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Foods That Strengthen Your Teeth

Did you know it's possible to strengthen your teeth from the inside? Even though your tooth enamel is the most highly mineralized and hardest substance found in the human body, it doesn’t mean it’s impenetrable. The wrong foods and poor oral hygiene can leave your tooth enamel at risk. To keep teeth healthy and strong, it’s important to make sure you’re eating foods that will aid in the growth, development, and strength of your teeth. Here’s a look at some foods to add to your diet that will keep teeth strong and healthy the natural way. Leafy, Dark Green Veggies Those leafy, dark green...
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How to Protect Your Teeth Against Coffee Stains

You love your coffee, but you probably don’t love the staining that comes with drinking it. There’s probably no way you can give up your morning cuppa joe, and who really wants to? The good news – you can take a few measures to protect teeth from coffee stains without giving up your morning pick-me-up. First, you may be wondering why coffee causes stains. The enamel of your teeth, that hard outer coating, actually has microscopic gaps in it. If drink particles, such as those from your coffee, get stuck in the gaps, it causes an extrinsic stain, which leads to the...
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What Happens When You Get a Cavity

Both children and adults can get cavities, which are caused by erosion of the enamel and tooth decay. When the enamel thins, a hole forms that allows bacteria into the tooth. As the hole grows, it forms a cavity that must be cleaned and filled by a dentist before it results in tooth loss.

Your Tooth’s Enamel

The enamel on your teeth protects them against tooth decay and cavities, and it is widely believed to be the strongest part of the human body. This substance protects your teeth from damage while you are eating and chewing. Your enamel also protects the inside...
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Should I Use a Tongue Scraper?

Many people have heard about tongue scrapers and wondered if they're really a good choice to add to their oral hygiene routine. The answer -- at least for the great majority of people today -- is that yes, a tongue scraper can be a great addition. You only need to use a tongue scraper once a day -- usually when you wake up or right before you go to bed -- to reap the benefits of this tiny but effective dental care tool. This addition to your routine will take just a couple of extra minutes and it's well worth your time. Here's what...
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Why You Shouldn’t Brush Right After Eating

For many people, it's a habit to brush after every meal -- or even after they eat anything at all, including snacks. You might find it surprising to learn that brushing immediately after eating isn't actually the best thing to do for your teeth. Here's what you should know about brushing after you eat.

Your Enamel: Strong and Healthy or Weak and Vulnerable?

You can think of enamel as the shield that protects your tooth. While it's made of very hard minerals -- stronger even than your bones -- it happens to be highly vulnerable to one thing: acids. Your mouth maintains a healthy...
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