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Are Sensitive Teeth a Dental Emergency?

September 26, 2019

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When you sip on a fresh, steaming cup of coffee or a frozen slushy, does your tooth tingle or ache? Sensitive teeth can be inconvenient and keep you from enjoying all the foods and drinks that you normally would. While this is a common oral health issue in America, sometimes it could be a symptom of a more serious problem, requiring a visit to your emergency dentist. Read on to learn what could be causing your tooth sensitivity and how you can prevent it.

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How Does Pumpkin Spice Season Impact Your Teeth?

September 20, 2019

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While walking to your car this morning, you noticed a brisk gust of wind that gave you goosebumps. Autumn is fast-approaching, which means visits to the pumpkin patch, apple cider donuts, and daily hot drinks like pumpkin spice lattes to make you feel a bit warmer. Even though coffees and hot chocolates are the get you in the mood for the holidays, they could be causing a problem for your teeth. Keep reading to learn how drinking cozy, warm drinks in the fall can impact your oral health down the road.

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4 Dental Implant Myths, Debunked

August 28, 2019

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Are you ready to replace your missing teeth? Dental implants are one of the most advanced, modern restorative solutions. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation about them online. Today, they’re the longest-lasting, most durable, and strongest replacement for your gaps in your smile. It’d be a shame to miss out on regaining the natural look and feel of your teeth because of some myths that have been spread around. Your implant dentist is here to set the record straight by debunking four common myths about the procedure.

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3 Reasons to Add “See Your Dentist” to Your Back-to-School Checklist

August 16, 2019

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kid in dental chair

Summer may be in full swing, but pretty soon it will be time to start making those back-to-school checklists. It’s important that your son or daughter is up to date on their immunizations, has the right school supplies, and has enough clothes for the new year. But what a lot of parents miss out on is scheduling that biannual checkup with their family dentist. While you’re making a checklist anyway, don’t forget about keeping up with your child’s oral hygiene. Here are 3 reasons to add “seeing the dentist” to that list.

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Find Out How to Save Money By Seeing Your Dentist on a Regular Basis

July 5, 2019

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a woman getting a dental checkup

You have this nagging toothache that has been bothering you for days, and nothing you take or do seems to help. You know you should go to the dentist, but the idea of spending money on a problem you think will just “go away” doesn’t seem worth it. Unfortunately, this is a common situation for many people who think they’re saving money by avoiding the dentist. In reality, the problems forming in the mouth will most likely result in dental work that has you opening your wallet much more than you anticipated. If you’re truly looking to save money on your dental needs, learn what kind of problems your dentist can solve by keeping your regular appointments.    

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5 Important Questions to Ask Your Dentist and Hygienist

June 14, 2019

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During your biannual dental visits, what do you say before the hygienist begins cleaning your teeth or after the dentist examines your mouth? Are there any concerns that you’re leaving unvoiced? It’s important to be proactive in protecting your oral health, and oftentimes that means asking the right questions. Here are 5 examples that you’ll definitely want answered at your next appointment.

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These are the Benefits of Working with the Right Family Dentist!

June 8, 2019

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When it comes to your family’s oral health, you take the responsibility upon yourself to coordinate care. That’s because it’s important to you that everyone enjoys the benefits that come along with having excellent oral health. Since the needs of each member vary, does that mean you need to work with several health professionals to ensure the proper care is received? As you continue reading, you’ll discover how finding the right family dentist is the answer to your concerns!

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Your Dentist Says: Don’t Forget to Clean Your Tongue Too!

May 21, 2019

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Tongue clean

You don’t understand. You brush twice a day. You floss. You do everything doctors have been telling you to do since preschool. And somehow, you still have bad breath. Are you not brushing thoroughly enough? That’s one possibility, but it’s also possible that the spot you missed isn’t even on your teeth. When it comes to good oral health, many people forget about their tongue—and as your dentist can tell you, this can be a major mistake.

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Hide and Seek: What Your Dentist Might Find During a Regular Checkup

May 2, 2019

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a woman smiling

You might be surprised to hear your dentist tell you that there’s a good possibility you have diabetes. Wait, what? How could your dentist possibly know if you have a medical condition like diabetes? Well, based on your oral health, there are many medical and health-related issues your dentist can determine. It’s astonishing just how interconnected the mouth is with the rest of the body and how it works, but it’s true! When visiting your dentist for your next checkup, it won’t just be your teeth and gums they’re checking. Instead, here are a few other things they might find.

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For Missing Back Teeth, Here’s Why You Need Dental Implants

April 25, 2019

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older man smiling holding apple

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, it’s natural to put a greater emphasis on the more visible ones. After all, no one wants to show an asymmetrical smile. There is no better method for fulfilling this desire than dental implants. However, they have a greater necessity than just providing a way to improve your smile aesthetics. If you’re missing any number of back teeth, here’s why it’s a must to replace them.

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