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Oral Hygiene

Ask Your Dallas Dentist: Causes & Cures for Bad Breath

Everyone wants to be remembered, but being known for your bad breath isn’t likely what you had in mind. A lot of people are self-conscious when it comes to their breath, but that doesn’t mean you have to be. There are a lot of causes for bad breath, or halitosis, but there is also a […]

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teeth whitening

Natural Toothpastes vs. Conventional Toothpastes

Natural products have quickly become a popular trend these days. This trend has now even made its way into the oral hygiene section. But what is the difference between normal toothpaste and natural toothpastes? The ingredient’s natural toothpaste does NOT have is the biggest difference. Here is a list of ingredients conventional toothpaste may have […]

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restorative dentistry

Is your Toothbrush up to Par?

Your tooth-brushing session is determined not by the toothpaste you use (although that helps) but by the quality of your toothbrush. When was the last time you checked the quality of your toothbrush? Here are a few ways to tell if your toothbrush is working hard to keep your mouth clean. A toothbrush is still […]

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Pediatric Dentistry

Why Saliva is Important

When it comes to oral health, most Americans think about keeping their teeth and gums healthy. But there is an important player in the game of oral health that is often overlooked — saliva. Without saliva, food wouldn’t taste as good, tooth decay would increase and digestion could be more difficult. Michael Brennan, DDS, MHS, […]

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Family Dentistry

Your Heart is in Your Mouth: Good Oral Hygiene Could Mean Healthier Hearts

For years, you may have overlooked a handy tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease: your toothbrush. Studies link tooth and gum health to heart health. A 2005 review from Finland’s Helsinki University Central Hospital, which was published in the “Journal of Periodontology,” found that chronic inflammation, such as that found in gum disease, increases […]

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Teeth Whitening

Using the Tooth Fairy as a Tool to Enforce Positive Oral Health in Children

Be honest – doesn’t the idea of a magical fairy leaving gifts under your pillow just sound awesome? That’s why it can be a great influential tool for children. After all the tooth fairy only wants children to have healthy beautiful teeth! Here’s how the Tooth Fairy can help implement good oral hygiene habits in […]

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General Dentistry

Top 9 Foods That Damage Your Teeth

Hard Candy – While hard candies can seem harmless, eat too many and the constant exposure to sugar can harm your teeth. Hard candies also put your teeth at risk for a broken or chipped tooth. A better alternative is chewing sugarless gum that carries the ADA Seal. Ice – You’d be surprised at the […]

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orthodontics

White Coating on the Tongue

Did you notice any white coating on your tongue? The white coating found on the tongue are actually formed by countless of unusual microbes known as biofilm. There are usually many accumulated bacteria found on the tongue which will cause bad breath. Proper oral care and tongue brushing can help to minimize the problem. You […]

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general dentistry

Best and Worst Holiday Foods For Your Teeth

The holidays are in full swing as we approach the New Year. Most of the time, this time of year means more sweet treats. If you tend to worry about your New Year’s resolutions and are already thinking that losing weight will be one of them, you can start focusing on your goal now by […]

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general dentistry

Get your kids to floss!

Children often aren’t very fond of getting their teeth flossed let alone flossing themselves. Flossing can actually be a fun and easy addition to your child’s oral care routine. Here are some steps to get your child excited about flossing. • Make a chart! A flossing chart in the bathroom is a great way to […]

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