Clocktower Family Dental Blog


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3 Dental Care Hacks to Keep Your Smile Healthy

The best way to maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime is great dental health habits. Here are a few hacks beyond the usual brushing and flossing routine that can help prevent tooth decay.

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The Top Sugar-Free Food That Can Rot Your Teeth

Sodas should only be an occasional treat (like a cupcake or a candy bar), not your main source of hydration or caffeine. To get around this issue and still enjoy a sweet drink, many people turn to sugar-free varieties. The only problem is that sugar-free sodas can cause tooth decay too!

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Interpreting the Rainbow of Tooth Stain Colors

While tooth stains don't come in all the colors of the rainbow, they come in a few, and they each may mean something different about the condition of your smile and what you can do about it.

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Why Lasers Are Used in Dentistry

The use of lasers in dentistry may sound a bit like science fiction, but it's actually scientific fact! Laser technology was first applied to dentistry in the early 1960s and has been gaining popularity ever since.

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What Is Laughing Gas and What’s So Funny About It?

Laughing gas is the common name for an inhaled sedative, used in dental care and in medical care. Laughing gas gets its name from the feeling of well-being and giddiness that it can cause.

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Finding a Dentist for Your Kids

If you're looking to find the right dentist and establish a "dental home" for your family, you may wonder what the difference is between a pediatric dentist (a.k.a. a kids' dentist) and a family dentist.

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How to Choose a Toothbrush

Humans have been using toothbrushes to remove food from teeth for thousands of years. Early toothbrushes were sticks with frayed ends, & later brushes were made from bone, wood or ivory & animal hairs. We have come a long way since then, & toothbrushes today are very effective at removing food & plaque & keeping your teeth & gums clean to prevent tooth decay.

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How Whitening Toothpaste Works

Whitening toothpaste is an easy and accessible way to whiten your teeth while doing something you already do regularly—brushing your teeth! Let’s explore how whitening toothpaste works to brighten your smile. 

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Great Reasons to Get Braces

Many people think of braces as a right of passage that we subject pre-teens and teens to in the midst of their most awkward years just to ensure they have a nice straight smile by the time they reach adulthood. But the truth is that braces can benefit people of all ages and not all of the reasons to get braces are aesthetic.

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How What You Eat Affects Your Teeth

When most of us think of the effect of food on our teeth, we probably think of the age-old wisdom that sugar causes tooth decay. And while sugar is a notorious culprit, there are many other ways that the foods you eat affect your teeth, and not all of it is bad news.

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