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Dental Problems

What’s Damaging Your Teeth?

Posted 09-29-2014 at 03:56 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 10-06-2014 at 02:37 PM by ChristaIB

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If you're a certain age, you may notice that your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be. Some teeth may have chipped, cracked, fallen out or been otherwise damaged. Your enamel may be worn so thin that hot or cold fluids cause pain. So, what’s damaging your teeth and what can you do about it? We might just have the answer.

The Most Common Teeth Destroyers

Our teeth are strong, but at the same time, they are vulnerable to wear and tear. Enamel...
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5 Ways to Boost Your Child's Dental Health

Posted 02-20-2014 at 02:33 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 02-20-2014 at 03:01 PM by ChristaIB

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Although it's visually appealing to have a bright, beautiful smile, it's also important to your health. Optimal oral health can help prevent a number of infections and chronic pain. It can also prevent costly repairs in the future.

Teaching kids how to have good oral hygiene is important to boost your child's dental health. Issues like cavities, gingivitis and tooth decay are just a few of the results of poor oral hygiene. Good habits should start from the time...
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How Your Mouth Reflects Your Health

Posted 12-12-2013 at 04:19 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Ever wonder why your doctor tells you to open your mouth and say "ah" at each checkup? It’s because the condition of your mouth and throat can tell a doctor a few things about what is going on in your body. Your dentist can also tell a lot about your overall health based on the state of your gums, teeth and tongue. For example, if your gums are pale (more white than pink), that may be a sign that you have anemia.

Learn more about how your mouth can sometimes reveal,...
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Dental Habits Everyone Needs to Break

Posted 02-08-2013 at 01:12 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 10-16-2013 at 11:32 AM by ChristaIB (add anchor text links)

Do you have good or bad dental habits? We all know that we should brush and floss our teeth at least two times a day, if not more. This is important for good oral hygiene – healthy teeth and gums – and also important for our general health. Did you know that the habits that we need to break:

Bad Habit #1: Brushing Irregularly or Quickly

When we are in a hurry or too tired to...
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