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Teen Food and Drink Choices

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Jun 2016

Teen Food and Drink Choices

  Adolescence is a peak time for bone growth in teenagers. These years are a time when more nutrient-packed calories are needed to fuel growing bodies and strengthen teeth and bones. However, today’s busy teen lifestyles are more likely to be packed with soda, high sugar energy drinks, and sugary high carbohydrate foods that usually replace healthy foods such as milk, fruits and vegetables. The...

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Jun 2016

Take Care Of Your Teeth

  It’s so important to take care of your teeth every day! Brushing thoroughly at least twice each day and flossing every day will help keep those pearly whites healthy and looking good. But, that is only part of a successful routine. Visiting your dentist twice a year is also a huge part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Your dentist and dental hygienist will...

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Importance of Mouthguards

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May 2016

Importance of Mouthguards

Imagine what life would be like if you were to lose one of your front teeth. So much would be affected – smiling, eating, talking. No one wants an injury to their face or mouth, but knowing how to protect your mouth and teeth from injuries is especially important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities. Mouthguards help cushion a blow to...

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The Dirty Truth About Your Toothbrush

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May 2016

The Dirty Truth About Your Toothbrush

Most of us know how important it is to take care of our teeth, but did you know it’s just as important to take of your toothbrush too? We’re confident that our toothbrush is doing its job. We assume it will get rid of that disease-causing, bacteria-containing plaque every time we brush. The problem is if you are using an old toothbrush you’re not doing...

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Attention, Seniors: Medicare Does Not Cover Most Routine Dental Care

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Apr 2016

Attention, Seniors: Medicare Does Not Cover Most Routine Dental Care

If you’re getting close to your 65th birthday or have already reached or surpassed it, you probably have done some research on Medicare and what it means to you and your health. Did you know that there are different types of Medicare coverage that you can sign up for when you reach your golden years? Unfortunately, some services and products that you’re used to having...

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5 Expert Tips to Help You Brush With Braces

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Apr 2016

5 Expert Tips to Help You Brush With Braces

If you have braces, you probably can’t wait to see your brand-new smile once the braces come off your teeth. While it can feel like a long wait, there are several things that you can do to ensure that you protect your smile, and one of them is maintaining good brushing habits while you still are wearing your braces. It’s true that brushing your teeth...

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3 Big Benefits Your Child Receives in Early Orthodontic Treatment

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Mar 2016

3 Big Benefits Your Child Receives in Early Orthodontic Treatment

As a parent, you probably have many questions when it comes to orthodontic treatment for your child, including when is the best time for treatment, what the treatment entails, and which benefits your child would experience from the treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should see an orthodontist for an initial evaluation at age 7. This evaluation will allow Dr. Fornero to...

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9 Quick Ways You Can Relieve Dry Mouth

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Mar 2016

9 Quick Ways You Can Relieve Dry Mouth

Do you find yourself frequently parched or constantly thirsty? You might have dry mouth. Medically known as xerostomia, dry mouth is a very common condition that many face daily. It is often a symptom of the salivary glands not working properly and is often associated with aging, anxiety, dehydration, depression, smoking, stress, snoring, and drinking alcohol. Pregnant or breastfeeding women may also experience dry mouth...

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10 Celebrities Who Once Wore Braces

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Feb 2016

10 Celebrities Who Once Wore Braces

If you’re thinking about getting braces for yourself or if your child’s teeth are in need of some orthodontic care, you’re not alone. More than 4 million people in the United States wear braces, and 25% of these individuals are adults. Within these 4 million American citizens are several celebrities who have also worn braces, retainers, and even headgear either as children, teenagers, or adults....

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Love Your Teeth? Steer Clear of Soft Drinks

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Feb 2016

Love Your Teeth? Steer Clear of Soft Drinks

When it comes to braces, we often think about being cautious when we eat. We have to be careful when we eat certain foods, and many times we avoid other kinds of foods to protect our orthodontic appliances and our teeth. However, we might not give much thought to the things we drink, even though we really should. Soft drinks, for example, can do quite...

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