Toothbrush Confidential

Dental Health Options for a Child with Autism

Caring for the dental health of any child can be quite the challenge.  When you add in the specific parameters of a child with Autism, a parent can be at a loss for what to do. Often dentists will suggest general anesthesia, which can be hard on the child and the recovery time can be […]

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Keep Calm & Get Sedated

As you may have read in our previous article, Keep Calm & Get Educated, dental fear is real. You have no reason to be embarrassed or feel any deficiency. The only shame is not getting educated, discovering your options and taking care of your dental health. If you need a few more reasons to take […]

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9 Foods that Promote Dental Health

So you keep your biannual check ups with your dentist. You brush your teeth for two to three minutes and floss twice a day. Is there anything else you can do or celebrate that you already do to promote your dental health? Yes! Here are 9 food items you may already (yeah you!) include in […]

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6 Great Reasons to Take Care of Your Smile & a Giggle

Besides the fact that you are completely worth it, why should you take care of your smile? Smiling feels good, looks great and has shown to lower stress and therefore improve your overall health. Why not be proud of your smile too? Some studies have shown a link between tooth decay and diabetes, heart health […]

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So You Got A Little Dry Mouth – What’s the Problem?

If you’ve been experiencing a sticky dry feeling in your mouth, constant thirst, sores in your mouth, cracked dry lips, a dry raw tongue, tingling or burning sensation in your mouth or on your tongue, bad breath, or trouble tasting, speaking or swallowing you are experiencing dry mouth. You might have chalked it up to […]

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Implants and Mini implants: Enjoying Delights of Life

Most people would agree that it’s the quality of your life that makes life worth living. You might not wake up everyday with a smile on your face but there are always those key items in your heart that no matter how bad things get you can’t help but appreciate. I often have seniors debate […]

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Sensitive Teeth – Do I Need to Worry?

With the proliferation of toothpaste for sensitive teeth commercials littering the airways I wonder if sensitive teeth is a benign yet uncomfortable problem or an issue I should talk to my dentist about? Although you can mask your tooth sensitivity a little bit using a special toothpaste you’ll probably want to talk about it with […]

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Finding Fun in Flossing?

Flossing seems like such a chore. Yet once done properly your mouth feels so incredibly good.  Imagine taking a shower and you washed everything except your armpits. Not so comfy. Food and bacteria gets trapped between teeth creating cavities between the teeth. PLUS if you floss and your gums bleed, you are experiencing gum disease! […]

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What is this Conscious Sedation and Would it Work for Me?

I’m not necessarily afraid of going to the dentist. I just don’t enjoy people putting their fingers in my mouth and some of the procedures have less than enjoyable sounds even if I can’t feel the drill. When I found out that Conscious Sedation was an option, I was a little upset my previous dentist […]

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