How to Store and Clean Your Toothbrush

clean your toothbrush

Your toothbrush helps freshen up your mouth in the morning and get all the food, germs, and grime off of your teeth after a long day. But have you ever thought about what’s going on with your toothbrush in between these times? It cleans your teeth, but is the toothbrush itself clean? Research shows that…

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6 Ways to Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth

get kids to brush their teeth

Anyone with a small child knows the daily struggle to get them to brush their teeth once, let alone twice, a day. It’s not fun for anyone, and it takes time away from play! Luckily, there are some things you can do (other than nagging or yelling) that will make the daily chore of brushing…

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Uses for Dental Floss (Besides Flossing Your Teeth!)

uses for dental floss

We all know that we need to use dental floss daily to remove the food particles from in between our teeth and keep our gums healthy. However, you might not have realized just how useful dental floss is for other purposes too! If you come across a task that needs a thin, sturdy piece of…

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Common Dental Myths Debunked

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All ailments come with their own mythical cures. From old wives’ tales to poorly researched modern medicine, your friends and relatives are sure to have the cure-all knowledge that will supposedly make you feel all better. People always mean well with their household remedies and generational knowledge, but these are often not the best option…

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Foods that are Good for your Teeth (and Ones that are Bad)

foods that are good for your teeth

Taking care of your mouth is about more than just brushing your teeth and actually flossing as much as you say you do to your dentist. There are many factors that go into your overall dental health, and Flintlock Dental is going to look more in-depth at one of those factors here – what you…

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Should I Be Using Prescription Toothpaste?

prescription toothpaste

When you go to buy toothpaste, you probably just grab your favorite flavor off the shelf. Have you ever wondered if that’s good enough for your teeth? In many cases, the answer is yes. If you have low risk of cavities and no oral complications, you may be fine using your regular Crest or Colgate…

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How To Get Whiter Teeth

How To Get Whiter Teeth

Do you want to know How To Get Whiter Teeth? When you think of your teeth there may be many things that come to mind. It is safe to say that at least once you have looked at your own smile and wished that your teeth were even just a shade whiter than they are.…

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Gingivitis Treatment and Prevention

gingivitis treatment

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gum tissue around your teeth due to a buildup of plaque and tartar caused by bacteria. It can result in tooth decay, cavities, and worse if left untreated for too long. If you already know you have gingivitis, and you’re seeking out treatments and cures, Flintlock Dental will discuss…

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Tooth Enamel Loss and Repair

tooth enamel loss

What is tooth enamel, and why is it so important? Tooth enamel is the thin outer covering of the tooth. It’s a tough protective shell for your teeth and is the hardest tissue in the human body. Enamel covers the crown of your tooth, which is the part that’s seen outside of the gums. This…

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Causes and Treatments for Receding Gums

receding gums

Receding gums is a problem that’s also known as gingival recession. This occurs when the pink gum tissue that normally covers the root of the tooth is pushed back or the tooth moves into an abnormal position to expose the root of the tooth. Receding gums are common and often go unnoticed in the early…

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