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Dental Action Day: Jan. 31, 2019

Dental Action Day: Jan. 31, 2019 Oct 31, 2018  Mark your calendar now! WSDA’s largest annual advocacy event will take place Thursday, January 31 in Olympia. Dental Action Day (DAD) is WSDA’s largest annual legislative advocacy event, during which WSDA member dentists travel to Olympia to discuss issues relating to the Association’s legislative agenda with […]

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Oral-B Dental Floss Linked To Toxic Chemicals, Study Claims

This is nothing to smile about. Oral-B Glide dental floss contributes to elevated levels of toxic PFAS chemicals in the body, according to a new study from the Silent Spring Institute in collaboration with the Public Health Institute in Berkeley, California. Scientists are concerned about widespread exposure to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in the […]

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New Year, Healthier Mouth

What does ringing in the new year have to do with being mouth healthy? More than you may think. Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush every three to four months? Bristles that become frayed and worn are less effective at cleaning your teeth. That means, celebrating the new year with a brand new […]

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The Worst Foods To Eat Regarding Teeth/Gum Health

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With all the health advice in our society over food and diet, what are the worst foods for the health of your mouth? You probably already know that diet affects your health but may be less clear on what dietary choices most affect your teeth. We wouldn’t expect you to avoid all of these choices, […]

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What Do I Do If I Have a Tooth Knocked Out?

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It may be able to be saved, but it is important to follow some basic steps to give the best chance possible. This is a really good thing to know beforehand. This can determine if a tooth can be re-attached or a more invasive procedure will be required. First, pick up the tooth by the […]

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What are the Advantages of Using an Electric Toothbrush?

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You see the other toothbrushes in the grocery aisle and check their price tags. Are there really enough reasons to shell out an extra $40-160 on these battery powered items? How do you know what features are useful? Many people tell us that once they start using an electric brush they never want to go […]

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Getting Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth

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Getting your kids to brush their teeth is a struggle. If you have kids, you know how hard it is to make sure your little ones spend the recommended 2 minutes brushing their teeth. Luckily enough, there are a couple of ways to make the twice daily chore more fun and enticing to kids! Here […]

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Picking the Right Toothpaste

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Brushing, flossing and dental visits are all necessary for keeping your mouth healthy. One thing that can help is your toothpaste! Picking the right toothpaste can mean the difference between a healthy mouth and needing a few fillings. Here are a few tips on picking the right toothpaste! Flouride There have been many studies done […]

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Does Poor Oral Health Mean Poor Overall Health?

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There’s been a new study published by the American Society for Microbiology that takes a look at the connection between tongue microbes and overall health. The study, which was carried out by Japanese scientists affiliated with Kyushu University, posits that the microbes in our mouth are catalysts for serious ailments in old age. The study […]

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A Diet That Is Good for Your Teeth

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How many times have you been told eating candy will make your teeth fall out? We hear a lot about the foods we should avoid, but are there foods that are actually good for your teeth? Turns out that the answer is, yes! Cheese and Yogurt One of the main culprits in tooth decay are […]

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