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Latest Posts:
Taking Care of Your Teeth After Adult Braces
Posted on 3/15/2019 by Kelly Hong
Getting braces as an adult is getting more and more common. They give you a straighter, more confident smile, plus they allow you to have a healthier smile. However, you need to make sure that once those braces come off, you still do what you can to keep that healthy smile. Just because the braces are done, does not mean your attention to your teeth is done. How to Care for Your Teeth After Adult Braces The first thing to do is to make sure you are not biting down on anything hard. It takes time for your teeth to solidify into place after your braces come off. If you bite on something hard during this time, it could cause your tooth to shift. Eating regular foods is fine, just make sure you are not chewing on something so hard it could cause your teeth to move around. Next, you want to make sure you are not forgetting to care for your teeth each day like normal. You still need to brush twice daily, rinse with a really good mouthwash at least once each day, and floss well at least once daily. This was your routine before braces, and still needs to be your routine now. Finally, you also need to make sure you are coming in to see us on your regular schedule. We need to check out your teeth every six months, whether you had braces or not. It is very important that you have our office check the health of your mouth, and clean your teeth, twice each year. Plus, if you notice any problems between cleanings, you need to come in and see us then, too. Caring for your teeth once your braces come off is much like it was before you got braces. We still need to see you regularly, so call for an appointment with us today!...
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Could Changing Your Toothpaste Make Brushing More Fun?
Posted on 2/25/2019 by Kelly Hong
Brushing your teeth doesn't have to be boring. Today, there are more toothbrush options available than ever, and changing to a new one might spice up your brushing routine. You – or your child - might even say that brushing is fun! Fun Toothbrush Features There are many features available that can now make brushing fun for the entire family. These are some that you can seek out: While you certainly don't need a special brush to do a good job caring for your teeth, they may make brushing more fun. Give our office a call to learn more about how to properly care for your teeth....
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Coconut Oil Can Be Used as a Mouthwash
Posted on 2/15/2019 by Kelly Hong
With all of the discussion about how to make your mouth the healthiest place possible, some people have noted that using coconut oil as a mouthwash (called oil pulling) is a way to ensure your mouth is as healthy as it can be. Not sure what oil pulling is? Consider this an introductory course. Oil Pulling Using Coconut Oil Oil pulling has been around for thousands of years and is most associated with traditional Indian medicine from the subcontinent. Research has stated that oil pulling using coconut can kill bacteria in the mouth, which results in overall dental health, as bacteria are the leading cause of tooth decay and gum disease. Oil pulling may also keep gums healthy and reduce inflamed gums. There is also some research that shows using coconut oil as a mouthwash helps people with bad breath, because it lasts longer than traditional mouthwashes and kills the bacteria responsible for much of the halitosis in humans. One of the most important points about using coconut oil as a mouthwash is that it works to prevent inflammation and improve overall gum health. While mouthwash does not appear to help with gum inflammation, coconut oil does. Research has shown that using coconut oil as a mouthwash helps lower inflammation on your gums. It would appear that using coconut oil as a mouthwash may be one way to reduce the numbers of harmful bacteria in your mouth. Coconut oil also works to prevent inflammation in your gums and helps prevent bad breath. If you have questions about how oil pulling may help your overall oral health, why not give us a call today? We can schedule an appointment with you to talk about the benefits of coconut oil as a mouthwash. We can also talk with you about any other questions you might have about your teeth or gums....
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All Posts:
Taking Care of Your Teeth After Adult Braces
3/15/2019
Could Changing Your Toothpaste Make Brushing More Fun?
2/25/2019
Coconut Oil Can Be Used as a Mouthwash
2/15/2019
Ways of Keeping Your Enamel Thick and Strong
1/25/2019
Understanding the Importance of Healthy Taste Buds
1/15/2019
When Struggling with Morning Sickness, You Must Protect Your Teeth
12/30/2018
What to Do to Ease Cold Sensitivity in Your Teeth
12/20/2018
Any Form of Tobacco is a Dental Danger
11/30/2018
3 Most Common Mistakes with Your Oral Hygiene Routine
11/20/2018
Medicines to Help with a Tooth Ache Until We Can See You
10/20/2018
How Do Crunchy Vegetables Improve Your Oral Health?
9/30/2018
How Certain Types of Gum Can Help Improve Your Oral Health
9/20/2018
What Materials Make up Composite Fillings?
8/30/2018
What Happens When You Brush Too Much?
8/20/2018
The Different Stages of Dental Decay
7/20/2018
How Does Lupus Affect Your Oral Health?
7/10/2018
Options for Replacing a Single Missing Tooth
10/30/2010

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