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Keeping Your Gums Clean and Your Mouth Happy

When it comes to the mouth, the gums go under appreciated. Everyone focuses on the teeth and the lips, and the gums are left literally hidden in the shadows. But the truth is, your gums are doing a lot of …
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Halitosis? The Causes Behind Bad Breath

We’ve all been there. You wake up in the morning, press your tongue against the roof of your mouth, and taste something terrible. Putting your hand to your mouth, you breathe out and quickly sniff. Then you gag. You have …
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Teeth Whitening – Is it Bad for my Teeth? What if I have Braces?

Teeth are meant to be white. It’s their true, natural state. But maintaining that color can be tricky for some. Especially if you drink a lot of coffee/soda/tea, eat a lot of citric foods, or you’re a smoker. Brushing with …
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Tooth Enamel – Why it’s Important and How to Protect It

You hear almost every teeth related thing reference tooth enamel, but do you really know what it is? Or what it does? Or why it’s important? If you value your teeth (and you should), then you need to protect your …
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Choosing an Orthodontist in Burnsville, MN

Located right where 35E and 35W come together, Burnsville is positioned perfectly for those who enjoy suburban life but still like to visit the actual Twin Cities from time to time. Additionally, it’s very close the Mall of America and …
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The Worst Foods for Braces

There are some foods that are always bad for your teeth: candy, soda, large amounts of acidic foods, ice cubes (when you chew them). That’s pretty common knowledge. For those who have braces, there are a few more foods to …
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Providing the Best Braces Results with Interproximal Reduction

One of the best ways to make a first impression is with a simple smile. Smiles instill warmth and trust, allowing even strangers to feel more comfortable around each other. But some people lack confidence in their smile due to …
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The Connections Between Teeth, Self-Esteem, and How People Treat You

Your teeth might be shielded behind your lips, but it doesn’t take much for them to come out of hiding. A sudden smile, laugh, or wince, and your pearly whites are displayed for all the world to see. Depending on …
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What Can I Do About Teeth Grinding?

We all clench our teeth from time to time. Sometimes we wince in pain, or we get a little hot-headed, and our teeth naturally clench together. Maybe they even grind a little bit. You’re probably not going to hurt yourself …
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Life After Braces: What to Expect

You made it! After months of checkups, cleaning, maintenance, and more, your braces are finally coming off. Chances are, by this point, you’ve adjusted to braces being a part of your life. They’re practically an extension of your very mouth. …
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