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Get to Know Your Oral Microbiome

The microbiomes of our mouths are filled with hundreds of different types of bacteria, and contrary to what you might expect, most of them are not harmful.

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What Determines the Price of a Crown?

"How much does a crown cost?" It may seem like a simple question to ask your dentist, but the answer is more complex that you might think.

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Why Does My Tooth Ache?

Toothaches are a common reason for dental visits. Most pain or discomfort is due to cavities. However, there are a number of other potential causes as well.

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Tongue Scraping—What it is and What it Could do for Your Oral Hygiene

At every dental appointment, dental patients are reminded of the importance of their at-home oral hygiene practices: Brush your teeth, floss, rinse and so on. Everyone knows the basics, but have you heard of tongue scraping?

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How Often Do You Need to See a Dentist?

Some say once a year, some say twice a year. The real answer to how many dentist appointments you need is not what you might expect!

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Get in the Habit to Floss With These Methods

Flossing is an important part of any at-home oral hygiene routine. But it’s also a source of anxiety, pain, and even shame. Instead of dreading the inevitable “floss talk” from your dentist, try these tricks to get in the habit of flossing regularly.

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What Does It Take to Be a Dentist?

As a patient, you may wonder exactly what qualifications you need in order to poke around other people’s mouths! Many people don’t know exactly how much time and preparation goes into learning dentistry.

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Family History and Your Oral Health

You might have heard that you have your father’s eyes or your grandmother’s sense of humor. Maybe you know what diseases or medical concerns run in your family. But do you know what dental conditions are in your genes?

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Sealants Really Do Prevent Tooth Decay

Sealants have long been a routine part of preventive dental care for children. Since at least the 1970s, sealants have been placed on children's teeth in order to prevent cavities and decay.

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