Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth: Does It Make a Difference?

Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth: Does It Make a Difference?

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Whether you buy your toothpaste at the supermarket, the pharmacy, or online, the sheer number of choices can be daunting. There are entire rows of different types of toothpaste claiming to help sensitive teeth, to remove stains with whitening formulas, to reduce the risk of gum diseases, or even just to give you fresh breath for up to 12 hours! It can be hard to decide which toothpaste is going to work best for you, or which problem you want to tackle first. So what is the true difference between all your choices?

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What You Should Know About Choosing a Mouthwash

What You Should Know About Choosing a Mouthwash

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As pediatric dentists, parents often ask for our opinions about the best oral health products they can buy for their kids. We’re always happy to make recommendations, whether it’s finding the right toothbrush for a 2-year-old or a fruit-flavored toothpaste for those kids who refuse to use anything minty. Today, we want to talk about what you should know about choosing a mouthwash for kids.

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How to Properly Brush Your Teeth

How to Properly Brush Your Teeth

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If you’re a parent, getting your child to brush his or her teeth might just be the bane of your existence. As dental professionals, we understand. During our pediatric dental check-ups, parents often express frustration over daily battles about tooth brushing. We want our patients to look forward to their twice a day oral hygiene routine, but sometimes it takes a little bit of finesse to make it a more positive experience for parents and kiddos alike.

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How Sports Drinks Affect Your Dental Health

How Sports Drinks Affect Your Dental Health

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Today, many people from all walks of life enjoy sports drinks not only to replenish themselves after strenuous activity, but also as a replacement for sodas, sipping them throughout the day. However, sports drinks were never intended to be consumed regularly, and they can cause significant damage to the teeth. Here is what you should know about how sports drinks affect your dental health.

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How Often to Brush, Floss, and Have Your Teeth Cleaned

How Often to Brush, Floss, and Have Your Teeth Cleaned

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Just like adults, kids with clean teeth are significantly less likely to develop oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, tooth shifting, and even systemic illnesses. You know that it is important to get your kids to brush, floss, and see the dentist regularly, but you might not be aware of exactly what schedule to follow. Here is how often kids as well as adults should brush, floss, and have their teeth professionally cleaned.

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Fluoride Myths and Facts

Fluoride Myths and Facts

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Fluoride is a natural mineral with tremendous cavity-fighting abilities. It was first added to municipal drinking water in 1945 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Today, most municipal water supplies in the United States and numerous other countries…

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