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Jun 22, 2016

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Healthy Teeth – How to Cure a Sweet Tooth Without Wrecking the Rest of Your Teeth

Everyone has a bit of a sweet tooth, some more than others. If you are prone to cavities, having a sweet tooth can be a problem. Constantly snacking on sugary foods is horrible for your teeth. Here are some ways you can satisfy your sweet tooth, without causing damage to your teeth. FruitIf you are craving something sweet, try to eat fruit. Fruit is lower in sugar, and the sugar in it is natural, not refined. The fiber in fruit is

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Jun 10, 2016

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Orem Dentist – Your Go-To Toothbrush Guide

Last month, we brought you a guide for buying toothpaste. This week, we’ve brought you a go-to guide for toothbrushes! You know that just like toothpaste, there is a wide array of toothbrushes to choose from. Here is a little bit more information about the different types, and how to decipher them. 

Manual (Disposable Toothbrushes)

Disposable toothbrushes are popular because there are so many to buy, and they are very cheap (only a few dollars for a brush). They do need to

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May 18, 2016

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Think You Might Have a Cavity?

Posted in : Dental care, healthy teeth

Nobody likes a cavity, but they are something that many of us have to experience and be treated for. What exactly is a cavity though? You might be asking yourself, “How do I know if I have one?” or “Am I at risk for one?”. This post will hopefully answer some of your questions about cavities!First off, what is a cavity? A cavity is a hole in your tooth that is caused by tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs when the sugars

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May 11, 2016

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Your Go-To Toothpaste Guide

We’ve all been there. Walking down the toothpaste aisle, you see numerous different kinds of toothpastes in shiny packages. They tote tempting features, like “whitening” and “fluoride.” But what do all of these added features actually mean? We will let you know the differences so that you can pick the toothpaste that is right for you! WhiteningWhitening toothpaste is easily one of the most popular types. Who wouldn’t want to whiten their teeth just by brushing normally? Whitening toothpastes are very

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May 6, 2016

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Breaking Down Root Canals

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When you think of a root canal, you might think of drills and pain. Root canals have a bad rep in the dental world, but many people don’t understand what a root canal actually is. They are surprisingly common procedures that are not nearly as scary as you might think. We broke down root canals for you here.

What is a root canal?

Inside our teeth, we have something called a pulp, and that is soft white tissue in the

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Apr 28, 2016

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How to Prepare for Dental Implants

There are many reasons why a person would consider dental implants. They could have lost a tooth due to injury, smoking, heart disease or something totally different. If you’re looking to receive dental implants, here are a few things to keep in mind while preparing for it. Make sure you are a good candidateThere is more than just missing a tooth that will qualify you for dental implants. All dental implant patients and candidates must also be in good health overall.

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Apr 15, 2016

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3 Ways Good Oral Hygiene Pays Dividends

In many ways, your oral health reflects the condition of the rest of your body. Now, in some cases, poor oral hygiene and other health problems are connected in a causal relationship, while in others, bad oral hygiene is simply a reflection of other issues, and not necessarily the cause. In either case however, if you have a good oral hygiene regimen, you can be sure that you are protecting the “gateway of the body” and therefore eliminating many risks

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Apr 1, 2016

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What is Teeth Whitening?

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Perhaps you have wondered about teeth whitening and if it is something you want to do. Maybe you fear that it will look unnatural or cause everyone who sees your dazzlingly bright smile to react like this:Well worry not, because you are about to be educated!What it isTeeth whitening is relatively simple. At its simplest, teeth whitening lightens teeth by removing stains and other discolorations. Its arguably one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures because of the difference it

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Mar 25, 2016

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5 Facts About Teeth: Animal Edition

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You may think you pretty much have all the teeth knowledge you will ever need. But considering the fact that there are almost nine million different species on earth, and many of them with teeth, here are five more facts to add to your collection. 1. Moray eels have two sets of jawsThe first set grab prey and hold them in the mouth, while another set of jaws comes up from the throat to grasp the prey and pull them inside. 2.

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Feb 28, 2016

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Mouthwash Through the Ages

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Mouthwash is often forgotten in most people’s oral health regimen, and you have probably asked yourself if it is really necessary. Conversely, maybe you have thought that you can’t really feel satisfied about your mouth’s health without a good swish and gargle in the morning. Well, mouthwash is a decidedly positive addition to anyone’s regimen, but it is in no way a substitute. Some companies have advertised their product as being just as good as flossing or brushing, and they

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