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7 Common Teeth Cleaning Mistakes

December 17, 2020

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Man brushing teeth

You know that regular brushing and flossing is necessary for optimal oral health, but are you sure that you are doing so correctly? If you’re leaving plaque behind on your teeth, you could end up with tooth decay and periodontal disease. Even if you are a very diligent brusher and flosser, there is still room for error. Continue reading to learn more from a dentist about some common teeth cleaning mistakes so that you know not to make them.

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5 Medical Conditions That Your Dentist May Find First

December 3, 2020

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Woman with heart disease

As you already know, your dentist’s main concern is the health of your smile, but they also look for abnormalities that could indicate a medical condition elsewhere in the body. Your oral health and general health have a lot more in common than you may think, so there are all sorts of medical issues that your dentist could be the first to find. Continue reading to learn about the different things that your dentist could discover during dental checkups.

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Why Do Your Teeth Hurt When You Work Out?

November 26, 2020

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Women running

Have you ever been out for a run and noticed that you start to experience tooth pain? Out of all the aches and pains that can come from vigorous exercise, tooth pain is the last thing that you normally think of. However, this is actually a fairly common issue that people face when trying to burn off those extra calories. There are a few different reasons why this could be happening. Continue reading to learn more.

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What to Know When You Visit an Emergency Dentist Without Insurance

November 11, 2020

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Woman with toothache

Are you experiencing a bad toothache or another issue and unsure what to do for treatment? You know that you will need to go to a dentist eventually, but without insurance, how do you know that you won’t end up with a huge bill at the end of your treatment? While dealing with a dental emergency can be both intimidating and costly, especially if you don’t have dental insurance, there’s still a few things that can help. Continue reading to learn some tips to get affordable care while being uninsured.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!).

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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!

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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.

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