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Summer is in high swing, bringing with it heat, sunlight, and the desire for cool summer treats! With a multitude of sweet treats out there, it can get tricky to sift through them to find what satisfies both your sweet tooth and your dentist. Luckily for you, we’re here to show you how your can develop a great smile over the summer months without sacrificing those sweet treats. https://goo.gl/h8XBQ8
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Yes, your wedding dress or suit is going to be a large attention magnet along with your choice of shoes and jewellery. However, your smile is the one other thing that everyone will see just as well, so make sure that it takes center stage! Having a great smile is something that will make your wedding day that much more special, and it’ll be great for the photo albums as well. https://goo.gl/A9pn6A
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If your midday meal consisted of foods high in refined carbohydrates and sugars, there will be a large increase in the number of bacteria inhabiting your oral cavity come mid-afternoon. Simple sugars and carbs are favourites of your local resident bacteria, and they will leap at any and all available sources. In this case, brushing after lunch can indeed make a positive impact by reducing the amount of free meals you’re offering your little hitchhikers, and therefore keeping their numbers under control. https://goo.gl/Mdwpz9
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Why Human Teeth are Crooked
Most animals have perfectly aligned teeth. So, why don't we? Peter Ungar, a dental anthropologist, explains the reasons why human teeth are so messed up in this article related to #teeth , #toothalignment and #dentalhealth .
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Parents are their children’s first and best role model. If your child sees that you are making daily flossing an important part of your life, they will be much more inclined to do the same. Ensure that you’re sending a clear message to your kids about the importance of flossing by doing it yourself! https://goo.gl/S95SWA
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We aren’t here to scare and chastise you for poor oral health habits! We’re here to help guide you towards fixing those poor habits and turning them into better ones. Regular dental checkups allow us to catch any potential problems before they really have a chance to take off and do serious damage. https://goo.gl/CDTpvX
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Your wedding is one of the most momentous events of your life. As such, you’ll want to make certain that everything goes exactly as planned, and that the execution is perfect. Where does this all start? With a perfect wedding smile! https://goo.gl/2wHPg2
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Smokers More Likely to Need Root Canals
It's never fun to hear the words "root canal" coming out of your dentist's mouth. But if you've recently been diagnosed as needing a root canal treatment, it may be comforting to know that you're not alone. Like you, it's estimated that about half of the adult population in the U.S. will need a root canal treatment by the age of 50.

The good news is if you don't smoke you can avoid increasing your chances of needing a root canal. If you do smoke, you may be surprised to learn about the recent dental health findings at Boston University's Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Studies there revealed that your gender, how much you smoke and how long you've been smoking can significantly multiply your need for root canal treatment.

Are Men More Vulnerable?

Poets, musicians and humorists have long opined the differences between men and women. How the sexes are dissimilar will always be hotly debated, but one thing is certain: Men and women are distinctly different when it comes to dental health.

A survey revealed that men of all ages are more likely than women to develop cavities, periodontal disease and oral cancer; smoking puts men at twice the risk over women. Smoking also doubles the need for root canals in men.

"Our study has shown that men have almost twice the risk of having root canal treatments if they smoke cigarettes, compared to men who never smoke," said Elizabeth Krall Kaye, author of the Boston University study and professor in the department of health policy and health services.

So does that mean women are in the clear? Not really, says Kaye. Historically, women haven't smoked as long or as much per day as men but Kaye believes that the risk associated with smoking and root canals still applies.

Why smoking makes men and women more susceptible to dental problems that require root canal treatment is still somewhat of a mystery. Kaye and her associates think the answers lie in what smoking does to your overall health: It affects your ability to ward off infection, increases inflammation and damages your circulation system.

Why Time Matters

If you recently picked up the habit of smoking, you may be at lower risk for root canals -- but don't let that fool you into thinking you're safe. The likelihood that a "newbie" smoker will need a root canal is still 20 percent greater than a non-smoker. Smoking for 4-12 years doubles the risk. But the most vulnerable are long-time smokers or anyone who has smoked for 12 or more years; the chances of needing a root canal then jumps to a whopping 120 percent more than non-smokers!

Fortunately, you can greatly reduce your need for root canals by quitting cigarette smoking and staying smoke-free. In fact, if you stay smoke-free for at least nine years, your chances of needing a root canal treatment can drop as low as a non-smoker's.

Rely on Your Dentist

It's important to remember that your dentist is the one person who can help you maintain good oral health even if you smoke. So don't shy away from your dentist if you're a smoker; dentists want to help you, not judge you. With regular dental visits and dental cleanings, your dentist can monitor your dental health and help alleviate some of the consequences of smoking.

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Of the three meals, lunch is the most likely to take place somewhere far from the comfort of your own toothbrush. Therefore, for many people, there is simply not enough time available to rush off to the bathroom for a thorough scrub. That being said, are the benefits to brushing after lunch enticing enough to warrant a change? https://goo.gl/3zxBsU
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Floss helps rid food debris from your gumline. If left to fester, small particles of food can cause an infection in the gums, leading to gingivitis or more serious periodontal disease. Realize that flossing is a critical aspect of maintaining a healthy smile, and stop putting it off! https://goo.gl/tQc6Cv
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