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How Often Should You Brush and Floss Your Teeth?

The ADA recommends brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes. Brushing helps remove plaque and food stuck in your teeth. However, plaque tends to also accumulate in places between the teeth, and brushing may not be enough to remove these. You can avoid gingivitis that may progress into periodontitis by

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Facts About Pregnancy Gingivitis and Gum Disease Treatment

The term pregnancy gingivitis indicates that the gums are inflamed during pregnancy, also known as swollen gums. Gums that swell during pregnancy are more likely to bleed and are more prone to soreness. Facts About Pregnancy Gingivitis and Gum Disease Treatment During pregnancy, your gums become more sensitive, irritable, and swollen due to hormonal changes,

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10 Common Habits that Damage Your Teeth

We all know that nail-biting, chronic tobacco use, and overeating fall into the “bad habit” category. But did you know that they also damage your teeth? And they aren’t the only bad teeth habits you need to watch out for. Other examples include chewing ice and using your teeth to open food packaging. Children who suck

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What Qualifies as Emergency Dental Care?

Dental emergencies are different from regular dental check-ups. While you need to see your dentist twice a year for cleanings, x-rays, and so forth, dental emergencies are unexpected. But what counts as emergency dentistry? How do you know whether to wait or call your dentist immediately? Here are some instances that you need to consider a dental

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How Do I Know if I Should Save or Pull My Tooth?

When you’re dealing with dental pain, you just want it to stop. Pulling teeth often seems like the quickest, easiest option. With advances in medical technology and understanding though, saving teeth is more possible than ever. In recent years, the Canadian Dental Association reports that the number of adults with no natural teeth has reduced by almost

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