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Sleep and Oral Health

The Connection between Sleep Disorders and Oral Health

Together, good nutrition, regular exercise and adequate sleep form the three pillars of wellness. While proper nutrition and regular exercise are widely discussed, sleep is often neglected. This situation is changing and there is a greater appreciation of sleep.  About 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems, according to …

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Don’t Ignore Your Bleeding Gums

Hey everyone, it’s Lisa, your friendly Registered Dental Hygienist. Let’s talk about something you may or may not have been asked by your dentist or hygienist. Do your gums bleed when you brush and/or floss? If yes, then you have GUM DISEASE! Now, don’t panic – let’s talk. Your mouth …

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Why you should use an oral rinse

Oral rinses and mouthwashes can help you improve your dental health and accomplish several different goals. You can Use child-friendly products to encourage your child to brush Rinse out food particles trapped where brushing and flossing didn’t reach Prevent cavities Strengthen tooth enamel Freshen breath Destroy the bacteria causing bad …

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What to look for in an oral rinse

Choosing a mouthwash to treat bad breath after eating an “everything” bagel is very different from selecting an oral rinse that will combat gingivitis. There is also a difference between products intended for adults and child-friendly options. Before you pick an oral rinse or mouthwash, talk with your dentist about …

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