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5 Amazing Benefits of Fluoridated Tap Water

March 22, 2021

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Closeup of woman drinking fluoride in tap water

Where would you expect to find fluoride? This important mineral is well-known for helping prevent cavities and strengthening teeth, which is why it’s often found in toothpaste and mouthwash. Your dentist may even recommend a fluoride treatment or varnish for an added layer of protection! However, did you know that you could also find it in your everyday drinking water? For over 75 years, most tap water sources in the US have been fortified with fluoride with spectacular results. Here are five amazing benefits of having fluoridated tap water!

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Why Your Teeth Might Hurt When You’re Exercising

March 14, 2021

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tooth pain from exercising

Have you ever noticed your teeth hurting when running or performing other forms of high-intensity exercise? If so, you may be wondering what’s causing the tooth pain. Instead of discontinuing your exercise regimen, it’s better to get to the root of the problem. Continue reading to learn why you may be experiencing this and find out what can be done for relief.

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How Can Invisalign Help Advance Your Career?

February 18, 2021

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Every year, millions of people experience the benefits of straighter teeth, thanks to Invisalign. Gone are the days of having to sacrifice by wearing metal brackets and wires in order to have the smile you’ve always wanted. Studies have shown that people who are proud of their smiles are more likely to enjoy a better quality of life due to increased levels of confidence and self-esteem. With these comes the added advantage of a higher level of success at work and a greater likelihood of career advancement. Keep reading to learn how Invisalign can help you in your own profession.

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Is Ice Cream Bad for Your Teeth?

January 19, 2021

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Couple eating ice cream

Nothing makes mouths water more than a delicious, creamy scoop of ice cream while curled up on the couch. Not only is it full of rich flavor, but it also is a comforting dessert that so many of us enjoy. Unfortunately, just because something is tasty doesn’t mean that it is good for you. You may be wondering – is ice cream bad for your teeth? Continue reading to learn more about the effects of ice cream and what you can do to prevent them.

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Experiencing a Dental Problem? Be Glad It’s Not This!

December 21, 2020

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man in pain from dental emergency

The last thing anyone wants to experience is dental trauma. In addition to being painful, such situations can be a hassle to have fixed. However, all dental emergencies aren’t equal. In fact, there are some issues that are so bizarre that something as simple as a chipped or broken tooth would be more welcomed. As you continue reading, you’ll learn about some strange events that will make the average dental emergency seem like “a stroll in the park!”

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6 Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

November 18, 2020

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Woman with mouthguard

If you have ever experienced a dental emergency, you know how much of a hassle they can be. They never seem to happen at a convenient time, are painful, and can cost a lot of money to be treated. The good news is that most dental emergencies are fairly preventable if you take the right precautionary steps. Continue reading to learn some tips from your dentist about how you can prevent dental emergencies in your near future.

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Discover the Many Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants

October 17, 2020

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smiling gray-haired man happy about the cosmetic benefits of dental implants

For the past several decades, dentists around the world have been touting dental implants as the best tooth replacement available. Conversations about this solution often center around its incredible longevity, stability, and jawbone health benefits. This treatment is indeed amazing! However, if you’re considering rebuilding your smile with dental implants, you might still have one burning question: How do they look? Rest assured they look beautiful. Let’s talk about four of the cosmetic benefits of dental implants.

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7 Common Teeth Cleaning Mistakes

September 17, 2020

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Woman brushing teeth

You know that you should be brushing twice and flossing at least once every single day. However, even if you are the most diligent brusher and flosser in the world, this doesn’t mean that you aren’t making mistakes when you are cleaning your teeth. When you aren’t maintaining your oral health properly, you could end up with dental issues in the future. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common teeth cleaning mistakes and how you can correct them.

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What Are the Responsibilities of a Dental Hygienist?

August 13, 2020

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Dental hygienist treating patient

You may think that your dental hygienist just cleans your teeth, but the truth is that there is much more to the job than just that. In fact, the duties of a hygienist cover all sorts of areas including patient care and aftercare treatment. They also work closely with dentists to treat patients in more complex areas. Continue reading to learn about the many different responsibilities of dental hygienists and what their days in the practice tend to consist of.

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How Can I Get Rid of Bad Breath?

July 14, 2020

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Woman with bad breath

Bad breath is something that many of us are embarrassed by and it can be difficult to hide. In fact, more than 80 million people suffer from chronic bad breath. Fortunately, there are several different ways that you can fight against it. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist in Forest about the causes of bad breath and what you can do about it.

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