22Oct, 2015

Toothbrush Tips to Keep Your Teeth in Shape

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We’ve all been taught to brush at least once per day. This is a mantra that sticks in our heads practically the moment we grew teeth! We know that we should brush because the bacteria in our mouths lead to cavities, tooth decay, and even gum disease. However, what many people don’t know is that there are right and wrong ways to brush our teeth. What many people see as a simple and everyday task actually requires some prior knowledge in order to truly protect our pearly whites intact and bright […]
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4Oct, 2015

Teeth Whitening and How to Keep it that Way

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Everybody loves seeing those pearly white teeth.  The aesthetic glamour it brings added to one’s confidence, especially when dealing with different situations. The reason why your pearly whites become not so white anymore is because of the mineral structure of teeth and the discoloration that can be brought about by different food you intake such as coffee, tea and even those found in tap water.  However, there is no need to fret, it is  There are things to consider before undergoing different procedures, and most importantly, making sure that you keep those […]
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A Guide to Nighttime Oral Care | Family Dentist | Minneapolis Dental
26Aug, 2015

A Guide to Nighttime Oral Care

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A Guide to Nighttime Oral Care “Brush your teeth before going to bed!” your mom always said. As a kid, you found this incredibly annoying as most kids are too lazy to brush their teeth at night and would rather just go straight to bed than spend all that time scrubbing their teeth and flossing out the yucky stuff. But be thankful that your mom was concerned for your dental hygiene because studies show that poor oral health may actually be a risk factor for more serious illnesses like cardiovascular […]
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Brushing Your Teeth
2Aug, 2015

Brushing Your Teeth

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Recommended brushing techniques There are a variety of efficient techniques for brushing your teeth. If you talk to your dentist or dental hygienist, they can help you figure out which method will be the most comfortable and effective for you, taking into account the position of your teeth and condition of the gums. One of the easiest methods to use is to brush with the toothbrush in a circular or elliptical pattern, concentrating on a few teeth at a time, throughout the mouth. The toothbrush should be angled at about […]
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A Guide to Flossing Your Teeth - Dentist - Minneapolis Dental, MN
8Jul, 2015

A Guide to Flossing Your Teeth

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One of the most important factors of good oral hygiene and the number one weapon against plaque, is flossing. A toothbrush cleans the sides and the tops of your teeth, but dental floss is necessary for cleaning between your teeth, where food particles and bacteria hide. Flossing polishes the surface of your teeth, controls bad breath and decreases your chance of having tooth decay and/or gum disease. Many people do not spend enough time on flossing, but often times it is simply because they have never been taught how to […]
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Toothbrush tips| Minneapolis Dental| Family Dentist, MN
22Jun, 2015

Toothbrush Tips to Keep Your Teeth in Shape

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Your toothbrush is the most valuable tool you own to keep your smile healthy and your mouth happy.  As with any tool, proper use and maintenance are essential for the best results.    There are many types of toothbrushes available to fit your budget and your lifestyle.  With a few exceptions, these tips apply to all toothbrushes. Brushing removes food particles and plaque, stimulates blood flow to keep gums healthy or reduce existing inflammation, and helps remove unsightly stains and harmful substances such as acid from citrus juice or sugar from […]
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8Jun, 2015

Tobacco Use and Your Oral Health

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You probably already know about the detrimental effects of smoking on your body.  You may even be familiar with the effects of second- and third-hand smoke on non-smokers.  A lot of attention has been given to the consequences of smoking.  Lung cancer, heart disease, and low birth-weight babies are the most well-known and troublesome.  Many smokers switch to smokeless tobacco in order to avoid exposing themselves and others to the dangers of tobacco smoke. What has not been highly publicized is the risk that tobacco-both smoked and smokeless- brings to […]
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