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Tongue Cleaning : To Scrape or to Brush?

You may have heard that tongue cleaning should be an integral part of your oral care routine.  But, what’s the best way to cleanse — should you scrape or brush?  Why do you need a tongue scraper…can’t you just use a toothbrush to brush your tongue?  Almost everyone can benefit from this essential, twice-daily dental hygiene habit […]

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How to establish your child’s dental routine: start early!

Dental health and a gorgeous smile begin early in life. Even though teeth begin to develop in the mother’s womb you won’t see them for a while.  So when do you start your child’s dental routine? Even before your child has teeth you can begin caring for your baby’s gums using a soft cloth or piece […]

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ARE ORAL HEALTH & HEART HEALTH CONNECTED?

When it comes to heart health, you would certainly be forgiven for not directly connecting it to oral health.  Most of us think high cholesterol levels are the biggest culprit in causing cardiovascular disease.  This is a mainstream mantra. Yet as research has progressed, our understanding has evolved. We now know that people with unhealthy gums1https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8292096/ face an […]

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UPPING THE COMMITMENT

In our last blog we invited you to make a commitment to flossing (hopefully 2x) every day.  How’s that going?  Today we want to talk about upping that commitment to the next level — Healthy Flossing.  Yep, it’s a thing…ok, maybe not a thing-thing, but we think it’s important enough to be called a “thing”. What do we […]

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THE POWER OF HERBS AND OILS FOR YOUR MOUTH

When you inhale the beautiful aroma of lavender or bergamot, rose or lemongrass, you’ve breathed in essential oils. Aromatherapists call these oils the life force of the plant; a gift from nature and an avenue to holistic health. Yet oils are even more than aroma — let’s look at a few simple ways to use […]

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