A curated collection of articles with a focus on oral health; designed to inspire healthy living and provide day-to-day insights.

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For thousands of years, humans did not brush their teeth. Why do we brush them now?

It's true that the first thing most people do when they wake up in the morning is brush their teeth. For most of us, brushing our teeth is a mere habit which we simply take for granted, but have you ever wondered how man toothbrushing became…
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How to Care for a Baby's Teeth

Those Brand-New Teeth! As a mother of two girls, I know first-hand how delicate baby’s teeth and gums are, and that very sensitive and extra special care is needed for them when it comes to daily tooth care. Everyone wants to give their…
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Tips for Preventing Everyday Tooth Erosion

Shiny white and beautiful teeth not only improve our smile but also allow us to eat and digest our food efficiently. Have you ever wondered what would happen if you did not take care of your mouth and stopped brushing and flossing your teeth?…
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What to do for a broken or knocked out tooth?

You've broken or fractured your tooth? Once a tooth is broken or fractured  through all three layers (Enamel, Dentin and Pulp) this is a Dental Emergency – seek professional care immediately! If not, how serious is the injury? Trauma…
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How to avoid Periodontal Disease – Gingivitis, Periodontitis

Periodontal disease, or periodontitis, is an infection of the supporting tissues of your teeth.  This includes both the hard and soft tissue, or the bone and the gums.  Because periodontal disease is painless, you may not know you have…
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Bruxism: Teeth Grinding and Jaw Clenching

What is Bruxism? Bruxism, the medical term for the grinding of your teeth, is the forced movement of the chewing surfaces of the lower teeth over the chewing surfaces of the upper teeth, typically in a sideways, back-and-forth movement. Clenching…