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Ten Surprising Foods That Help Prevent Tooth Decay

Ten Surprising Foods That Help Prevent Tooth Decay

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Most of us have a pretty good idea of the kinds of foods to avoid when it comes to maintaining dental health, and avoiding tooth decay. But, did you know there are foods you can eat that will actually help … Continue reading

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The Truth About Fruit Acids And Protecting Your Tooth Enamel

The Truth About Fruit Acids And Protecting Your Tooth Enamel

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Fruits are an important part of a healthy diet. Study after study shows that consumption of fruit is associated with good health, and avoiding many common diseases and conditions. Fruits rich in Vitamin C, in particular, contribute to gum and … Continue reading

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Dental Cavities – What Now?

Dental Cavities – What Now?

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When you have a cavity in a tooth as a result of tooth decay, your dentist can help you restore your smile. Cavities may also simply be called tooth decay, or caries, and it’s an extremely common health issue worldwide. … Continue reading

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Seniors And Dental Health

Seniors And Dental Health

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Because of modern dentistry, most of us can expect to keep our own teeth well past middle-age into our senior years. However, as we age, maintaining oral and dental health can be a challenge, especially if you have a combination … Continue reading

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What is Xylitol, And Is It Good For My Teeth?

What is Xylitol, And Is It Good For My Teeth?

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Xylitol is a word you may have only seen on gum packages, but it looks like the naturally-sourced sweetener is much more than a sugar substitute. While the body of research is still in its earlier stages, there is good … Continue reading

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What’s the best way to brush your teeth?

What’s the best way to brush your teeth?

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Brushing your teeth is essential to good oral health. It helps to protect both your gums and teeth by removing plaque and bacteria. But, if done incorrectly, it may not be working for you the way it should. Our collective … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Dental Health

Diabetes and Dental Health

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Diabetes can affect the body in many ways. But, did you know it also affects your dental health? According to Diabetes Canada, about 3.4 million Canadians live with diabetes – and about 1 million of them don’t know it. That’s … Continue reading

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I Chipped My Tooth – Now What??

I Chipped My Tooth – Now What??

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Whoops! You just chipped your tooth. What’s your next step? It’s a good question. You may not feel anything other than the sharp new edge of your chipped tooth, but chipped teeth can cause extreme pain, and may be hypersensitive … Continue reading

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Phytic Acid And Your Teeth (And What Is Remineralization?)

Phytic Acid And Your Teeth (And What Is Remineralization?)

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In recent years, you may have heard claims about remineralizing your teeth. You may have even read that it is possible to heal your own cavities just by changing your diet. This whole theory revolves around phytic acid, a compound … Continue reading

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Why Do I Grind My Teeth?

Why Do I Grind My Teeth?

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Many people grind their teeth occasionally for various reasons. When it happens only once in a while, it usually causes no harm to your teeth or jaw. However, when it becomes chronic, your teeth can be damaged, and there may … Continue reading

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