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Dental Hygiene After 55: A Guide for Older Adults

It’s no secret that good oral hygiene is important. But, for many adults over 55, practicing good oral care habits isn’t as easy as it once was. For some, arthritis and other conditions make it harder to brush and floss the way you should. For others, changes in finances or lack of adequate dental insurance might be a barrier to regular cleanings. Or, maybe you’re disabled and relying on a family member or caretaker to assist you in these areas when they can.

There are some very real challenges to practicing good oral hygiene as you age. But often, people use these reasons as an excuse to let their oral …

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5 Alternatives to Traditional Flossing

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If you were to ask anyone what leads to healthy teeth, you would overwhelmingly get proper, regular brushing as a response. It’s a great answer, and one that needs to be part of everyone’s oral care plan — but it’s not a complete one.

While brushing is a valuable part of keeping your teeth clean, an equally important part is flossing. Your toothbrush is able to scrub the outer and inner surfaces of your teeth, but dental floss, by removing plaque and debris trapped between teeth, takes care of all that your brush can’t reach. So if flossing isn’t a part of your daily routine, you’re not getting your teeth …

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The Best (and Worst) Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth

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When you brush and floss regularly, it’s easy to assume you’re doing a thorough job of taking care of your teeth. Don’t get too complacent, however. If you’re limiting your efforts toward oral health to these bare essentials, you could be damaging your teeth as much as you’re helping them.

Your diet is just as important to healthy teeth as your toothbrush. And while you’re likely aware of obvious foods that can take a toll on your smile, there are many others, just as damaging, that you may not be aware of.

The good news is there are many options for food that support healthy teeth. By adding these to …

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How to Choose the Right Dentist

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Are you in the market for a new dentist? Maybe you’ve recently moved to the Red Deer area or switched health insurance providers. Or maybe your current dentist does not provide the options or services you need. Whatever the reason, finding one who will meet all your criteria can be painless if you follow these helpful tips.

Start With Your Insurance

It’s important that whoever you choose is covered by your health insurance, so reach out to them for a list of options in the area. This way, you know you’ll be fully covered and can avoid unpleasant surprises when bills get sent.

Get Personal Recommendations

While there are several …

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Getting Early Orthodontic Treatment in Red Deer

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The noun orthodontics refers to “the treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially of alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including the use of braces.” Over the years Albertans have recognized the role they play in daily life – when we learn how to talk and chew our food, and that they need to be taken care of properly – along with routine visits to a dental professional for cleaning and preventative dentistry.

The noun orthodontics refers to “the treatment of irregularities in the teeth (especially of alignment and occlusion) and jaws, including the use of braces.” Over the years Albertans have recognized the role they play in daily life – …

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