Mouthguards Prevent Dental Injuries – Association

Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. Mouthguards prevent dental injuries

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April is Facial Protection Month! Make sure you and your loved ones are properly protected when playing sports. Talk to your dentist about when is the right time to replace your mouthguard, but replace it immediately if it shows sign of wear, is damaged or ill fitting.

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Opioids and Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse – American Dental Association

Opioids like OxyContin or Vicodin may be prescribed after dental procedures. Find out how to use them safely and how to prevent prescription drug abuse.

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Opioid abuse is a growing problem in America and the ADA wants to help prevent this problem. This article shares ways to take action against opioid addiction and helps answer common questions about this issue as well.

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Top 9 Foods That Damage Your Teeth – American Dental Association

Source: Top 9 Foods That Damage Your Teeth – American Dental Association

 

It is always a good idea to research and make sure what food you are consuming isn’t damaging to your teeth. Check out these nine foods that are known to be harmful to your oral health.

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Do I Really Need to Brush My Teeth for 2 Minutes Twice a Day? | SELF

It feels like an actual eternity.

Source: Do I Really Need to Brush My Teeth for 2 Minutes Twice a Day? | SELF

Good oral health requires you to brush at least twice a day, but are you brushing long enough each time? If you are brushing your teeth fewer than two minutes, you might not be thoroughly cleaning our mouth. Check out this article for more info.

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