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Jan 2018

Strange Floss Substitutes

  Fingernails. Pieces of paper. Safety pins. Strands of hair. Have you used any odd things (read that as “anything besides floss”) to remove food stuck between your teeth? When appropriate tools aren’t around, people tend to use some common, but unusual, items to remove that piece of food stuck between their teeth, according to a national survey. The survey of 1,005 adults, found that...

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Your Dental Health Survival Guide For Halloween

23

Oct 2017

Your Dental Health Survival Guide For Halloween

With Halloween, along come the ghosts, the goblins, and the goodies! The sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you are not careful. The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat your Halloween candy than you are. When those bacteria eat all of that sugar an acid is produced. That acid is what can contribute to...

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Your Teeth Are Amazing!

03

Oct 2017

Your Teeth Are Amazing!

            Here are 5 interesting tooth facts about teeth. 1. People have been taking care of their teeth for centuries! The first toothbrushes were twigs that our ancestors chewed to fray the ends and clean their teeth. Egyptians, around 5000 BC, used crushed eggshells as a tooth polish. By 1700, there were bone handles with boar bristles inserted into small...

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Take care of your gums – help your heart?

14

Sep 2017

Take care of your gums – help your heart?

The American Heart Association published a statement in April 2012 supporting a connection between gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis) and heart disease. While the statement noted that current scientific data does not indicate if regular brushing and flossing or the treatment of gum disease will decrease the incidence or severity of the narrowing or the arteries (also called atherosclerosis) that can lead to heart attacks...

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28

Aug 2017

Healthy Teeth For A Lifetime

Taking steps to care for your mouth and teeth, starting early in life can help prevent problems as you get older. That means brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly, beginning in early childhood. Consider all that you do each day that is related to your mouth and teeth. You eat, you speak, you smile, you laugh, you relate to other people, and constantly make...

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Are You Afraid Of The Dentist?

31

Jul 2017

Are You Afraid Of The Dentist?

    If you are nervous or anxious about going to the dentist, realize that you are not alone. You are not the only person with a dental anxiety and you are definitely not the only dentally anxious patient that your dentist has treated. Whatever the reason for your fears, a good dental team can make sure your emotional health is taken care of along...

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14

Jun 2017

Toothbrushes: History and More!

Toothbrushes have come a long way since the earliest forms that existed nearly 5000 years ago. People in ancient civilizations used a small twig with a frayed end as a “chew stick”. The end was rubbed across the teeth to remove food particles. More recently (say 400 years ago), brushes were made of bone, ivory, or wood handles the held stiff bristles from hogs or...

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Fluoride in Water:  Safe and Effective

18

May 2017

Fluoride in Water: Safe and Effective

More than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that an optimal level of fluoride community water is safe and effective in reducing tooth decay by at least 25% in both children and adults. Simply by drinking water, Americans can benefit from fluoride’s cavity protection whether they are at home, work or school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named community water fluoridation...

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What If I Have A Tooth Broken Or Knocked Out?

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Apr 2017

What If I Have A Tooth Broken Or Knocked Out?

We always recommend a mouthguard when playing any sort of contact sport or when doing physical activities where a fall is a likely possibility, such as skateboarding, rollerblading, or gymnastics. Mouthguards will give you or your child the best possible protection for the teeth and smile. However, no matter how careful you are, accidents can still happen. Here are some tips on what to do...

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Protect Those Smiles!

06

Apr 2017

Protect Those Smiles!

April is National Facial Protection Month and everyone at Fornero Orthodontics wants to remind parents, coaches, and athletes to play it safe as you take part in recreational and organized sports. A person’s mouth and face can be easily injured while playing a sport if precautions are not taken. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 7 million sports and recreation injuries occur...

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