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Eating During the Holidays: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Smile Safe

November 30, 2019

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Holiday smile

In addition to spending quality time with your friends and family during the holidays, you might also be looking forward to enjoying plenty of cookies, candies, and other sweet treats. But be careful; just because you’re in the middle of a celebration doesn’t mean you can afford to forget about your oral health! Here are 5 tips from a dentist that will keep you smiling through the end of the season.


How to Enjoy the Halloween Festivities Without the Cavities!

October 22, 2019

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young attractive woman wearing costume

It’s that time of the year again for creative costumes, trick-or-treating and tons of candy. The Halloween fall festival is one of the most anticipated times of the year for both children and adults. While it’s customary for people to eat an abundance of sugary delights at this time, in an effort to prevent cavities, a local dentist provides tips for candy around Halloween. By taking heed to the information you’ll receive, you can protect your smile and oral health!


5 Reasons Why Dental Implants Have Become So Popular!

October 15, 2019

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older man smiling thumbs up

By now, the “cat’s out the bag.” It’s no secret that dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement. That’s because they are able to achieve what no other method can: to replace the entire missing tooth, from the root to the crown. In doing so, it provides a host of benefits that makes it a rather attractive procedure for patients to undergo. As you continue reading, you’ll discover 5 reasons why the dental implant procedure has gained so much popularity.


2019 Is Almost Over! Time To See a Dentist So You Don’t Lose Your Benefits

September 20, 2019

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Computer screen that reads, Dental Benefits

If you have dental insurance, here’s a statistic from The American Dental Association that may interest you: The average insurance benefit each year is $1,250 per person, but most people only use around $323. That means an average loss of over $900 every year! Fortunately, there are some easy ways to avoid this situation and maximize your insurance benefits. First and foremost, be sure to schedule with a dentist now, a few months before the year ends. To get more tips and find out what dental insurance usually covers, keep reading below. With this information, you’ll be able to achieve great oral health as affordably as possible.


Are Hot Drinks Bad For My Teeth? A Dentist Talks About Their Impact

September 18, 2019

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A cup of coffee

While you may think that summer would be most people’s favorite season, a recent poll found that it’s actually fall. Along with wearing your favorite sweaters again and getting cozy in front of the fireplace, you’re probably looking forward to drinking delicious hot drinks like pumpkin spice lattes and hot chocolate. But one common question people have for their dentists is, “Are hot drinks bad for my teeth?” Keep reading to learn about the potential problems they can cause and how you can still enjoy them without damaging your smile! 


The Future of Dental Implants: What to Expect in the Years to Come

August 17, 2019

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If you’ve been researching ways to replace your missing teeth, you’ve probably seen or even discussed with your dentist the possibility of pursuing dental implants. These unique restorations don’t just give you the look of a smile, but they actually restore the entire tooth’s structure, which, in turn, improves your oral health! Obviously, they’re not the only option available, but they are a superior method of treatment. Let’s find out more about how dental implants came to be and what we can expect to see from them in the future.


Children’s Dentist Shares Which Foods Your Child Should Eat for Good Oral Health

August 3, 2019

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We all know that school lunches are much better than they were 20 or 30 years ago, but do you really trust what it is your child is eating at school? If you’ve made the decision to start packing their lunch, you might feel more in control of the types of food they’re consuming, but what is truly healthy? A children’s dentist understands the difficulties that can come with deciphering which foods claims to be healthy and which ones actually are. Before you head to the grocery store in hopes of making the right choice, here are some of the best foods to pack in your child’s lunch as well as ones you should avoid.


Your Dentist Explains the Top 10 Reasons for a Toothache

July 25, 2019

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woman with tooth pain

Nothing ruins your day quite like a toothache. It makes it hard to focus on doing just about anything else because it hurts so badly. You just want to know why it even happens in the first place. A dentist is here to talk about the top 10 reasons behind your tooth pain.


6 Reasons You Should Visit Your Dentist Every 6 Months

July 9, 2019

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girl visiting dentist

We all know how to take care of our bodies: eat right, exercise, and visit our doctors regularly. But a lot of us skip out on one aspect of our health: seeing the dentist twice a year. We might not look forward to it, but it’s important for keeping a healthy mouth and body. Let’s talk about 6 reasons you should visit your dentist every 6 months.


Your Dentist Warns Against These 5 Harmful Oral Habits

June 20, 2019

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According to a survey published by Delta Dental, more than 30% of Americans aren’t brushing their teeth enough. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only harmful dental practice that plagues the country. While you may be used to sipping on sodas or chewing on ice, you should drop these habits for the sake of your teeth. In this post, your dentist lists some of the most damaging oral health habits.

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