Year: 2017

I’ve got a toothache! Should I call a dentist?

“Ouch” and “hurt” are not strong enough words to describe an excruciating toothache. When your tooth or jaw hurts, all you want to do is make the pain go away. Here’s how to know if you have a toothache, how to treat the pain at home, and when you should see a dentist so you […]

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Healthy Habits You Shouldn’t Let Slide Over the Holidays

The holidays are a fun and busy time. Between parties, family get togethers, gift shopping, and decorating, it can be really easy to skip and ignore all the healthy habits you’ve kept up throughout the year. Brushing Holiday treats (sugar cookies and candies, we’re looking at you) can bathe your teeth in sugar. No matter […]

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Bad Breath Be Gone: (At Home) Ways to Freshen Your Breath

Bad breath can leave you feeling self-conscious and anxious. It’s also a condition tied to your oral care, which means the efforts to ward off bad breath can lead to a healthier mouth your dentist can appreciate at your next dentist appointment. Brush, brush, brush. One of the main causes of bad breath is bacteria, […]

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Ways to Make (and Keep) Your Teeth Strong

Strong teeth. They’re everyone’s goal—and not as hard to get as you might think (but it is really easy to weaken them!). Here’s how to make and keep your teeth strong easily. Eat calcium-rich foods. One of the easiest ways to strengthen your teeth is to make sure you have plenty of calcium-rich foods in […]

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Braces-Friendly Halloween Candies To Enjoy (& To Avoid)

Just because you have braces doesn’t mean you can’t take part in Halloween fun—and we’re talking about the candy! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of Halloween tips that can help brace wearers choose the right candy (and avoid the bad!) and for trick-or-treating home owners to pass out candy that allows brace wearing trick-or-treaters […]

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Your Teeth Whitening Questions Answered

Whiter teeth is one of the hottest web (and pharmacy!) searches, but clicking on one of those articles can be a decision fraught with serious consequences for your teeth IF you don’t do it safely. Here’s the answer on how to whiten your teeth safely, as well as the answers to any of your other […]

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What is the process for getting adult braces?

Adults wearing braces may be more common today (estimates say 1.5 million adults in the US and Canada), but it’s still normal for your pulse to pick up a little when you hear that you may need braces. That’s why we’ve put together a step by step list so you know what to expect from […]

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Do’s & Don’ts of Packing a Healthy School Lunch

A healthy and delicious lunch can be synonymous (don’t tell your kids!). It’s also incredibly important; it is, after all, their school day fuel and approximately 20% of their total meals. Use these do’s and don’ts to make those meals healthy from their toe to their mouth (especially your teeth!)—and everything above the gum line […]

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