Webster Dental Blog


Improve Your Brushing Habits in 2022

December 28, 2021

Start the new year right and improve your brushing habits with these 8 tips for a bright, white smile. Don’t Brush Your Teeth Too Hard Be gentle with your teeth while brushing. You may think brushing harder will remove more leftover food and bacteria, but a gentle brushing is all that you need. Too much …

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Eat, Drink, and be Thankful!

November 18, 2021

Thanksgiving centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Nearly 90 percent of Americans eat turkey—whether roasted, baked. or deep-fried. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. But are all Thanksgiving foods good for your teeth? What Thanksgiving Foods are Good for Your Teeth? Turkey is …

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Halloween Treats and Kids

October 25, 2021

Halloween is about candy, dressing up, and having fun. It’s alright if your child eats candy on Halloween, as long as he or she is brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. A regular oral hygiene routine can go a long way in helping keep your mouth healthy all year round, which is key during …

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Your Child’s Back-to-School Dental Visit

September 17, 2021

Whether your child will be in the classroom or learning from home, a healthy smile is still a back-to-school essential. Some schools require a yearly dental exam. The end of summer is always a good time to schedule one of your child’s dental visits. It is also a great time to help get back into …

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Wisdom Teeth: Do You Need Them?

August 26, 2021

Your wisdom teeth (adult teeth) are the third set of molars in the back of your mouth. They typically appear between the ages of 17 and 21. It’s normal to feel a little discomfort when your wisdom teeth begin to appear, but if you have pain, see your dentist immediately. If your teeth are healthy …

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What is the Difference Between White Fillings and Silver Fillings?

July 26, 2021

For over 100 years, dentists have used silver amalgam fillings to fill cavities. The materials are inexpensive and last a long time. White fillings are a natural-looking alternative to silver fillings. They are an excellent option for patients who want their fillings to match their teeth. Fortunately, modern advances in dentistry have provided new options …

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The Benefits of Fluoride

June 23, 2021

Strong, healthy teeth are the result of good oral hygiene and fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a natural mineral that prevents cavities and builds strong teeth. It also supports healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums. It is important to care for your teeth by brushing and flossing twice a day, …

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12 Types of Dental Specialties

May 12, 2021

The dentistry field has several types of dental specialties including endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and more. Dental specialists are oral healthcare providers who receive specialized training after dental school, much like a neurologist or cardiologist. Dental specialties are recognized by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards (NCRDSCB) to …

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What are Porcelain Veneers?

April 29, 2021

Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers, are a tooth-colored shell that attaches to the front surface of your teeth. They made from porcelain or resin composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth. Veneers can be used to treat different cosmetic concerns, including chipped, broken, and discolored teeth. If a tooth is broken …

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Is there a Connection between Gum Disease and Cardiovascular Disease?

March 23, 2021

Research has shown that there may be a connection between gum disease (periodontal disease) and cardiovascular disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, adults with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary artery disease. One study found that gum disease (gingivitis), cavities, and missing teeth, were as good at predicting heart …

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