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E-Cigarettes: How They Affect Oral Health

Electronic cigarettes have become a very popular alternative to the traditional cigarette. A lot of smokers have resorted to the e-cig for several reasons. For example, e-cigs don’t have the traditional cigarette smell, it’s cheaper, and it’s safer amongst other things. But one question lingers: do e-cigarettes pose a risk to your oral health?

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How to Pick the Right Toothpaste

Even though toothpaste is a very important part of dental health, we rarely talk about how to pick the ideal product to maintain your teeth their cleanest. When we go to the supermarket, we see more types of toothpaste than we could ever try in our lifetimes! Learn how to choose the best toothpaste for you.

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Manual Toothbrush VS Electric Toothbrush: Pros and Cons

The word “toothbrush” is pretty much associated with the manual toothbrush. The modern toothbrush as we know it today was invented in the late 1930s. Several updates and upgrades have been added to the toothbrush of that era, but the original concept has never changed. Yet in the 1990s, electric toothbrushes came to be a popular alternative to the traditional, manual style. Is one of these toothbrushes “better” than the other? Let’s take a look at the Pros and Cons of the two and find out.

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What is Oil Pulling? A Brief Intro

Oil pulling is a traditional oral remedy where oil is swished around your mouth to help strengthen your teeth. You can use any type of unrefined oil; coconut oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, or something else you may prefer. Use about a tablespoon of oil and swish it around your mouth for 10-20 minutes. Just like mouth wash, make sure the oil coats your teeth and gums. Find out more!

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Infant Tooth Decay is on the Rise but Easily Preventable

Tooth decay is prevalent in young children at a rate that experts say reaches epidemic proportions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42% of children aged 2 to 11 have experienced cavities in their baby teeth while 21% of children 6 to 11 experienced cavities in their permanent teeth. For children, especially younger ones, having healthy teeth isn't just vanity, it can be a matter of life and death.

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The 6 Worst Drinks for Your Teeth

Just because something tastes good, doesn’t mean it’s good for you. As dentists, we often see the bad consequences of “too much of a good thing” in our patients’ mouths. But here’s a helpful list of foods to avoid so you can keep those pearly white teeth, healthy and bright!

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Stress Awareness Month

April is stress awareness month and all of us at Jefferson Dental want our patients to be aware of stress and how it affects your oral health. We know that stress is hard on your heart. It also provokes anxiety, moodiness and depression. But stress has another arrow in its quiver – it can cause mouth pain and problems with your oral health. How? Whether you realize it or not, stress can cause multiple dental health problems.

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Spring Break Dental Tips

Spring Break is right around the corner. You know what that means, students. Mid-terms are over and it’s time to go to the beach, relax, drink, and party with your friends. Before you completely let go and have the time of your life, there are a few things you should know and consider while on vacation.

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Jefferson Dental Supports National Children's Dental Health Month

Jefferson Dental Supports National Children's Dental Health Month. Celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month by helping your kids protect their teeth. Reduce their risk of tooth decay by...

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New Year, New Smile! Free Teeth Whitening for Life

Smiling more should be at the top of everyone's 2014 to-do list. It can make you happier, improve your chances for career success, and help you catch the eye of that special someone. So why don't people smile more? Many are embarrassed by yellowed or stained teeth. Teeth usually darken as we age. Other factors can cause teeth to become discolored too, including...

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