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September 2020

Why filing teeth yourself is a bad idea.

posted on 9-29-20
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You’ve seen the TikTok trend of people using a nail file to grind their teeth down for a more even appearance, and thought, “Seems harmless, right?”  WRONG! Unlike fingernails, teeth are permanent. What you remove won’t grow back. The protective... More

Daily Dental Hygiene for Braces

posted on 9-22-20
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WE SHOULD ALL BE happy to spend at least four total minutes a day brushing our teeth morning and evening (and then a few more for flossing), considering how important good oral health is. Braces-wearers might need to take a little... More

Defeat Bad Breath with a Tongue Scraper

posted on 9-15-20
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ONE OF THE MAIN things people overlook about a daily oral hygiene routine is cleaning their tongues. That’s right, it doesn’t stop with brushing twice a day for two minutes with a soft-bristled brush and flossing daily. The rough surface of... More

Get the Most out of Your Toothbrush

posted on 9-8-20
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AN IMPORTANT PART of keeping your teeth and gums healthy is your toothbrush. That might seem so obvious that it’s not worth saying, but you’d be surprised how many basic mistakes people make when it comes to their toothbrushes. We want... More

Habits We Don’t Realize Hurt Our Teeth

posted on 9-1-20
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TOOTH ENAMEL RANKS between steel and titanium on the Mohs Hardness Scale. That makes it harder than any other substance in the human body, and it also makes it harder than iron! However, it’s still fairly brittle and very vulnerable to... More