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How Supplements Can Support Tooth & Gum Health

A typical oral hygiene routine involves flossing and brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoride-based toothpaste. Yet did you know that what you consume can also influence the health of your teeth? It’s recommended to limit sugar and acidic foods but the vitamins and minerals in everything else you eat can…

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Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

When looking at options for dentures, a dentist typically presents two solutions: Traditional or implant-supported. Traditional dentures sit on top of the gumline, while implant-supported dentures are anchored to the jawbone through implants. As a result, this newer option provides a greater degree of stability and functionality. If you’re currently evaluating both denture solutions, consider…

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Causes of Jawbone Loss and Treatments

Teeth are supported by the jawbone, a key part of your facial structure that’s essential for talking and chewing comfortably. As such, jawbone loss can change your appearance and impact overall quality of life. In general, jawbone loss stems from tooth loss, gum disease or another medical condition affecting bone density. If the condition goes…

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Fluoride vs. Fluoride-Free Toothpastes

Preserving your teeth and reducing cavity risks comes down to two factors: Your dental hygiene habits and the toothpaste you use. When you shop for toothpaste, you’ll come across formulas with and without fluoride. Although fluoride-free solutions can scrape off bacteria, fluoride toothpastes are more effective for cavity control. Here’s what you should know about…

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How to Prevent Different Types of Cavities

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 91 percent of Americans have experienced a cavity. Over 25 percent of people have some form of untreated tooth decay. Not all cavities are equal – they can vary in location and cause. These factors influence the type of treatment needed to correct the issue and…

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