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In most grocery stores, there is an entire aisle dedicated to toothpaste. So, how do you know which one is right for you? At Anderson and Atkins Dentristry we've compiled a list for you, that way, the next time you go to brush your teeth, you know you’re effectively taking care of your teeth and gums.
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Maybe you’re meticulous about brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and scheduling a cleaning twice a year with your dentist. Keep it up! This is the best practice to avoid and prevent oral health problems. But how do you know if it’s time to make an appointment outside of routine cleaning? Below is a list of 8 signs that it’s time to call your dentist. If you notice at least one of these issues, don’t wait. Our team at Anderson & Atkins Dentistry is here to serve you and help you...
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Habits like brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing every day, limiting sugar intake, avoiding tobacco, and scheduling routine examinations will protect your teeth from unwanted plaque buildup that can lead to tooth decay and other painful problems. But did you know that brushing your teeth regularly will only be effective if your toothbrush is in good condition? Here are our answers to common questions that ensure your toothbrush is doing its job and your mouth stays healthy.
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you’re celebrating with friends, or going out to dinner with your special someone, you want to feel confident about your smile. In fact, you want to feel good about your teeth every day for the rest of your life, right? The good news is you can show your mouth a little TLC and protect your smile for years to come.
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Cavities are one of the most common health issues in America. They can affect young children, teenagers, and adults. There are multiple reasons cavities may occur. Bacteria that linger in your teeth from frequent snacking, drinking sugary drinks, and not cleaning your teeth correctly contribute to the formation of cavities. Cavities can lead to extreme toothaches, infection, or loss of the tooth. So, at the first sign of a cavity, schedule a visit with your dentist.
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Flossing your teeth is an important step in your dental hygiene. You can protect your teeth and gums from decay by removing bacteria and food residue when you floss at least once a day. Find a time of day when you have a few extra minutes to floss after brushing your teeth. To make sure you’re flossing the right way, we’ve simplified the process into six easy steps.
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During this busy time, many people forget about the importance of taking care of their children’s dental needs. But the start of the new school year is a great time to revamp your oral care habits and prioritize a healthy mouth. Here are three tips you can do today to get your children (and their teeth) ready for the school year.
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Did you know that your baby is born with all 20 primary teeth? They’re just nestled below the gumline until your child is about 6 months old. The teeth begin to come through between 6 to 12 months, and most children have their full set of teeth by the time they are 3 years old. This can be an uncomfortable time for your baby, but there are several things you can do to help alleviate your baby’s pain.
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Gum disease, or periodontitis, is an infection of the gums that can lead to the destruction of bones that support your teeth. Periodontitis is sneaky and, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. However, it is largely preventable and treatable! You just need to know what to look out for so that you can address it before it does too much damage.
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The lingering pain from a tight jaw often causes discomfort in other parts of your body like your head, neck, ears, teeth, or face. The pain may also oscillate between throbbing, aching, or severe. Typically, a tight jaw is a culprit of a jaw joint that suddenly locks, clicking noises in your jaw, or a limited range of motion when you try to open your mouth. Tightness in your jaw is not something you should ignore. In many cases, there are at-home remedies to reduce the pain and preventative mea...
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