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Can Crooked Teeth Cause Health Issues?

No one dreams of having a mouth full of crooked teeth. Many people decide to get braces because they want a more attractive smile, but did you know that crooked teeth can actually cause health issues?

Before we dive in to how exactly the alignment of your teeth is connected to your health, let’s start with the basics. Why do some people suffer from crooked teeth? Crooked teeth can be caused by a multitude of reasons:

Worst Foods for Your Teeth

We all know there are certain things we should stay away from for the sake of our dental health, like sodas and candy. But the fact is that there are so many other types of food that can hurt your teeth, and you’re probably not even aware of them. Read on to find out more about the biggest enemies to your dental health.

Dental Care Essentials for Those Who Travel Often

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If you’re a frequent traveler, chances are you have your packing down to a science. You know exactly what shirt and what socks will go where in your suitcase. But have you given much thought to keeping up your dental health while traveling? Don’t let something this important fall by the wayside. Taking care of our teeth is so often an afterthought— let’s make it something we actively do!

When Should My Kids Start Brushing Their Own Teeth?

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All parents want the best dental health for their kids. But sometimes it’s hard to know when to make the transition from brushing your child’s teeth to having them brush their own teeth. Never fear! We’ll tell you the best time to pass the reins to your kids. Here are some tips that will help you know when your child is ready to brush their teeth solo.

Floss Picks vs. Traditional Floss

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So it's your semiannual dental check-up — are you already dreading being asked if you've been flossing? The general recommendation is to floss at least once a day, but many of us let that fall by the wayside. If you can't seem to get into the routine of using traditional floss, then you may want to consider using a floss pick instead. We wrote up a comparison of the two options to help you decide which is best for you.

Link Between Oral Health and Overall Health

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There's a common saying in the dental industry: "healthy mouth, healthy body." Many people don't realize just how connected oral health is to overall health. That's why it's so important to keep up with your regular dental visits! Here are some of the main ways that oral health and overall health are linked:

When Should Kids First Go to the Dentist?

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It’s never too early to teach your child to practice good oral hygiene. In fact, you should take your child to his or her first dentist visit as soon as their first tooth erupts, which can be as young as six months old!

While it might sound crazy to take such young children to the dentist, here are reasons why it will only help your child in the future.


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