A Better Smile Family Dentistry Blog


Mouthwash & toothbrush & mint

Why Mint Feels Cold & Other Flavor Mysteries

There's no doubt that when it comes to dental products, mint is the dominant flavor choice. Finding a toothpaste or mouthwash that isn't spearmint, peppermint, or some made-up version of mint

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Why Are Dental Care & Medical Care Separate?

Going to one office for your annual physical and yet another for your dental checkup may seem inconvenient and illogical. It also may leave you wondering why

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The Preventive Power of Sealants

Sealants are a great option for preventing cavities and tooth decay in young patients

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The Healing Magic of Fluoride

Fluoride, the major active ingredient in toothpaste, is arguably the most important tool for preventing tooth decay and gum disease.

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Your Favorite Drink May Be Damaging Your Fillings & Crowns

Your dental crowns and fillings may be at risk for damage from an unexpected culprit: your favorite beverage.

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Foods With Hidden Sugar

The biggest threat when it comes to tooth decay and toothaches is a familiar one: sugar. However, food manufacturers have gotten better at concealing it.

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Dental X-Ray

Dental X-Rays & Radiation Exposure

Many patients have expressed concerns about the amount of radiation exposure caused by dental x-rays. We want to set the record straight about this very important diagnostic tool and what it means for your health.

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Health Consequences of Crooked Teeth

Getting crooked teeth or a bad bite fixed isn't just about vanity. A less-than-perfect smile can put you at risk for both dental and overall health issues

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Can You Name 5 Types of Dental Floss?

Which toothbrush or toothpaste is best for you depends on your unique dental condition, but did you know that the same is true of floss? There are 5 main types of floss

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What Causes Gum Recession

You may have heard of receding gums, but still need to know how to prevent it and what causes it. Many people first notice gum recession when their teeth start looking longer than they used to.

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