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    A Debate About Pearly Whites: At Home Whitening vs. Dentist Whitening Treatments

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    There’s nothing more beautiful than a genuine smile. It’s a wonderful gesture that demonstrates joy and affection. So it’s more than a little sad that one in four people are too worried about their teeth to smile often. Fortunately, there are many ways to get a whiter, brighter smile. However, there’s been quite some debate over which method is best — an over-the-counter whitening solution or dentist whitening? Join us as we explore the pros and cons of both sides and delve deeper into this debate. At-Home Whitening There are dozens of products that promise to make your teeth whiter. Many may even claim to do so in a matter of days. But is it too good to be true? Let’s take a look at some of the biggest advantages and disadvantages of at-home teeth whitening. Pros By far, the biggest advantage of home whitening is the cost. Whitening at home is undoubtedly more affordable than an in-office procedure. Whitening strips, mouthwashes, and toothpaste are some of the most affordable solutions. They cost between $7 and $70 on average. In addition to whitening products, there are plenty of home remedies people can use, as well. Baking soda, for instance, can…

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    4 Tips to Prepare Your Child for His First Dental Visit

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    You want to set your child up with good dental hygiene habits that’ll last a lifetime. The only problem is that you’re probably not that crazy about going to the dentist yourself – and chances are your child isn’t going to relish the prospect either. With experts advising their first dental visit occurs within 6 months of the first tooth appearing, or before their first birthday, you need to prepare them early for this experience. But never fear. Follow our 4 tips, and you can prepare your child for their first dental visit – and make it as painless as possible for all involved! 1. The Earlier the Better As mentioned at the outset, the earlier you take your child for the first dentist appointment, the easier it will be for everyone! It will help your toddler to feel relaxed in the setting – it won’t be a new scary place that they first encounter when they are older and more aware of their surroundings. Get them used to sights and smells by meeting that first year deadline. 2. Role Play First Role play is a fantastic way to prepare for many of life’s daunting events, and going to the…

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    5 Ways Professional Dental Cleaning is Important

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    Be honest now, how often do you really take care of your teeth? Chances are it isn’t enough as you should. And you’re not alone, either. An estimated 47.2 percent of American adults suffer from some sort of periodontal disease according to the CDC. You owe it to yourself — and your teeth — to check in regularly with your dentist for a professional dental cleaning. Not convinced yet? Here are five great reasons why you need to get a professional cleaning. 1. A Toothbrush Isn’t Always Enough Even if you’re diligent about your oral health, brushing your teeth isn’t always enough. The mouth is filled with hard to reach areas that a toothbrush or even flossing can’t always reach. It’s important that you brush and floss, but you’ll occasionally need a more powerful cleaning. Even the strongest toothpaste can’t remove certain stains. Professional dental equipment, on the other hand, is more than capable. Professional cleanings involve more than just a rinse or a wash. The pros use helpful chemicals to remove plaque and tartar that may have built up in your mouth over time. 2. Oral Health Is Connected To Overall Health When it comes to the health of…

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