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    How to Relieve Dry Mouth

    February 16, 2016

    Saliva is vital to the functioning of a healthy mouth. It neutralizes acids produced by bacteria and limits bacterial growth, washes away food particles, and helps you to swallow and helps your digestion. But what if you have been experiencing difficulty chewing, talking, or swallowing, along with a change in taste? These are all symptomatic…

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    What Are the Effects of Gum Disease?

    February 2, 2016

    What happens when your gums begin receding from your teeth? Gum disease happens when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth pull back from the tooth exposing tooth roots. This action allows gaps to form between the teeth and the gum line. When this happens, harmful plaque-causing bacteria accumulates in these pockets. Hardened plaque can cause…

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    How to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Pearly Whites

    January 22, 2016

    Finding ways to help your children to clean their teeth every day can be tricky but necessary because good hygiene is a must for them to have healthy teeth and gums. Other than doing it for them, there are some things you can do to help make sure they develop those habits early on! It…

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    The Details About Cleaning Your Smile With a Water Flosser

    January 8, 2016

    As you brush your teeth twice each day and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily, don’t forget to floss! Many people tend to avoid flossing, and they are destroying their smiles more than they realize. Flossing is an extremely important technique, and it should be done at least once a day. However, we do understand…

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