How To Take Better Care Of … Your Toothbrush?

You know that you need a toothbrush (and more) to take wonderful care of your smile. However, do you know how to take care of your toothbrush? If this is one of those dental hygiene related topics that has never really crossed your mind, we strongly suggest you take just a moment with our Saxonburg, PA team as we review the details! Remember, your oral health is only going to be its best if you are using products that support your efforts!

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Uncertainty About Electric Toothbrushes: Myth Or Fact?

Thinking about making changes to any routine that you have grown accustomed to can feel like a bit of a challenge. Add in factors regarding uncertainty and you can find yourself wondering if it’s worth the effort. In the case of trying your hand at an electric toothbrush for your smile care instead of your tried-and-true manual one, you may find that you have a lot of information that you carry with you that may or may not be accurate. Are the things you’ve heard made up of facts? Or, are they just myths that people spread? Let our Saxonburg, PA team help you out with this one!

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End Of Day Habits Undermining Your Smile Care

What do you do at the end of the day that might be completely undermining the oral health protection you’re providing yourself all day long? If you think to yourself that this doesn’t matter because you’re putting so many hours in of being careful with your smile through the morning, afternoon, and evening, and that a few nightly bad habits won’t count … this isn’t exactly how smile care works! Even if you already realize this, you may still be taking a few missteps. In order to be as consistent as possible, so your smile remains clean and safe, we suggest you consider habits our Saxonburg, PA team knows you might not even realize you’re participating in (and stop them)!

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Why Decay Is Such A Frequent Visitor

You brush your teeth. You even do it twice a day. However, you still end up with tooth decay. How is this possible, you wonder? Doesn’t brushing twice a day keep cavities away? Well, you’re partially right with that idea. Today, our Saxonburg, PA team wants you to consider the fact that there are many reasons you may be developing decay, even though you are under the impression that you’re doing a good job with your preventive care! Let’s figure it all out together, so you can get back to a healthy smile that remains a healthy smile!

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Practical Tips For Cleaning Your Tongue!

There are many “age-old” and much debated questions out there that can cause an eruption of squabbling with no definitive answers in sight. One of those questions: Do I have to brush my tongue as part of my dental hygiene? While you will hear strong arguments on either side of the debate, the final word on the matter from our Saxonburg, PA team is, of course you must clean your tongue! For some, this is no biggie. For others, particularly those who are in no way fond of the feeling of bristles against their taste buds, this is not such a savory fact. So, let’s help everyone sort out an easy and effective way to enjoy comprehensive smile cleansing without leaving your tongue out of the equation!

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Why Don’t My Teeth Fit Together Like They Used To?

One day, you’re eating, speaking, resting, and just going about life as usual and your smile feels like it usually does, so it’s not something you really think about. The next, however, you may suddenly think to yourself, “Well, that’s weird! My teeth don’t feel like they fit together like they usually do.” At first, you may shrug this off. However, you will likely notice that instead of getting better, the situation gets worse. What might cause such a shift in your bite, you wonder? Our Saxonburg, PA team can help you get to the bottom of it (and can help you with dental care when you come in).

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Paint Your Pet Event!  

Do you practically love your pet more than life itself? Does anyone who knows you recognize that one of the first things out of your mouth when they see you is going to be a story about your beloved sidekick? If so, then you may love the sentiment behind the upcoming Paint Your Pet event near our Saxonburg, PA community! It will allow you to head home with a memento of your very own creation!

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Soda Drinking And How It Harms Your Teeth

Plain and simple, no ifs-ands-or-buts about it … drinking soda is harmful for your oral health. If you are thinking to yourself, “Yes, I know this! That’s why I drink diet soda!” then we are sorry to inform you that actually, you shouldn’t drink any soda at all, if your goal is to protect your smile! Can you consume these bubbly drinks and then quickly rinse your smile with water? Of course. However, when our Saxonburg, PA team is getting down to the details, we would like for you to feel knowledgeable and informed regarding the “why” behind avoiding sodas.

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Teeth Ridges: What Are They, Why Are They There, And Now What?

When you take a closer look at your smile in the mirror or you zoom in on a picture, what do you notice? If you’re completely overtaken by the little ridges on the chewing edges of particular teeth, then you might not notice much else. We often find that patients feel worried about these little bumps, wondering if there’s something wrong, why their friends don’t seem to have them, and if there’s anything that can be done. If you’ve spent even the smallest bit of time stressing over this and your oral health, our Saxonburg, PA team is happy to tell you: You can stop! As for those details…

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3 Things To Remember About Oral Health And Pregnancy

There are some things you should keep in mind when you’re pregnant, when it comes to your smile health. While you may think you already know what they are, our Saxonburg, PA team often finds that people have lots of ideas about smile care while carrying a baby but they are not always accurate! So, before you rely on assumptions and potentially miss out on essential dental care (and tips) you really need, allow us to provide you with a quick rundown of facts you should most certainly know!

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