Manual and Electric Toothbrushes

When walking through the toothbrush aisle at the store, one can often feel overwhelmed. Most of the time there is an entire row of toothbrushes ranging from different styles ranging from manual to electric and brushes with different bristle texture and hardness. So which do you choose? Almost every toothbrush advertisement states that ⅘ dentists…

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Ice Breakers Receives ADA Seal

Are Ice Breakers Ice Cubes one of your favorite chewing gums? Well the American Dental Association is giving you one more reason to love them. The ADA recently awarded the Ice Cubes, sugar-free chewing gum, the Seal of Acceptance. The gum comes in various flavors including spearmint, peppermint and strawberry smoothie. The gum is made…

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Flossing Fiercely

Feeling comfortable and confident in your brushing technique is a great feeling. If you’re not feeling the same way about flossing, you can! While flossing usually takes a little practice to fully get the hang of, its no problem once you’ve got it down. If you’re choosing to use traditional, waxed floss pull about 20…

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The Truth Behind Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints in America today. Several million Americans suffer from sensitive teeth in their lifetime, and the issue is growing. Tooth sensitivity can be described as short, sharp pain in teeth after eating/drinking something hot or cold, touching your teeth in a problem area, or exposing your teeth…

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Premedication For Dental Procedures

With certain patients a dentist will sometimes recommend that some antibiotics are taken prior a dental procedure. This form of premedication is known as antibiotic prophylaxis. What purpose does this preventative step take, and who is eligible for it? Our mouths are teeming with bacteria. This includes even the healthiest or cleanest mouth. There is…

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