Oral Health

Considerations When Picking the Right Mouthwash

Considerations When Picking the Right Mouthwash

A solid oral health routine begins with daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Without a consistent oral health regimen, you may begin to experience tooth decay and bacterial infections. Few patients ask Dr. Jed Hildebrand about different mouthwash options, so we’ve put together a list of the conditions that mouthwashes can treat. This should help you …

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Pick the right electric toothbrush!

Pick the right electric toothbrush!

The electronic toothbrush has undergone several technological advances since the 1960s. Everything from design and bristle motions to rotation, oscillation, and sonic vibration has led to dramatic changes in this necessary tool over time. Rotation oscillation happens when the head of the toothbrush rotates from one direction to the other. The benefit of powered toothbrushes …

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How Often Should You Brush

How Often Should You Brush?

If you’ve been following your dentist’s advice, you know that you should be devoting two minutes twice a day to gentle, thorough brushing, and floss carefully at least once a day. It’s automatic. It’s habit. You’re in the zone. Now that you have braces or aligners, though, it’s time to step up your game! Removing …

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Start Your Day Off with a (Healthy) Smile

Start Your Day Off with a (Healthy) Smile!

If there’s one meal that can claim the title of “Sweetest Meal of the Day,” it’s almost certainly breakfast. Sugary cereals, syrup-covered waffles, oatmeal with honey, cinnamon toast (which is literally sugar poured on toast)—it’s hard to imagine another menu even coming close. But you’re trying to keep your diet as healthy as possible. What …

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Tube Talk

Tube Talk

The topic is tubes. No, we’re not talking about TV shows, or sports socks, or British subway systems. We’re talking toothpaste! With so many options out there, which toothpaste should you be looking for to keep your teeth their cleanest and healthiest during orthodontic treatment? Fantastic Fluoride The last thing you want while you’re wearing …

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Tis the Season—for Healthy Dental Choices

‘Tis the Season—for Healthy Dental Choices!

It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but if you’re dashing through the snow to an emergency orthodontic appointment, you’re not feeling very jolly. And post-holiday, no one wants to start off their New Year’s Resolutions with “Get Cavities Filled.” How to survive the sweetest of seasons with braces and enamel intact? …

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