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Is there a link between smoking and gum disease?

Smokers have the highest risk of gum disease of all people. As a matter of fact, they are more than five times likely to get gum disease over non smokers. According to the Center for Disease Control, 41% of all smokers over the age of 65 have missing teeth while only 20% of all non [...]

What type of tooth brush should I use?

I often get the question which toothbrush I recommend.    My opinion is that all toothbrushes are about the same.    Any toothbrush used appropriately is a good brush.     Just make sure the bristles are soft or ultra-soft.   The harsher brushes can rip your gums and will wear down your teeth. Electric toothbrushes can be useful [...]

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