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  • The Hard Truth About Hard Candy

    Posted on in Food & Health
    Sweet Tooth?

    June is National Candy month, and celebrating it might not be high on your dentist’s list. Hard candies, in particular, are rough on your teeth. Sugar Stash Placing a piece of hard candy in your mouth means (unless it is sugar-free) that your mouth will be filled with sugar. Lots of it. For a long …
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  • Strengthening Your Teeth With Fluoride

    Posted on in Family, News

    Fluoride is a chemical ion of the element fluorine. It can be found in nature in water, different foods (such as meat, fish, eggs, and tea leaves), and the soil. It can also be found in the minerals fluorite and fluorapatite. Most people think of fluoride as something for toothpaste and other oral health products, …
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  • What Is The Difference Between Crowns And Veneers?

    Posted on in Cosmetic

    A lot of people become confused when the hear the term “crowns” versus “veneers.” A crown is like putting a thimble on a finger, while a veneer is more like a fingernail. Porcelain And Composite Veneers Veneers can be made from two different materials. The first type of material is porcelain. This is something that …
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  • Dry Mouth Is More Than Just Being Thirsty

    Posted on in Food & Health

    The idea of suffering from “dry mouth” seems like it would be a minor nuisance, but this is really not the case. It can negatively effect your enjoyment of food, the smell of your breath, and even lead to damage to your teeth. Dry Mouth And Your Teeth Dry mouth is a reduced saliva flow …
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  • Your Teeth ARE What You Eat: The Structure Of Your Mouth

    Posted on in Food & Health

    Teeth and jaws differ in animals based on how and what those animals eat. Herbivores and Carnivores Cows are designed for chewing vegetables and grass, and so their teeth are flat and broad, and their jaws move far from left to right. They need to grind up the vegetable matter in order to get all …
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  • Now Showing: Your Baby’s Teeth

    Posted on in Children

    The appearance of your baby’s teeth is a bit of a momentous occasion for any parent. It’s one more step in development. But when do baby teeth appear? When might a parent expect to see the little white visitors in their baby’s mouth? When Do Teeth Appear? The parents might be an indicator for when …
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