pick a dentist. Here are five tips to … Read Full Article

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How Your Dentist Can Help You Sleep Better

After getting 7 or more hours of sleep, do you still feel tired? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans don’t feel rested and struggle with drowsiness throughout the day. People experience interrupted sleep for many reasons, including oral health problems like sleep apnea and bruxism. Here’s how your dentist can help you sleep … Read Full Article

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6 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Teeth

Most people think they do a good job of taking care of their oral health. After all, they usually brush their teeth once a day and often floss, too. But dentists report that people need to work on their toothbrushing technique. Here are six ways to take better care of your teeth 1. Clean all … Read Full Article

Home Health Care

3 things to know about mouth breathing

Every night while sleeping, thousands of Americans breath through their mouths instead of their nostrils. Mouth breathing can lead to snoring, dry mouth and restless sleep, which can affect how well you function the next day. Here are three things to know about mouth breathing. Common Causes– Nasal congestion and allergies are the primary cause … Read Full Article

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Manual vs. electric toothbrushes: Which is best?

People often wonder whether an electric or manual toothbrush style is best. Although dental professionals may have different recommendations, ultimately both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective tools in removing food particles and plaque, a sticky film that adheres to teeth and attracts bacteria that can cause decay. According to Consumer Reports, a review of … Read Full Article

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How often should you change your toothbrush?

The next time you brush your teeth, examine your toothbrush. Are the bristles straight, or crooked and bent over? Is there dried debris at the base of the bristles? Did you just get over a cold? If any of these apply, you need a fresh toothbrush! Many Americans are concerned about the whiteness of their … Read Full Article

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6 reasons why you should take care of your teeth as you age

As you age, your oral health often changes. If you don’t take care of your teeth and gums, you can experience oral health problems that could lead to serious medical problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, cancer, or respiratory infections. Six reasons why you should take care of your teeth as you age: Gum … Read Full Article