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Having bad breath can be very frustrating. The worst part about it is you probably won't even know if you have it unless someone points it out, which can be very embarrassing. If you are lucky, someone will tell you in private. But that is not always the case. Many times, people won't tell you if your breath is bad...
How hard can brushing be? By now, you have probably been brushing your teeth for at least 20 years, making it second nature to you at this point. But, dental experts still say that improper brushing is more common than most people realize. I didn't realize I was brushing my teeth wrong until my last dental appointment. Thankfully, I had...
Going back to school can be a fun, yet stressful process. But, adding braces to the mix can just make things even more stressful. On top of wondering how people are going to react to your new look, you will probably have to make some changes to your daily routine. I still remember getting my braces on. It was the...
When it comes to pointing out why people bite their nails, it can be pretty difficult. There are a variety of reasons that cause people to develop a nail biting habit and most people won't even realize it as it is happening. How I Started Take me for instance. I used to bite my nails a lot and I still remember...
Mechanical toothbrushes have recently grown in popularity, but many people still stick with a manual toothbrush, believing it works just as well. If you regularly brush your teeth (which I hope everyone reading this does), you are probably wondering if it is worth it to buy an electric toothbrush. I have used a mechanical toothbrush for as long as I...
Yes, you read that right and I know what you are thinking. There's no way chocolate can be good for your teeth. It tastes way too good. Well, you'll be surprised. Now, I'm not talking about just any kind of chocolate. I'm talking about dark chocolate. Recent studies have shown that dark chocolate is effective in fighting plaque and tooth decay...
Getting braces can be very daunting. And, it's even more intimidating if you are getting them as an adult. Not only are they on for a long time, you really have no way of hiding them from others. I had a roommate in college who never wanted to show his teeth and he did anything he could to hide them....
If you are a regular smoker, you may have dealt with a lot of concern from your friends and family about your habits. And, you may even be concerned about your habits as well, but just find it hard to stop. No matter the case, it is important to understand the dangers of smoking. The Centers for Disease Control and...
Have you ever skipped brushing your teeth at night before? Chances are, you have done this at least once. We've all been there. You're out all day doing work and you end up getting home really late. All you can think about is your bed and how good it is going to feel to finally be able to sleep. You...
Have you heard of 'detergent' foods before? If you haven't, these are essentially crunchy foods that can clean your teeth as you chew on them, hence the name. Here are some of the best detergent foods for your oral health: Apples There's a reason apples are called "nature's toothbrush." While they cannot entirely replace a toothbrush, they sure do a great job...

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