Dental Care

Electric vs. Manual - Which Toothbrush Is Right For You?

Mar 31 2017 - 6:29pm
electric vs manual toothbrush

The evolution of the toothbrush has come a long way since the use of boar bristles and horse hair, with nylon bristles and plastic handles becoming a standard in the late 1930s. Yet, the basic design of the manual toothbrush has remained a constant, still proving itself to be an effective tool today.

Options for tooth brushing were somewhat scarce in the early twentieth century, but the 1960’s brought a new invention - the electric toothbrush.

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Want to Get a Cleaning on the Go? You Might Just Be in Luck – Dental Mobile Clinics Might Be the Next Thing in Dental Care!

Mar 12 2017 - 5:15am
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There may be a new movement where dentists will start going mobile! At least that's what one dental group is doing now. Hopefully they'll start a trend that ends up with you being able to get a quick cleaning the same way you can get fast food at a drive-thru.

The good dentists and dentists-to-be from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California set up one of th

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Teeth Brushing vs. Flossing - When To Brush and When To Floss

Mar 8 2017 - 11:32am
Tooth brushing vs tooth flossing

We have all been told by our dentists to brush and floss our teeth twice daily. However, it's easy to convince ourselves that flossing isn't necessary and brushing alone is sufficient. To floss or not to floss seems to always be the question! Is it really as beneficial as brushing? Which is better for our oral health?

To settle teeth brushing vs teeth flossing dispute, Dr.

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Get rid of white spots on your teeth with diet

Feb 26 2017 - 5:04pm
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White spots on the teeth are an indication of loss of mineral content from the surface of your teeth also known as enamel. But in order to get rid of white spots on teeth naturally, there are two main things that must be understood:

• Nutritional intake from diet plays a huge role on dental diseases and general oral health, as explained in manystudies.

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Natural Remedies to Help Whiten Your Teeth

Feb 21 2017 - 7:58am
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As you age, your teeth inevitably loses its pearly white appearance. Don't fret! There are inexpensive, natural remedies that help restore your teeth's beautiful luster.

Remember all those years you spent drinking coffee in the morning to get you ready for school or work, then relaxing with a glass of wine after dinner?

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Do You Need Braces? Here's What Braces Do and How They Might Be Able to Help You

Jan 19 2017 - 12:37am
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You've seen children wearing braces and probably assumed it's because they have slightly misaligned teeth. But you're not a child, and there are some things you're unhappy about your teeth – did you know you can still get braces?

According to Harvard, perfect teeth are lined up like piano keys.

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Why Jamie Foxx Was Forced to See the Dentist After a Film Shoot and How You Can Avoid His Dental Condition

Jan 13 2017 - 12:41pm
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In recent news, Jamie Foxx was forced to see the dentist after performing a stunt on the new TV show, “Sleepless.” Getting cracked teeth isn't limited to doing cinematic stunts. Here's what dentists want you to know.

While filming the TV show “Sleepless,” Jamie Foxx had to go see the dentist after a botched stunt whe

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Why Should This Natural Oral Hygiene Gift Idea Be Important On Your Christmas Gift List

Dec 5 2016 - 5:21pm
Dr. Sharp Oral Hygiene Gifts

Millions of people will be shopping this holiday season, going to parties, decorating their homes, and even making plans for the new year that will be here before they know it. One thing most people probably won’t give much thought to, but should, is their teeth. The holiday season can be a difficult time for one’s teeth, due to the increased stress levels and overload of sweets being consumed, but it can also be a perfect time for choosing an oral hygiene renewal.

“People are focused on gifts at this time of the year,” explains Dr. Bruno Sharp, a fourth-generation dentist who created a line of products called Dr.

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Are You Taking Better Care of Your Teeth This Winter?

Nov 25 2016 - 5:24pm
Teet and Dental Care in Winter

The cold seasons can strain your oral health not just because of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, but also because you eat more frequently during the winter. Here are some tips you should keep in mind.

According to NPR, you start craving more food in the fall and winter.

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Don't Let Halloween Leftovers Ruin Your Children's Teeth! Here Are Four Ways to Protect Your Children's Oral Health

Nov 1 2016 - 2:37pm

Halloween is over, but your children are still at higher risk of developing cavities. Here's how you can protect their teeth and boost their oral health.

Another exhausting night of Halloween is over and you'd be happy if you'd never see another piece of candy again for a week or longer. But sadly that's far from the case.

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Put this paste on your toothbrush to lower heart, stroke risks

Oct 24 2016 - 4:00pm
Plaque HD toothpaste lowers heart attack risk

Making an investment in a new toothpaste could literally save your life, according to a new report. Switching to Plaque HD toothpaste was shown in a first study to lower inflammation in the body.

Plaque reducing, life saving toothpaste a good heart health investment

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The juice trap: 5 healthy foods that are ruining your teeth

Jun 30 2015 - 7:02pm

As more people make an effort to eat healthier, they are making juice diets, nuts and supplements more popular. However, did you know that some of these healthy favorites can be dangerous for your teeth? Many foods that contribute to overall health can turn into dental nightmares. The following five popular healthy items can harm your teeth.

1. Juice

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Common dental procedures essential for oral health

Jun 25 2015 - 6:19pm

Oral health affects your overall wellness and has been linked to several medical conditions. It is important to understand common dental procedures and how they affect your general health. Education is a powerful tool that helps patients reduce their fear and anxiety.

Fillings and repairs

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Foods to Eat for a Happy, Healthy Mouth

Sep 24 2014 - 7:00am
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Mouth health is one of the first things a person notices about another. Bad breath, stained teeth, and visible cavities can all make or break a mouth’s first impression on a new friend. And after a long day of work or a busy day running errands, it’s easy for the condition of your mouth to deteriorate to “dumpster” status.

Fortunately for you, and for whomever finds themselves in close proximity to your chompers, there are several food selections you can make to ensure your mouth stays clean enough to prevent bad bre

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Look For This Ingredient In a Mouthwash and Avoid Oral Cancer

May 13 2014 - 3:58pm
Mouthwash and oral cancer risk

Some types of mouthwashes are directly linked to oral cancer. Yet, this dentist talks about the benefits of using a mouthwash verse a toothbrush, but also makes two strong recommendations to follow. There is a particular single ingredients he wants you to avoid at any cost when using a mouthwash.

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Anti-Aging Dentistry: Instead of Botox Treat Oral Issues

May 6 2014 - 1:48pm
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People have been searching for the Fountain of Youth for centuries, and we’ve settled on plastic surgeries, fillers, Botox and other temporary solutions for our facial looks, instead of treating the actual cause of the signs of aging. Hollow cheeks, sagging jaw lines, wrinkles around the lips and other facial issues that make us look old, are actually an oral health issue - and one that can be fixed.

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Study of Medieval dental plaque surprises researchers: What they found

Feb 24 2014 - 6:17pm
Periodontal disease bacteria same today as in Medieval times.

University of Oklahoma researchers along with an international team of scientists have discovered periodontal disease causing bacteria is much the same today as it was in Medieval times. The finding raises questions about what causes periodontal disease in the first place, given modern day dental and hygiene practices.

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15 Recommendations on Brushing an Autistic Child's Teeth

Jan 9 2014 - 8:12am
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Autistic children are just a little bit harder to work with as a parent, with brushing teeth one of the top problems on the list. Children with autism are hypersensitive, feeling things more thoroughly than the typically developing child. Tastes and smells can become too much. Meltdowns can become commonplace and severe. Parents in such a situation would become extremely frustrated themselves.

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9 Foods to Eat for a Beautiful Smile, and A Few to Avoid

Nov 13 2013 - 9:41pm
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Every day, you brush and floss your teeth to keep your mouth healthy. Have you thought about your diet as well? Certain foods are known to help keep teeth and gums strong, while others can darken and stain teeth or put you at a higher risk for gum disease.

Every day, you brush and floss your teeth to keep your mouth healthy. Have you thought about your diet as well? Certain foods are known to help keep teeth and gums strong, while others can darken and stain teeth or put you at a higher risk for gum disease. Remember to include these ten foods in your diet frequently for a beautiful smile:

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Baby boomers do not have to be at higher risk for tooth loss

Nov 9 2013 - 5:51pm
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Periodontal disease and tooth decay are the leading causes of tooth loss in older adults. It does not have to be that way. Advancements in dentistry make it very likely that older adults can keep their own teeth longer with continued ongoing oral healthcare.

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It may be wise to cut down on exposure to fluoride

Oct 25 2013 - 8:23am
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Fluoride has been touted for a long time as being an optimal substance to use to cut down on cavities. Although concerns have arisen about the potential for toxic effects from overexposure to fluoride, it is generally added to drinking water supplies and to tooth pastes and mouth rinses. However, recent studies indicate being exposed to high levels of fluoride may be associated with adverse health effects.

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