Dental Insurance vs. Discount Dental Plans

Adequate dental care is crucial for everyone in the family. Children should begin seeing the dentist early so that they become accustomed to the process of sitting in the chair and having their teeth cleaned. Though many people begin to neglect their dental care as they enter adulthood, it's best to continue with your regular visits and diligent care later in life. Proper dental care will improve all aspects of your overall health.

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6 Healthy Mouth Habits Dentists Swear By

Whether you've heard it from your mother, television commercials, or from your dentist, it's likely you already know the basics of good oral hygiene. You might just need to brush up on the following dentist-approved oral hygiene tips to maintain a healthy mouth.

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5 Ways to Cut Your Dental Bills in Half

Nearly two in every five American adults have received less dental care than they need or plan to delay treatment because they believe they simply can't afford it, according to an ORC International and Aspen Dental Management study. What's more, 80 percent of those adults know postponing or delaying their dental visits will likely cost them more money in the long run. You don't have to face the physical and financial agony of delayed dental treatment. Just follow these money-saving tips.

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What is Enamel Hypoplasia?

Enamel Hypoplasia can be a lifelong condition that patients continue to treat or a major problem that requires fillings, crowns, and even tooth extractions. To understand the cause of enamel deficiencies and how to treat and prevent them, you need to know how your enamel works and why it doesn't always form correctly. Keep reading to learn more about Enamel Hypoplasia and how dentists treat it.

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Tooth Pain and Exercise: Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Run?

Among many athletes and people who are trying to get into better shape, running is a favorite activity for improving overall and cardiovascular health. For some, though, this exercise can cause pain. One of those possible, but rarely talked about, pains can be in your teeth. If this is something you've experienced, we have some information on what may be causing the pain and how to reduce it.

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Dental Plaque & Cardiovascular Diseases

Updated August 17, 2016

Your heart is one busy organ. It pumps your blood each and every day twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week without a break, ever! Even if we do not eat healthy and do not exercise regularly, our heart pumps our blood, making sure it gets to each pinkie toe clear up to our eyeballs! 

It seems like everything in the body is linked in some way; however, it may surprise you that teeth and the heart directly affect each other. If one has gum disease, it might be a sign of a heart issue. In fact, gum disease may even be the cause of heart issues under certain circumstances. 

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A Brief History of Dentistry

From ancient Egyptian "toothers" to today's highly trained dentistry specialists, dental care has interested humans for thousands of years. Early dentists practiced their trade long before they had access to the technologies we enjoy today, such as X-rays, anesthesia, running water, and electricity. Find out how dentistry evolved from its primitive beginning to modern times.

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4 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Clean On the Go

Updated August 17, 2016

Are you equipped to take care of your teeth when you are not at home? Do you have a travel toothbrush, toothpaste, or dental floss at your disposal? If you answered no, then you need to learn the tips and tricks of keeping your teeth clean and your smile bright when you are on the go.

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The Top 6 Ways to Keep Your Breath Fresh

Do you have an odor emanating from your mouth and do not know from where it is coming? Do you have coffee breath or morning breath? Bad breath can be a hindrance to relationships as well as a cause of anxiety and stress in the individual with the bad breath. They are afraid to get too close to people when talking with them for fear the other person will smell their bad breath. The odor can become so distracting and foul that it isolates people and causes them to ache for human interaction.

 

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The Best Mouthwash You Can Buy

Updated August 19, 2016

What is your nightly dental routine? Do you even know if you have one or is the motion so ingrained into your routine that it just comes naturally? Do you brush your teeth and then floss right before bed? Do you only brush your teeth? Do you use mouthwash at all? Different people have different routines both before bed and in the morning when it comes to their oral health. Some people brush and floss while others do not floss, but use mouthwash instead. Mouthwash is excellent oral health protection, and it can be a powerful supplement to your brushing and flossing routine. Mouthwashes come in many different formulas with ingredients that help prevent cavities, whiten your teeth, freshen your breath, and battle gingivitis. While some products do it all, others put a greater focus on particular problem areas. Check out these top picks to find the best mouthwash for your needs.

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