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How to Clean Your Mouthguard

Teeth grinding, or bruxism,  is a common problem among the population, and it can leads to a number of annoying or painful health conditions, including neck or jaw pain, headaches, earaches, or tooth sensitivity. If you have this condition, your dentist [...]

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Where Did the Tooth Fairy Come From?

Have you ever wondered where the Tooth Fairy came from? Everyone knows about Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the two other generous heroes of childhood, but the Tooth Fairy is shrouded in mystery. All most people know about her is that when a child [...]

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Menopause and Your Oral Health

Researchers believe the reason why women experience more oral health problems after menopause is because their estrogen levels are significantly

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The Saliva in Your Mouth

The saliva in your mouth is chemically composed of water, minerals, proteins, mucus, and the enzyme amylase, and it serves several important purposes you may never have imagined. Chewing, combined with the introduction of saliva, is the first step in [...]

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The Truth about Bad Breath

Sooner or later everyone experiences the embarrassment of realizing they have bad breath, whether that’s in middle school, on a blind date, or meeting someone new. It’s not pleasant, but there are ways to combat bad breath or address the underlying [...]

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Protecting Your Oral Health into Old Age

Only a few generations ago, older people regularly lost many, most, or even all of their teeth. Dentures were commonplace, and most people considered them inevitable. Fortunately, better and more regular dental care as well as fluoride in water and [...]

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Ice: What Chewing It Can Do to Your Teeth

Do you find yourself filling your beverages with ice so you can suck or chew on it? There are a number of explanations for this habit which seems harmless but can have a negative effect on your teeth. What are

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What Is the Purpose of Baby Teeth?

You probably remember losing at least some of your baby teeth. Maybe you remember the feeling of wiggling one loose and the excitement of leaving it under your pillow for the Tooth Fairy to find? Have you ever wondered why we have baby teeth, though? [...]