Maple Shade Dental Group Blog – Dental Hygiene

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Dental Cleanings Twice a Year Can Protect Your Smile for Life

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Brushing and flossing at home is critical for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, but it’s only one part of a good oral care program. Most family dentists recommend getting a professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year. If you have chronic medical problems like diabetes or cardiovascular disease, you may need more frequent cleanings. During a professional cleaning, […]

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Stay on Track with Regular Dental Cleanings

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Have you had a teeth cleaning this year? Professional dental cleanings aren’t just for keeping your smile bright; they can have a significant impact on your general health. Insufficient oral hygiene has been linked to several serious illnesses. Associated medical and dental issues include bone loss, cardiovascular disease, strokes, cancers, and many other problems. Brushing and flossing at home are […]

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The Link Between Teeth Cleaning and Cardiovascular Health

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If you’re not visiting your dental hygienist for regular teeth cleaning, you might be increasing your heart attack and stroke risks. A seven-year study performed in Taiwan found evidence that people who have a professional teeth cleaning at least once every two years significantly lower their risks of cardiovascular events. Heart attack risk is lowered by 24 percent; stroke risk […]

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Gum Disease 101 – What You Need to Know

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Gum disease is a common condition that most people eventually face. It is strongly associated with poor oral hygiene and, if left untreated, it may eventually lead to tooth loss. It starts with the accumulation of a sticky substance called plaque that forms on teeth after eating and drinking. If it’s not brushed away, the bacteria-laden plaque will harden into […]

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Ensuring the Proper Tooth Brushing Technique

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Given the fact that even young children brush their own teeth, you probably believe that you mastered tooth brushing long ago. But, countless individuals make critical errors when it comes to tooth brushing that really ought to be rectified for proper dental care, which will ensure that their teeth stay as healthy as possible. Keep reading to learn whether you […]

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Learning to brush teeth doesn't have to be drudgery for kids

Learning to brush teeth doesn’t have to be drudgery for kids

Learning to brush teeth doesn't have to be drudgery for kids

Children don’t understand that trips to the dentist office and steady tooth brushing habits will lead to good dental hygiene later in their lives. What they do understand are rewards. Having tooth brushing sessions checked off twice daily on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly chart will boost the child’s confidence with the added bonus of a small reward at the end.

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Tips for preventing receding

Tips for preventing receding gums

Tips for preventing receding

While undoubtedly unsightly, there are reasons to be worried about a receding gum line apart from how it looks. According to a recent report from Hive Health Media, the spaces that develop between the gums and where they would normally cover up the bottoms of teeth can become a significant hazard for bacterial development. Like many dental diseases, it’s possible that […]

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Happy Smiles Lead to Healthy Bodies

Happy Smiles Lead to Healthy Bodies

Happy Smiles Lead to Healthy Bodies

There are some clear health concerns related to your dental health, such as cavities, misaligned teeth, gingivitis and severe sensitivity. What you might not know, however, is that your teeth and overall dental hygiene play an integral part in your body’s health. By neglecting the care of your teeth, you might be making yourself more susceptible to illnesses such as […]

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Are you familiar with dry mouth?

What is Dry Mouth?

Are you familiar with dry mouth?

All of us have probably experienced a dry mouth at one point, but when does it become a serious issue? While brushing, flossing and regularly rinsing with mouthwash can help ensure a healthy mouth, there are some things that may cause dry mouth, also known as xerostomia.

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