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What is Your Tongue Saying About Your Health?

When we think about taking care of our dental hygiene, many of us don’t think about taking care of the tongue along with our gums and teeth. However, the tongue is a large part of our dental care routine. The tongue can hold onto bacteria, that if not dealt with properly (brushing your tongue when

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and what better time to educate your children about proper oral hygiene, cavity protection, and when to consider getting braces? Whether you have teenagers, toddlers or everything in between it’s never too early to start practicing and discussing correct oral hygiene. This article focuses mainly on teaching accurate

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Brushing with Braces: What You Need To Know

Whether you’re a pre-teen, teen or adult who has just been fitted for ceramic or clear braces in Idaho Falls, it’s important to understand that you’ll be brushing and flossing your teeth in a whole new way than what you’re used to. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been brushing and flossing your teeth everyday for

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4 Myths About Your Child’s Oral Hygiene Debunked

As you spend hours enjoying your baby’s toothless grin, their oral hygiene is the last thing on your mind. However, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “one out of ten two-year-olds already have at least one cavity and by age five, nearly 50 percent of children have one or more cavities.” Reading statistics like

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Everything to Know About Baby & Toddler Dental Exams

Did you know that more than 25 percent of 4-year-olds have already had a cavity? Many parents don’t think about a child getting a cavity that young, but it’s possible and very common. How can you take preventative measures against cavities and other dental problems for your baby or toddler? Good oral care begins at

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7 Ways to Keep Your Teeth Clean with Braces

Cleaning your teeth with braces can often be hassle. Elastics and wires make it harder to floss and brush. Food becomes lodged and more difficult to get rid of. And plaque seems to never stop building up. Not taking proper care of your teeth can lead to gum disease or gingivitis (inflammation of the gums),

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