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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6 Best Travel Products for Oral Health and Teeth Cleaning

Updated August 17, 2016

Do you do a lot of traveling for either work or leisure? Do you have good oral hygiene when you are traveling? What dental accessories do you bring with you when you travel? Good oral hygiene and oral health come from a daily routine in which you brush and floss daily regardless of where you are.

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The Critical Links Between Dental Health & Overall Health

The health of the mouth has been directly linked to the health of the rest of the body. The nature of this link isn't clear, but studies have shown that bacteria, infections, and disease in the mouth can negatively affect overall physical health. This shouldn't come as a surprise. What else can we expect when we figure the bacteria in our mouth is either getting absorbed into our bloodstream or ingested into the stomach whenever we swallow?

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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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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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How much sugar is in popular drinks?

You've heard it many times before from your dentist, and maybe your parents: sugary beverages are not good for your teeth. What's even worse than chugging soda quickly when you want one, is slowly sipping on them all day long. There are a lot of reasons why these sugar-loaded drinks are bad for your health, but they also cause a negative impact on your mouth. Here we'll explore some of the worst sodas for your teeth, and why they why they aren't good for you.

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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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Crooked Teeth Hurt More Than Just Your Appearance

Updated August 17, 2016

Do you hate smiling? Are there no pictures of you when you have a big, happy smile on your face? Why is that? Are you unhappy or do you not like to smile because your have crooked teeth and are ashamed and embarrassed? If the latter is the case, don’t be ashamed or embarrassed by your crooked teeth! Crooked teeth are common and can be caused by a couple of reasons. 

While many people believe that having crooked teeth is just a cosmetic flaw, there’s much more to it than that. Here are some ways that crooked teeth can affect your overall health and wellbeing.

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