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How Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Body

The condition of your mouth can affect the health of your body. If you take care of your teeth and gums, you can lower the risk of developing serious medical problems.   20 billion oral bacteria Your mouth contains 20 billion bacteria that reproduce every five hours. Many bacteria protect your teeth and gums, and … Read Full Article

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A Better Smile

What advice does your dentist give for you to enhance your smile? Recently, WebMD featured tips for improving the health of your teeth and gums from a dental expert at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine:         See the dentist – About half of American adults avoid scheduling dental visits due to dental … Read Full Article

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Six Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

Exercising regularly and eating nutritious meals that are low in fats and sugars is a great way to stay healthy. Experts share advice on additional easy steps you can take to enhance your health.

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Rewards for Taking Care of Your Teeth

Benefit surveys show that people with dental insurance value their coverage and tend to use their benefits. They are more likely to schedule a yearly checkup with a dental professional to evaluate the health of their teeth.

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Brushing or Rinsing After Meals?

For years, dental professionals have advised patients to brush their teeth at least twice daily immediately after meals. But new research is challenging dentists to reconsider this traditional advice.

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Manual vs. Electric Toothbrush: Which Cleans the 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.

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When Should Your Child First See the Dentist?

Babies often start developing their first teeth by 6 months old, and by age 2 1/2 many have a full set of 20 primary teeth. Because the root system from the primary teeth establishes the foundation for permanent teeth, primary teeth are critical to good oral health throughout life.