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5 Facts About Teeth Whitening You Should Know

At Kirkland Family Dentistry our patients frequently ask about teeth whitening. Indeed, according to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, “when respondents were asked, ‘What would you like to improve most about your smile?’ The most common response was: Whiter & brighter teeth.” Your smile creates an immediate impression on people you […]

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Is One Floss Better Than Another?

Patients often come to us with questions about how to take better care of their teeth between visits. One of these queries is regarding dental floss. Is one floss better than another? Let’s take a closer look to shed some light on this one. Floss is usually nylon (multifilament) or Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) – which is […]

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What Exactly Is a Cavity?

So, we brush and floss twice a day (or know that we should, at the very least). We do so because our dentists tell us that if we don’t, we’ll get cavities. This is an especially big problem for children. But what is a cavity, anyway? Let’s discuss the ins and outs of cavities, including […]

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Teaching Children How to Take Care of Their Teeth

February is designated as National Children’s Dental Health Month by the ADA. Throughout this month, dental health professionals try to focus on educating young patients and their caregivers on oral health. Pregnant women will also receive guidance on how to take care of their oral hygiene, as their habits will undoubtedly affect their children’s oral […]

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The Pros and Cons of Electric Toothbrushes

Your toothbrush is an important tool in helping guard against plaque and cavities. Without a good toothbrush, your risk poor dental hygiene and consequently this can affect your overall health. In fact, there are numerous studies linking bad oral care to heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory conditions. So, now’s the time to make your toothbrush […]

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