A Better Smile Family Dentistry Blog


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3 Common Misconceptions About Flossing

We know it can be difficult to get in the habit of flossing regularly. After all, your mouth can feel pretty fresh after just brushing, enough to fool you into thinking it's totally clean

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Sealants Really Do Prevent Tooth Decay

Sealants have long been a routine part of preventive dental care for children. Since at least the 1970s, sealants have been placed on children's teeth in order to prevent cavities and decay.

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What Does It Take to Be a Dentist?

As a patient, you may wonder exactly what qualifications you need in order to poke around other people’s mouths! Many people don’t know exactly how much time and preparation goes into learning dentistry.

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Three Ways to Prevent Bad Breath

Bad breath can be a notoriously sneaky and therefore embarrassing issue. You might not even know you have bad breath until your loved ones are ducking away when you go in for a kiss!

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Do Charcoal Teeth Whitening Products Work?

One of the most popular ones we’ve seen lately is using activated charcoal paste to whiten teeth. Some video bloggers are claiming amazing teeth whitening effects, but many patients are wondering whether this technique really works.

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Three Bad Habits That Are Terrible for Your Teeth

Oral bad habits and compulsions continue into later childhood or develop in adulthood, which can pose risks to your dental health. Here are a few habits that you should nip in the bud.

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Interpreting the Rainbow of Tooth Stain Colors

While tooth stains don't come in all the colors of the rainbow, they come in a few, and they each may mean something different about the condition of your smile and what you can do about it.

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Three Dental Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Your mouth has many ways of letting you know that something has changed or may be wrong. Nevertheless, when we ask patients whether anything is bothering them about their smile

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Even More Ways You’re Brushing Your Teeth Wrong

As something we all do everyday, it might be surprising that many people do not brush their teeth correctly. While doing it wrong is a lot better than not doing it at all, brushing your teeth correctly can help prevent tooth decay

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Why Lasers Are Used in Dentistry

The use of lasers in dentistry may sound a bit like science fiction, but it's actually scientific fact! Laser technology was first applied to dentistry in the early 1960s and has been gaining popularity ever since.

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