trivia about novocain dental anesthetic

Dentists Don’t Use Novocain Anymore!

Dentists no longer use Novocain when treating patients. No, this doesn't mean we've somehow managed to make dentistry completely painless (we wish!).

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dental health risks of sugar-free soda pop

The Top Sugar-Free Food That Can Rot Your Teeth

Sodas should only be an occasional treat (like a cupcake or a candy bar), not your main source of hydration or caffeine. To get around this issue and still enjoy a sweet drink, many people turn to sugar-free varieties. The only problem is that sugar-free sodas can cause tooth decay too!

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3 Dental Care Hacks to Keep Your Smile Healthy

The best way to maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime is great dental health habits. Here are a few hacks beyond the usual brushing and flossing routine that can help prevent tooth decay.

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drinking water to combat dry mouth and tooth decay

Dry Mouth Isn’t Just Unpleasant…It Can Cause Tooth Decay!

Dry mouth can make it more likely that you'll get tooth decay! The presence of saliva in your mouth is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy.

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paleo diet doesn't always prevent tooth decay

You Can Still Get Cavities on a Paleo Diet!

Among many other health benefits, many people who advocate for the paleo diet also claim that it can prevent tooth decay. But it turns out this might not be true.

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The Zen of Brushing Your Teeth

In the daily rush of modern life it can be hard to find time to care for yourself, and this includes taking appropriate care of your smile. Brushing and flossing your teeth properly each day is vital to avoiding tooth decay and toothaches.

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who is the ADA

Who Is the American Dental Association Anyway?

Most of us have seen them: little boxes on the sides of toothpaste, toothbrushes, and packets of dental floss that have the words "ADA Accepted" on them. ADA stands for the American Dental Associate, but who are they and what does the seal mean?

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brushing your teeth wrong leads to tooth decay

You Might Be Brushing Your Teeth Wrong

Brushing your teeth is such a routine habit that you may forget that there's a right and a wrong way to do it. But proper brushing is super important for preventing tooth decay and gum disease!

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Even More Ways You’re Brushing Your Teeth Wrong

As something we all do everyday, it might be surprising that many people do not brush their teeth correctly. While doing it wrong is a lot better than not doing it at all, brushing your teeth correctly can help prevent tooth decay

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