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Healthier Teeth On a Budget

With a family to raise and plenty of challenges at work, I used to forget about my health. My dental health was especially neglected for a few years. I was working with a tight budget for quite a few years, so I assumed I couldn't afford costly dental care items like fancy toothpaste and high speed electric brushes. After a visit to my dentist that was long overdue, I found out that I didn't need to spend a lot to keep my teeth in good shape. In fact, it was actually far more expensive to forget about oral health because it increased my bills at the dentist! Now I've built an entire blog around keeping your teeth and gums healthy, and I've got plenty of advice to give for budget-minded people.

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Four Easy Dental Care Tips For Athletes

If you're like most athletes, you're very aware of your overall health. After all, your body needs to stay healthy and strong in order to perform at its best. One aspect of health that athletes unfortunately overlook all too often is dental health. In fact, athletes sometimes develop bad habits that can wreak havoc on their teeth, leading to decay and gum disease. Don't let poor dental health keep you out of the game. Read More 

Dental FAQs: 4 Odd Things That Are Causing Your Bad Breath

Your mouth and teeth play an important role in your day-to-day life. Having a clean, healthy, and white smile is important—especially if you have a big interview or date coming up. If your smile looks good, but your breath is off-putting, you might be suffering from Halitosis. Fortunately, bad breath isn't something you have to live with. Improved oral hygiene and diet can help eliminate bad breath. But if that doesn't do it, consider eliminating these four things that might be causing your mouth odor: Read More 

Temperature Sensitive Teeth? Possible Causes And How To Be Pain-Free Again

f you have had relatively healthy teeth most of your life and suddenly develop mild pain in a tooth or all of your teeth, then it can feel very alarming. Even if the pain is mild, the fact that your teeth don't feel normal can lead you to worry that you have a major problem. Visit a dentist any time you begin experiencing tooth sensitivity, but first be aware of what the cause may be. Read More 

Amalgam Filling Aftercare: Dos And Don’ts For Patients

These days, amalgam (silver) fillings aren't quite as popular as composite (white) fillings, but they are still a rather common choice--especially for those who are uninsured and looking for a durable yet affordable filling option. Whether you're planning on having an amalgam filling done in the near future or have recently done so, there are some aftercare tips that you should be aware of and follow. Doing so will protect your teeth and fillings for years to come and reduce the risk of complication. Read More 

Three Strategies To Help You Tackle Your Dental Phobia

Even as an adult, it can be easy to experience more than a little passing trepidation about sitting in the dentist's chair. As many as 40 million Americans have some degree of anxiety about going to their dentist, according to oral hygiene company Colgate. Contending with this fear, however, can be detrimental to your oral hygiene. A significant dental phobia can lead you to avoid routine dental checkups, which can result in problems with your teeth and gums that require extensive work to fix. Read More