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What Toothpaste Should I Choose?

Standing in the toothpaste aisle at your local grocery store is overwhelming. Many patients ask What toothpaste should I choose? What key ingredients should someone look for in a good toothpaste? Palmetto Dental Associates provides a list of key factors to consider when purchasing toothpaste. Fluoride Toothpaste Brushing with toothpaste does more than just message debris and plaque off your teeth. Almost all toothpaste brands include fluoride, which is a natural cavity fighter. This works by coating the tooth’s enamel, which strengthens your tooth’s defense against bacteria. A helpful tip from Dr. Emily Hortman is to check for fluoride before buying your toothpaste. Do not assume every brand has fluoride. Many common brands may have special collections or natural brands can be fluoride-free. American Dental

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Sports Drinks And Your Oral Health

Any drink with added sugar, even fruit juices, can cause tooth decay and send you to a local dentist. Palmetto Dental Associates in North Myrtle Beach talk about Sports Drinks and your Oral Health and how it might affect you. Sugar can turn into acids in your mouth which slowly wear down your teeth. Before you realize, the bacteria and acids in your teeth work together to break down your tooth’s protective layer. This is how cavities and tooth decay form. However, if you drink sports drinks and energy drinks with added sugar, can they be okay in moderation?

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Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay

A healthy, beautiful smile begins with a good oral health routine from your local dentist in North Myrtle Beach. Food and drink that you consume can cause tooth decay and cavities. Palmetto Dental Associates offer a few tips to prevent tooth decay to ensure a happy, healthy smile.

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Top 3 Ways to Care For Your Gums

 At Palmetto Dental Associates in North Myrtle Beach, we want you to have healthy teeth and healthy gums. When patients think about visiting the dentist, they typically think about the health of their teeth. Below are the top 3 ways to care for your gums. Yes, at Palmetto Dental Associates we want you to have healthy teeth and healthy gums. Specifically, the Palmetto team looks for signs of mouth cancer, TMJ, and gum disease. The early stages of gum disease are reversible; however, when it develops into periodontitis, you may experience permanent bone loss. That is why it is important to have healthy gums.  Top 3 Ways to Care For Your Gums: 1. Flossing While eating, food and debris cluster in between your teeth

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Why Do Teeth Become Stained?

There are a lot of reasons why your teeth may become stained. Sometimes, you may think the stains are from the most talked about reason: foods and drinks. But, there are a few other, less known causes, that may be acting on your teeth. Here are a few reasons along with stained teeth tips to keep your teeth white.

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Reasons You Should Go To The Dentist

Whether it is a biannual check-up or a “dental emergency near me”, there are multiple reasons that patients choose North Myrtle Beach dentist, Dr. Hortman at Palmetto Dental Associates. Get helpful information and resources with our Palmetto Dental Blog. If you are experiencing similar dental symptoms, please call the North Myrtle Beach dentist, Dr. Emily Hortman, at (843)-399-2525 to speak with a team member today!

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6 Tips for Better Oral Health

Great oral health in North Myrtle Beach starts with a good oral hygiene routine. It can also lower the risk of oral diseases. Here are 6 tips for better oral health from Palmetto Dental Associates in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Toothpaste vs. Professional: What’s Best for Teeth Whitening?

During your weekly grocery shopping, you might be intrigued by the dozens of different kinds of toothpaste to choose from. Many of them offer additional benefits that their basic counterparts may not. One of these benefits includes teeth whitening, proudly displayed on the front of the box, usually in the bottom-right corner. If you’re wondering whether it’s worth it to get teeth whitening done at your dentist office when there’s an option to do so in your own home with whitening toothpaste, keep reading. You’d be surprised to hear the comparison from Palmetto Dental Associates, your North Myrtle Beach dentist.

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Where Did Veneers Come From, and Why Are They Made of Porcelain?

Veneers can help you achieve flawless teeth! They can cover all sorts of unsightly imperfections, including discoloration, cracks and chips, and minor misalignment and gaps. Dr. Emily Hortman at Palmetto Dental Associates offers cosmetic services, including porcelain veneers. If you decide to get them, you might not even recognize your own smile after all is said and done. This amazing treatment is a cornerstone of modern cosmetic dentistry, but you might wonder where the idea for veneers came from. Furthermore, why are they made out of porcelain? A brief look at their history might enhance your appreciate for these beautiful little tooth covers.

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Duchenne Smile – North Myrtle Beach Encourages Real Smiles

Have you ever heard of a “Duchenne smile?” While conducting a study on facial expressions, it was discovered that there are literally two distinct types of smiles: the real smile (formally known as Duchenne smile) and the fake smile. A Duchenne smile involves a multitude of facial muscles to participate in order to show your pearly whites including the zygomatic major muscle (corners of your mouth) and the orbicularis oculi muscles (the cheeks and muscles around your eyes). Whereas a fake smile, the opposite of a Duchenne smile, only requires the muscles right around your mouth and sometimes not even all of those if you smile with your mouth closed. When’s the last time you felt confident enough to show off your Duchenne smile? If

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