Should You Throw Out Your Mouthwash?

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Visit the mouthwash aisle at a local pharmacy and you will be greeted with claims of plaque-fighting, bad-breath- busting, teeth-whitening, almost-magical solutions. These colorful liquids hold no magic, but they do have significant benefits. Dentists swear by them, but some critics are not convinced with these claims. Let’s look at the pros and cons of mouthwashes.

The Pros

Mouthwashes help in:

  • Fighting gum disease and significantly reducing the chances of getting gingivitis (painful gum inflammation)
  • Getting rid of bacteria which causes bad breath
  • Helping prevent cavities by strengthening tooth enamel
  • Soothing canker sores (at least those mouthwashes with no alcohol content)
  • Helping lower the risk of preterm or low-weight births due to periodontal disease in pregnancy

The Cons

Have a High Alcohol Content

Some mouthwashes have high alcohol content. This might irritate your gums and be painful if you happen to ...

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Dental Health for Children

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A Few Questions That You Might Have Regarding Your Child’s Dental Health

Your child’s health is definitely one of your first priorities, and there’s no denying that their overall health is linked to their dental health. So without much ado, let’s have a look at some of the questions related to your child’s dental health.pediatric dentistry kenosha

Are infants affected by tooth decay?

Yes! Tooth decay in children and infants is quite common and most frequently reported in the upper front teeth. However, it can affect other teeth as well. The decay can even enter the underlying bone structure, resulting in excruciating pain and permanently affect tooth development. Babies that are put to bed with a bottle, or who drink a lot of sugary drinks are more prone to tooth decay in infants. ...

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Child’s Dental Health

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A Few Questions That You Might Have Regarding Your Child’s Dental Health

Your child’s health is definitely one of your first priorities, and there’s no denying that their overall health is linked to their dental health. So without much ado, let’s have a look at some of the questions related to your child’s dental health.dental care for children

Are infants affected by tooth decay?

Yes! Tooth decay in children and infants is quite common and most frequently reported in the upper front teeth. However, it can affect other teeth as well. The decay can even enter the underlying bone structure, resulting in excruciating pain and permanently affect tooth development. Babies that are put to bed with a bottle, or who drink a lot of sugary drinks are more prone ...

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The Importance of Semi-Annual Dental Checkups

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Start the Year Right: The Importance of Semi-Annual Dental Checkups

How many times did you visit the dentist in 2015? Perhaps you didn’t even have a single checkup with a dental professional. However, now is the time to start the year right and get the oral care your teeth deserve. If you’re not sure how to find a good dentist, start here at Pat Crawford DDS. We have complete dental tools and procedures to help you achieve the highest quality of oral health possible.dental exam

Why do you need to get a dental checkup at least twice a year? Here are the reasons why regular dental visits are important.

1. Regular cleaning prevents plaque and tartar buildup.

Whenever you visit a dentist, you will undergo dental cleaning which will remove all plaque, bacteria, tartar, ...

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What Can You Do About Morning Breath?

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Do you wake up in the morning with a bad breath problem? Most people do to some degree. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than 80 million Americans suffer with chronic halitosis, or bad breath, and millions more experience the condition intermittently, most often in the form of breath odor upon waking, or morning breath. Common or not, morning breath is an embarrassing problem, causing many who experience it to forgo morning pleasantries in favor of scurrying to the bathroom to brush their teeth. So what can be done about morning breath?morning-breath

What Causes Morning Breath?

The source of halitosis is most frequently in the mouth, especially in cases where bad breath is present only or primarily upon waking in the morning. The fundamental cause ...

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