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Ask the kids’ dentist: is chewing gum good for my child?

According to the American Dental Association, chewing gum can be good for you and your child. Chewing gum increases saliva flow, which washes acids and food debris from your teeth instead of leaving them there to feed bacteria, cause cavities, and form plaque. Gum manufacturers have added additional benefits to their products. You can now […]

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Electronic cigarettes—good for your dental health?

Significant advertising dollars are being spent to convince you that electronic cigarettes are good for your dental health. However, extensive clinical research is lacking at present. Like cigarettes, e-cigarettes still contain nicotine although in a considerably smaller dose and in vaporized form. Nicotine contributes to addiction as well as to Bad breath Bruxism Cancers of […]

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Which floss is best?

The best floss is one that will encourage daily use because it is Easy to use – A water irrigator, water pick, or electric flosser can help you remove food in hard-to-reach places—and is especially helpful if you have arthritis or braces or permanent dental work—but it doesn’t remove plaque – A floss threader can […]

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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 breath Slow the gum disease […]

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