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5 Ways to Prevent Dry Socket

April 21, 2021

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Whenever you have a tooth removed for one reason or another, a blood clot forms over the removal site as a way for your mouth to heal. While this clot should stay in place, there is always the slight chance that this clot can become dislodged. When this happens, you experience a painful complication known as “dry socket” which requires attention from your dentist. Fortunately, there are ways to keep this from happening. If you are about to have a wisdom tooth extraction, be sure to use these tips.

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3 Reasons You Should Keep Your Dental Appointments

March 8, 2021

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Calendar with the word “Dentist” written in red marker

The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist at least every six months in order to maintain good oral health. But sometimes, visiting the dentist gets put on the back burner due to work or life in general. It might seem harmless, but even one dental appointment can put you at a higher risk of health issues than you may think. Keep reading to find out why skipping a dental appointment can be detrimental to your health.

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A Healthy Heart Starts with Your Smile

February 7, 2021

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Model for Heart Health Month.February is important for more than just Valentine’s day. It’s also America’s Heart Health Month. With cardiovascular disease the leading cause of death in the U.S., it’s essential you are proactive about your heart’s health. Did you know it will take more than a balanced diet and regular exercise? Believe it or not, your oral health can affect your cardiovascular system. Here’s how you can invest in a healthy smile and heart for optimal wellness.

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When Should I Replace My Toothbrush or Toothbrush Head?

January 4, 2021

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Eleven toothbrushes lined up

You’ve just finished brushing your teeth, but when you run your tongue over them, you notice that you still have a bit of a film. You glance over at your toothbrush and notice it has splayed bristles. Whether it’s due to forgetfulness or simply choosing not to, more than 75 percent of adults don’t replace their toothbrushes or toothbrush heads every 3 months. If you are bruising with frayed bristles, it’s not doing much for your oral health. Here’s why you should change your toothbrush in a timely manner, when you should start shopping for a new one and what to look for.

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Five Surprising Ways You Might Be Flossing Incorrectly

December 29, 2020

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father and son flossing together

The last time you visited your dentist, there’s a good chance you had a conversation about flossing with them or your dental hygienist. This is because flossing is responsible for removing plaque from hard-to-reach places that your toothbrush can’t get to. If this bacteria is not removed, it eventually turns into a substance called tartar, which causes tooth decay and can eventually lead to infection in the gums. Because it is so important, it’s just as crucial to make sure you’re doing it the right way. Keep reading to learn what your Cambria dentist has to share about how you may be flossing incorrectly without even knowing it.

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The Best and Worst Holiday Foods for Your Oral Health

November 26, 2020

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Hands clinking wine glasses together over a table of food

It’s time to dive head-first into the seasonal celebrations, and most of us are focused on the delicious holiday foods that lie ahead! It’s easy to get caught up in the food and fun the season brings, but don’t forget about your teeth! Here are a few tooth-friendly snacks you can enjoy with a good conscience and a few you should avoid, or at least eat sparingly.

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5 Tips for Candy Consumption Around Halloween

October 29, 2020

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Children holding plastic pumpkins in their costumes

The temperature has dropped, spooky décor is up, and there are pumpkins everywhere – it must be Halloween! While this “spooktacular” holiday may look a little different this year, the large quantities of candy certainly haven’t. In fact, the average American consumes over three pounds during this season. While the sugar is delicious on your taste buds, it can wreak havoc on your oral health. Fortunately, you can use the below Halloween candy tips to keep your teeth and gums in pristine condition well into the New Year.

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Why is Fluoride in Drinking Water?

September 2, 2020

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Woman with fluoride in drinking water.You rely on your teeth every day to perform various tasks, like chewing. Unfortunately, they are always under attack. Tooth decay is a leading concern for people of all ages. To combat cavities, some public water sources have added fluoride. Adding fluoride in drinking water can help protect your teeth from harmful bacteria that can erode your enamel. You can support a healthy smile by reaching for a glass of tap water when you’re thirsty.

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Is Activated Charcoal Safe to Use for Teeth Whitening?

August 31, 2020

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Charcoal toothpaste on toothbrush

From Youtube celebrities to TikTok stars, influencers all over social media are responsible for creating and participating in trends that go viral. While some of these challenges are designed to spread awareness or promote positivity, others are downright dangerous. One of the latest trends promotes using activated charcoal to lighten your teeth at home. Although it promises powerful results at a fraction of the cost, few are stopping to consider one important question: Is it safe? Read on for what the research says, why the ADA does not recommend it, and four reasons to opt for a professional teeth whitening treatment.

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6 Reasons to Schedule Regular Dental Appointments

July 4, 2020

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Woman at dentistYou may not think that visiting the dentist is that important. After all, you aren’t feeling any pain. However, there are many different reasons that attending your six-month appointments is crucial to the health of your smile and the rest of your body. Continue reading to learn more about why scheduling regular cleanings twice a year is so important.

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