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Before or After Breakfast: When’s the Best Time to Brush?

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Father helping child brush their teeth in the morning.

Your morning routine probably looks like most people’s: get up, get dressed, have breakfast, then brush your teeth. You’ve probably done this so often that it’s already a deeply ingrained habit. But did you realize that a simple change to your morning routine might make a huge difference to your oral health? Many dental experts are now saying that brushing your teeth before breakfast may be more beneficial than waiting until after you’ve already eaten. Read on to learn how timing can make a difference while brushing and what would actually be best for your smile first thing in the morning.


Addicted to Sugar? 5 Tips for Beating Your Cravings

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“Sugar” written in sugar near candy and donuts

Sugar is one of the biggest threats to your oral health, putting you at severe risk for tooth decay. To keep your smile safe, you may resolve to cut sugar out of your diet as much as possible – but that might be trickier than you think. Many people are genetically disposed to sugar addiction, resulting in them binging on sweets and soda. If your sugar cravings are making it hard for you to take good care of your smile, here are 5 tips that can help you get them under control.


5 Health Problems You Didn’t Realize Could Be Linked to Oral Hygiene

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Heart with heartbeat pulse to symbolize heart disease

Toothaches, bleeding gums, and bad breath are all classic hallmarks of poor oral health. It goes without saying that if you don’t take care of your mouth, your smile will suffer the consequences. But what many people don’t realize is that the consequences of not keeping up with their oral hygiene can spread to the rest of the body if the bacteria in the mouth enter the bloodstream. If you need some extra motivation to visit the dentist for checkups and cleanings, here are 5 serious health problems that have been linked to poor oral health.


Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

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Panoramic X-ray showing wisdom tooth pushing other teeth

Over three-quarters of the population will suffer from impacted wisdom teeth at some point in their lives. In other words, there’s a very good chance that you and your loved ones will eventually need wisdom teeth removal if you haven’t undergone such a procedure already. But are you fully aware of why the extraction needs to happen? Some people don’t realize the potential dangers of impacted wisdom teeth and don’t seek care as soon as they should. Keep reading to learn more about 3 of the potential consequences that you could suffer if there’s not enough room in your mouth for third molars.


Hidden Cavities: How to Prevent Decay Between the Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 3:19 pm
Man in white shirt rubbing his jaw due to toothache

You’ve recently started experiencing tooth pain and sensitivity that you know could point to decay. But when you look at your teeth in the mirror, you don’t notice anything wrong. How can that be? In many cases, it could be that you are indeed suffering from tooth decay – you just can’t see it. A cavity can form anywhere on your teeth, and that includes the spaces between them. It’s important to be aware of this type of decay so that you can work to prevent it from happening and take action if it does occur. Read on to learn everything you need to know about cavities between the teeth (also known as interproximal cavities) so that you can protect your smile!


Why Certain Children’s Drinks Might Be Bad for Their Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 3:46 pm
Illustration of juice box with a pineapple on it

Fruit drinks and flavored water seem like the perfect drinks for children. After all, not only do they taste great, but they’re also healthy for your little one – or at least, that’s how they’re marketed. In reality, though, these drinks could be doing more harm than you realize, especially to your child’s teeth. Recent studies have shown that many drinks that appear on the surface to be healthy can actually increase the risk of children’s cavities; read on to learn more about this link and how you can protect your little one from decay.


5 Reasons Why People Choose Dental Implants

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Man and woman with dental implants hugging and smiling

It used to be that if you wanted to replace your missing teeth, you either got a dental bridge that used your natural teeth for support or a denture that rested directly on your gums. While both of these options are still available today, more and more people are favoring a more modern approach to tooth replacement: dental implants. These sturdy titanium posts can be the next best thing to getting your real teeth back, and they provide long-term value that traditional bridges and dentures can’t match. Here are 5 key reasons why dental implants are currently all the rage with both dentists and patients.


Why Does Your Dentist Use a Suction Device?

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 7:19 pm

At some point during your last dental cleaning, you may remember the dentist putting a suction device in your mouth while they worked. Have you ever stopped to think why they do this? Dental suction is an often overlooked aspect of regular dental care, but it’s essential for keeping other patients and the dentist safe from potentially harmful dental aerosols – which is all the more important in a time where COVID-19 is such a big concern. In this post, you’ll discover what’s really happening during chairside suction.


5 Terms to Know Before a Dental Implant Consultation

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 8:29 pm
Model of an implant, abutment, and dental crown in jaw

You’ve decided that you’re interested in getting a dental implant to replace your missing tooth, so you visit your dentist to learn more about the procedure. However, during your consultation, the dentist keeps using all kinds of terms that you’re unfamiliar with, and as a result you’re no longer confident that you understand the process enough to make a well-informed decision. To avoid this situation, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the following 5 terms that will likely come up when discussing implants.


How Exercise Might Be Bad for Your Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 4:59 pm
Close-up of man’s arm while he lifts weights

Even the best health decisions can sometimes lead to problems later down the line if you’re not aware of some of the unintended side effects. For example, working out is an excellent way to strengthen your body and protect your overall health, but you may not realize the damage it is doing to your teeth. In fact, you might not realize it’s having any effect on your mouth at all until it’s too late! If you often hit the gym or have a workout regimen that you follow every day, it’s important to be aware of the unintended consequences it might have on your oral health.

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