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Manual Or Electric?

Every time you see your hygienist they will ask you: how many times a day are you brushing? Are you using a manual or electric toothbrush? Pretty standard questions now days, but back in 1498, the question was whether or not your toothbrush handle was made of bone or bamboo! In fact the first bristle …

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Periodontal Gum Disease

Periodontal gum disease, sounds scary right? Good thing it’s preventable and can be controlled! 3 out of 4 Canadians suffer from some form of periodontal gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss for people over 35.  Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation, to serious disease that leads to major damage to …

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Your Toothbrush Doesn’t Need A Cap

The common practice of placing a cap on your toothbrush is actually more detrimental because bacteria favor the moist environment. Can you say reproduction sanctuary? It is said that the best way to store your toothbrush is in an upright position so that gravity can do its job, the bristles need to dry between uses. …

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Put The GD Phone Away

We all know someone with a dental phobia or someone who puts off seeing the dentist for years. But dentists all over are in luck, Time Magazine recently conducted a survey. The results of the survey determined that 59% of people would rather have a dental appointment, than sit next to someone who’s talking on …

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Person smiling and using dental floss to clean their teeth

Strength of Dental Floss

Dental floss has many purposes according to Robert Dale Shepard, in 1994. Robert was a prison inmate at South Central Regional Jail in South Charleston when he escaped prison, with dental floss. I know this sounds ridiculous but it is in fact the truth, he braided 48 strands of mint flavored floss and scaled a …

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Listerine Anyone?

The plaque found on your teeth is home to more than 300 different species of bacteria. Listerine anyone? Reading that you probably think it isn’t true or that it’s an over exaggeration, well you’re wrong. Now keep in mind some of that bacteria is good, so you don’t have to completely freak out.. For example: …

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How long are you brushing for?

The average person spends approximately 48 seconds per day brushing their teeth; however your dentist recommends 2- 3 minutes. Ideally you should be brushing 1 and a half minutes on your top teeth and then 1 and a half minutes on your bottom teeth. So how do you get your little one to brush their …

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Bottle Cap vs Teeth

Did you know that tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body? However, we definitely do NOT recommend using your pearly whites to open bottles, and here’s why. Majority of bottle caps are made of metal or contain some sort of metal, meaning your teeth don’t stand a chance. If you’re guilty of …

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