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4 Bad Dental Habits Destroying Your Good Dental Care

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For many of us, lack of time and energy can lead to bad dental habits. See which are harming your teeth and discover how to cure bad dental habits you may have started.

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Home is Where the Dental Care Is

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Are you sometimes too busy, too tired, or do you simply forget to take care of your teeth? Well, there is no excuse for not practicing proper dental care. It only takes a few minutes a day at home, along with regular check-ups from an affordable dentist, to have a much healthier smile. Find out how easy it is to […]

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Are You in the Dark About Your Teeth Whitening Options?

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If you’re suffering with a stained smile because you’re unsure how to whiten teeth, it’s time to discover the ways to whiten and find the right one for you. Your main decision involves the choice of professional teeth whitening or one of many at-home options. Each has different features and factors that play a role in results.

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Dental Braces 101

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If your teeth are crooked or your bite is misaligned in any way, you may benefit greatly from wearing braces and retainers, regardless of your age. Orthodontists are dentists who specialize in addressing these types of issues, and you will be referred to such a professional by your general dentist in South Bend if you need dental braces.

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Tips for Avoiding Dental Cavities in Children

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Dental cavities in children lead to unhappy visits to the dentist’s office. Fortunately, you can prevent child tooth decay by starting good dental care habits early in life. The American Dental Association (ADA) offers great advice for preventing cavities in children of all ages. The following helpful tips can ensure that your kids have a healthy dental care routine that […]

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Don’t Become a Victim of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is a chronic inflammation and infection of gums and structural tissues surrounding teeth. Periodontal disease encompasses both gingivitis, an early and reversible inflammatory state of the gums, and periodontitis, a deeper infection that can require more invasive treatments like antibiotic therapy and gum surgery. Factors that encourage gum inflammation include inadequate oral hygiene, poor nutrition, pregnancy, hormonal changes, […]

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Brushing to Perfection – The Best Toothbrush Tips

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One of the most important parts of your dental care routine is brushing your teeth twice a day. Dentists agree that brushing techniques can make a significant difference in the amount of plaque removed. With a little help from affordable dentists and these useful brushing tips, virtually all people with natural teeth can get more from their oral hygiene routines […]

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Instilling Daily Flossing Habit in Kids

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Daily flossing is not a habit that comes as easy for most people as daily brushing does. It often seems more complicated and time consuming and, for those who rarely engage in the practice, it can be uncomfortable at first. For this reason, it is important to teach your children the value of flossing and instill the habit at a […]

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