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The F Word

The F Word Floss…. What word were you thinking? Out of all of the word in the English dictionary we refer to one word as the F word. It is the one magical word that just by its sound it can describe pain, pleasure, hate, and love. The  F word I am describing is...

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Why is chewing your food important?

Chewing is a lot like breathing; it is something we just do. Saliva, also known as Spit, is something we take for granted and don’t think much about it. Yet it plays a vital role in our digestive system. The primary purpose of the saliva is lubrication, which makes...

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My Child is Teeth Grinding

  Why is my Child grinding his/her Teeth? When we put our kids to bed, we would like them to have sweet dreams and breathe easily; however, this is not always the case. Grinding/ bruxism Bruxism is the medical term for the grinding of teeth or the clenching of...

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Let’s make toothbrushing fun!

Getting your kids to brush their teeth is all about what we teach them and the example we set.  Children model our behavior. When I am talking to moms about the challenges that they face getting their kid to brush their teeth, I hear…. “I don’t have time!” “It’s a...

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Why Does My Breath Smell?

I get asked this question a lot as a dental hygienist! There are many reasons you may have stinky breath. Poor Oral Hygiene (You are not brushing properly along the gums) Dry Mouth Tonsil stones You ate something smelly The food you are eating is not agreeing with...

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Why Brush Your Teeth Before Bed?

From this dental hygienist’s viewpoint, the most crucial time to brush is before going to bed. Why Brush Before Bed?  When you think of a typical day, picture all the meals, snacks and beverages you have consumed.  When bedtime comes around, there are a lot of food...

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Preparing for your baby!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhMnU7JgzPg&feature=em-uploademail Preparing for your baby Having a baby is an exciting time in your life! Ready or not, there is so much to consider when starting a family, you want to do everything possible to give your little...

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Do You Know Your Numbers?

  If you don't know what this means keep reading Know your numbers Dental professionals use an instrument called a "periodontal probe" is used to take depth measurements, usually 6 measurements per tooth. Three on the outside and three on the inside. If you...