What Does An Orthodontist Do And Why Would I Need His Services?

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The vast majority of people have some sort of idea what orthodontists actually do and that is straighten teeth, but there’s a lot more to their role in advanced dentistry than that. This article will contain in-depth information about what they do and also provide tips and advice on how to choose the right orthodontist for your specific requirements. In most cases, your regular dentist will refer you to an orthodontist if the skill set required is beyond his remit.   

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Teaching Your Children Good Oral Hygiene

The struggle is real for millions of parents who fight the same battle twice a day. Getting your kids to brush their teeth can be a real challenge, but it’s one that must be overcome. Nearly half of all American children have some form of tooth decay between ages 2 and 11. This is why it’s never too early to start encouraging your family members to practice proper oral hygiene. The sooner they do, the more likely they’ll have strong, healthy teeth. 

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Smiles for Miles: How to Teach Your Kids a Reliable Oral Health Regimen

Oral health is an important part of your child’s health. Cavities, premature decay, and other dental issues can make eating uncomfortable for your child. In addition, poor dental hygiene can lead to cosmetic issues, both now and when their permanent teeth erupt. Instilling good oral hygiene habits is an important part of parenting but it can also be very challenging. Implementing some or all of these ideas can help ensure your child develops the habits they needs to keep their smile healthy for a lifetime. Continue reading “Smiles for Miles: How to Teach Your Kids a Reliable Oral Health Regimen”

5 Night-Time Tips for Improving Your Oral Health

Your day should begin and end both with oral care. A lot can happen to the mouth when you sleep. While the body is at rest at night, it does not mean bacteria too will rest – they will keep growing on the teeth which is how plaque formation happens. And you should know plaque is the major cause of tartar, which is responsible for cavities, gingivitis and more. That’s why oral care is equally important at night and if you ignored it, there would be irreparable damage to your oral health. So, take care of your nigh-time oral care and prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

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A Parent’s Checklist For Children’s Oral Health

It’s never too early to start thinking about your child’s dental health. The foundation of proper pediatric dental care begins well before your child loses his or her first tooth. As a parent, it’s important to understand the elements of proper dental care at every stage of your child’s development. Even though baby teeth aren’t meant to last, they deserve to be treated with the same level of care as permanent teeth. Healthy baby teeth are extremely important to your child’s oral health later in life.

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3 Tips for Teaching Your Toddler Terrific Toothbrush Techniques

Teaching your child healthy personal hygiene habits early in life is essential and has a direct impact on the child’s health throughout adulthood. While baby teeth will inevitably fall out and be replaced by permanent adult teeth, now is the time to teach your child how to properly care for his or her teeth and gums and to instill healthy habits. These important steps are ideal for showing toddlers effective oral hygiene steps and strategies.

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How Does the Food You Eat Affect Your Oral Health?

Did you know that tooth decay and gum disease can be prevented just by improving your diet? This shows how much your oral health is dependent upon the foods you eat. Dentists always advise against eating sugar and acidic foods as they have a huge negative effect on teeth and gums. In fact, certain foods are restricted purely for their risk of cavity-causing bacteria. Worse still, poor diet may also be one of the reasons of periodontal disease or lack of proper diet may make certain dental diseases to progress faster than they would otherwise do.  

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Listerine 21 Day Oral Healthcare Challenge – The Results

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The Official Listerine 21 Day Oral Health Challenge is coming to an end. Here are my results!

In my initial post, I mentioned that I am a coffee drinker and sometimes brush 4 times per day to have a clean mouth.  I learned that brushing alone just isn’t good enough.  While participating in the Listerine 21 Day Challenge I did the challenge routine twice daily.  My mouth has felt cleaner and I know my breath is fresher.  I feel more confident around people.  I used to constantly chew gum because of my insecurity of having bad breath.  It feels great to have that confidence back!

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