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

September 18, 2019

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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.


Your Dentist Recommends These Oral Health Habits

June 8, 2019

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Smiling person brushing their teeth

Whether you’re looking to pick up some healthier dental habits or already consider yourself an oral hygiene pro, it’s important to be mindful of your daily routine. It’s easy to miss a few crucial steps, like brushing your tongue just as much as you brush your teeth. In this post, your dentist will outline some important oral hygiene habits to keep your smile happy and healthy.


Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Your Heart?

May 17, 2019

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Woman hand on heart

Since you were young, you’ve likely been repeatedly told that brushing and flossing are absolutely essential for a healthy mouth. This lesson may be more important than you think; not only is gum disease extremely harmful for your mouth, but some research shows that it might have a connection to serious cardiovascular problems. Here’s how an infection in your mouth may affect your heart.


A Dentist Explains Whether It’s Possible to Treat Sensitive Teeth

May 16, 2019

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man holding jaw in pain

Do you pass up certain food or drinks because you know they’ll hurt your teeth? Do you wince when you brush or floss? Does breathing in cold air send a sharp pain through your mouth? If you said yes to any of these things, you probably have sensitive teeth. Is this condition treatable? A dentist discusses the causes of and solutions to sensitive teeth.


How a Visit to Your Local Dentist Could Possibly Save Your Life!

April 17, 2019

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man reclining in dentist chair

You’ve been hearing all your life that it’s important to visit your dentist for preventive care, but sometimes it seems like a formality that maybe you could avoid. New data on the growing problem of oral cancer suggests otherwise, though. Read on to learn why it’s so important to visit your dentist every six months, and discover how these appointments could possibly save your life!

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