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Dr. Michael Lutwin, DDS and Dr. Ron Quade, DDS

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3 Easy Solutions for Bad Breath

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Have bad breath that won’t go away? The problem may be more than the type of foods you eat, so today we’re going to share some tips for keeping your breath clean and fresh.

We all experience bad breath occasionally, which is usually the result of eating smelly foods like garlic and onions. This can be embarrassing, but it’s not a big deal; you pop a breath mint or sugarless gum, brush as soon as you get home, and that’s it.

But if you experience bad breath that just won’t go away, you might need to be more proactive than just gargling with mouthwash every day.

Remember to Brush Your Tongue

Sounds crazy, but ...

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Why It’s Probably Time to Trade in Your Toothbrush

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You probably don’t give a lot of thought to your toothbrush until you notice the bristles getting frayed or flattened out. Then you go to the drugstore, pick up a new one and go home and place it in the cute family toothbrush mug on the counter in your bathroom.

What's Wrong with This Picture?

There are so many things wrong with this scenario, let’s start at the top. 

First, your toothbrush shouldn’t be like a pair of shoes you break in and wear forever because they’re comfortable. A worn or frayed toothbrush isn’t doing much to clean your teeth properly, wasting a lot of your effort. But it gets worse.

Your mouth harbors ...

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Dental X-Rays and Why You Need Them

Most of us have become more health conscious in the past few decades; we tend to exercise more, make better food choices, and try to stay informed about things that affect our general health and well-being.

As part of our new awareness, many of us have concerns about the frequency of x-rays. Even though the level of radiation in an x-ray is quite low, the truth is that dental professionals have the same concerns you do.

How Dentists Use X-Rays

But dental x-rays have been in use since the 1950s and are an invaluable diagnostic tool. While they help us find cavities, there are actually many other conditions your dentist looks for with ...

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Thinking of Skipping Your Dental Exam? Here's Why That's a Bad Idea

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A beautiful smile can open a lot of doors in business and social situations because when you look good, you feel good about yourself, and your confidence shows. But when your teeth are not healthy, you may feel so self-conscious that you don’t want to smile at all.

You Can Enjoy a Healthier Smile

It’s not necessary to live day to day feeling uncomfortable with your appearance. More importantly, numerous studies have found that the health of your mouth can have a direct impact on your bodily health. If your oral health is good, your overall health is most likely good. Likewise, if you suffer from chronic dental problems, your overall health ...

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