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Can You Snack Your Way Towards Healthier Gums?

February 7, 2020

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Heart-shaped bowls of snacks recommended by your dentist for gum healthIt’s common knowledge that what you snack on has a big impact on your teeth. However, your everyday diet influences another important part of your mouth as well: the health of your gums! Alongside cavities, the sugars in the foods you eat also fuel oral infections like gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss and larger health issues. Thankfully, there are foods you can eat that can easily and naturally keep your gum tissue healthy and strong. Here’s what your dentist recommends snacking on for better gum health!

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Want To Keep Your Dental Care Costs Low? See a Dentist Every 6 Months!

January 11, 2020

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Woman getting a dental examIf someone told you that investing just a couple of hours of your time each year could save you hundreds of dollars, you would want to know more, right? Well, believe it or not, seeing a dentist twice a year can do just that! In fact, that’s why dental insurance companies usually cover 6-month checkups at 100%. They want to encourage people to schedule these visits because they know they’ll have less major dental work to pay for. But, more importantly, regular checkups and good oral hygiene also save you time and money in the dental chair. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of these appointments below.

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The Best Ways to Protect Your Smile This Holiday

December 27, 2019

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A group of people celebrating the holiday.When you think of the holidays, what are the first things that come to mind? Is it the delicious food that you know your family members will be making? Is it the chilly air or the decorations you see set up around your house (and your neighborhood?) Chances are, you’re probably not thinking about how your oral health can suffer during this time of year. If you want to avoid cavities and dental emergencies by next December, here’s what you should always keep in mind, according to a dentist.

 

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Smile Makeover Story: Gaining New Confidence

November 12, 2019

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before smile makeoverafter smile makeover It is easy for us to talk in general terms about how we are able and willing to help our patients achieve their smile goals. However, as they say, talk is cheap. We would like to share the story of one of our dear patients with you to show you how we help people enjoy all the benefits of an attractive, healthy mouth. Let’s discuss how we enabled her to transform her stained, damaged teeth and achieve a confident smile that she is now proud to show off.

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5 Tips For a Healthy Halloween

October 24, 2019

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child holding a basket of pumpkinsAs a parent, there’s nothing more enjoyable than seeing your little one dressed up as their favorite ghoul or goblin jogging up to a house to collect their favorite Halloween treats. Unfortunately, consuming excessive amounts of sugar over the holidays could put them at an increased risk for developing cavities. While you wouldn’t deny them their favorite sweet treats, there are certain precautionary measures you can take to keep their oral health in good shape. Read on for five Halloween candy tips. (more…)

Are Your Teeth Sensitive to Temperature? Here’s What Could Be Causing Your Discomfort

September 11, 2019

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person with sensitive teeth in pain Have you sipped on a coffee or ice water and wondered, “Why are my teeth sensitive to hot and cold?” Tooth sensitivity isn’t always a serious concern. In fact, it’s a common oral condition that affects millions of Americans. It can also be a side effect of oral health problems like a cavity or infection.  Fortunately, there are multiple at-home remedies to help reduce your discomfort. Read on to learn what could be causing your sensitivity and how you can combat it. (more…)

4 Reasons Visiting the Dentist Shouldn’t Be On the Back Burner

August 13, 2019

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dentist showing patient their X-rayNobody necessarily wants to visit their dentist every six months for their checkups and cleanings, but brushing and flossing at home isn’t always enough to ward off oral health problems. Your dentist is able to provide you with necessary preventive treatments to help keep your wellbeing on the right track. Instead of waiting until a small issue like a cavity turns into something severe, like a tooth infection, it’s best to tackle it early. This will save you money, time, and hassle down the road. Read on for four reasons you’ll want to call your dentist to schedule an appointment today. (more…)

Studies Show That Sports Drinks Can Compromise Your Oral Health

July 13, 2019

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people working out with sports drinksWhether you’re an athlete and live on sports drinks, or frequently consume energy drinks to get a necessary boost that carries you through the rest of your day, these beverages can cause major damage to your enamel. Sometimes, it can be easy to overlook the health of your gums and teeth to keep your body going so you can get through your day and be productive. Most people don’t know that sports and energy drinks can cause up to three times more damage to your mouth than soda. Visit your dentist and read on to learn just how much of an impact your habit may be having on your mouth. (more…)

Your Dentist Explains the Ins and Outs of Tongue Cleaning

May 21, 2019

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Woman with tongue scraperEver since you were a child, you’ve been reminded to clean your teeth daily. But what about your tongue? Poor tongue hygiene could be the cause of that bad breath you can’t quite shake, even though you brush twice a day. If you’re unsure how to go about the preventive measure of tongue cleaning, it might be time to let your dentist explain this simple process. (more…)

Seeing Your Dentist Doesn’t Just Get Your Teeth Clean – Learn What Else They do for Your Health

April 15, 2019

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person talking to dentistYou may not know it, but by scheduling your semi-annual checkup and cleaning with your dentist, you’re doing wonders for your overall health. Rather than leaving small problems to become big ones, you choose to tackle them head-on while they’re still preventable. Not only does this save you money and time in the long run, but it also safeguards your smile and maintains your bright teeth. But what you don’t know is that your dentist is helping prevent way more than cavities. Learn about how your dentist protects you from serious health issues like oral cancer during your routine checkups and cleanings. (more…)

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