Floss like a Boss

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I know that I’ve written about this before, but flossing is incredibly important!  A recent GQ article interviews a dentist who has great advice and information about caring for your teeth; you can read it here.  If you don’t floss your teeth, you aren’t cleaning between the teeth (almost 40% of your tooth surface) which your toothbrush can’t reach.  Flossing …

Which Toothpaste is Best for Me?

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One question I am asked a lot is which toothpaste to use.  The short answer is, whichever one has fluoride and tastes good to you.  Or the brand that is on sale.  As with many things, there are an amazing amount of toothpastes to choose from.  Some claim to make your teeth white, some claim to be all natural, some …

The Tooth Fairy

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The tooth fairy is paying an all-time high for your kids’ chompers.  According to a survey by Delta Dental, the tooth fairy is paying an average of $4.66 per tooth; that’s up almost 75% from 2015!  In some houses, though, the fairy leaves toothpaste and toothbrushes under the pillow because adult teeth are for keeps, after all, and are priceless!

Is Sugar a Drug?

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This is an excellent question and comparison that is discussed in a new book, The Case Against Sugar, by Gary Taubes.  Full discloser: I have not read the book (though it is now on my To Read list), but learned about it in an excerpt printed in The Guardian. While taking a stance on whether to classify sugar as a drug …

Happy New Year! #2017

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Happy 2017!  It’s a new year and a common time to be a new you.  In fact, a recent Marist poll shows that the number one resolution for 2017 is to be a better person.  Losing weight and exercising more, eating better, improving health, and spending less are most people’s top goals this year. We at Fifty-Seven 57 Dental want …