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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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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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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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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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Visit Your Dentist for an Oral Cancer Screening This Month

April 10, 2019

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Oral cancer isn’t the most common cancer, nor is it the most talked-about. However, it is still worthy of attention because it is estimated that roughly 10,000 people in the U.S. will die from oral cancer in 2019. Over 50,000 people will be diagnosed with it. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, now is the perfect time for you to visit your dentist for an oral cancer screening. A quick and painless checkup could save your life!

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Is There a Connection Between Gum Disease and Poor Heart Health?

March 10, 2019

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It’s not uncommon for oral and overall health to be viewed as separate, but new data has emerged that suggests otherwise. It shows a possible connection between untreated gum disease and such conditions as heart disease and cardiac arrest, but how is this possible? As you read on, a local dentist explains the link between your gums and your heart, and how you can protect both of them.

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A Dentist Explains 5 Surprising Foods That Can Help Your Gums

March 7, 2019

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With March being National Nutrition Month, it’s a great time to bring awareness to the impact that some foods can have on the health of your gums. Gum disease, an issue that affects around 50% of the US population, can be prevented through a good oral healthcare routine. However, you can also eat certain foods to boost your gum health and protect them. Keep reading to learn about some foods that are good for your gums and your body.

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How Dental Implants Boost Your Confidence in 5 Ways

February 8, 2019

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When your teeth are missing, it doesn’t only affect your ability to smile. It can also affect many other aspects of your daily life, including your eating habits and your overall appearance. At first it may not seem like a big deal, but they can add up and negatively influence your confidence and self-esteem.

But just because teeth are lost doesn’t mean you don’t have options. Dental implants offer solutions that restore more than just your smile. Here are five ways dental implants can give you the boost in confidence you’ve been searching for.

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2019 New Year’s Resolution: Visit Your Dentist

January 24, 2019

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It’s that time of year again. Time to think about your health and how to improve it. But unlike other health goals that you may or may not succeed with this year, there is one goal that you can definitely accomplish to promote your oral and overall health: attending your dental checkups and cleanings twice a year. By visiting the dentist regularly, you can prevent oral and overall health problems and continue to enjoy your smile for years to come.

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