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Aug
07

Why We Have Crooked Teeth and How to Treat Them?

Why We Have Crooked Teeth and How to Treat Them?
We mostly want the perfect straight smile like we see on the television. But if you take a close look at your near ones, you will see that people have crooked teeth than the perfect straight. A correct treatment in time can help you overcome these crooked teeth. What exactly are crooked teeth and its types? Crooked teeth are those which are simply ...
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Jul
02

WHY YOU SHOULD CLEAN YOUR TONGUE?

WHY YOU SHOULD CLEAN YOUR TONGUE?
Even if you brush and floss your pearly whites twice or thrice a day, you cannot think of going cavity-free. This is because the bacteria residing on the tongue are not being addressed. Cleaning your tongue is recommended as it is beneficial in fighting bad breath as well as maintaining good dental hygiene. The tongue is a very important struc...
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Jun
04

DIETING MAY WORK for weight loss but does it help with oral health?

DIETING MAY WORK for weight loss but does it help with oral health?
Topping the list of many people's priorities is weight loss. We are currently living in the era of egotism and excess where over-consumption of food has nurtured an increasing obesity epidemic and an equally but opposite repercussion as people attempt to drop the resultant weight. Fad Diets may not be Fab for your Teeth Every day is seemingly greet...
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May
03

The Difference In Dental Health Between Men And Women

The Difference In Dental Health Between Men And Women
  The Difference in Dental Health between Men and Women There is a common saying that men are from Mars and women from Venus! This is because men and women are quite different from each other in their personality and behavior, apart from the obvious physical characteristics. Dental health and its maintenance is different in men and women. List...
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Apr
02

The Most Common Ways Medications Can Adversely Affect Your Oral Health

The Most Common Ways Medications Can Adversely Affect Your Oral Health
Medicines help us recover from various ailments. But they also have some adverse effects on our health in general and our oral health as well. It is important for you to mention all the medicines that you are having when you visit your dentist as few oral problems can occur as a response to these medicines. Here is a brief list of the most common w...
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Feb
01

YOU MIGHT THINK saliva is merely gross, but that’s not the case!

YOU MIGHT THINK saliva is merely gross, but that’s not the case!
Your saliva might be the last thing you may be concerned about in your busy schedule. For some, saliva may look gross but there are immense benefits that this liquid offers to our mouth. Saliva is a liquid that is formed by the salivary glands of our body. It is predominantly water and has a combination of mucous, enzymes, minerals and proteins.&nb...
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Jan
05

SMOKING CAN AFFECT MUCH more than just your lungs!

SMOKING CAN AFFECT MUCH more than just your lungs!
It is quite known how smoking can destroy your lungs. As a matter of fact, smoking can be extremely detrimental for your overall health as well. The blood vessels harden due to smoke products causing heart diseases and high blood pressure. Your oral health is also compromised due to smoking. Impact of smoking on oral health - The ill-effects of smo...
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Dec
04

Tips for a Happy and Healthy Smile over the Christmas Holidays

Tips for a Happy and Healthy Smile over the Christmas Holidays
It's December and Santa is all geared up to bring you the season's choicest blessings and gifts! Christmas is the festival of joy and happiness and a time to party with friends and family. Hence, you indulge yourself in your favorite delicacies. In this pursuit of satisfying your taste buds, we make some unhealthy dietary choices keeping our oral a...
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Nov
01

ORAL HEALTH DEPENDS ON MORE than how many times a day you brush your teeth, it also depends on your diet

ORAL HEALTH DEPENDS ON MORE than how many times a day you brush your teeth, it also depends on your diet
Brushing and flossing are essential oral hygiene measures that cleanse your teeth and stimulate your gums. To achieve good oral health, maintenance of oral hygiene is very important. Apart from that, diet plays a very important role in achieving good oral health. Nowadays, we tend to eat more of those things that satisfy our taste buds than those t...
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Jul
31

Why Does My Smile Show A Lot Of Gum And How Can I Fix It?

Why Does My Smile Show A Lot Of Gum And How Can I Fix It?
Do you feel that when you smile you show a lot of gum? A gummy smile can actually make you feel self-conscious. A gummy smile does not have a set of definition and it is mostly based on perception. As such, it varies from person to person. However, it has been shown that a smile will generally be seen as gummy when a gum tissue measuring about thre...
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May
31

Do wisdom teeth make my teeth crooked and does it needs to be removed?

Do wisdom teeth make my teeth crooked and does it needs to be removed?
Is there a relationship between the emergence of wisdom teeth and the teeth getting misaligned after braces? If so, what is this relationship, you may ask? Well, just because the lower front teeth apparently start getting crooked around the same time wisdom teeth start erupting, the latter have always been thought to be a 'spoilers'. Although it is...
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Dec
01

What is the ideal bite?

What is the ideal bite?
The ideal smile is desired by almost every person, but not many people realize the importance of an ideal bite. You may be surprised to know how many people fail to realize that they have a problem with their bite. It's not until they develop a problem or are informed by an orthodontist about it, do they understand that their bite is off? So, ...
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Jun
27

Health Benefits of Having Braces

Health Benefits of Having Braces
There is no doubt in anyone's mind that the payoff of getting braces is having a great smile once they are removed. However, the aesthetic advantage of braces is just one of the many benefits that might not be known to a lot of people. Correct alignment of teeth not only looks good but it also feels good to chew with them as they are more effe...
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May
01

Can you use mouth wash instead of flossing?

Can you use mouth wash instead of flossing?
Anyone who has tried flossing (and unsuccessfully prevented injuring their gums in the process) will know that it can be challenging to get into this habit. The question is if mouth wash can be used as an alternative to flossing. We hate to be a bearer of bad news but the answer is no. Many people would hands down choose mouthwash over flossing thi...
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Oct
21

What is the Difference Between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

What is the Difference Between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?
Aren't dentists the same as Orthodontists? Aren't dentists - Orthodontists?  Well if not, what are the differences between a dentist and a orthodontist? The short answer is that an orthodontist is a specialist dentist that focuses specifically in teeth, jaws and face to ensure not only for aesthetics, but also functionality.  An orthodont...
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