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Do I Really Need to Floss?

Do I Really Need to Floss?

by Shearly (SU)
Even though the importance of proper brushing, rinsing, and flossing is ingrained in most of us at an early age, this simple act often gets ignored. According to one study, only four out of 10 Americans floss at least once a day, and 20 percent ignore the routine altogether.

Should I Brush My Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

Should I Brush My Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

by Holly (SU)
Which activity should come first in your morning routine: breakfast or brushing your teeth?

What Happens if You Don’t Treat an Infected Tooth?

What Happens if You Don’t Treat an Infected Tooth?

by Holly (SU)
What do pain, sensitivity when chewing, bad breath, facial swelling, and fever have in common? They’re all signs of an abscessed tooth – a condition where a pocket of pus (caused by a bacterial infection) builds up around the tooth.

A Dry Run: What Causes Xerostomia & What You Can Do About It

A Dry Run: What Causes Xerostomia & What You Can Do About It

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Saliva, spit, whatever you call it – if you’re not making enough of it, your mouth may feel dry and just plain uncomfortable. Saliva has many purposes including serving as a natural mouthwash, helping us digest food, and preventing infections by managing levels of bacteria.

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