Why Are Americans Obsessed with Straighter, Whiter Teeth?

Why Are Americans Obsessed with Straighter, Whiter Teeth?

If you’ve traveled abroad, you may have heard residents of other countries comment on some American stereotypes. While some are not deserved, one in particular rings true: Americans are obsessed with their teeth. If there’s any doubt, look no further than the perfectly straight, gleaming celebrity smiles beaming from the cover of magazines. See the several factors that cause Americans to be obsessed with keeping their pearly whites pearly white.

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Five Conditions That Can Cause Bleeding Gums

You’re trying to keep your promise to your dentist by flossing your teeth every night. When you remove the string of floss from your mouth, you notice a trace of blood. When you spit and then check your mirror, you ask yourself, why are my gums bleeding? Is this because I’m flossing too hard or do I have a more serious health condition? See 5 conditions that can cause bleeding gums.

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How are Dental Veneers Applied to Teeth?

It’s one of the simplest and most effective ways of creating a winning smile. Veneers are thin, customized, shells that fit over the front of your teeth. This is a very common procedure that can be performed on patients of any age. They’re most effective for creating whiter teeth, as well as correcting ones that are chipped, stained, crooked or broken. Ever wonder how veneers are made and applied? We’ll take you through a step by step process.

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The Seven Most Common Signs of Oral Cancer

The Seven Most Common Signs of Oral Cancer

The most important part of your bi-annual dental checkup has nothing to do with your teeth. During these exams, your dentist will screen you for oral cancer. Oral cancer can affect different areas of your mouth and throat, including the voice box, the tonsils, the back of the tongue, and the soft palate (the soft spot at the roof of your mouth). The screening is painless, but why is it so vital? Because oral cancer has a higher death rate than most other cancers.

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Three Things You Need To Know About Dental Fillings

Three Things You Need to Know About Dental Fillings

You’re stronger than you realize. When you chew, your back molars are exerting a force of roughly 70 pounds a square inch. That’s something to think about next time you eat dinner—or accidentally bite your tongue. Now imagine all that force, every day, exerted on your teeth and, in turn, your fillings. It’s no wonder that fillings eventually crack and need to be replaced! Because of their important role in oral health, it’s important to know the following three things about fillings.

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Four Healthy Habits Your Teeth Will Love in 2016

Four Healthy Habits Your Teeth Will Love in 2018

So how are those New Year’s resolutions working out so far? Sadly, by the time late January, early February roll around, many of these best intentions fall by the wayside. Don’t let your smile be one of those abandoned resolutions. Thankfully, many of the steps to a healthier mouth are simple. Your teeth will love you if you keep up with these health habits throughout the year.

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