Woman holding mouthwash

Alcohol-Based vs. Alcohol-Free Mouthwash

When modern mouthwash was first invented, it contained alcohol that stabilized the mixture & helped fight germs & bacteria. Today, some mouthwashes use alternative ingredients in place of alcohol. So what’s the difference?

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Girl who lost a baby tooth

The Magical Origin of the Tooth Fairy

Many children today look forward to losing their teeth & the subsequent visit from the Tooth Fairy, who brings money or small gifts in exchange for the lost tooth. Although the Tooth Fairy as we know it isn’t a very old tradition, there have been a variety of legends & myths throughout history relating to the loss of teeth.

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The History of Mouthwash

Mouthwash can be a useful addition to your oral health routine & can help prevent bad breath. Although the kind of mouthwash we use today wasn’t invented until the 1800s, people have been cleaning their mouths by rinsing for thousands of years!

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Young girl smiling with toothbrush

The History of Toothbrushes

Although the modern toothbrush has only been around for about 90 years, it is just the latest in a long line of tools used to fight tooth decay. People have been using a wide variety of materials to clean their teeth for thousands of years!

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Why You Should Get a Filling Even if Your Cavity Doesn’t Hurt

You may be wondering why it’s necessary to get a cavity filled if it isn’t causing you pain. But even if they don’t hurt, cavities can cause further damage to your teeth. Dental fillings help prevent that future damage, as well as the discomfort it could bring!

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Seven plastic toothbrushes

What’s Your Toothbrush Made of?

You probably know that it’s important to keep up with daily brushing & flossing to keep your teeth & gums healthy & maintain your oral health, but you might be wondering what the toothbrush you use every day is made of. 

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Woman Sleeping Well

What Does Sleep Have to Do With Dentistry?

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. But there are many things that can prevent you from getting the high-quality sleep that will leave you feeling refreshed in the morning. 

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