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Tooth Decay vs Cavity

Many people think tooth decay and cavities are the same things. Well, the two conditions are related as cavities are a result of tooth decay. But they are not the same thing, so we shouldn’t use the words interchangeably. So what exactly is tooth decay and what is a cavity? How can you recognize, prevent,… Read more »
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How to Manage Dental Anxiety

Patients who have dental anxiety will often avoid dental visits and dental care. Left untreated, a patient with dental anxiety may let dental problems fester to the point of permanent damage to their teeth, gums, and even the underlying bone structure. Therefore, it’s in the dentist’s best interest to help patients overcome dental anxiety to… Read more »
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Dental Hygienist Duties: A Checklist

Dental Hygienists are the cornerstone of a dental office’s day-to-day operation. Every role in a dental office is important, but the dental hygienist is the person who provides the care and maintenance services for a patient’s mouth for the largest percentage of daily appointments. What Does A Dental Hygienist Do? Every dental office has its… Read more »
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Dry Mouth After Dental Work: What Does It Mean?

Dry mouth or xerostomia is a dental condition signified by an insufficient amount of saliva in the mouth. Producing a small amount of saliva may not sound problematic, but saliva has many functions. First, it keeps your mouth moist so that you can talk comfortably as well as taste, chew, and swallow food. Saliva also… Read more »
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A Day in the Life of a Dental Hygienist

Working as a dental hygienist can be a rewarding experience, but what if you’re not sure that experience is right for you? The best way to get a feel for working as a dental hygienist, without leaping to obtain your certification, is to see what a dental hygienist does on a typical day. Before Work… Read more »
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Caries Disease Awareness Month

October is Caries Disease Awareness Month! Caries Disease Awareness Month started as a movement dedicated to changing public perception about mouth health. We seek to educate the public about the actual cause of cavities. Decay is a disease process that can affect anyone regardless of good dental hygiene and low sugar intake. Fortunately, this process… Read more »
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Can You Brush Away a Cavity?

Can You Brush Away a Cavity? Cavities are one of the most common conditions Americans have. Unfortunately, many people avoid getting treatment for their cavities, perhaps due to financial constraints or other reasons. The CDC estimates that about 25 percent of American adults have at least one untreated cavity. They try to treat the condition… Read more »
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Can Coffee Cause Dry Mouth?

Dry mouth is a common condition where the salivary glands inside your mouth don’t produce enough saliva to keep your mouth moist. In minor cases, dry mouth causes mild discomfort and can be easily ignored. In severe cases, it can affect your ability to taste, chew, and swallow food or increases your risk of tooth… Read more »
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Gingivitis in combination with other medical issues. Is It More Dangerous?

If dental professionals confirm you have gingivitis, will it affect your current health condition? This is an interesting question that requires an instant response. Gingivitis, a form of gum disease, can make you susceptible to …
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What Causes Dental Caries?

Dental caries, commonly referred to as tooth decay or cavities, are the most common form of dental disease we encounter. In addition to being the most common, it’s also the most preventable and treatable. If you suspect you may have dental caries, this article will help you know for sure, how to prevent them, and… Read more »
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OMG! Do Receding Gums Look Like This?

Gum recession, a result of periodontal disease occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth starts to pull back or wear out, leaving gaps and pockets between the gum line and leading to exposed root. …
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Everything You Need to Know About Receding Gums

Receding gums aren’t appealing. They disrupt and distort the gum line, expose the tooth root and cause tooth elongation. This leaves you feeling self-conscious and unable to smile widely. But beyond being unattractive, receding gums …
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How to Use Denture Adhesives

If you have a denture installation, you probably won’t be able to do without denture adhesives. Denture adhesives help keep your denture in place so you can enjoy a flawless smile. Also, you can maintain …
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Zinc in Denture Adhesives: Everything You Need to Know

Recently, many denture adhesive manufacturers, like Super Poligrip and Fixodent, are under serious scrutiny because of the health risk that has been associated with the content of their products. Most denture adhesives contain zinc, and zinc, when …
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Is Denture Adhesive Dangerous?

It is always a laughable experience to see denture wearers losing their dentures into their cups when they try to sip a drink. There are many ways your dentist can install a denture. However, many …
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Electric Toothbrush and Flosser Combinations are Good for your Oral Health (Gums, Plaque and Stains)

The tooth is arguably man’s best feature, but only when its healthy and strong. And while it’s true that traditional brushing does remove dirt and plaque, that in itself is not enough to have a …
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Cordless Water Flosser types and specifications

Cordless water flossers are available in a variety of configurations. Specifications may differ depending on your dental condition or personal preference. However, regardless of which cordless model you purchase, make sure it meets your dental …
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Does Mouthwash Kill Covid-19?

SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) is a novel and severe acute respiratory disease found to affect birds and mammals. In humans, the coronavirus can cause respiratory tract infections that could range from mild …
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Best electric toothbrush with pressure sensor 2022: Reviews & Buying Guide

Over the years, researchers have worked tirelessly to bring forth a lasting solution to incessant oral health challenges through toothbrushes. One of the solutions led to the advent of electric brushes, and these devices have …
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The Benefits of Teledentistry: How Virtual Dentist Visits Are Improving Dental Services

Teledentistry is the range of technologies that give patients remote access to dental treatments. Technological advances have made it possible for patients to take a photo or video of their dental problem and send the image to their dentist. Dentists can also hold appointments via phone or video conferencing. Once the dentist sees the problem… Read more »
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October is Caries Disease Awareness Month!

October is Caries Disease Awareness Month! This month dentists across the country are focusing on changing the way they educate and talk about tooth decay. In an effort to educate people in very short dental appointments, many dentists have oversimplified the process of how cavities form. A cavity is the end result of a progressive… Read more »
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Sugar and Cavities: How Your Diet Affects Your Teeth

Cavities are one of the more frustrating dental issues to tackle. Thankfully, dental caries are preventable with good hygiene and some healthy diet tips. By following these guidelines regarding sugar and cavities, you can effectively decrease your dental caries risk. Sugar and Cavities During our very first dental visits as children, we are warned about… Read more »
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Genetics and Your Teeth

  Have you ever wondered if oral health and genetics are connected? If your parents were prone to cavities, are you predetermined to be as well? There is still more research to be done, but it is estimated that genetics account for around 10% of tooth decay. It makes sense that our genetics affect our… Read more »
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What is P4 Dentistry and How Can it Work for You?

  In keeping our mouth healthy and free from decay, it’s important for dental practitioners and patients to work together to assess, prevent, and treat dental caries disease. The P4 Model of dental care is a framework that helps patients and practitioners’ partner in creating optimal oral health for the patient. Let’s look at the… Read more »
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Periodontal Disease: What Foods to Avoid

When dealing with periodontal disease, there are many things that can help treat it. Diet, of course, is one of them—but what specifically should you avoid when you have periodontal disease? What types of food should you eat? With periodontal disease, foods to avoid include highly acidic and sugary substances. Periodontal Disease: What is It?… Read more »
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Good Oral Hygiene Habits for Back to School

It’s almost time for back to school, and going back with a clean bill of oral health is top of the list! With the end of summer approaching, it’s easy to get caught up in binders and crayons instead of toothbrushes and dental check-ups. This is the perfect time of year, though, to get organized… Read more »
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Toothache: Causes and Treatment

Toothache is one of the earliest signs that indicate that something is wrong with either your teeth or gum tissues. It may also be a referred pain to indicate a problem with other parts of …
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Gingival Hyperplasia: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Sometimes called gingival overgrowth, gingival enlargement, or hypertrophic gingivitis, gingival hyperplasia is an uncomfortable gum disease that could lead to poor oral hygiene and pain if not treated promptly. This condition is treatable, with the …
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Philips Sonicare One Review

When conventional brushing fails, we all seek solace with electric brushes to help maintain our oral hygiene. Electric toothbrushes eliminate the need for us to use force to remove plaque and dirt from around our …
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Customer Spotlight: Inside Scoop on Karmazin Dental’s Successful Cavity Prevention Program

We are proud to have Karmazin Dental as one of our amazing CariFree offices. Today they are sharing more about their cavity prevention program. We hope it will inspire your office as you help patients become cavity-free!   What is your why? Why is a caries prevention program important to you and your team? We… Read more »
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Everything About Dental Braces

All medical content on this site, including this guide and other product reviews, is written by our team of experienced writers and researchers. All writers from The Toothbrush Expert are recommended and reviewed in the …
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Blue Braces: How do you pick the right color?!

Looking at your misaligned teeth in the mirror can be very frustrating, but your frustration can be tamed with the hope that there’s a solution for your condition. When you’re planning a visit to the …
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How Oral COVID-19 Infections Impact Dental Safety

During the COVID-19 epidemic, we’ve heard a lot about how the virus invades the upper airways, nasal cavity, lungs, and even blood.  A new study looks at how the virus infects the mouth, and it has implications for how we close out the current pandemic and prepare for new ones in our dental practices. Researchers… Read more »
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Orthodontic Headgear

Headgear is an orthodontic device designed to treat different bite problems linked to irregular jaw positioning. This device uses a neck strap to attach to a patient’s head or face. Children aged 9 and above …
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What Causes Canker Sores?

Canker sores are not only inconvenient but can be incredibly painful. They can vary in severity and causes, but the good news is there are ways to prevent them. What is a Canker? A canker forms on the soft tissue in your mouth or at the base of your gums. This can make eating and… Read more »
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Red Braces are the perfect Color!?

When you notice your teeth have become misaligned, you’re naturally inclined to want to get it back to shape as soon as possible. Thanks to the many options available to orthodontists, you have a reliable …
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The Dry Mouth Syndrome and Possible Treatment

Saliva plays a critical role in the general well-being of the mouth. It neutralizes the effect of acidic content the mouth might be exposed to. It facilitates food swallowing and helps humans to taste food …
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Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Many people unconsciously and involuntarily grind their teeth, exposing them to acute sensitivity due to enamel wear and cavity opening, without even knowing it is a disorder that could negatively affect their general oral health. …
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Understanding Dental Erosion

Dental erosion affects the enamel of the teeth. It opens the teeth to dangerous attacks, weakens the teeth, and may result in teeth sensitivity and pain in patients. Also, dental erosion cannot be treated using …
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Why Use Black Braces?

Teeth misalignment can create an appearance that you don’t like. Thankfully, you have braces available to straighten your teeth and return your beautiful smiles. It’s usually one thing to choose braces as a treatment for …
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The History of Braces

Have you ever wondered who invented braces? Or where and when they were invented? The history of braces is surprising and takes us on a journey back thousands of years. We, surprisingly, have even more in common with ancient Egyptians than we might have thought! If you are getting braces, there are a lot of… Read more »
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History of Women in Dentistry

As we celebrate National Women’s History Month, we want to recognize women who made history in the world of dentistry. Women could not practice dentistry until the mid-1800s. Through hard work, powerful wills, and determination, these are some of the women who changed everything. The women who said yes, when the world said no. The… Read more »
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COVID and Your Gums

The world has changed so much in the last year and we are learning more about COVID-19 daily. We know risk factors for COVID can include age, lung disease, diabetes, and heart disease, but did you also know your oral health has an impact? A recent study shows the connection between gum disease and respiratory… Read more »
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Top 10 Best Denture Toothpaste 2021: Reviews & Buying Guide

Wearing partial or full dentures can cause bad breath and many other oral health issues. It’s important that you have effective denture cleansers to take proper care of your dentures. Denture toothpaste provides a safe and effective cleaning product to keep your dentures in the right condition. In this article, we …
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Top 10 Best Toothbrush For Toddler 2021: Reviews & Buying Guide

Introducing the use of a toothbrush to your toddler can be a bit difficult but with the right efforts and the right product, they can find fun in brushing their teeth and develop good oral hygiene. With the best toothbrush for toddler, your little one will …
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Customer Spotlight: Dr. Paul Keelan’s Office Reflects On 12 Years With CariFree

We are honored and proud to have Dr. Paul Keelan’s office as a long-time CariFree customer. We hope their reflection on the success and obstacles of their program will help you with your own journey to your patients becoming cavity-free! What is your why? Why is a caries prevention program important to you and your… Read more »
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Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 Review – Electric Toothbrush, [2021 updated]

Keeping sound oral health begins with patronizing the best oral care products. Without the right products, your oral health can be compromised, and we are sure you don’t want yourself dealing with dental issues. A …
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What Are the Four Benefits to Flossing?

How often do you floss? Is it necessary? How does it benefit your mouth? Flossing is one of those things we are told to do, and we know we probably should do it, but often we put it in an optional category. The truth is that flossing has enormous benefits and should be done every… Read more »
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What Kind of Mouthwash is Best for Braces?

If you have new braces, you probably also have a lot of questions. On top of adjusting to the fresh look and feel of them, it’s important to learn about orthodontic oral health. First, is it safe to use mouthwash with braces? Yes, it is! When you have braces, oral hygiene is incredibly important. It… Read more »
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How Often Should I Change My Toothbrush?

Brushing your teeth daily is one of the most important things that prevents cavities, and it does more than just that. Regular teeth brushing also helps fight gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. This makes a toothbrush a very important oral health tool. A tool we need to take good care of and replace… Read more »
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Best Electric Toothbrush And Water Flosser Combo 2021 [Top 10 ]: Reviews & Buying Guide

Keeping sound oral health is vital and certainly, no one enjoys visiting a dentist every week as a result of oral troubles. It’s important that you’re equipped with the right toothbrush and flosser to get rid of all endangering elements …
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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Review – Electric Toothbrush [2021 updated]

Compromised dental health poses a significant risk to your overall health. If your dental health sounds like something you want to protect from issues, you need to patronize effective and efficient oral care products. Maintaining …
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What States Allow Teledentistry?

Teledentistry is such an exciting new dental care option, and because it is a relatively new, you may wonder who can access it? What states allow Teledentistry? Are there any rules dental practices need to know? The tricky part is access to it varies depending on where you live. Laws are constantly changing though, so… Read more »
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Top 10 Best Denture Adhesive 2021: Reviews & Buying Guide

Battling with loose dentures can be quite uncomfortable and unhealthy. It’s important that your dentures stay in place, hence the need for denture adhesive. Adhesive works well to provide the much-needed grip to hold dentures in place. When in the market for an option, it’s important that …
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Top 10 Best Baby Toothbrush 2021: Reviews & Buying Guide

When your baby starts teething, it’s normal to worry about how to care for their emerging teeth. But it’s very important that you get the right materials – like a toothbrush – to help you care for their teeth. In this article, we will discuss all …
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Top 10 Highest Fluoride Toothpaste 2021: Reviews and Buying Guide

Tooth decay and cavities are severe oral health issues that require immediate steps to reverse. You don’t need to visit the dentist before you can prevent or reverse these problems because toothpaste can help you. Specifically, a toothpaste …
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Top 10 Best Waterpik For Flossing 2021: Reviews & Buying Guide

Brushing alone cannot remove all the plaque and bacteria in your mouth. Adequate oral health care requires other means like flossing to get the debris out completely. Thankfully, Waterpik water flossers have proven to be great for flossing. In …
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How to brush your teeth?

In this article, we will give you tips and tricks about the best way to brush your teeth. It is very essential for each and every one of us to brush our teeth at least …
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Compare the Best Electric Toothbrushes

Find the perfect electric toothbrush in the market in this buying guide. We sum up all different kind of brushing techniques, the advantages and disadvantages, which functionalities you definitely need etc.. All medical content on …
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