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Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
... Even if you are meticulous about your daily oral hygiene routine at home, there are plenty of reasons for regular checkups...

White Spots on Your Teeth After Braces May Be An Early Sign of Enamel Loss
...The underlying cause is built-up bacterial plaque due to inadequate oral hygiene, and as such WSLs are the beginning stages of tooth decay...

Dwight Howard: A Bright NBA Star With a Smile to Match
... Effective Oral Hygiene: Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever, but also more challenging than ever...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...” Seems like this savvy mom is on to something! Just because good oral hygiene is a must for your child’s health and dental development, that doesn’t mean it has to feel like a chore...

Diabetics with Gum Disease Benefit from Coordinating Treatment for Both
... Gum disease is a bacterial infection caused by plaque, a film of food remnant that builds up on tooth surfaces mainly due to poor oral hygiene...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
... Finally, maintaining excellent oral hygiene is a great way to avoid bad breath...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...It doesn't matter if you do it in your own home, or on the sidelines of an NFL game… as long as you do it! If you would like more information about flossing and oral hygiene, contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Meet Your Dentist
...Anderson's mom encouraged good oral hygiene and dental care for her three children...

Fillings
...And remember, tooth decay is a very preventable disease; with good oral hygiene and professional care, you can make your most recent cavity your last! For more information on fillings, call our Wake Forest, NC office at (919) 825-1795! Related Articles The Natural Beauty of Tooth-Colored Fillings The public's demand for aesthetic tooth-colored (metal free) restorations (fillings) together with the dental profession's desire to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, has led to the development of special “adhesive” tooth-colored restorations...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
...That's why we're so pleased to see some NFL QB's setting great examples of… wait for it… excellent oral hygiene...

Tom Hanks' Abscessed Tooth Gets Cast Away
...But if you do have a tooth that can’t be saved, we promise we won’t remove it with an ice skate! The best way to prevent an abscess from forming in the first place is to practice conscientious oral hygiene...

FAQ: Dental Care During Pregnancy
... A: It’s not uncommon, but it does indicate that you need to pay careful attention to your oral hygiene at this time...

How to Get the Most from Your Daily Brushing and Flossing
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Daily Oral Hygiene: Easy Habits for Maintaining Oral Health...

Prompt Treatment for Gum Disease Could Ultimately Save Your Teeth
...Gum disease is caused by bacterial plaque, a thin biofilm that collects on teeth and is not removed due to poor oral hygiene practices...

Signs You Have a Cavity
... Cavity Prevention and Treatment in Wake Forest, NC Although they are incredibly common, cavities are preventable with good oral hygiene practices like brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day, eating a healthy diet, and seeing a dentist for preventive care...

Take Steps to Treat Chronic Mouth Breathing as Early as Possible
Many things can affect your child’s future dental health: oral hygiene, diet, or habits like thumb sucking or teeth grinding...

Don't Take a Vacation From Oral Hygiene This Summer!
... If you have been careful about keeping up your oral hygiene all year, you’ve probably already noticed the rewards it can bring—like a sparkling smile, fresh breath, and good dental checkups...

Take These Measures to Lower Your Child's Tooth Decay Risk
...That’s why you should begin oral hygiene as soon as you notice their first teeth...

Kids, Cats and Canines: Dental Development Through the Ages
...So be sure proper attention is paid to your child’s oral hygiene: That means avoiding sugar, and remembering to brush and floss every day...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
Is having good oral hygiene important to kissing...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Harms Your Health
...If you don't practice effective oral hygiene, however, within a few days you could develop an initial infection called gingivitis...

Here's How to Care for 3 Common Dental Restorations
...To prevent this, practice a daily regimen of oral hygiene to clean away bacterial plaque—and reduce sugar in your diet, a prime food source for bacteria...