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Do I really need to floss?

Do I really need to floss?

Of course you need to floss! Flossing is the primary way to get food particles in between your teeth that brushing itself can’t get. This helps reduce plaque buildup which can cause painful cavities in between your teeth. It also helps prevent buildup of plaque and...
Is the tooth fairy real?

Is the tooth fairy real?

For many children who are losing their first teeth, the Tooth Fairy can be a great way to make the experience a little less scary, and an opportunity to educate your children on the benefits of good oral health, especially as their permanent teeth come in. Children...
What to expect for a root canal?

What to expect for a root canal?

When your dentist determines you need a root canal, they will tell you exactly what to expect. A root canal is needed when there is an infection deep within your tooth, mostly because of bacteria or an untreated cavity. If a root canal isn’t performed early enough,...
What foods can help prevent cavities?

What foods can help prevent cavities?

Did you know the foods you eat and the beverages your drink may help prevent cavities? Some foods, such as cheese, help increase the acidity in your mouth, helping to prevent the growth of bacteria and prevent cavities. As the pH in the mouth raises, additional saliva...
How do you replace missing teeth?

How do you replace missing teeth?

There are three main options for replacing missing teeth: dentures, implants and bridges. With dentures, one of more teeth are replaced with teeth that can be taken out of your mouth. Dentures take some getting used to and will never fully feel like your natural...