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OVERCOMING DENTAL FEAR

 

 
Are you afraid of going to the dentist? Studies show that about 15% of Americans suffer from dental anxiety or phobia. There are many different factors that may contribute to this fear; however, it is important to overcome dental fears, otherwise it may have a negative effect on your health. Keep reading for some tips to help set your mind at ease at the dentist.
 
Fear of The Pain/Drill
 
If the fear of excruciating pain from the drill or other procedure is what’s keeping you from going to the dentist, there are some steps you can take to help make the idea less scary. First, do your research. Familiarize yourself with the procedure so that you know exactly what to expect every step of the way. Learn about the technology used; today’s advanced technology makes many procedures painless. Ask your dentist, too, as his technique may be different from what is normally done.
If you are still hesitant, keep your eyes closed and ask your dentist if you can put in your headphones and listen to music while he is working on your mouth. If you can’t see or hear what’s going on, it may help reduce any pain or discomfort you might otherwise experience.
 
Fear of Needles
 
The needle numbs your mouth for the procedure, but what numbs your mouth for the needle? If you’re afraid of that sharp needle piercing your soft gum tissue, talk to your dentist. Depending on the procedure, the dentist may be able to use another means of numbing, such as nitrous oxide. If not, he may be able to use a strong numbing gel to desensitize the area before the needle goes in. It may also help to close your eyes, so that you do not see the needle being put in your mouth.
 
Embarrassment 
 
In some cases, people may be avoiding the dentist because they are embarrassed by the condition of their teeth. If you are embarrassed by your teeth, talk to your dentist. It is a dentist’s job to provide you with dental care – regardless of the state of your teeth. Chances are the dentist has seen much worse, and the only way to repair your smile is to see a dentist. Voice any insecurities you have to your dentist. He or she will be able to ease your mind about getting dental care.
 
Effect on Overall Health
 
Severe dental anxiety can have negative effects on your health. Letting fear keep you from seeing the dentist can result in poor dental health, which in turn can affect your overall health. If your teeth and gums become chronically infected, this can affect speech patterns and the ability to chew and digest properly, and even lead to heart disease. Because the effect of avoiding the dentist extends beyond dental health, it is important to overcome any dental fear and go in for regular cleanings.
 
Dental anxiety keeps many people from visiting the dentist, but that can have detrimental effects on oral health. If fear or nervousness is keeping you from seeing the dentist, talk to your dentist about your concerns. He or she should be able to provide you with what you need to make your experience comfortable.
 
 
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SURPRISINGLY UNHEALTHY FOODS AND HABITS

Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods :

  1. Dried fruit and nuts: Dried fruit and nuts do have some nutritional value as an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C, and healthy fats and protein. However, the fruit and nut mixtures often have a ton of added salt and sugar. They may even include other items in the mix, such as chocolate chips. All of these things combined turn an otherwise healthy snack into a health hazard. Look for mixes without added sugar or salt, to enjoy the snack without the risk. Or buy plain nuts and dried fruit and make the mix yourself!
  2. Granola: Granola is a great source of potassium, fiber and protein, but it can also be high in fat and calories. In addition, many of the items eaten with or added to granola are unhealthy, such as yogurt, chocolate or sugar. Try pairing granola with low-calorie cereals to add more nutritional value, and portion control is always key.
  3.  Bran muffinWhile bran itself is very heart healthy and friendly to the digestive system, adding it to a muffin somewhat negates the nutritional value. Muffins contain a lot of sugar and fat. In fact, health expert and author Joan Salge Blake even said that a bran muffin could potentially have more calories than a donut! The best option is to head straight for the bran and skip the muffin altogether; but, if you must have the muffin, there are some recipes available for healthier muffins.
  4. Veggie pattiesVeggie burgers certainly have a lot of healthy nutrients in them; however, the pre-made, frozen patties usually contain a lot of added ingredients such as yeast extract, cornstarch and gums which have little nutritional value. Check the label for the ingredients and nutrition information before buying veggie patties to make sure they are a healthy choice.
  5. Reduced fat peanut butterYou would think anything with reduced fat would be a healthier option than the fatty, regular stuff, right? While oftentimes this is the case, the fat in peanut butter is actually healthy. Removing it therefore eliminates a lot of the nutritional value. Stick with regular peanut butter, but watch your portions since peanuts tend to be high in calories.

Surprisingly Unhealthy Habits 

  1. Using hand sanitizerWhile hand sanitizer can be helpful for hand washing on the go, it really isn’t any more effective than soap and water. In addition, some hand sanitizing gels contain the ingredient triclosan, which can actually help promote the growth of bacteria. Look for brands that contain at least 60% alcohol which help kill bacteria more effectively.
  2. Wearing flip flops: Flip flops help keep your feet cool during the summer, but that’s about the only favor the shoes do for your feet.  Flip flops have no arch support or structural support for your feet, which can lead to strained muscles. Likewise, wearing no shoes at all can have a similar effect. For your summer footwear, opt for comfortable sandals that will provide plenty of support for your feet.
  3. Drinking bottled water: While drinking it bottled is better than not drinking water at all, only drinking bottled water is not the healthiest option. Bottled water contains no fluoride, as opposed to tap water, which does. A fluoride deficiency can lead to tooth decay, so it is important to try to get fluoride in your water. If you are concerned about what might be in tap water, you can get a purifier such as Brita or PUR. These purifiers eliminate any impurities in the water but keep the fluoride.
  4. Cleaning with disinfecting productsCleaners that claim to be disinfectant or antibacterial may seem useful in cleaning your home, but inhaling the chemicals in these cleaners can have negative effects on your health. These products contain chemicals called quaternary ammonium compounds, which can lead to asthma if inhaled. In addition, some products also contain a cancer-causing chemical called 2-butoxyethanol. Disinfectant cleaners have not been proven to be any more effective than regular cleaners, so you may want to stick with those if you are concerned about the health risk.
  5. Overbrushing your teeth: Brushing your teeth is definitely a good thing, but brushing them too hard or too often can be damaging to the enamel, making teeth more prone to tooth decay. Dentists recommend brushing for two minutes, 2-3 times a day with a soft bristled brush to avoid potential damage. If needed, you can rinse away any food particles left over from eating with a glass of water in between brushings.

Eating well and avoiding harmful habits is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Therefore, it is important to be aware of what could potentially have a negative influence on your health. To find out more about what you can do to be healthier, talk to your doctor.
 
 
 
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF APPLES

Ever Heard This?  “An Apple a Day Keeps Doctor Away

Did you know it can be true?! As you can imagine, apples and other fruits are very beneficial to our overall health and well-being. But the exact health benefits of apples are often overlooked. Check out these nine little-known health facts about apples.

#1 – APPLES BOOST IMMUNITYVITAMIN C IS ESSENTIAL IN KEEPING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM STRONG. THOUGH APPLES DON’T QUITE COMPARE TO CITRUS FRUITS, THEY STILL CONTAIN A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF VITAMIN C THAT HELPS BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. ON MEDIUM-SIZED APPLE TYPICALLY CONTAINS ABOUT 14% OF THE DAILY RECOMMENDED INTAKE OF VITAMIN C.

#2 – Apples boost brain powerApples are rich in antioxidants, which have been linked to an increase in acetylcholine production. This stimulates the communication between nerve cells and may help to increase memory as well as lower the chance of developing Alzheimer’s.
 #3 – Apples keep you slimThe skin of an apple contains fiber, which aids metabolism, and something called ursolic acid. Ursolic acid was recently found to lower the chance of obesity by increasing the rate of calories burned caused by the acid, and an increase in muscle.
#4 – Apples keep you fullApples contain a large amount of fiber, which stays in our bodies longer than substances like sugars or grains. Because of this, apples can help you avoid cravings or snacking throughout the day, and avoid extra calories.
#5 – Apples keep you breathing. One of the antioxidants found in apples, called quercetin, has been linked with a lower risk of respiratory problems. One 2007 study even found that women who eat apples have less chance of having kids with asthma.
#6 – Apples lower risk of cancer. In 2004, a study was conducted that found a specific chemical in apples that may help prevent colon cancer. In addition, a different study done in 2007 found that apples contained compounds called triterpenoids, which are effective in fighting off colon, lung and liver cancer.
#7 – Apples lower risk of diabetesAnthocayans are a class of antioxidants found in apples, blueberries and pears. These nutrients are responsible for the red, blue and green colors of the fruits, and were found in a study this year to decrease the chance of developing type 2 diabetes.
#8 – Apples lower cholesterolOne of the fibers that apples contain is called pectin. Pectin is a soluble fiber that blocks the absorption of cholesterol, allowing the body to use the cholesterol instead of storing it and lowering cholesterol levels.
An Apple a Day Keeps a Dentist Away, Too!
The ninth fact about apples is that they are sometimes called “nature’s toothbrush.” This is because apples are chewy, thus stimulating the flow of saliva. Saliva helps neutralize the acidity of the mouth, wash away food particles and kill bacteria that could cause decay. However, apples are not a substitute for tooth brushing as they also contain a considerable amount of malic acid which could contribute to erosion of the enamel if you are not careful. Be sure to drink some water or brush your teeth after eating apples to avoid this happening.
Apples are a healthy choice and a great source of nutrients. Next time you’re in the mood for a snack, grab an apple, and take a step toward a healthier lifestyle.
 
 
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SURPRISINGLY UNHEALTHY FOODS AND HABITS

Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods :

  1. Dried fruit and nuts: Dried fruit and nuts do have some nutritional value as an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C, and healthy fats and protein. However, the fruit and nut mixtures often have a ton of added salt and sugar. They may even include other items in the mix, such as chocolate chips. All of these things combined turn an otherwise healthy snack into a health hazard. Look for mixes without added sugar or salt, to enjoy the snack without the risk. Or buy plain nuts and dried fruit and make the mix yourself!
  2. Granola: Granola is a great source of potassium, fiber and protein, but it can also be high in fat and calories. In addition, many of the items eaten with or added to granola are unhealthy, such as yogurt, chocolate or sugar. Try pairing granola with low-calorie cereals to add more nutritional value, and portion control is always key.
  3.  Bran muffin: While bran itself is very heart healthy and friendly to the digestive system, adding it to a muffin somewhat negates the nutritional value. Muffins contain a lot of sugar and fat. In fact, health expert and author Joan Salge Blake even said that a bran muffin could potentially have more calories than a donut! The best option is to head straight for the bran and skip the muffin altogether; but, if you must have the muffin, there are some recipes available for healthier muffins.
  4. Veggie patties: Veggie burgers certainly have a lot of healthy nutrients in them; however, the pre-made, frozen patties usually contain a lot of added ingredients such as yeast extract, cornstarch and gums which have little nutritional value. Check the label for the ingredients and nutrition information before buying veggie patties to make sure they are a healthy choice.
  5. Reduced fat peanut butter: You would think anything with reduced fat would be a healthier option than the fatty, regular stuff, right? While oftentimes this is the case, the fat in peanut butter is actually healthy. Removing it therefore eliminates a lot of the nutritional value. Stick with regular peanut butter, but watch your portions since peanuts tend to be high in calories.
 
Surprisingly Unhealthy Habits 
 
  1. Using hand sanitizer: While hand sanitizer can be helpful for hand washing on the go, it really isn’t any more effective than soap and water. In addition, some hand sanitizing gels contain the ingredient triclosan, which can actually help promote the growth of bacteria. Look for brands that contain at least 60% alcohol which help kill bacteria more effectively.
  2. Wearing flip flops: Flip flops help keep your feet cool during the summer, but that’s about the only favor the shoes do for your feet.  Flip flops have no arch support or structural support for your feet, which can lead to strained muscles. Likewise, wearing no shoes at all can have a similar effect. For your summer footwear, opt for comfortable sandals that will provide plenty of support for your feet.
  3. Drinking bottled water: While drinking it bottled is better than not drinking water at all, only drinking bottled water is not the healthiest option. Bottled water contains no fluoride, as opposed to tap water, which does. A fluoride deficiency can lead to tooth decay, so it is important to try to get fluoride in your water. If you are concerned about what might be in tap water, you can get a purifier such as Brita or PUR. These purifiers eliminate any impurities in the water but keep the fluoride.
  4. Cleaning with disinfecting products: Cleaners that claim to be disinfectant or antibacterial may seem useful in cleaning your home, but inhaling the chemicals in these cleaners can have negative effects on your health. These products contain chemicals called quaternary ammonium compounds, which can lead to asthma if inhaled. In addition, some products also contain a cancer-causing chemical called 2-butoxyethanol. Disinfectant cleaners have not been proven to be any more effective than regular cleaners, so you may want to stick with those if you are concerned about the health risk.
  5. Overbrushing your teeth: Brushing your teeth is definitely a good thing, but brushing them too hard or too often can be damaging to the enamel, making teeth more prone to tooth decay. Dentists recommend brushing for two minutes, 2-3 times a day with a soft bristled brush to avoid potential damage. If needed, you can rinse away any food particles left over from eating with a glass of water in between brushings.
Eating well and avoiding harmful habits is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Therefore, it is important to be aware of what could potentially have a negative influence on your health. To find out more about what you can do to be healthier, talk to your doctor.
 
 
 
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HOW TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY DENTAL FIRST AID KIT

Are you ready for a dental emergency? Many people have emergency first aid kits around their house and in their car, just in case an unforeseen emergency strikes. However, most of these first aid kits do not include emergency dental supplies. Dr. Richard Diamond states in his book, Dental First Aid for Families, that “One of the simplest, yet one of the most frequently neglected, items that should be readily available to you in your home is a basic dental first aid kit.”
So what should you put in a dental emergency kit? It is very easy to throw together, according to Dr. Diamond. Keep reading to see what he recommends having close at hand.
Putting Together Your Kit
A dental first aid kit — in addition to general antibiotics and pain killers — should contain 12 basic items.
  1. A piece of cotton, such as a cotton ball. This can be used if you have irritation from braces or dentures. For example, if an area of your mouth is irritated, you can use the cotton as a barrier between the infected area and the wire of braces.
  2. Bees wax (or wax given by orthodontists). Wax is great for covering sharp edges of wires or other orthodontic bands.
  3. A teabag. Tea bags are great for controlling bleeding after oral surgery. Research suggests that bags containing tea from the plant camellia sinensis is better than herbal tea for this purpose. Tea bags may also be soothing if you bite your lip, cheek, or tongue.
  4. Orabase or Orabase B – a paste used for healing canker sores or sore mouths.
  5. Denture adhesive paste. This can be used even if you don’t have dentures. For example, in addition to securing dentures, it can be used to temporarily secure a cap or bridge that has fallen out.
  6. Temporary filling material. This substance is better than wax and can be used to temporarily replace a filling if one falls out or breaks.
  7. Toothache drops. These are like eye drops for your teeth, and can be found at a pharmacy. They provide temporary relief from a toothache when applied directly to the tooth.
  8. Stimudent plaque removers. These tooth picks are specially designed to help remove plaque and foreign objects that may be lodged between your teeth.
  9. A topical anesthetic containing Benzocaine. This can provide temporary relief for denture sores, gum irritation, cold sores/canker sores/fever blisters, or sores from having bitten your lip, tongue, or cheek.
  10. Table salt packets. These can be helpful if rinsing is necessary, as salt water helps clean out wounds.
  11. Clean cloth to use as a compress for bleeding.
  12. Gauze to wrap a knocked out tooth.
 
Denture First Aid Kit
 

If you have dentures, Dr. Diamond recommends having a second kit on hand with the following six items.

  1. A commercial cleaning powder for dentures.
  2. Denture adhesive or denture pads.
  3. Nail polish remover, for removing denture glue.
  4. A candle, such as a birthday candle, that is close in color to your denture teeth. You can use this to make a fake tooth if one falls out.
  5. Rubbing alcohol, which can be used to soften the adhesive if it becomes improperly sealed.
  6. Super glue (or something similar), to be used for binding parts of a broken denture base back together, or replacing a denture tooth that has fallen out.
Each of these items, if not already available in your own home, should be easily found at your local pharmacy. To complete the kit, place them in a small container, such as a makeup kit or even a freezer bag. Place the kit somewhere where you will be able to find it easily, such as your bathroom.You may even consider making one to keep in your car, for dental emergencies away from home.
As always, a dentist should be seen for major dental emergencies. An emergency dental kit simplyadds convenience for more minor dental emergencies, or for temporary fixes until you can get into a dentist.
 
 
 
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10 Ways To Lower Dental Costs

Visiting the dentist can be scary, but that’s not the main reason that people skip out on dental care. According to the American Dental Association, the number one reason for avoiding the dentist is the cost – even for those who have insurance. While dentist fees can be high, it is also crucial to your health. If the price of dental care is keeping you from visiting the dentist, check out these ways to lower dental costs, according to Financially Fit.

1- Work Out a Trade

Who says your dentist can’t benefit from YOUR profession? If you specialize in an area that may be helpful to your dentist, try to work out a trade with your dentist. For example, are you an exceptional photographer? Offer your dentist free pictures to decorate his or her office with in exchange for free dental care. Don’t be shy about asking your dentist about this – you may be helping him just as much as he’s helping you.

2- Negotiate Rates

Research typical insurance rates in your area and compare them to what your dentist is charging. Ask your dentist if they can match or beat those rates and accept the payment as cash instead of going through an insurance provider.

 3- Family Discounts

Sometimes, dental offices offer discounts if the entire family goes to the same dentist. Often this will save you at least 10% off your visits. Just explain to your dentist that your family members are all regular patients, and ask if they would be willing to give a family discount. Many times, they will.

4- Be a New Customer

Dental offices often provide discounted or free services for new customers. If you’re a new patient at a dentist’s office, ask about any free services for first-time visitors. You can save up to a couple hundred dollars by taking advantage of these offers.

5- Space Out Length Procedures

If you need a procedure done that will require many office visits, try to spread the appointments out over this year and the next. Many insurances have yearly maximums, so this will ensure that you are getting the most out of your insurance for these visits.

6- Schedule Appointments During Non-Busy Hours

Appointments scheduled for a slower time, such as Friday afternoon, are best if you want to ask your dentist for a moderate discount. Another option is to ask to be put on a “short call list,” where the dentist agrees to give you a discount if you come in on short notice.

7- Ask About Payment Plans

Often, dentists will work with you to come up with a payment plan, so you can pay for your work in increments instead of having to pay it all up front. Ask your dentist about this possibility.

8- Preventive Care

Simply brushing and flossing your teeth every day, and making routine visits to the dentist twice a year can save you thousands of dollars off dental work. Not taking care of your teeth can result in many severe dental problems in the long run, and end up costing you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Taking care of your teeth now is perhaps the best way to save money on dental care.

9- Dental Clinics

Many community health centers offer low-cost or even free dental care. Do some research on dental clinics in your area, and be sure to pay attention to any restrictions like “low income only” or “homeless only.”

10- Discount Dental Plans

Discount dental plans are a great way to save a large percentage off of your dental work. For a low monthly payment, you can save up to 60% off of some procedures. No matter what work you need done, discount plans can save you hundreds of dollars.

Don’t let the price of dental care scare you away. Talk to your dentist about different ways you can save. Find out what plans and insurances they accept. Ask about any discounts or payment plans they offer. Your dentist values your business, and will likely be more than willing to work with you to save you money.

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Tips for Proper Dental Care

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Dental hygiene is very important to overall health. However, dental care is most effective when done properly. Many people do not realize that they are taking care of their teeth incorrectly. If you’re worried you might be one of these people, read on to discover some helpful tips on proper dental care.

The Proper Way to Brush

Brushing teeth is a daily task. However, many people are unaware that there is a right and wrong way to brush their teeth. In fact, according to a survey by Men’s Health News, 90% of people brush their teeth wrong. Here’s the proper way to brush your teeth, starting with choosing the right toothbrush.

Your Toothbrush

Certain toothbrushes are better for your oral health than others. Choose a toothbrush that is comfortable for you to use, because the more comfortable it is for you, the more likely you are to brush your teeth. Many sizes and handle varieties are available, but these things are a matter of preference. The bristles, however, should be soft. Hard bristles are abrasive and can damage enamel.

In addition, your toothbrush should be stored in an environment that allows it to completely dry in between uses. Toothbrush cases and caps are great for storing your toothbrush during travel, but should not be used immediately after use as they will lock in the moisture, increasing the chance of bacterial growth. Don’t let this fact tempt you to skimp on rinsing your brush after each use, though; leaving the toothbrush un-rinsed can cause bacteria to grow, as well. In addition, you should replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months, as it becomes worn out and is no longer as effective.

How to Brush

Brushing should be done a minimum of twice daily, at morning and at night. Too much brushing, however, can wear away enamel and irritate gums. To prevent this, professionals discourage brushing more than three times a day.

Brushing should take a total of about two minutes, spending about 30 seconds on each quadrant of the mouth. When brushing, the brush should be held at a 45 degree angle, using short strokes in a circular, up and down motion. Many people move their brush horizontally, but this can wear ridges in your enamel that cause teeth to become dull and rough. Don’t forget to get the inner surfaces of your teeth and your tongue, too!

The Proper Way to Floss

Flossing is often neglected, but is an essential part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Flossing gets in the tight spaces that your toothbrush can’t fit into. In addition, flossing has also been linked to theprevention of diabetes and other diseases. However, flossing is only effective when performed correctly; otherwise, it may cause more harm than good.

Choosing The Right Floss

There are many different types of floss available. You should use either nylon floss, which is multifilament, or PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) floss with one filament. While the nylon floss is much cheaper, its many filaments make it easy for the floss to tear or shred while in use. PTFE floss is one strand and therefore can easily slide in and out of tight spaces; however, it can be very expensive.

Floss is available in either waxed or unwaxed. Both are effective, so the choice is up to you. It is better to use regular floss instead of harps or Waterpiks, however, as it is the most effective.

How to Floss

To floss, cut off about 18 inches of floss. Wrap the ends around both of your middle fingers until only about 1-2 inches remains. Place in between two teeth and begin flossing in an up and down motion.Curve the floss around the base of each tooth to get any bacteria along the gum line. When you are done, work the floss back down from in between the teeth and go to the next tooth. Be sure to always use a clean section of floss for each tooth, or else you will just be putting bacteria back in your mouth.

Flossing should be done once a day, either in the morning or at night. Some say that flossing should be done before brushing, because the bacteria and food particles removed with floss could be blocking the tooth’s exposure to fluoride if brushing is done first.

The Proper Way to Use Mouthwash

Mouthwash is probably the most overlooked part of oral hygiene with only 31% of adults claiming to use mouthwash. However, while mouthwash is not a necessary part of oral hygiene, it is very beneficial in killing extra bacteria missed from brushing and flossing. It also helps to freshen breath and strengthen teeth.

Choosing Your Mouthwash

There are many types of mouthwash available: fluoride, antiseptic, cosmetic, and more. There is no one “right” mouthwash, so you should choose the one that best fits your dental needs. However, make sure that whichever mouthwash you choose is non-alcoholic. Alcohol dries out your mouth, which can promote the growth of bacteria because saliva has anti-bacterial properties. Mouthwash that contains alcohol could actually cause more harm than good, so be sure to stay away from alcohol based products.

How to Use Mouthwash

After you’ve brushed and flossed, measure out 20mL of mouthwash and gargle the liquid for 45-60 seconds. Be careful not to swallow any of the mouthwash. After you are finished gargling, spit the mouthwash out and rinse with water, unless stated otherwise in the directions on the bottle. It is best not to eat or drink anything for 30 minutes after use for maximum effectiveness.

If you use a mouthwash, you should use it one to two times a day. It can be used at any time of day, though some say it is most effective in the afternoon so the fluoride can integrate into the tooth structure.

While brushing your incorrectly is definitely better than skipping brushing all together, it is not as effective and could potentially damage your teeth. For the best results, use the proper methods listed for brushing, flossing and using mouthwash. Talk to your dentist for more information on proper dental care.

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