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5 Ways Sleeping With Dentures Threatens Your Health

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Your new dentures fill out your lip line again and give you the freedom to enjoy your favorite foods. No matter how much you love those new partial or full dentures made just for you, it’s best to remove them before you go to bed each night. Sleeping with your dentures in can create five specific problems that threaten your overall health. Shrinking Jaw Bones The jaw bone hidden below the gums slowly recedes and shrinks as you grow older.…

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3 Reasons A Child Should See An Orthodontist At Age 7

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Did you know that many dentists recommend that children get their first consultation with an orthodontist when they are seven years old? Why do they recommend this for such young children? Parents may wonder if a child can possibly have orthodontic issues while they still have their baby teeth. The fact is, they can. Addressing any potential issues while a child is still young could mean that child doesn’t need braces later.…

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Dental FAQ—What You Need To Know To Protect Your Health And Keep Up With The Latest Trends

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Staying up-to-date with the latest dental care recommendations can sometimes feel like trying to keep up with the changing weather. If you want the skinny on what’s safe and what’s trending in the dental community, here are answers to three of the most commonly asked questions. That way you’ll be armed and ready to maintain your oral health. Amalgam Fillings—Are They Bad or Not? They’re bad. They’re not bad. It seems as though there’s been about as much back and forth as a tennis match regarding the safety of this substance.…

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Are You Being Your Teeth's Worst Enemy? Habits That Can Damage Your Teeth

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Even if you visit your dentist regularly and brush your teeth several times a day, you may still be doing damage to your teeth and gums without even realizing it. Although some things you do can cause immediate physical damage, like cracking or breaking teeth, other things are more subtle, causing extensive damage over time instead of all at once. Here’s a look at some habits and dietary choices that can be hazardous to your teeth.…

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4 Sugar Alternatives That Have Surprising Effects On Teeth Health

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If you sip on coffee, tea, or other beverages sweetened with sugar alternatives, then you may not think the beverages will have much impact on your teeth. While most people know that diet soda can still harm their teeth because of the acids in them, they don’t think twice about how non-acidic beverages that they prepare and sweeten themselves with sugar alternatives could impact their teeth. Some of these sweeteners have added ingredients that can take a toll on your teeth, while some of the alternative sweeteners themselves are just bad for your teeth.…

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