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Your Teeth Reflect What You Eat

We really are what we eat. Did you know that what you eat can affect the healthiness of your teeth? The American Dental Association reports that people can prevent tooth decay and gum disease by choosing nutritious foods and developing healthy eating habits. Balanced food choices Many people choose with their eyes the foods they … Read Full Article

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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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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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Parents May Pass Fears of the Dentist to Their Children

It’s natural to have phobias of certain experiences or situations. While most parents try not to allow their concerns to influence their children, new research indicates that parents who fear going to the dentist often pass their anxieties on to their families.

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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.

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A New Way to Remove Plaque?

While the Emmi-dent may be the latest in oral care technology, there are many others styles of manual and electronic toothbrushes available. The important thing is to choose one that fits your mouth and preferences (ask your dentist for recommendations).

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Brush and Floss Daily During Pregnancy

Most women recognize the importance of eating nutritious foods during pregnancy, but new research also reinforces the importance of maintaining good oral health.

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Dental Health Linked to Dementia?

A study conducted by University of California researchers found that elderly women who brushed their teeth less than once daily were 65 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed every day. For men, this number was 22 percent.

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Braces Help Keep Teeth Healthy

A smile often is the first thing you notice about someone. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), up to 75 percent of Americans could benefit from orthodontic treatment and improve their oral health.