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3 Reasons Not to Skip a Dental Appointment

March 15, 2021

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There is a reason the American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every 6 months for a regular cleaning and checkup. But for one reason or another, you may be tempted to skip a dental appointment. It might seem harmless, but it can result in more trouble than you think. Here are 3 reasons you should do your best to always keep your dental appointments.


How to Protect Your Smile from the March Holiday Rush

March 1, 2021

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With National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, National Pi Day and St. Patrick’s Day, March holidays come with a lot of delicious treats! During all of the fun and festivities, it’s very important to protect your teeth. Keep reading to find out the most dental-dangerous foods and drinks during March and how to protect your teeth.


How Are Oral and Heart Health Related?

February 25, 2021

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The first thing you think about when you think of February is probably Valentine’s Day, but there is more than one reason why you should be thinking about the wellbeing of your heart. This month is Heart Health Month. There is no better time to learn more about how your cardiovascular health and your smile are related. In order to keep your heart in healthy shape, you need to be focusing on your oral hygiene. Continue reading to find out why.


Are You at Risk for Oral Cancer?

February 3, 2021

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There are all sorts of different things that your dentist looks for when you go to the practice every six months for your regular checkups. Something they always keep an eye out for is oral cancer. This is a type of cancer that can develop in any of the parts that make up the oral cavity. This includes the lips, tongue, gums, roof, and floor of the mouth. Continue reading to learn if you are at high risk for this type of cancer and some of the warning signs of the condition.


How Dental Implants Have Evolved Over Time

January 25, 2021

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dental implant

While you may think of dental implants as a modern invention, that isn’t entirely true. Today, dental implants are more advanced and successful than they have ever been, but they have actually been around for thousands of years. Tooth loss isn’t only a modern-day issue, but it is something that humans have struggled with for a long time. Fortunately, we are problem solvers and have been looking for a solution for many years. Continue reading to learn more about the beginning of dental implants and how they have evolved over time.


5 Tips for Flossing as Your New Year’s Resolution

January 7, 2021

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Woman flossing

Have you constantly been told by your dentist or hygienist that you aren’t flossing enough whenever you go in for your regular cleaning and checkup? As much as you wish there were a shortcut to prevent gum inflammation and bleeding, there isn’t one. Flossing is a necessary step that is crucial for excellent oral health. That’s why additional flossing makes an excellent New Year’s resolution. Continue reading to learn why flossing is so important as well as some tips to help you keep up with your new resolution.


7 Common Teeth Cleaning Mistakes

December 17, 2020

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Man brushing teeth

You know that regular brushing and flossing is necessary for optimal oral health, but are you sure that you are doing so correctly? If you’re leaving plaque behind on your teeth, you could end up with tooth decay and periodontal disease. Even if you are a very diligent brusher and flosser, there is still room for error. Continue reading to learn more from a dentist about some common teeth cleaning mistakes so that you know not to make them.


5 Medical Conditions That Your Dentist May Find First

December 3, 2020

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Woman with heart disease

As you already know, your dentist’s main concern is the health of your smile, but they also look for abnormalities that could indicate a medical condition elsewhere in the body. Your oral health and general health have a lot more in common than you may think, so there are all sorts of medical issues that your dentist could be the first to find. Continue reading to learn about the different things that your dentist could discover during dental checkups.


Why Do Your Teeth Hurt When You Work Out?

November 26, 2020

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Women running

Have you ever been out for a run and noticed that you start to experience tooth pain? Out of all the aches and pains that can come from vigorous exercise, tooth pain is the last thing that you normally think of. However, this is actually a fairly common issue that people face when trying to burn off those extra calories. There are a few different reasons why this could be happening. Continue reading to learn more.


What to Know When You Visit an Emergency Dentist Without Insurance

November 11, 2020

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Woman with toothache

Are you experiencing a bad toothache or another issue and unsure what to do for treatment? You know that you will need to go to a dentist eventually, but without insurance, how do you know that you won’t end up with a huge bill at the end of your treatment? While dealing with a dental emergency can be both intimidating and costly, especially if you don’t have dental insurance, there’s still a few things that can help. Continue reading to learn some tips to get affordable care while being uninsured.

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