4 Common Drinks That are Worse for Your Teeth Than Soda

Soda or fruit juice —which one is better for your teeth? If you think the answer is juice, you’ll have to think again. Here’s why:

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Why Sports Drinks are Destroying Athletes’ Teeth

What’s so bad about drinking Gatorade while you work out? The trend between consuming sports drinks and dental erosion among athletes may surprise you.

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The Effects of Flying on the Health of Your Teeth

You are all packed up and ready to head off on your summer holiday. The kids are behaving surprisingly well. The airport gate is almost ready for boarding. You can feel the excitement building in your chest. Then, suddenly, you feel a twinge in your tooth. You know, the one which has been sporadically rearing its ugly little head, for the last two weeks? This guide to the most common causes of toothaches whilst flying will help you to identify the problem, find a solution, and rescue your holiday. 

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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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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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The Answer to Your Tooth Troubles Could Be a Corpse

Dental patients who need grafts or implants might be surprised by the spooky options they’re faced with. Read on to learn how dentists can give bones a new life with dental implants.

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Best and Worst Breakfasts for Your Teeth

Updated August 17, 2016

Barely awake, you drag yourself out of bed as the sound of the alarm pierces your head. It’s chaos in the house with the children trying to find clothes to wear and where they put their homework. It’s time to get everybody ready and out the door for school. But wait, they need to have breakfast.

Busy mornings sometimes lead to unhealthy breakfast choices. It's easier to pop a frozen waffle or breakfast pastry into the toaster than to prepare less-sugary fare. Besides, the kids won't throw a fit as long as their breakfast contains more sugar than any other ingredient, right? Sugary breakfast foods, however, can cause cavities, bad breath, and other nasty side effects. We’ve outlined some of the worst, and best, breakfast choices for your teeth.

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FAQ: What procedures are discounted with Carefree Dental?

Carefree Dental offers an affordable alternative to dental insurance. We know many of our existing customers and potential new ones probably have a lot of questions about how our dental card works, so we created this FAQ article to answer the queries on your mind.

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What Is Right for You: Gold or Porcelain Crowns?

Crowns are an investment -- not in the way that you'll see a lucrative return, but that they'll increase the longevity and health of your smile. That's why it's important to select the type that best suits its purpose and also your lifestyle.

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7 Mobile Apps That Can Aid in Your Oral Health

Mobile apps have taken oral health to an entirely new level. Whether it's a game for kids or access to emergency dental care, your oral health is made far more manageable with these excellent apps.

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