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Advice from Dr. Schau

A person’s teeth can remain healthy throughout his or her entire life. While you would primarily maintain yours by using a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth two times per day, there are other strategies that help ensure tooth health such as flossing the gaps between teeth daily. Sources of fluoride also combat tooth decay, […]

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Understanding Pain and Problems in the Jaw

Disorders affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can lead to jaw pain, reduced jaw mobility, or popping sensations when chewing or opening the mouth. Problems may result after injury or may be due to poor dental alignment or joint degradation. Behavioral and home remedies are often effective for alleviating symptoms. A person with jaw discomfort may […]

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How to Decide Between an Electric Toothbrush and a Manual Toothbrush

Should you use an electric toothbrush, or stick with the traditional manual toothbrush? With so many products on the market, it can be difficult to make a decision. The traditional manual toothbrush can give you a thorough clean and remove plaque without much difficulty. However, if you’re looking for a better clean or having trouble […]

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Five Reasons Why The American Dental Association Recommends Adding Fluoride To Community Water Supplies

1. Produces Positive Results Scientific evidence has shown for decades that water fluoridation is harmless and beneficial. The World Health Organization, American Dental Association, and numerous other reputable health groups approve of water fluoridation. 2. Fluoride is a Naturally-Occurring Substance The process of fluoridation enhances water with a substance that occurs in water supplies naturally. […]

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5 Reasons to Not Put off Going to The Dentist

Losing Your Teeth When you choose not to visit the dentist, your teeth can fall right out of your head. You will have gaps in your teeth that will set you apart from everyone else. Undesirable Toothaches When your teeth become sensitive, this can be an early sign of a horrible toothache. The sooner you […]

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Teeth Cleaning While Pregnant

Pregnancy brings on many exciting feelings and with it, many doctor visits to ensure mother and baby are, and remain, healthy. Taking good care of your teeth before becoming pregnant is a great way to make sure your teeth are in their best shape during pregnancy and after the arrival of the bundle of joy. […]

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The Importance of Caring for Your Toothbrush

To keep your mouth clean and healthy, daily use of a toothbrush is required. A quality toothbrush promotes good hygiene. It is recommended by the ADA to replace toothbrushes every three to four months. In the last few years, scientists have investigated to see if toothbrushes might cause infections. The oral cavity is where hundreds […]

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