Thumb Sucking and Dummies – Break Bad Habits

Babies have a biological desire to suck on fingers and objects (ie. dummies, pacifiers, toys). These habits are considered to be self-soothing and they often provide comfort to children. Up until a certain age, there is no detrimental effect to the teeth or jaws from these habits. This article will discuss the age at which thumb sucking and dummies become…

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Best At Home Teeth Whitening Tips from a Dentist

Pearly white teeth are something we all secretly want at a reasonable price, and with zero sensitivity. In the current market, there are a ton of whitening products – toothpaste, whitening strips, gels, charcoal, baking soda, lemon/vinegar juice. Some products are harmful, and others cause sensitivity. However, there are a few at-home teeth whitening tricks, which have no side-effects. Keep…

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Lemon Water – Is It Bad For Your Teeth?

Lemon water helps with weight loss, detoxification and digestion. Plus, it's an excellent source of Vitamin C, boosts immunity and provides antioxidants, BUT, it's bad for your teeth. In recent years, the popularity of lemon water has drastically increased due to its benefits in weight loss, and simply because it's a low-calorie refreshing drink. Moreover, lemon water is simply a…

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How Do I Get Rid Of Bad Breath?

Let’s be honest, everyone is self-conscious about bad breath. Once you realize you have it, you immediately jump into action and buy chewing gum, mints, mouthwash, etc…but everything feels like a temporary fix! Unfortunately, bad breath can be caused by multiple factors – dry mouth, poor oral hygiene, tartar build-up, medications, the type of food you eat, and even infections.…

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Supermarket Whitening Products

This article will discuss whitening strips, whitening toothpaste and whitening mouth rinses. But beware, before going to the supermarket and buying tooth whitening products, I always recommend patients to get a full dental check-up. If the whitening products are placed on teeth with cavities or recessed gums (meaning your gums have gone down), then supermarket whitening products can cause tooth…

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