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Why It’s Important to Visit Your Dentist

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For many busy people, visiting their dentist is not at the top of their priorities. It’s easy to forget about your teeth as long as they feel normal. But when you start noticing achy teeth or gums, you become acutely aware of both your teeth and your dentist! If you haven’t visited your dentist in Royal Palm in awhile, here are some reminders about why you should schedule an appointment soon.

Bacteria Love Tight Crevices

Whether you can see them or not, you probably do have hidden crevices a toothbrush can’t reach. You may even have places where dental floss can’t reach.

When you don’t remove bacteria with brushing, flossing, and regular dental ...

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Oral Health: The Role it Plays in Total Body Health

Oral Health Facts | Dentist Loxahatchee FL

My dentist told me I had bad breath.  I was talking to someone in the waiting room at the time.  Having bad breath is not only embarrassing; it is a symptom of chronic gum disease and may be a sign of an infection in your body.  Foul odors in the mouth are usually caused by food and bacteria that accumulate on the teeth, tongue and other surfaces in the mouth.  Although the oral cavity is naturally teeming with harmless bacteria (similar to the rest of the body), the bacteria will multiply and become harmful if not properly removed by brushing and flossing, as well as seeing a dentist regularly for ...

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Choosing a Toothpaste: The Struggle is Real

Toothpaste Choices | Dentist Loxahatchee FL

Standing in the toothpaste aisle at the grocery store can be very overwhelming.  There are so many brands to choose from, each brand offering a wide variety of toothpaste designed to help achieve a different goal; preventing cavities, anti-gingivitis, whitening, sensitivity control, the list goes on.  A trial and error method for toothpaste buying can get expensive if you’re having trouble finding the right toothpaste for you.  To help in your decision making, I’ve composed a list of qualities one might be looking for in toothpaste, along with a few types that, in my opinion, fit the bill.

Cavity Protection:    The active ingredient you’re looking for here is fluoride, whether sodium ...

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The Two Things You SHOULD Know In Order to Avoid Bad Breath

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Many people complain about having bad breath. Many times people find out because someone close to them lets them know about it. This can create some embarrassment, so the first thing people naturally turn to is mouthwash. 

Even though many mouthwashes are antibacterial and can help a person feel good mentally about their breath, they won't fix underlying problems. Some mouthwashes that contain alcohol in them can actually dry out your mouth which can help play a part in bad breath. However, mouthwash isn't usually the culprit of bad breath.

Bad breath can become very frustrating for people once they realize that mouthwash may not be helping as much as they thought ...

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