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What You Should Know About Vaping and Oral Care
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What You Should Know About Vaping and Oral Care

The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vaping has soared in recent years. The promise of fewer health risks than cigarettes is appealing to users. But few people stop to consider the impact that the chemicals in e-cigarettes might have on one’s oral health. While it’s true that vaping eliminates the tar in cigarettes, other...

How Does Dental Pulp Get Infected?
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How Does Dental Pulp Get Infected?

Deep inside the center of every tooth is an area called the pulp chamber. An infection in the pulp chamber can be painful and lead to serious dental issues. What exactly is dental pulp? And how does dental pulp get infected? What is Dental Pulp? Dental pulp is sometimes called the root of the tooth....

5 Ways Your Parents Mislead You About Your Teeth
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5 Ways Your Parents Mislead You About Your Teeth

Parents usually mean well, especially when it comes to our health. But sometimes, they just didn’t know any better. Many dental patients end up following dental advice from their parents for decades, not realizing that the information has been debunked or disproved since the time they were kids. Recently, the Dental Health Society went around...

Are Teeth Whitening Kits Safe?
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Are Teeth Whitening Kits Safe?

Many people have turned to at-home teeth whitening kits of all kinds to give themselves a brighter, whiter smile. But these kits vary widely in terms of their safety and effectiveness. Depending on the type of kit, there can be severe side effects if you do not follow directions carefully. Take tooth bleaching kits that...

“My Kids Don’t Brush Well. What Can I Do?”
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“My Kids Don’t Brush Well. What Can I Do?”

Our dentists hear it all too often from parents: “My kids don’t brush well.” Or “My kids aren’t brushing as much as they should.” Sometimes, parents are just making excuses—but more often, they genuinely want to know what they can do to improve their kids’ oral health. Let’s face it, most kids hate brushing their...

Is There Such a Thing as “Just for Kids” Dental Service?
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Is There Such a Thing as “Just for Kids” Dental Service?

All parents, new or experienced, want what is best for their kids. They often do a lot of research and take great care to find the right pediatrician. But many don’t think about their child’s dental care in the same way. Is there such a thing as “just for kids” dental service? There are pediatric...

Sealants Wearing Out? Is That a Thing?
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Sealants Wearing Out? Is That a Thing?

Dental sealants (sometimes called tooth sealants) can be a great way to prevent tooth decay, especially in younger children. But the plastic used to make those sealants does not last forever. Over time, it does wear away. This leads many parents to ask: Are sealants wearing out normal? How long do dental sealants last, typically?...