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When Should I Replace My Toothbrush or Toothbrush Head?

January 4, 2021

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Eleven toothbrushes lined up

You’ve just finished brushing your teeth, but when you run your tongue over them, you notice that you still have a bit of a film. You glance over at your toothbrush and notice it has splayed bristles. Whether it’s due to forgetfulness or simply choosing not to, more than 75 percent of adults don’t replace their toothbrushes or toothbrush heads every 3 months. If you are bruising with frayed bristles, it’s not doing much for your oral health. Here’s why you should change your toothbrush in a timely manner, when you should start shopping for a new one and what to look for.

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Five Surprising Ways You Might Be Flossing Incorrectly

December 29, 2020

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father and son flossing together

The last time you visited your dentist, there’s a good chance you had a conversation about flossing with them or your dental hygienist. This is because flossing is responsible for removing plaque from hard-to-reach places that your toothbrush can’t get to. If this bacteria is not removed, it eventually turns into a substance called tartar, which causes tooth decay and can eventually lead to infection in the gums. Because it is so important, it’s just as crucial to make sure you’re doing it the right way. Keep reading to learn what your Cambria dentist has to share about how you may be flossing incorrectly without even knowing it.

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The Best and Worst Holiday Foods for Your Oral Health

November 26, 2020

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Hands clinking wine glasses together over a table of food

It’s time to dive head-first into the seasonal celebrations, and most of us are focused on the delicious holiday foods that lie ahead! It’s easy to get caught up in the food and fun the season brings, but don’t forget about your teeth! Here are a few tooth-friendly snacks you can enjoy with a good conscience and a few you should avoid, or at least eat sparingly.

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5 Tips for Candy Consumption Around Halloween

October 29, 2020

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Children holding plastic pumpkins in their costumes

The temperature has dropped, spooky décor is up, and there are pumpkins everywhere – it must be Halloween! While this “spooktacular” holiday may look a little different this year, the large quantities of candy certainly haven’t. In fact, the average American consumes over three pounds during this season. While the sugar is delicious on your taste buds, it can wreak havoc on your oral health. Fortunately, you can use the below Halloween candy tips to keep your teeth and gums in pristine condition well into the New Year.

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Why is Fluoride in Drinking Water?

September 2, 2020

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Woman with fluoride in drinking water.You rely on your teeth every day to perform various tasks, like chewing. Unfortunately, they are always under attack. Tooth decay is a leading concern for people of all ages. To combat cavities, some public water sources have added fluoride. Adding fluoride in drinking water can help protect your teeth from harmful bacteria that can erode your enamel. You can support a healthy smile by reaching for a glass of tap water when you’re thirsty.

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Is Activated Charcoal Safe to Use for Teeth Whitening?

August 31, 2020

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Charcoal toothpaste on toothbrush

From Youtube celebrities to TikTok stars, influencers all over social media are responsible for creating and participating in trends that go viral. While some of these challenges are designed to spread awareness or promote positivity, others are downright dangerous. One of the latest trends promotes using activated charcoal to lighten your teeth at home. Although it promises powerful results at a fraction of the cost, few are stopping to consider one important question: Is it safe? Read on for what the research says, why the ADA does not recommend it, and four reasons to opt for a professional teeth whitening treatment.

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6 Reasons to Schedule Regular Dental Appointments

July 4, 2020

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Woman at dentistYou may not think that visiting the dentist is that important. After all, you aren’t feeling any pain. However, there are many different reasons that attending your six-month appointments is crucial to the health of your smile and the rest of your body. Continue reading to learn more about why scheduling regular cleanings twice a year is so important.

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5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Dentist or Hygienist

June 17, 2020

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Woman asking Cambria dentist questions at dental checkupDon’t be shy at your dental checkups! These biannual visits are about more than just keeping your smile clean. They’re also a great opportunity to learn more about your oral health and the efficiency of your at-home dental care routines. Here are five questions you should ask your Cambria dentist or hygienist each time you visit them for your regular checkup.

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Does Your Mouth Taste Gross? Cleaning Your Tongue Can Help

May 11, 2020

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Clean tongue that is created by listening to a dentist.Bacteria can be found in nearly every part of your mouth, so keeping your mouth healthy requires doing more than just brushing your teeth and attending regular cleaning visits. One of the places bacteria love to hide in is your tongue. If it isn’t cleaned, the bacteria that accumulate on it can cause bad breath and spread to your teeth, making your regular brushing less effective. To improve your oral health, try using these tips from your local dentist to clean your tongue.

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Dental Emergency? Avoid the ER & Call Your Dentist Instead

April 16, 2020

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Pained man with hand on cheek experiencing dental emergencyWhere would you go to treat a knocked-out tooth or extreme toothache? Recent studies show that many people spend unnecessary time and money visiting the ER for their dental emergencies instead of heading to their local emergency dentist. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and its tremendous impact on emergency health care services, it’s more important than ever to know where to turn if you’re experiencing a serious problem with your smile. Read on to find out what counts as a dental emergency and why you should call your dentist first instead of going straight to the ER.

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