Gentle Dental of Michigan Blog – Dental Tips

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10 Best Dentist Tips for the Best Dental Care

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If you think that a having a healthy smile takes too much time and effort, think again. Dental care can be fast and easy, as long as you follow these 10 trusted tips for better teeth and a brighter smile.

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5 Bad Dental Habits Hurting Your Kids

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Healthy dental habits in children take time to develop, but parents need to prevent bad habits from starting and causing kids later dental issues. Learn how to cure bad dental habits your kids may have.

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Professional Teeth Whitening – The Perfect and Not-So-Perfect Candidates

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Your teeth can become discolored or stained for a variety of reasons. Drinking tea, coffee, cola, and red wine can cause stains to accumulate over the years. Eating dark-colored foods like blueberries can also stain your teeth. Smoking or chewing tobacco, taking tetracycline antibiotics, and sustaining dental injuries are other common culprits. Because tooth enamel naturally thins with age, even […]

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Keep Cavities at Bay with Good Dental Care Habits

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There are few things more important when it comes to children’s future dental health than early reinforcement of good dental care habits. Parents can play a critical role in making sure their kids realize the impact that regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits can have on their overall well-being. Luckily, by following a few fundamental guidelines, parents should find the […]

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Floss Daily as Part of Your Dental Care Routine

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Although periodontal disease isn’t the usual cause of pulpal death, inflamed and infected gums greatly increase your risk of tooth loss and the need for invasive treatments like root canals. Brushing twice every day is important for your dental health, but brushing alone isn’t enough to maintain your healthy smile. If you make flossing an integral part of your dental […]

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How to End that Annoying Tooth Pain

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If you’ve ever had a toothache, you’re not likely to forget how it felt. Tooth pain can be sharp, dull, or throbbing. It may be constant or come and go. Sometimes teeth only hurt when pressure is applied; other times they cause unrelenting misery. If your tooth is infected, you may also have a fever, headache, and a foul taste […]

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It’s Never Too Early for Your Child to Start Flossing

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Flossing is an essential part of maintaining good dental health, and you should start doing it while your children still have their baby teeth. Once teeth start to fit together closely, between the ages of two and six, good dental care habits become even more important. If you start early, flossing will already be part of their routine when permanent […]

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Tips for Brushing with Braces

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Braces for kids and adults are orthodontics designed to restore alignment of the teeth and correct speech impediments due to poorly aligned teeth. Although braces often seem like a hassle and require great care, they are well worth the sacrifice. To maximize the outcomes of enduring braces, proper care is essential. Proper brushing and flossing techniques with braces will ensure […]

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Tooth Brushing Pointers

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Given that you were taught how to brush your teeth when you were a small child, the suggestion that you need to relearn the proper brushing technique may seem a little bit silly. However, despite the fact that brushing should be a fundamental part of your dental care regimen, you may in fact need a few pointers in order to […]

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Say Bye-Bye to Bad Breath

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While bad breath is rather common, it’s also rather embarrassing and probably something you’d rather not face. So the best ways to keep your breath clean and fresh is by maintaining good dental care, making regular visits to an expert in family dentistry, and knowing what’s going to make your breath bad.

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