February 2019 - Dr. Andrés de Cardenas, DMD
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What The Heck is Water Flossing?

Can a Waterpik Replace Traditional Flossing?

water flossing tipsMost people brush their teeth every day. Unfortunately, they often forget the next crucial step, flossing between the teeth. Nevertheless, this isn’t exactly the most enjoyable part of personal hygiene.

However, flossing remains crucial to maintaining preeminent oral health. It will eliminate plaque and residual food trapped between the teeth while preventing cavities and gum disease. For those that struggle to commit to flossing, or possess other dental issues, you may be excited to hear there is another option: water flossing.

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Here’s Why Those Shiny Gold Grillz Aren’t Good For Your Teeth

Are Grills Bad for Your Teeth?

grills for teethGrillz or grills for teeth almost represent a pop cultural rite of passage for many athletes, hip hop artists, and many other celebrities. What is a grill, you ask? This is a flashy, snap-on dental ornament that covers the visible surface of the teeth. It may cover a single tooth, or impart a more notable look that goes across the upper or lower (sometimes both) dental arch.

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Don’t Kiss Your Valentine With Stinky Breath: 5 Tips to a Fresh Kiss

bad breath cureStay Fresh When It’s Time to Kiss

Bad breath is a condition that seems to occur at the worst possible moment. We’ve all been around someone with bad breath, and unfortunately, probably dealt with it ourselves. Bad breath can represent an embarrassing or uncomfortable ordeal. However, how do you know if you suffer from bad breath?

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5 Ways to Tell You Have a Cavity

signs of a cavitySigns of a Cavity That You Shouldn’t Ignore

Food is a wonderful way that we can indulge our senses. Depending on the dish, it will look and smell great, and when the meal tastes awesome, it’s even more satisfying. However, it is a bit of a problem when the foods we eat contribute to cavities. A cavity is a damaged area in the tooth enamel that results from bacterial plaque feeding on food and other debris that resides on teeth. If you don’t brush or floss properly to remove plaque, the bacteria will bore into the tooth enamel and create little holes.

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