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5 Halloween Candy Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy

October 29, 2020

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three little kids holding plastic jack-o-lanterns in front of their faces

Halloween is just around the corner. For most children, this means a golden opportunity to score free candy and stock up on sweet treats for the winter. However, this holiday can also present oral health challenges for kids and parents alike. Here are five Halloween candy tips to help the whole family keep their smiles healthy this year.


What to Do If You Have Sensitive Teeth

October 7, 2020

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woman with sensitive teeth in pain after eating ice cream

As the weather starts to cool down, you have the idea to make a comforting cup of delicious hot chocolate. But as soon as the drink passes your lips, a searing pain shoots through your teeth. You didn’t use to have sensitive teeth, so why do hot beverages bother you now? What can you do to relieve sensitivity? Is this a sign of a dental emergency? Keep reading below as we answer these questions.


Manual vs. Electric – Which Toothbrush Is Best?

September 29, 2020

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Woman deciding between two toothbrushes

You know that brushing your teeth twice a day is crucial if you want to maintain optimal oral health, but do you ever put much thought into the type of toothbrush that you are using? There are two main categories of toothbrushes: manual and electric. Both are great at cleaning your teeth when used properly, but which one is better? Should you make the switch to electric? Your dentist weighs the pros and cons of manual and electric toothbrushes so that you can make an educated decision about how to take care of your smile.


When Was the Last Time You Cleaned Your Toothbrush Holder?

September 16, 2020

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Toothbrush holder on bathroom counter

Question: What do you think the dirtiest surface in your home is? For many, the answer would be their toilet. However, recent studies have found that it actually ends up being one of the cleanest objects because it is washed regularly. You may be surprised to learn that one of the biggest culprits of bacteria is your toothbrush holder! Considering the current pandemic, it is more important now than ever to implement extensive sanitation measures while in public and at home. With this in mind, read on for three of the dirtiest objects in your house (and how to keep them clean!).


3 Reasons to Replace a Missing Back Tooth, Even If You Can’t See It

August 25, 2020

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Dentist talking to patient with tooth pain

Did you know that a whopping 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth? Whether it is from a sports-related incident, a car accident, or tooth decay, many patients are swift to fix gaps in their teeth if it is visible when they smile. Conversely, back teeth that are avulsed or extracted are not replaced as quickly. However, it is important to know that your molars serve more than just an aesthetic purpose. Read on for three reasons to replace your missing back teeth and how dental implants can help!


It’s Time to Debunk These 4 Dental Implant Myths

August 4, 2020

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an image of a single tooth dental implant

Trying your best to identify which tooth replacement solution you want to pursue to replace your missing teeth? With so much misinformation on the internet, it can be hard to decipher what is real and what isn’t. While it is true every person’s experience is different, there are, unfortunately, a multitude of myths that surround dental implants. This is why it’s important to get your information from an implant dentist. This is someone who knows the industry, has the training, and can speak on the process, benefits, and results. Read on to hear from a professional who says it’s time to debunk these 4 common myths about dental implants.


What Are the 5 Stages of Tooth Decay?

July 22, 2020

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Woman with tooth decay

A root canal is often the solution for serious cavities with swelling, severe pain, and infection. Anyone who is experienced this knows that this type of discomfort is often serious and keeps you from performing your regular activities. But you don’t just wake up one morning with an abscessed tooth. In fact, there are 5 stages of tooth decay that lead up to more serious issues like abscesses. Continue reading to learn more about the different stages and what can be done to prevent them from occurring.


How Can Regular Dental Appointments Save You Money?

July 8, 2020

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Patient at dentist

In addition to anxiety, one of the most common reasons that people avoid seeng the dentist is because of financial worries. If you can brush your teeth at home, then why should you worry about seeing your dentist every six months? The truth is that you can save more money by going to the dentist regularly than avoiding your appointments until you have a dental emergency. Continue reading to learn how regular checkups and cleanings can save you money.


5 Serious Health Concerns Your Dentist Can Find First

June 24, 2020

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Dentist sharing results with patient

Did you know that the Adult’s Oral Health & Well-Being Survey found that 42% of Americans do not visit the dentist at least once a year? While bi-yearly appointments can be difficult to squeeze in amid everyday life, they are crucial to your health. In addition to being a part of a proper oral hygiene routine, these appointments allow your dentist to address any non-dental issues that may be present. Here are five serious health concerns your dentist can find first.


How To Get the Most Out of Your Dental Cleaning!

June 9, 2020

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Woman smiling in dental chair during visit with dentist

Dental cleanings—you’ve been attending them for your entire life, but are you really getting the most out of your visits? After all, whether you have insurance, or you pay out of pocket, your routine dental appointments do come at a cost. So, do you want to make your hard-earned dollar stretch even further? One way to do it is by spending some additional time talking to your hygienist. Keep reading to learn about a few of the questions you can ask during a routine visit to your dentist for a happy and healthy smile.

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