Oral Health Blog Articles - Smile Dental Center

What Is a Tooth Abscess?

If you’re feeling pain in your teeth or gums and notice pus, you could have a tooth abscess. This oral infection can affect different areas of the tooth, including the roots and gums. When seeking dental care for your mouth pain, here’s what you should know. What Is a Tooth Abscess? Tooth abscesses are the…

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Should You Rinse with Water After Brushing?

Many of us were taught specific dental habits growing up: Brush your teeth, spit out the toothpaste, then rinse with water before flossing and using mouthwash. Yet these practices have recently come into question. Most dentists recommend flossing before brushing, as it leaves fewer remaining particles, and to skip rinsing with water after brushing. Learn…

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How Smoking and Tobacco Affect Your Teeth

There are countless advertising campaigns about the damaging effects of smoking and tobacco use on your body. Most focus on lung health but when it comes to your mouth, these habits can also contribute to several dental issues, from receding gums, staining and bad breath to gum disease and loose teeth. These habits further increase…

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What’s the Right Way to Brush Your Teeth?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes per session. This dental hygiene practice helps control plaque and bacterial buildup on your teeth and tongue, which can contribute to gum disease, gingivitis and tooth decay. Yet not all methods for brushing are identical. Certain approaches are…

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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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