4 Bad Breath Causes

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A common unpleasant thing most of us experience between one another is bad breath or halitosis. What are some of the causes? What can be done to correct the situation?  I have come up with four of the more common causes for bad bad breath we have come across while practicing. 1. Food When food…

Xylitol Products

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Xylitol… have you heard of it? Probably not, but it is one of the newest mainstream artificial sweeteners used in the country. Xylitol has been embraced by the dental community because it doesn’t cause cavities and even reduces the salivary population of S. mutans (the bacteria that causes decay). That means eating Xylitol-sweetened food can actually…

Tooth Pain Relief

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One thing nobody likes is to have a toothache. Some people will even avoid a dentist until the “toothache” is too much for them to handle. What causes a toothache and what can we do to avoid the toothache? Tooth pain can be multifactor and the critical step is diagnosing the problem or the cause. Here are some…

Keep Your Smile Young with a Dental Bridge

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Do you have teeth that are missing? Then a dental bridge can help even out your smile, reduce your risk of gum disease, correct bite issues and in some cases, even improve your speech. A bridge is a false tooth which is used between two porcelain crowns. The two crowns  are attached onto your regular…

Care of Your Dental Bridge

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Were you recently fitted with a dental bridge to fill the gap created by missing teeth? Whether you want to improve your appearance or make it easier to eat your favorite foods, how well your dental bridge will work out has a lot to do with how you take care of it and yourself. You…

5 Major Types of Toothpaste

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Contrary to what you might think, all toothpastes are not the same. In fact, toothpaste comes in many different varieties, each of which has its own special uses and ingredients. Here is a list of five of the major types of toothpaste you’ll find on the market: 1. Children’s toothpaste This type of toothpaste typically…

Improve Your Smile with Invisalign Clear Retainers!

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Have you ever looked at your smile and wished you could change something about it? You’re not alone. More and more, adults are choosing to improve their smiles with cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign. In fact, I’m one of those adults. Since the age of 14, I was self-conscious about the spaces between my front teeth. …

Good News about Dental Crowns

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Dental crowns have been around for many years. In fact, some of the first crowns were made from ivory, bone and even human teeth. Eventually doctors began to use gold crowns, and dentistry has evolved into what it is today. So, why do dentists suggest a tooth have a dental crown? Dental crowns are used…

Happy Halloween – Don’t Forget to Brush and Floss!

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Olympia Hills Family Dental wishes everyone a Happy Halloween! Here are some tips to treat your family to a fun Halloween without letting the candy play tricks on your child’s teeth! Feed your little goblins before taking them out into the night. Starting the night with a full tummy will help decrease the begging for…

Information About Retainers After Braces

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Retainers are an important part of maintaining your smile after orthodontics. Proper use and care of your retainers will ensure a proper fit and keep your smile looking its best. Getting the most from your retainer is as easy as 1, 2, 3. 1. How Long Do I Have to Wear My Retainers? Forever. Yes,…