Preventive Maintenance

Is Flossing Really Important?

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Just about every time you visit your dentist, you hear the question: “Have you been flossing regularly?” You brush your teeth twice a day, so surely flossing can’t be that important. Or is it? The American Dental Association says that it is, your dentist says that it is, so what’s the story? When you use […]

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Benefits of Fluoride

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From the time your baby’s first teeth appear, their teeth should be brushed. Infants can have their teeth brushed with a soft brush designed for babies and plain water. No toothpaste is necessary and in fact, should be avoided until the child reaches the age of one (and some research says two). This is because […]

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Protecting Your Smile With Athletic Mouth Guards

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When you watch a football game, you’ll often see the players stuffing mouthguards in before a big play. They’re taking an important step in keeping all their teeth intact! Now, while your daily routine may not be as rough-and-tumble as a professional football game, there may still be situations or conditions where a mouthguard is […]

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Protect Your Teeth With Fluoride

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On a daily basis, your teeth experience a loss and gain of vital minerals that keep them healthy and strong (known as demineralization and remineralization, respectively). Several of these core minerals include calcium, phosphate, and fluoride. If too much mineral loss occurs, your teeth can weaken and be more prone to breaking or decay. Fortunately, […]