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How Did People Clean Their Teeth in the Olden Days?

By: The Conversation, AP News, Snopes 🦷 [FUN FACT] Dental hygiene has come a long way since the days of wine-soaked toothpicks and the urine mouthwash once thought to disinfect mouths and whiten teeth. Let’s explore the ways our ancestors clean their teeth in the olden days via snopes.com. The Woodview Oral Surgery Team Dental hygiene […]

10 common oral hygiene mistakes, according to dentists

By: Wendy Rose Gould, NBC News 📊 According to the CDC, more than 80% of people develop at least one cavity by age 34. Genetics play a factor in tooth decay as well as the most common oral hygiene mistakes listed in this article via NBC News. The Woodview Oral Surgery Team It’s been ingrained in your mind […]

What You Can Do About Bad Breath

By: Peter Jaret, WebMD Don’t be afraid to get a little close this National Fresh Breath Day! Check out the 8 natural ways to freshen your breath. 😁 The Woodview Oral Surgery Team It’s easy to improve your breath and keep your teeth and gums healthy at the same time. Try these simple steps to make your mouth feel […]

A Visibly Straighter Smile with Invisible Orthodontics

😷 The invisible orthodontics is one of the leading alternatives for both teenagers and adults. While the primary reason many choose this option is that they don’t like the appearance of metal braces, there are several other measurable benefits that make this a superior choice. The Woodview Oral Surgery Team Traditional orthodontics isn’t for everyone. […]

Brushing and Flossing Could Reduce Your Risk of This Cancer

By: Lara DeSanto, HealthCentral Do you know that improper dental care and hygiene can increase your risk of developing liver cancer? 📊 People with poor oral health, including painful or bleeding gums, loose teeth, or mouth ulcers, maybe a whopping 75% more likely to get liver cancer, according to a study of 469,000 people in […]

Oral Piercings: What You Should Know

By: WebMD 👅 While piercing the tongue, lip or cheek may be attractive to some, there are a number of health-related risks associated with oral piercing. Find out the dangers of oral piercing via WebMD. The Woodview Oral Surgery Team An oral (mouth) piercing is a small hole in your tongue, lip, cheek, or uvula (the tiny tissue […]

Understanding Pediatric Fluoride Treatment

It’s undeniable that fluoride has played a major role in the decline of dental cavities in the United States. However, what isn’t so clear to many parents is whether or not fluoride treatments are safe and/or beneficial for children. After all, children receive fluoride on a regular basis from many different types of foods and […]

Dental infections in kids tied to heart disease risk in adulthood

😷 Children who develop cavities and gum disease may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart attacks and strokes decades later than kids who have good oral health, according to a recent study conducted by JAMA Network Open. Keep reading as Reuters discussed the complete findings of this study. The Woodview Oral Surgery Team (Reuters Health) […]