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Can You Brush Your Teeth Too Hard?

Dentists and oral health educators make a point of telling people to brush and floss their teeth if they want to have good oral health, but can you brush your teeth too hard or too

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Why Do People Need to Brush Their Teeth?

The good news is that we live longer than people have in the past. The “bad” news is we need to take care of our bodies to keep them in good condition so we can live our lives and remain pain free. This includes brushing and flossing your

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The Stories Teeth Tell

Have you ever considered how remarkable teeth are? Really? It’s likely you haven’t because we take so many of the intricate parts and processes of our bodies for granted, but not only are teeth necessary and useful for quality of life and health, [...]

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Why Do People Hate Flossing?

This last June the American Academy of Periodontology came out with the results of a survey taken in March that revealed some interesting things including the revelation that over a third (36%) of those surveyed would rather do an unpleasant task like [...]

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What Exactly Are Dentures?

Due to the increased use of fluoride as well as modern dental options like bridges or tooth implants, many Americans today have been able to forget about the dental experience many of our grandparents had: getting dentures. More people are getting to [...]

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Why Medieval Teeth Were Better than Ours

It may be surprising to learn, but the archeological record gives significant evidence that the teeth of people living 600 years ago were better than ours are today. Why is this surprising? Well, first because clearly the scientific understanding, access [...]