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Keeping Teeth Shiny Helps Them Stay Healthy

Keeping your teeth beautiful isn’t just for vanity. Beyond the appearance benefits when it comes to getting a date or getting a job, many of the things that make teeth beautiful are closely related to their health.  That’s true of the shine on your teeth. If you can keep your teeth shiny, they are more ...

The 5 Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Teeth

In order to survive, humans have to eat food. Certain foods, however, are better and healthier for your smile’s longevity, and some are worse. Curious about helping your smile stay healthy between checkups? Here’s our suggestions for the best and worst foods to eat.  Worst:  Dried fruits. While a healthy alternative to ...

Is Higher-Fluoride Toothpaste Better at Cavity Prevention?

Brushing your teeth is an important part of preventive dentistry. And fluoride toothpaste is a critical part of that prevention. Fluoride changes your tooth enamel to make it more resistant to acidic attack from oral bacteria and acidic foods and beverages. But how much fluoride is necessary to achieve proper protection? Most ...

Twenty Years of Cavity Prevention: CAMBRA Celebrates Proven Successes

What if having a cavity didn’t mean getting a filling? Or, better yet, what if you could do more to prevent cavities than just brushing and flossing? Those are the driving questions behind CAMBRA (Caries Management By Risk Assessment), which is 21 years young this year. CAMBRA is an approach to dentistry that ...