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Chewing Ice- Bad for Your Body and Your Teeth

Find yourself constantly chewing ice? You are not alone. Chewing ice can be normal but if you feel the need to chew on ice often then it could be a sign of something more serious. Many people report having cravings for nonfood materials like chalk, dirt, and ice. This condition is called Pica. Pica is a unique condition whereby individuals crave nonfood materials. The form of Pica that causes the compulsion of someone to chew ice is called Pagophagia. Pagophagia means you crave to chew on icy substances consistently. If you experience this, make an appointment with your doctor to […]

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Gingivitis 101: Symptoms of Gingivitis & Treatment

Let’s go straight to the point, shall we? Have you heard of gingivitis? Probably. But do you know what it actually is? Do you know the symptoms of Gingivitis? What causes it? How to treat Gingivitis? Probably not, so you have come to the right place. What Is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is actually a mild, but common, form of gum disease that causes inflammation, swelling, redness, and irritation of your gingiva. Your gingiva is that part of your gum that’s located at the base of the teeth. Even though it’s mild, gingivitis should be taken seriously and should be treated as […]

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WYT Whitening Review- Professional Whitening @ Home

What is WYT Whitening? WYT Whitening is a new professional grade whitening system you can use in the comfort of your own home. Check out my WYT whitening review and before and afters below! Designed by a cosmetic dentist The same LED light technology used in dental offices No Sensitivity formula Connects to your phone-scroll as you whiten 10 year warranty on LED light FDA approved Natural ingredients Vegan, cruelty free What comes in your WYT whitening kit? LED mouthpiece Mouthpiece container Charger and phone connectors 2 whitening gels (10 day supply) Shade guide How to use WYT smiles whitening […]

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Triple Bristle Toothbrush Review- Brush in 1/3 of the Time!

If you know me at all, you know I am always trying the latest dental products. So when I heard of the three sided toothbrush, I just knew I had to put in my two cents. Does a three sided toothbrush actually brush in all of the right spots? It is angled correctly? Is it comfortable? So many questions. It intrigued me to my core. These questions could only be answered if I bought one myself and put it to the test. So I went on the hunt to find the best three sided toothbrush on the market. So here […]

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Steraligner Dental Appliance Cleaner- Does it Work?

As a dental hygienist, patients seem to have a difficult time finding a good product to clean their dental appliances or retainers with. It seems as if most of them leave their clear aligners cloudy or not clean enough. I had been hearing amazing feedback about Steraligner so I tested it out for myself. Why do you need to clean aligners? Dirty aligners and dental appliances can cause lots of issues. Often times, these clear aligners and appliances can become yellow or stained overtime. Not only is this unappealing, but it can become a field day for breeding and harboring […]

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10 Mouthwash Benefits- More Than Just Mouth Wash!

Mouthwash or mouth rinse is definitely one of the best oral health care products. Sure we all brush our teeth (hopefully) and some of us floss (we all should be). But do you use mouthwash? Do you know about all the amazing benefits mouthwash can provide? Mouthwash has many fantastic benefits and can play a key role in our oral health. Mouthwash Benefits: According to the American Academy of Dentistry, there are two types of mouthwashes, therapeutic and cosmetic. Therapeutic mouthwashes contain active ingredients that can improve oral health. Cosmetic mouthwash are mainly for masking bad breath but do not […]

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What Are Toothbrushes Made of?

Have you ever wondered what toothbrushes are made of? If you said yes, you might be a certified tooth nerd like me. I’m obsessed with all things dental hygiene and I love learning random facts about the dental field. Or maybe you need to know for a school project or something. Either way, here we are, to find out what toothbrushes are made of. So… What are toothbrushes made of? Back in the day, and by back in the day I mean in 3000 BC, people chewed on sticks for toothbrushes. According to Wikipedia, these chew sticks were made from […]

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Plaque on Teeth? How to Tell and Remove!

Plaque on teeth? How do you know if your kids are brushing their teeth well? What about you? Are you doing a good job brushing your own teeth? Are you or your children getting the third degree about oral hygiene every time you go to the dentist? Plaque on your teeth can be very damaging to the teeth, gums and body. It is the number one cause of damage to teeth. Plaque is not only bad for your teeth, it is bad for your overall health. It causes body inflammation and can lead to serious health problems. What if I […]

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Pregnancy and Teeth- Your Guide to Oral Health

How To Take Care of Your Teeth During Pregnancy As a dental hygienist, I am often asked several questions about teeth during pregnancy.  Some questions I’m often asked are: How can I take care of my teeth while pregnant? Does pregnancy take calcium from your teeth? Can I take x-rays while pregnant? Should I avoid the dentist while pregnant? Can pregnancy mess up your teeth? In this article I will answer many common questions asked about pregnancy and teeth, dental visits and oral health issues while pregnant. Before Pregnancy If you know you are trying to get pregnant, go ahead […]

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How to Get Rid of Stains on Teeth

How to get rid of stains on teeth Having stains on your teeth can affect your confidence big time. While there are many factors that contribute to teeth discoloration, most of them are controllable. You can control what you put inside your mouth that affects the color of your teeth. Hi, I’m Kelly, registered dental hygienist and I am here to talk to you about how to get rid of stains on your teeth and what you can do to avoid it. Teeth discoloration can happen due to many factors and some of which are: your food and drink choices […]

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