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Get Braces Pain Relief with These Tips!

If you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, you likely have experienced some minor irritation or pain with your braces. Despite their many benefits, it can be uncomfortable while you’re acclimating to your new braces. While the discomfort will lessen over time as you grow accustomed to your braces, there are some popular techniques for short-term braces pain…

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Why You Get Dry Mouth with Braces & How You Can Treat It

Xerostomia, more commonly known as dry mouth, is a frustrating condition that results from a lack of saliva in your mouth. While mild dry mouth symptoms are simply annoying, chronic dry mouth can become a source for dental health problems. Dry mouth with braces is particularly common – especially during the early stages of orthodontic…

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Avoid These Holiday Bad Breath Causes!

The holidays are known for three things: family, fun and food! If you have a holiday party around the corner or are visiting your family, expect to eat a variety of delicious treats. But remember that while you’re making small talk around the table, your holiday favorites could have left you with a bad case…

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You Can’t Have a Clean Mouth Without a Clean Tongue

Do you brush and floss every day? Even if you think you have a flawless dental care routine, you may be missing an important step: cleaning your tongue. Bacteria in your mouth doesn’t only affect your teeth and gums. The same bacteria can be found on your tongue – top and bottom. To have a…