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Fluoride Stain Solutions

Do you have white and brown streaks or spots on your teeth? You may think it is a form of tooth decay, but you’ll be pleased to learn it’s more likely a case of mild to moderate dental fluorosis. Fluorosis occurs when tooth enamel is exposed to too much fluoride early in its development, which [...]

The Bad Breath Battle

If you’ve ever gotten that not-so-fresh feeling on a date, at a job interview or just talking with friends, you’re not alone. Studies show that 50 percent of adults have had bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives. What Causes Bad Breath? There are a number of reasons you might have bad [...]

Chewing Gum Benefits

Many studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes or more following meals can help prevent tooth decay. Chewing sugarless gum increases the flow of saliva, which washes away food and other debris, neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth and provides disease-fighting substances throughout the mouth. Increased saliva flow also carries with it [...]

Gum Disease and Your Heart

For years we’ve heard how the plaque we allow to develop in our mouths has a habit of traveling to other parts of our bodies and collecting there as well – namely in the arteries and vessels of our hearts and brains. We learned that oral plaque is linked to all sorts of diseases from [...]