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Your Medical Condition Could Be Impacting Your Oral Health

December 9, 2019

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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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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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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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Are Sensitive Teeth a Dental Emergency?

September 26, 2019

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person eating an ice cream, experiencing a toothache

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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latte sitting on a table

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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model of dental implants being placed

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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