The Uncommonly-Known Dental Benefits from a Small Evergreen Shrub: How the Toothbrush Tree Can Improve Dental Health

Did you know that a little evergreen shrub called the toothbrush tree may be the key to great dental health without the use of fluoride toothpaste? Learn more.

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Wisdom Teeth: Why We Don’t Really Need ‘Em

Wisdom teeth can be painful to develop. This is why dentists try to extract them before they cause toothache. Find out how to deal with your pesky third molars.

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7 Common Dental Problems and the Best Ways to Treat Them

These 7 common dental problems are easy to identify. But are they easy to treat and solve? Find out how to deal with cavities, gum disease, infections, and more.

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Do You Know How Exercise Impacts your Dental Health?

Working out is generally good for your whole body —except your your teeth, in some cases. But do you think the cons outweigh the pro of exercise?

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Homemade Toothpaste Recipes – Using Natural Ingredients to Whiten Your Teeth

Put the health of your teeth first with these homemade toothpaste recipes. Great for allergy sufferers, sensitive teeth, and fans of organic ingredients.

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Something to Smile About: Free Dental Care Events and Resources

Are you in need of some serious dental care? To help you out, we’ve listed all the places where you’ll find free or low-cost dental care near you.

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What do people do with baby teeth around the world?

Updated August 19, 2016

Do you remember losing your baby teeth? Did you try to pull it out yourself? Did you wrap a string around it and a string around a doorknob and then shut the door? Was your tooth so wiggly it almost fell out on its own? If so, you are one of millions of people who have experienced the same thing and are now experiencing these same moments with their own children!

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How Does the Winter Affect Your Teeth?

Updated August 17, 2016

Do you plug your car in nightly? Do you have to scrape a half an inch of ice off your windshield before you can leave for work? Does your winter mask only have holes for your eyes and your mouth? If so, you deal with cold air on a daily basis. Cold air and colder temperatures mean you live in the deep freeze! How does all this cold air affect your teeth?

Sensitive teeth are more common than you might think, although that stinging zing of pain you feel when something sets off your sensitivity probably makes it easy to think otherwise. Your teeth enjoy living in your mouth, where the temperature is warm and cozy. Exposure to colder or hotter temperatures doesn't make them happy, so winter weather is often a worry for anyone who suffers from sensitive teeth. Is there any way to protect your teeth when the temperatures drop low?

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Should I be rinsing my mouth with water after I brush?

Updated August 19, 2016

Everyone rinses their mouth with water after brushing their teeth, don’t they? How else are you supposed to get rid of that strong minty taste and clear your mouth of leftover toothpaste? Well, rinsing your mouth after brushing may not be the right thing to do. In actual fact, if you do rinse out your mouth with water after brushing, you are getting rid of the fluoride from your mouth, which protects your teeth. Fluoride remineralizes your enamel, helps young children develop their adult teeth and decreases the acid production of plaque.

So, if fluoride does all of this good stuff, then why would you want to wash it out of your mouth with water? As with everything there are two sides to the argument, let’s look at them both.

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True Love & Gum: Extra’s Latest Ad Has the Internet Buying in

Extra has tugged at the heartstrings of consumers with its brand new advertisement, dubbed “The Story of Sarah & Juan”. The romantic video has the whole world seeing the gum brand in a new light.

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