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You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
Posted on 3/17/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
When you reach for your toothpaste, does it have a familiar little mint leaf on the side? Most of the time, people use a mint flavored toothpaste as a way to freshen their mouth further when they brush. However, that is not the only option you have. Does mint get a little boring now and again? If so, then why not consider changing up what flavor you use? Toothpaste does not have to be boring. It simply needs to work! Toothpaste Flavors to Consider When You Want Something New There are lots of mint options if you want to stick within the mint category. Instead of traditional mint, you can go with wintergreen, spearmint, peppermint, and cinnamon mint. If you want, you can also opt for just cinnamon. If you like herb flavors, try something a bit fresher, like basil or clove toothpaste. Do you think having a sweet toothpaste flavor would help? Then consider reaching for cupcake flavored toothpaste. There are also other sweets, like apricots, peaches, and chocolate. Would it be fun to brush your teeth with chocolate? There are also some odd flavors that you may want to think about. Would you like brushing your teeth with jasmine or lavender toothpaste? Perhaps it would be fun to brush with pickle flavored toothpaste instead. Pretty much whatever flavor you want to find, there is something similar to it out there. We do not mind so much what type of toothpaste you use. Here, we mind far more that you use a good toothpaste that gives you clean, healthy results. Brush your teeth twice each day using whatever flavor inspires you most. If you cannot pick just one, then pick a few and swap them out. That way, each day you have a new option to choose from....

Why Your Teeth Suffer When You Get Insomnia
Posted on 2/27/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
Not many people know that insomnia can actually cause harm to your teeth. Not getting enough sleep is a bad thing and you need to make sure that you are protecting yourself in the end when it comes to not only getting enough sleep, but also making sure that your teeth are also in the best shape that they can be in. This is a must for one and all. Why Insomnia is Actually Bad for Your Teeth One of the biggest things that people with insomnia get are bored. When people are bored, they tend to eat everything and anything. This is something that you need to think about when it comes to your teeth and not being able to sleep. When you get bored, think about doing a puzzle, watching a movie, reading a book, but not munching on foods that could potentially harm your teeth. Those that have insomnia tend to not have anything to do during those nighttime hours when everyone else is sleeping. When this happens, raiding the fridge and cupboards or even going to stores that are open up all night are options to grab something to eat. While it is not recommended, it is something that many people find comforts them and helps to pass the time. When they eat during these hours, the oral hygiene that they have might not be the best either. They might fall asleep on the couch after eating a large snack or meal. This means that the brushing is not done and that film is sitting on the outside of the teeth and decay is setting in. Speak with our dental office today to find out how we are able to help you with all that you need to have done dental wise. We are more than happy to provide the help you need, when you need it so that you can ensure that you are getting the most out of your sleep and dental health....

Why Should You Wait After Eating to Brush?
Posted on 2/17/2018 by Crossroads Family Dental
Brushing your teeth is something that has to be done every day, twice a day and sometimes people enjoy brushing more than that. When it comes to when to brush though, many people might not know when the best time is. Sometimes you are told to wait until after you eat to brush, but why is this? Why Wait Until After You Eat to Brush If you are wondering why you have to wait until after you eat to brush, then you want answers. Sometimes people want to brush their teeth as soon as they get up in the morning because they have bad breath, their mouth is dry and they just want that clean feeling that you can get when you brush, especially right after waking up. However, if you brush right after you wake up and then go and eat breakfast, all of that sugar, plaque and other build up is going to sit on the outside of your teeth and eat away at the enamel. This is not what anyone wants when they are trying to reduce the amount of plaque, buildup and other problems that cause tooth decay. You do not have to worry about this when you brush after you eat, not before. The same goes for night time. Have your snack time and then brush before bed to reduce the amount of bacteria that is found inside the mouth before you sleep. It is always important to schedule your regular cleanings. Give our office a call if you are in need of one. We can provide the necessary help that is needed to provide you with a cleaner, whiter smile overall. You want to smile with confidence and this is one of the best ways that you are able to do so....

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