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Are Your Teeth Dirty?

How many of you reading this actually learned about your teeth as a child? It was not something we talked much about, unless the tooth fairy made an appearance. We brushed every day, at least once twice a day maybe. By the time you knew you had a problem in a tooth,...

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The Reason I became an Oral Health Coach

My Story My name is Sheree Wertz I am a registered Dental Hygienist and an Oral Health Coach With over 30 years’ experience in the dental field my goal is to educate Moms so we can reduce the # of kids with cavities. What is an oral health coach? Simply put....It is a...

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Diet & Toothbrushing to Prevent Disease

Diet and toothbrushing Why is a healthy diet important to your oral health? We spend trillions of dollars in the United States to cure disease each year. With health care and insurance at an all-time high prevention is more important than ever. Simply changing your...

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Why Your Mouth Matters

Why your mouth matters You would not leave an open wound anywhere on your body untreated. Yet we do in our mouth. Your mouth is the main opening into your entire body. We put things in it all day long. Morning till night. We use our mouth to speak, breathe, and kiss....

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  Why are people avoiding dental visits? There are many reasons that the patient I see on a daily basis share for avoiding a visit to the dentist.  The most common reasons I hear are: fear, bad memories, cost, lack of insurance, time, nothing is bothering them...

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Why Do I Talk So Much About Toothbrushing?

That is a really good question! Why I was younger I was bulled because I had yellow gray teeth. Kids on the bus made fun of me and asked if I knew what a toothbrush was.  Talk about effecting your self esteem! This is why I became a dental hygienist in the first...

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Gingivitis- Cause- Symptoms-Prevention

Gingivitis – Causes, Symptoms, Prevention April 14, 2019 If you have been following me, You’ve probably heard the word gingivitis. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and is an inflammation of the gums caused by bacteria. If left untreated, gingivitis can...

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Oral Cancer Awareness

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month Do you smoke or use chewing tobacco?   Rarely a day goes by without a magazine, newspaper, or TV news report carrying a message about tobacco-related medical problems — the dangers of lung disease, cancer, heart problems, and...

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Dental Dictionary

Popular Dental Words and Definitions Abscess A collection of pus. Usually forms because of infection. Abrasion Wear and tear on the teeth Abutment A tooth or tooth structure which is responsible for the anchorage of a bridge or a denture. Acid Etching The process...

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