What Foods to Avoid at the Thanksgiving Feast

It’s already November, and you know what that means: it’s almost Thanksgiving. With Halloween behind us, we’re already diving headlong into the holidays. This time of year can be risky for your teeth -- not to mention other aspects of your health. This festive season brings all kinds of tasty treats and food items. From seasonal cookies and pies, to comforting savory dishes like stuffing and roast turkey, there’s a particular variety of cuisine that, for Americans, is distinctively holiday food. 

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Why You Shouldn't Fear a Root Canal

Few words terrify dental patients like "root canal." Your dentist might suggest a root canal if you have damaged teeth, severe cavities, an abscess, or trauma from past dental procedures. While solving these problems is appealing, many patients balk at the perceived pain and cost of the procedure. However, root canals aren't as scary as you think. 

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Which Breathmints Are the Most Effective?

Many breath mints claim to beat bad breath, but not all actually live up to the hype. In fact, some actually make your breath worse at the most inopportune time. Discover what makes the best breath mints so effective, and start enjoying clean, fresh breath again.

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What Are Flippers?

As one of the least invasive types of tooth replacements, flippers can brighten your smile without extensive oral surgery or significant cost. Learn exactly what flippers are and when they're a smart choice for your dental care routine.

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Can you 3D Print Your Own Invisalign Braces?

3D printing technology, also known as additive manufacturing, has resulted in some amazing creations over the last few years. As the technology progresses and becomes more refined, some have even set out to do the seemingly impossible, such as printing Invisalign braces for correcting crooked teeth.

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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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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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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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