True Love & Gum: Extra’s Latest Ad Has the Internet Buying in

Extra has tugged at the heartstrings of consumers with its brand new advertisement, dubbed “The Story of Sarah & Juan”. The romantic video has the whole world seeing the gum brand in a new light.

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Best and Worst Breakfasts for Your Teeth

Updated August 17, 2016

Barely awake, you drag yourself out of bed as the sound of the alarm pierces your head. It’s chaos in the house with the children trying to find clothes to wear and where they put their homework. It’s time to get everybody ready and out the door for school. But wait, they need to have breakfast.

Busy mornings sometimes lead to unhealthy breakfast choices. It's easier to pop a frozen waffle or breakfast pastry into the toaster than to prepare less-sugary fare. Besides, the kids won't throw a fit as long as their breakfast contains more sugar than any other ingredient, right? Sugary breakfast foods, however, can cause cavities, bad breath, and other nasty side effects. We’ve outlined some of the worst, and best, breakfast choices for your teeth.

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5 Things You Can Do Every Day to Improve Your Oral Health

Updated August 17, 2016

When it comes to your oral health, sometimes it is placed on the back burner for more immediate things that are happening in your life. If this occurs here and there, it is not a big deal. But when you place your oral health on the back burner all the time, you need to be worried!

It may not seem like oral health is important, but it is. We need to take care of our teeth as we have a long life to live and eating is much more challenging without teeth. You also need to be aware of the things you are putting in your mouth such as nicotine filled chew and dip. These substances are just as likely to cause oral cancer as smoking is to cause lung cancer.

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FAQ: What procedures are discounted with Carefree Dental?

Carefree Dental offers an affordable alternative to dental insurance. We know many of our existing customers and potential new ones probably have a lot of questions about how our dental card works, so we created this FAQ article to answer the queries on your mind.

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How to Improve Dental Health with Oil Pulling

Are you looking for a natural way to improve the health of your teeth and gums? Then oil pulling with coconut oil may be for you. Oil pulling is a simple process of swishing an edible oil in the mouth to remove harmful bacteria. It may sound gross at first and perhaps even a little hokey, but oil pulling has been shown to offer many dental health benefits, including whiter teeth, healthier gums, and fresher breath.

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How to Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

Updated August 17, 2016

Do you have dingy, dull teeth? Have they stained a yellow color from too many cups of coffee and tea or too many glasses of red wine? If you find yourself in this situation, don’t despair. You can treat your stained teeth at home with proven remedies that will remove that awful stain and give you back your beautiful, bright white smile! The best news is that you probably have most of these home remedies sitting in your cupboard right now.

Teeth whitening doesn't have to cost hundreds of dollars. There are a number of natural ways to whiten and brighten without expensive chemical treatments. Here are a few ways to see noticeably whiter teeth without spending a lot of green.

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What Happens to Your Teeth After Eating Something Sugary?

Updated August 19, 2016

I have a sweet tooth, do you? Do you have to have a spot of something sweet after a meal? Is chocolate your best friend? Do you crave sugar? I have had a sweet tooth since I was a little kid and it caused a lot of problems in my mouth and for my parent’s wallet. I know a lot of other people have the same sweet tooth and the same financial issues when it comes to paying to have all those rotted teeth fixed.

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What Is Right for You: Gold or Porcelain Crowns?

Crowns are an investment -- not in the way that you'll see a lucrative return, but that they'll increase the longevity and health of your smile. That's why it's important to select the type that best suits its purpose and also your lifestyle.

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Brushing Through Childhood: 5 Milestones

Updated August 17, 2016

Dental health in children is crucial. It is something you need to be aware and alert to their entire lives to make sure their teeth are coming in at the appropriate times, they are taking care of them by brushing and flossing, and they are happy and pain-free. 

Even before your child’s first tooth appears, you may be wondering about dental milestones. You may also be wondering how you will afford the dental care your child needs. Although every child develops at a slightly different pace, below is a guide to important childhood milestones and when to expect them.

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Wisdom Teeth: When to Act and What to Expect

It isn’t uncommon for dentists to recommend that patients have their wisdom teeth removed. Why is wisdom teeth removal often necessary, when is the best time to get your wisdom teeth removed, and what can you expect if you decide to get your wisdom teeth removed?

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