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What is xylitol gum and how does it neutralize pH levels?

While eating alkalizing foods makes a difference in promoting dental health, chewing gum with xylitol is another way you can wage war on acidity. these tips and our family dentists can help you improve your pH levels

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How Do I Know if My Child Has a Cavity?

How do I know if my child has a cavity? What are the warning signs that my child has a cavity? What should I do if I think my child has a cavity?

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How Can I Make My Teeth Less Sensitive?

Having sensitive teeth is fun, in the same way that paying taxes is fun, or stubbing your toe is fun. That is to say, it’s not fun at all. here's how to fix it.

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These Fargo Dentist Reviews Say It All

Reviews and Recommendations are important when looking for a dentist. These reviews make it clear why South University Dental has been the highest rated Fargo Dentist for years.

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COVID-19 Update: October 19, 2020

As we all continue to try and operate during these challenging times we wanted to give you an update on what we are doing to keep all our patients and team members safe at South University Dental Associates.

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Can medications affect the health of my teeth?

There are hundreds of medications that have dry mouth as a potential side effect. This can directly impact the health of your teeth due to the limitation of saliva this causes. When saliva cannot flow freely, its infection-fighting powers are not readily available.

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The Keys to Periodontal Maintenance for Dental Health

Nearly half of U.S. adults over the age of 30 have periodontal disease. Once diagnosed, the effects of periodontal disease can be stifled with proper treatment.

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What Effect Can Highly Acidic Foods or Beverages Have on Your Teeth?

Although there's no way to replace the lost tooth enamel, South University Dental Associates provides restorative services to treat acid erosion. If you're experiencing tooth sensitivity, yellowing of the teeth, or any other symptom of acid wear, a quality dentist is just a phone call away.

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What does a dental filling do?

The only thing worse than having a cavity is letting it go unfilled. This can lead to much of the tooth being destroyed, making a crown necessary. In severe cases, an expensive root canal is the only option, to salvage the tooth.

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Three Things To Do for Healthier Teeth This year

Put your floss in the shower. When it comes to brushing, it’s easy to make excuses. Perhaps you’ve heard yourself say, “I don’t have time to,” or “I always forget.”

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Why Should I Brush Twice a Day?

A good toothbrush is your mouth’s greatest ally in the fight against plaque. Plaque is a sticky deposit on teeth accumulated from eating and drinking throughout the day. It’s also a bacterial breeding ground.

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What is Periodontal Disease?

Assuming you eat three meals per day, that equals 1095 meals per year (snacking not included). Add that up over the course of your lifetime and that’s a lot of chewing. Thankfully, our teeth are anchored in strong bones that, if cared for properly, will endure for the long haul.

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Why do the bristles on my toothbrush bend out?

Does your toothbrush typically look like it’s having a bad hair day? Are the bristles bending out in all directions? If your answer is yes, you may need to make an adjustment to your brushing style.

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How does whitening your teeth work?

Over the course of time, even the most diligent brushers are vulnerable to a degree of staining. Whitening is a great way to bring the shine back.

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What is the Difference Between Plaque and Tartar?

Plaque is easily removed by brushing, but can cause cavities, periodontal disease, and gingivitis if regular brushing and flossing is neglected. One of the biggest hazards of plaque is its acidity, which causes harm to tooth enamel.

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What are common causes of a chipped tooth?

What are common causes of chipped teeth? How can you best protect yourself against chipped or broken teeth? There are many situations and scenarios that can cause this.

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What are the benefits of flossing?

A consistent flossing routine is vital for anyone aspiring to maintain long-term dental health. Flossing gives your a teeth a more clean feeling and removes plaque and food particles that can cause long-term damage.

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Food, pH Levels, and Acid Erosion. It’s a relationship.

When it comes to eating in a way that’s friendly for your teeth, there’s one important relationship to always keep in mind. It’s a triangular one that deals with food, pH levels and acid erosion. Understanding this combination goes a long way in fostering long-term dental health.

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