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The Scary Truth About Halloween and Dental Work
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The Scary Truth About Halloween and Dental Work

Kids aren’t the only ones who enjoy Halloween goodies. Plenty of adults like to eat candy and treats too. Everyone has heard warnings about Halloween treats that can cause cavities, but they can also wreak havoc with dental restorations and orthodontics. That goes for kids’ fillings or sealants as well as grownups’ bridgework or Invisalign. ...

Teeth Whitening vs. Bleaching—Are They the Same?
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Teeth Whitening vs. Bleaching—Are They the Same?

A brighter smile is one of the most common requests when it comes to oral care. Products billed as “teeth whitening” and sometimes as “teeth bleaching” promise whiter and more brilliant teeth. What exactly is the difference between teeth whitening vs. bleaching? Is there one? And if they aren’t the same, which one is best...

The Best Toothpaste to Use While Pregnant, and Other Dental Advice for Expectant Moms
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The Best Toothpaste to Use While Pregnant, and Other Dental Advice for Expectant Moms

There are probably few groups of people as inquisitive about healthy practices as expectant moms. They seek out information everywhere—including here at the Dental Health Society. One question we hear a lot is about what toothpaste to use when pregnant. Some are concerned about safety. Others find that brushing makes them nauseous. There are alternatives...

What Customer Reviews Mean to a Dentist
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What Customer Reviews Mean to a Dentist

These days, most people will check out one or more reviews on review sites before reaching out to a dentist’s office. The reason is simple: People want to get a feel for the dentist’s reputation, customer service, and professionalism, and they want an honest assessment, not one influenced by an advertising budget. Dentists, for their...

Are Dental Credit Cards a Good Idea?
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Are Dental Credit Cards a Good Idea?

One of the biggest obstacles to getting dental work done, outside of worries about pain and a general fear of the dentist, is the sheer cost of many dental procedures. Dental work can be expensive, and even those with a solid income might find that needed procedures easily surpass their budgets. So what is the...

20 Frequently Asked Questions About Novocaine, Answered
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20 Frequently Asked Questions About Novocaine, Answered

Anyone who has had an involved dental procedure has probably had a local anaesthetic. The most common of these is novocaine. Because dentists use novocaine so often, dental patients have a lot of questions about the drug and its use. It’s about time patients had their own easy-to-follow guide to novocaine. What is Novocaine, Exactly?...