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4 Big Advantages of Visiting a Family Dentist

February 26, 2020

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Mother and young daughter at family dental appointment

When you’re deciding whom to choose as your dentist, you have a lot of options in front of you. You could choose a specialist who caters to a particular type of patient, or you could opt for a practice that focuses on treating adults while you find a separate pediatric dentist for your children. Of course, you could also choose a family dentist who can take care of you, your spouse, and your children. Let’s take a moment to discuss some of the unique advantages that come with choosing a family dentist.

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4 Factors That Might Be Increasing Your Risk of Cavities

February 7, 2020

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Concerned woman with cavity who needs to see her dentist

No two smiles are exactly the same, yet an overwhelming number of us share a common issue: tooth decay. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over 90% of American adults have experienced a cavity in their lifetime. However, does it seem like you tend to get more cavities than other people you know? You may be prone to cavities. Here are the top four factors that can increase your risk of tooth decay and how you can keep your smile healthy.

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4 Ways Dental Implants Can Increase Your Self-Confidence

January 23, 2020

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elderly couple

Do you have gaps in your smile as a result of missing teeth? If so, you have probably at least considered dental implants as a means to fill those spaces. You’re sick and tired of being self-conscious of your incomplete smile, and luckily, dental implants are by far the best way to restore your oral health and your grin back to what they once were. Keep reading to learn four ways that dental implants can give you a confidence boost.

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Want Better Gum Health? A Dentist Says To Eat These Foods

January 11, 2020

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A healthy lunch being packed into a container

When it comes to your dental health, you may focus primarily on your teeth. But your gum health is equally important! Unfortunately, however, gum disease is quite common and affects an estimated 65 million Americans. Many people are shocked to learn about the consequences of this condition and its impact on your oral health, general health, and overall quality of life. But the good news is that there are some easy ways to improve your gums, including seeing a dentist regularly and adding a few key foods to your diet. Learn more below about why your gum health matters and which dietary changes can help. 

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Your Medical Condition Could Be Impacting Your Oral Health

December 9, 2019

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person using an inhaler

Do you have a medical condition that’s causing oral health issues to develop? You may be surprised to learn that to improve your wellbeing, the best place to start is your mouth. Countless studies have examined a common concern among many people: “Can my physical health have an impact on my oral health?” After years of collecting research, various studies have concluded that mental, physical, and oral health are all connected to each other by two-way streets. Read on to learn more about how general health issues could be impacting your teeth and gums.

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5 Ways to Avoid Dental Emergencies While Traveling for the Holidays

December 6, 2019

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a woman holding her cheek in immense pain

The holidays are approaching, and if you’re like millions of others, you might find yourself traveling this year to see family and friends. Before you begin to load your bags into the car and set out for that 1500 mile drive or better yet, that quicker 3-hour plan ride, let your dentist share 5 ways you can avoid a dental emergency that will take away from spending valuable time with family and friends this year.

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The Surprising Everyday Habits That Can Hurt Your Smile

November 23, 2019

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Woman with healthy smile

Do you brush, floss, and see your dentist regularly? If so, your stellar dental routine has probably given you a beautiful smile. However, there are some bad habits and just regular, everyday things you may do that can hurt your smile. While dental problems are never completely avoidable, there are some steps you can take to minimize your risk of issues like chips, cracks, and discoloration. Read on to learn about some things you may be doing that can have a negative impact on your pearly whites.

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Dreaming of a White Smile? 6 Oral Hygiene Tips for the Holidays

November 19, 2019

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Pumpkin pie

With Thanksgiving and Christmas nearly here, there are a lot of holiday treats to be looking forward to! But before you get too carried away with the festivities, remember that all the pie, cookies and other treats that are served around this time of year contain a lot of sugar that could wreak havoc with your smile. If you want to save your pearly whites for the new year, follow these 6 holiday dental hygiene tips from a dentist.

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How to Protect Your Child’s Oral Health for Years to Come

October 30, 2019

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A child with an oral injury.

It’s true that your child’s baby teeth will eventually erupt and fall out so permanent teeth can appear, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be paying very close attention to their oral health during these stages of development. The good news is as long as you have them brush twice a day and floss daily, you can avoid most dental disease. However, when it comes to avoiding dental injuries, a custom-mouthguard is one of the most effective ways to do so. Hear what an emergency dentist has to say on the subject!

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Sweet! 4 Halloween Candy Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy

October 18, 2019

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candy corn candy pumpkins

It’s October! You know what that means—Halloween, trick-or-treating, and lots and lots of candy. Perhaps you’ll go as a vampire or a werewolf, something with fierce, frightening teeth. While you may not mind your teeth looking horrifying for your costume on Halloween night, you probably don’t want a scary smile in the days that follow. Although candy doesn’t directly cause oral problems, harmful bacteria love sugar and use it to wreak havoc in your mouth. By taking care of your teeth through these four Halloween candy tips, you can make sure that your smile will be healthy for many years to come.

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