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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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Is There a Link Between Dental and Heart Health?

Most people consider the mouth and heart to be two separate systems, yet research has shown a connection between them. Specifically, dental health may influence heart health. The Link Between Dental and Heart Health Several decades ago, theories regarding a link between heart health and quality of your teeth and gums started to emerge. Research…

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Is Charcoal Good For Oral Health?

Activated charcoal has taken the beauty world by storm. This ingredient is now present in many facial cleansers, scrubs, masks and more recently, toothpaste. While activated charcoal has supposed whitening properties and may seem like a gentler alternative to other chemical-based whitening solutions, it can be abrasive. Before trying activated charcoal toothpaste, here’s what you…

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