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4 Ways ClearCorrect Sets You Free

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 3:57 pm

Is it any wonder why so many adults are reluctant to get braces even when their teeth are crooked? Because the braces are permanently stuck in place and are readily visible to anyone who sees your smile, they have an unavoidable influence on the quality of your life and can leave you feeling very limited in what you can do. The following 4 freedoms of ClearCorrect can make your orthodontic treatment a much more positive one that puts control back in your hands.


Why Crunching Ice is Bad for Your Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 4:37 pm
Ice cube on a cold surface

When you’ve finished off a refreshing beverage, the temptation to start crunching on one of the ice cubes left at the bottom of the glass can be pretty strong, especially on a hot day. But while it might be refreshing in the moment, chewing on ice can mean serious trouble for your smile later on, especially if you’ve made a habit of it. In this post, you’ll learn more about the dental dangers of chewing ice as well as some tips that can help you stay cool without putting your teeth at risk.


6 Questions to Ask at Your Next Dental Appointment

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Female patient getting her teeth checked by dentist

Your dentist will ask all kinds of questions during your biannual checkups, such as “Are you brushing regularly?” and “Have you noticed anything unusual in your mouth?” But if you want to keep your smile as healthy as possible, it’s important to take initiative, and that sometimes means asking questions on your own. During your next dental appointment, try asking some of the 6 questions below and see what your dentist has to say.


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

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 6:16 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 6:06 pm
“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

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 3:16 pm
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?

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 3:06 pm
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 rubbing 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

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 3:45 pm
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.

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