3 Great Dental Health Benefits from Practicing Yoga

Yoga can improve dental health? You're kidding, right? No, we're not kidding. Yoga isn't just for improving flexibility and balance, clearing one's thoughts, improving one's mood, and inspiring positivity for a better life. Yoga really can improve your dental health as well.

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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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The Complete Guide to Conquering Your Fear of the Dentist

There are few words as roundly disliked as ‘the dentist.’ The thought of all those drills and needles is enough to make most people shudder. It is hardly surprising, either, when you look at the combination of hard metal and soft, fleshy mouth. The process is intimate, uncomfortable and atypical, so anxiety about visiting the dentist is pretty normal. As a result, dental companies invest millions every year in new technologies to try and find ways to make the experience less unpleasant.

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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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Why are mouth guards so important for athletes?

Protecting the mouths of our children has always been important. With more kids involved in sports, this is the perfect time to teach them good dental hygiene habits for the future. Whether your child is just starting to play football for the first time this year, or they have moved to a mature level of contact activities, the mouth guard will be one of the most important parts of their uniform. Here we'll explore why a mouth guard is so important for athletes of all ages.

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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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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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