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5 Signs That Indicate Gum Disease

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Most people, if they were fortunate enough, have been told since the time they were young the importance of brushing their teeth and maintaining good oral hygiene. This includes brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist. While it can seem like quite the chore (especially to young children) developing healthy oral health habits will last you a lifetime, and ensure you maintain good health for your teeth, as well as your gums and tongue, well into the future. Many people who neglect their oral hygiene eventually find that it comes back to bite them, especially where gum disease is concerned. Below are 5 signs that indicate gum disease. Red gums Healthy gums are pink in colour, not red. Red gums are a sign that your gums are not healthy. It might be a sign that you are brushing too hard, but it might also be a sign that you are…


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Best Foods To Eat (And Avoid) For Braces

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For anyone who has ever experienced wearing braces before, they are likely acutely aware of just how many food and drink restrictions you are forced to observe while wearing them, and for good reason. What you eat or drink while wearing braces can have a huge impact on the success of the braces, as well as overall oral hygiene. If you or someone you know is about to begin treatment with braces, take notice of the best foods to eat, and those to avoid, while wearing braces. What to Avoid: Sticky foods Foods such as candies, dried fruits, and taffy should be strictly avoided while wearing braces. Gum and peanut butter are also foods to avoid. This is because these will easily become trapped between your braces, making cleaning an absolute nightmare. Tough meats If you are a fan of foods like beef jerky or any dried and cured meats…


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