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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.


What Your Dentist is Doing to Keep You Safe When You Visit

May 23, 2020

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the clean and safe office environment of your local dentist

Now that the COVID-19 curve has started to decline around the country, many dentists are once again reopening to provide a full spectrum of services. You don’t want to visit, though, if it poses a threat to your health. To ensure your safety, your local dentist will meet or exceed the guidelines issued by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA. Read on to get some specific details about what’s being done to protect you from COVID-19.


Why You Should Clean Your Tongue and How to Properly Do It

May 10, 2020

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woman happy about upcoming visit with her dentist

When it comes to maintaining excellent oral health, you know about the importance of brushing and flossing on a regular basis. Are they enough, though? Your local dentist says there is more that you can be doing. Read on to find out why it’s just as important to thoroughly clean your tongue as it is to brush and floss your teeth. Additionally, you’ll learn how to properly go about it so you can get the best results!


Your Toothache Might Be Trying To Tell You Something Important

April 21, 2020

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Woman worried that she needs to see a dentist in Springfield for her toothache.

The pain of a toothache is something everyone dreads, but did you know not all toothaches are identical? In fact, different kinds of dental issues generate different kinds of pain. Understanding what each feeling means can give you a better idea of what’s actually going on in your mouth, which will allow you to better communicate with your dentist in Eugene when you’re seeking treatment. Take a look at the following different types of toothaches so you can be prepared.


Afraid of Dental Emergencies? Avoid These Foods To Prevent Them

April 9, 2020

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Man who failed to avoid a dental emergency after eating dangerous foods.

COVID-19 has given everyone a lot more to worry about these days, so the last thing you need in your life right now is a dental emergency. Contrary to popular belief, good brushing habits and regular cleanings aren’t the only things required to protect your teeth from unexpected dental problems. What you eat actually plays a big role too because some foods can do more damage to your teeth than others. Read on to find out which foods you should be limiting in your diet to avoid a dental emergency.


Fact or Fiction: Gum Disease Affects Heart Health?

April 2, 2020

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Model of dental heart to explain consequences of gum disease.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 647,000 Americans die annually from cardiovascular disease. Your physician encourages you to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly to protect your heart health, but that’s not the only way you can ward off cardiovascular-related conditions. Believe it or not, your dental health can impact your heart. In fact, research shows a direct connection between gum disease and your risk of various cardiovascular issues. Thankfully, you can promote a healthy smile and heart by keeping a few tips in mind.


Are All Mouthwashes Equal?

March 6, 2020

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Woman pointing to her mouth after visiting her dentist.Your oral hygiene habits at home are your smile’s first line of defense against preventable issues like tooth decay and periodontal disease. While you might think your toothbrush and floss are enough, many people should also use a mouthwash that caters to their dental requirements. While you might think they are all created equally, there are several options. Your dentist can help you determine the best mouthwash for you, so you don’t have to waste time reading labels.


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