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oral health

Teeth & gums
February 12, 2016

Healthy teeth – from the inside out!

Teaching kids to brush and floss are two vital steps to keeping their teeth healthy, but that’s only from the outside! What can you do to help them build healthy teeth and gums from the inside out? (more…)
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Teeth & gums
October 3, 2015

Do you really need to use mouthwash?

Yes! The benefits of gargling with mouthwash go far beyond simply masking morning-breath, or rinsing your mouth out after brushing. That minty-fresh finish to your morning ritual fights off germs in hard to reach places, helps dislodge any food particles you might have missed while brushing, and the fluoride helps strengthen teeth. Basically, it has a trifecta of benefits! Of course, simply rinsing your mouth with mouthwash doesn’t (and shouldn’t!) replace brushing and flossing – but it does up the ante on your overall oral hygiene. (more…)
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Teeth & gums
September 22, 2015

Taking a toddler to the dentist

Getting a 2-year-old to sit still in the dentist’s chair may seem more like a nightmare than a plan, but it’s not only possible, it’s also the right thing to do. (more…)
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Infections
April 29, 2015

Don’t let cold sores get you down this winter

Cold sores are ugly and not your friend! But you already knew this! How are you covering them up? Scarves? A plaster? Lots of base? When you see a cold sore, it is war! But it’s not exactly a battle you can win. So what should you do? (more…)
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Teeth & gums
August 28, 2014

What you can do to whiten discoloured teeth

Everybody wants pearly whites, but is there a way to get brilliant white teeth without spending a bunch of money? Here are three things you can do to brighten up your smile. (more…)
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Teeth & gums
August 20, 2014

Do your kids drink water?

Kids are getting more milk-tooth cavities, and the enamel-wearing acid in fruit, fruit juice and smoothies may be a key cause. There’s a simple answer: let’s get kids used to drinking water again. (more…)
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Teeth & gums
July 18, 2014

7 Things you shouldn’t do to your mouth

Even if you can’t resist, pay attention when consuming these 7 common foods and drinks, or you could end up doing damage to your mouth. (more…)
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