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Life With Braces

Now that you have your braces, how do you take care of them? It’s important for you to know how to properly take care of your braces throughout your entire orthodontic treatment. Eating With Braces Don’t worry, you’ll be eating popcorn and snacking on potato chips...

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Children’s Dental Health Month

Since 1941, people have been observing National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). What started as a one-day observance on Feb 3rd in Cleveland, Ohio, progressed into a weeklong event by 1955, and has now turned into a nationally observed month. Every year during...

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What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, by definition, is inflammation of the gums and abnormal loss of bone that holds your teeth in place. Gum disease is caused by toxins secreted by bacteria in “plaque” that accumulate over time along the gum line. This plaque is a mixture of food, saliva...

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How Much Sugar Is In Your Drink?

Many of us think that Gatorade is a close substitute to water, that apple juice is better than soda, and that energy drinks are a “must” some days. But how true are these assumptions? I have put together a chart below to help you better understand the amount of sugars...

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Spring Into A Better Smile

If you are like me, spring cleaning is a must in my home. Making sure all the crevices of my home are cleaned out, nice and neat and reorganized. Well, the same thing should happen for your mouth. Get that deep cleaning you have been putting off, get those braces to...

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Can Bad Oral Health Affect Your Heart?

There have been many studies trying to find the link between gum disease (periodontal disease) and heart disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, there is no immediate connection, but there are factors that could increase the likeliness of this connection. Delta Dental...

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