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You probably don’t floss…

…hands. If you aren’t careful, you can make your gums bleed. If you have active gum infection you might notice that your gums bleed when you brush, too. But even healthy gums can bleed if you’re not pretty good at flossing. And yes, I’m suggesting that you can become better at flossing with practice. Guaranteed. On the other hand, when you brush your teeth you have delightful, minty breath whether you do a good job or not….

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Every day things

…y day. If you can add flossing to this ritual, you’ve got it made! So leave a spool of floss on the same shelf you keep your soap and shampoo. It will be just one more thing you do before your done showering. I suggest flossing first. “Why?” you ask. Well, we’ve already discussed that flossing is pretty gross. You need to rinse your mouth and wash your hands afterward because your goal is to remove the remnants of…

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Lying about flossing

…one lie, every six months This could be me, except I have more hair. Credit goes to “The Oatmeal,” the very best web comic out there! http://theoatmeal.com/pl/my_daily_lie/floss…

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Brush first, then floss? Floss first, then brush?

…teeth as well as placing fluoride on the teeth. This fluoride helps to remineralize spots on the teeth where cavities have started. However, you can’t really get your brush in the spots between teeth. This is where the flossing comes in. When you floss after you brush, you can force the topical fluoride left behind after brushing into the “in-between” spots. In this way, you’re getting the most benefit of the fluoride…

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5 things you can do right now to have fewer cavities

…gum with xylitol as a sweetener. 3) Check your calendar. If you don’t have an appointment for a cleaning then make one. If you’re looking for a dentist in Saginaw, make one with us! 4) Stop drinking pop 5) Start flossing. If you do these things, you will have less cavities. Period. If you do all of them and you’re still getting cavities, you may feel free to show up at the office and punch me in the arm as hard as you can. Did…

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Preventable

…d. And that goes for your children, too. “Sure, doc. But, what’s the catch?” There actually is a catch. If you get a lot of cavities or have gum disease it’s likely that your diet and lack of brushing/flossing have a lot to do with it. You see, tooth decay and gum disease are biofilm infections. Your teeth and anything else in your mouth (crowns, dentures, implants) are covered with a film of bacteria and bacterial…

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3 easy resolutions

…0;make an appointment online.!” We can get you set up right away and you can feel good knowing you’re doing the right thing for your teeth! Floss your teeth at least once every day. I know, I know. Everyone hates flossing, but everyone needs to do it. People who floss regularly almost never have cavities in between their teeth. Remove that biofilm and your teeth will thank you! Brush 2-3x per day. I usually recommend morning and…

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“I never eat breakfast…”

…Sure, but how about flossing your breakfast*? *please note…I have no experience with this product. It appears to be floss and would probably do what floss is supposed to do, but I have mixed feelings about bacon flavored hygiene products.  Just sayin’….

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How is gum disease like the Incredible Hulk?

…of the teeth even after we’ve cleared up the inflammation of active gum disease. So, what’s the best way to prevent Bruce Banner from turning into the Hulk? Prevention! Don’t make him mad, right? Brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist can help you avoid the ravages of gum disease. Catching problems before they become destructive is the best, but even if you have gum disease, it’s not too late to treat it!…

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The trouble with acid

…pretty quickly. Diet soda is probably better for your teeth than regular soda, but it also has a pretty low pH so it’s still pretty tough on teeth. What’s the solution for this acid problem? Regular brushing and flossing and limited exposure to high acid foods, especially soda. Chewing sugarless gum after meals is something small that you can do that makes a big difference to the pH of your mouth after meals! Also, regular dental…

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