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Tongue Scraping, Improve Your Oral Health

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Tongue scraping is a relatively new phenomenon in dentistry. It is simply the process of removing all the debris that gets trapped in between the taste buds (or bumps) on…

Self-Care Toothbrush Tips for Special Needs

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Maintaining good oral hygiene can be a challenge, especially if you have developed a health condition that makes brushing and flossing more difficult, or have been in an accident that…

Raisin Eyebrows: Is Dried Fruit Good for Your Teeth?

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Do you remember how disappointed you were as a kid when some concerned adult dared put raisins in your Halloween bucket? Your mother was probably relieved, convinced they would be…

Preventive Dentistry

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One of the simplest dental hygiene exercises you can do for yourself is something you’ve heard before and it bears repeating: floss. Every 24 hours, bacteria contribute to a new…

Oral Hygiene and Bad Breath

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Bad breath (halitosis) has been the subject of a lot of laughter and some pretty bad TV commercials over the years. Yet, if you’re like nearly one in five patients…

Oral Health and Fluoride

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We’ve all heard the success story of fluoride, perhaps the most dramatic turnaround of a population’s dental health in history. But we’re finding the benefits of fluoride extend beyond decay…

Oral Health and Early Disease Detection

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Most of your dentist’s patients enjoy robust health, and he or she is thankful for that. In fact, if you are faithful about your “recall” appointments (regular check-ups) he or…