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Is Xylitol Toxic to Dogs?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Dental Care |

Yes, Xylitol Is Bad For Dogs Most dog owners know there are certain foods that we as humans love, but are quite dangerous to our dogs. Chocolate comes to mind immediately, but did you know that xylitol is bad for dogs? According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Xylitol is present in many products and foods for human use, but can have devastating effects on your pet. From newspaper to pillows, shoes, & slippers, it seems...

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Does Swimming In A Pool Damage Tooth Enamel?

Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in Dental Care |

Tooth Enamel Erosion & Swimming Pools It’s summertime, who doesn’t want to go in the pool? Well maybe that childhood friend you had with the in-ground pool…who never wanted to go swimming! Aside from the beach, lake, river, or any other aquatic respite from the summer heat, lounging in the pool is something we can all relate to. Whether we’re floating on a raft, bellying up to the bar, or exercising, swimming pools...

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Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes: Which Is Better?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Dental Care |

Which Is Better – A Manual Or Electric Toothbrush? We all do it…at least let’s hope so…but how we do it differs from person to person and household to household. Before we get into the dental debate about toothbrushes, let’s first examine why this daily dental ritual is so important in the first place. Adults over the age of 35 lose more teeth to gum disease (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of...

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4 New Year’s Resolutions to Make You Smile More

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Dental Care |

  The dawn of a new year brings us a time for change, a chance to take stock of the past 365 days and an opportunity to better ourselves by improving our quality of life. But how many of these New Year’s resolutions actually manage to see the first breath of Spring? Being that this isn’t a motivational blog post, let’s sink our teeth into some more manageable universally simple New Year’s resolutions to improve our oral health and maybe save...

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Are Root Canals for Kids?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Root Canals |

Do Kids Even Get Root Canals? Sometimes, if they haven’t done such a great job of maintaining a diligent daily dental hygiene regimen. Or they eat too many sweets, or some other reason why their baby teeth have developed tooth decay that has progressed to the level of becoming infected. Root canal canal treatment for children – and adults – helps save the tooth (or teeth) from bacterial infection or additional inflammation,...

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3 Reasons You Should Probably Floss at Work

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Dental Care | 0 comments

Regardless of what the Associated Press thinks, you still need to clean between your teeth. Brushing only cleans 60% of teeth surfaces. Flossing covers the rest. You don’t have to floss at-home. Stash your string at the office! Here are 3 reasons to do the deed at work: 1. Take a brain break. Brain breaks boost productivity. Approximately every 90 minutes, your brain cycles from its highest attention to its lowest attention. And one of the best...

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