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Spring Cleaning!

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:38:46 +00002014-04-07T14:38:46Z

Spring is here and after such a rough winter, I know everyone is glad to see more green and less white! Along with the rejuvenation of Spring comes the ...

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Common Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:02:45 +00002012-06-05T11:02:45Z

Does Bleaching Damage the Teeth?

No. When carbamide peroxide, the active whitening agent, contacts water, hydrogen peroxide is released which whitens the teeth. Bleaching does not soften, demineralize or weaken the teeth.

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Beastie Boys Bandmember Loses His Battle With Salivary Gland Cancer

Tue, 29 May 2012 16:12:14 +00002012-05-29T16:12:14Z

Salivary Gland Cancer: Adam Yauch, Beastie Boys bandmember, dies of the disease, but what is it?

A member of the iconic Beastie Boys, has passed away after battling cancer of the salivary gland, according to news reports. Yauch, 47, was treated for the cancer in 2009, and in 2011, there were false reports that he had beaten it. But he actually was never cured of the cancer, and he continued to battle the disease.

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The Role Nutrition Plays in Maintaining Healthy Teeth

Fri, 25 May 2012 10:03:55 +00002012-05-25T10:03:55Z

Everyone knows the importance of proper nutrition and a good diet when it comes to maintaining physical health. However, the same level of thinking can also help with our dental health, and having good nutritional and eating habits will contribute to healthy teeth and gums.

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Who's Most Afraid of the Dentist?

Mon, 14 May 2012 14:10:55 +00002012-05-14T14:10:55Z

Who's most afraid of the dentist?

According to new research, it's not the who you'd most expect. It's women in their 40s. Ongoing research from the University of Sydney suggests that this demographic is more likely than other age groups to have felt trauma, abuse or oro-facial trauma. These people are also more likely to be depressed, anxious or stressed, researchers found.

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Bottled Water Linked To Tooth Decay

Tue, 08 May 2012 09:44:51 +00002012-05-08T09:44:51Z

According to spokesman on pediatric dentistry for the ADA (American Dental Association), Jonathan D. Shenkin, fluoride is an extremely important ingredient that promotes a healthy smile. It is important to brush the teeth at last twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste, visit the dentist every six months for a fluoride treatment and drink water that is fluoridated.

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Let Your Smile Shine this Spring Because May is National Smile Month

Thu, 03 May 2012 14:08:12 +00002012-05-03T14:08:12Z

With May being National Smile Month there is even more of a reason to show-off bright smiles for making great first impressions! Gleaming white teeth and a wide smile convey an air of confidence that is important in any situation, from first dates to job interviews. Teeth whitening procedures are certainly effective, but small daily steps can also be helpful and less expensive. Dr. Margaret Mitchell, DDS of the Mitchell Dental Spa in Chicago offers the following tips:

  1. WEAR LIPSTICKS THAT CONTAIN A HINT OF BLUE-Blue tones around the mouth can make teeth appear whiter, so when shopping for new makeup, consider red lipstick with blue undertones. These will make your smile appear brighter by offsetting any yellow coloration in the teeth. Coral and orange based lipsticks can make the teeth appear more yellow, so avoid these if you are self-conscious about your pearly whites.
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  3. SNACK ON CRUNCHY FRUITS AND VEGGIES -Mildly abrasive fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots or celery not only provide the body with essential nutrients, but also act as a natural toothbrush by gently scrubbing off small bits of plaque that have gathered on the teeth and gums.
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  5. SWISH WITH WATER AFTER DRINKING TEA OR COFFEE-Coffee, tea and other dark liquids can stain the teeth and leave them looking dingy. To prevent discoloration, simply swish water around in your mouth immediately after consuming a staining liquid.
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  7. CHEW SUGARLESS GUM CONTAINING XYLITOL-Xylitol, a naturally occurring sugar substitute, has been added to many sugar-free gums as a sweetening agent, but it also has healthful properties. Chewing a gum containing xylitol, such as Trident, has been shown to reduce the levels of harmful oral bacteria, reducing the likelihood of developing cavities.
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  9. BRUSH TEETH BEFORE GOING FOR A RUN-Running dries out the mouth and any plaque that already exists on the gumline will tend to dry out and calcify, resulting in discoloration and even gum disease. A quick brush before leaving for a run can help solve this problem.



Free Dental Work?

Tue, 01 May 2012 12:10:22 +00002012-05-01T12:10:22Z

Many people are finding themselves putting off dental treatment due to lack of insurance and funds. Fortunately, there is an option that more people are turning to for help with their dental care. More and more people are turning to dental schools to have their dental work done and often for free.

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A New Dental App?

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:22:11 +00002012-04-26T09:22:11Z

Dentist Ben Underwood has developed a unique free toothbrush timer app called Brush DJ to make brushing less boring! The app plays 2 minutes of a song taken at random from the music library stored on the user's device. This encourages people to brush for an effective length of time while listening to their music collection.

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Pregnancy and Your Teeth

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:57:34 +00002012-04-18T16:57:34Z

Pregnancy is a time of joy and a time when you take extra special care of how you care for our body. This should include your oral health. Expectant moms are much more susceptible to gingivitis and other gum issues and should take extra precautions.

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