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May 14, 2015

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700 BC – The First Bridges The first society to use dental bridges and appliances were the Etruscans, starting around 700 BC. This image shows a similar dental bridge created by the Egyptians that uses gold wires to hold the teeth together. This is also the first incarnation of a cosmetic dental practice that would come to be known as…
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May 12, 2015

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What Do You See? Find out what’s normal According to research, one person in three believes it’s normal to see blood in the sink after brushing their teeth. Not true. Bleeding gums are commonly a sign of gum disease. If plaque-the sticky biofilm you can feel on your teeth-is not removed with regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleaning, it will…
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May 11, 2015

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Nation Woman’s Health Week National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health. The 16th annual…
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May 11, 2015

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Brighter Teeth & A Healthier Smile A healthy diet and smart choices can help keep your teeth bright and your gums healthy. WHAT YOU CAN DO For good oral health, enjoy foods that are rich in vitamin C, D, calcium, and omega 3s. Avoid sugary or acidic food that can cause enamel erosion and coffee, tea, and red wine which…
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May 7, 2015

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Parent Tip: Only Allow Kids to Brush Their Own Teeth Once They Can Tie Their Own Shoes If you’re a parent, you have probably struggled with your kids over tooth brushing many, many times. Over time, they will surely grow to like brushing their teeth-but only if THEY are the one doing it. They shout, “I DO IT!” while trying…
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Aug 12, 2013

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Dental Visits

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Heading You should visit your general dentist twice a year (once every six months). In order to maintain a healthy smile, it is vital to have professional cleanings and regular checkups. Your dentist will examine your teeth and provide an evaluation of existing dental problems an proposed treatment. If you have a dental emergency, you should call your dentist immediately.

Aug 12, 2013

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Diet Control

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The teeth, bones and soft tissue of the mouth require a healthy, well-balanced diet. A variety of foods from the five food groups help minimize and avoid cavities and other dental problems. Consumption of foods that contain sugars and starches should be decreased. These foods can include candies, cookies, chips and crackers. Healthier foods such as vegetables, low-fat yogurt, and…
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Aug 12, 2013

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Flossing

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For areas between the teeth that a toothbrush can’t reach, dental floss is used to remove food particles and plaque. Dental floss is a thin thread of waxed nylon that is used to reach below the gum line and clean between teeth. It is very important to floss between your teeth every day. Pull a small length of floss from…
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Aug 12, 2013

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Brushing

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Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a small strip of fluoride toothpaste, unless the child is under the age of 3. If a child is younger than age 3, parents should clean their child’s teeth with water and a soft-bristled toothbrush. After age 3, parents should supervise brushing. Use no more than a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and make…
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Aug 12, 2013

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