What Should I Be Asking My Hygienist?

June 18, 2020

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Keeping a healthy smile is more than just brushing and flossing every day. Having regular dental appointments help to make sure your teeth are clean and don’t have any developing issues. You and your dentist can work together to maintain and improve your oral health, but you need to be vocal about any problems or concerns you may have. Here are some questions you should be asking your hygienist and dentist when you visit the office.


Bad Oral Habits That You Should Avoid

June 4, 2020

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Woman biting her nails

Everyone develops a bad habit at some point in their life. Even when you know that you have one that is destructive, it can be extremely difficult to break. Certain habits can negatively affect your oral health leading to painful damage and expensive dental work that is easily avoided. Continue to learn about some common bad habits from your dentist and why they are so harmful.


5 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy

May 24, 2020

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Woman brushing her teeth at her dentist.We live in unusual times as we practice social distancing to combat the spread of COVID-19. Many dental offices are closed, except for providing care for immediate oral health issues. Unfortunately, if it’s time for your next cleaning and checkup, it might take a little longer than usual for your appointment. There’s no need to worry. Here are 5 simple tips to keep your smile healthy until you can see your dentist again.


3 Ways We’re Keeping Our Office Clean and Safe

May 5, 2020

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Female hygienist at dentist wearing a mask.Over the last several weeks, the country has been focusing on social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, many dental offices have shut their doors, except for providing emergency services. As the country begins to reopen, we know safety is a concern. Although dental offices are already some of the cleanest places, we’re raising the bar for safety and cleanliness when visiting your dentist. Here are 3 ways we’re combating the spread of COVID-19 as we reopen our doors.


How to Disinfect Your Toothbrush

April 16, 2020

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toothpaste going on toothbrush

Because of COVID-19, people all over the world are taking hygiene a whole lot more seriously than ever before. People are deep cleaning everything around their house. However, what many people fail to disinfect on a regular basis is their toothbrush. The bristles of your toothbrush are exposed to the bacteria and food particles on your teeth twice a day (or, at least, they should be), so they can quickly become a breeding ground for germs, including the coronavirus. That’s why, in today’s blog post, we’re going over how to thoroughly disinfect your toothbrush.


Can Using Mouthwash Stop the Spread of COVID-19?

April 2, 2020

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person pouring mouthwash into cup

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, you may have heard all sorts of rumors about how to “cure” the disease, one of which is by gargling or rinsing with mouthwash. While some of these rumors are just that – rumors – a few of them might have some truth to them. Can rinsing with mouthwash have some effect on the coronavirus? Keep reading today’s blog post to find out.


3 Bad Oral Health Habits to Avoid During Quarantine

March 26, 2020

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person stacking blocks that spell out “stress”

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever before are stuck at home. In addition, people are extremely stressed about the situation. As a result, many of them find themselves engaging in bad habits that can seriously harm their teeth. Here are some bad oral health practices to stay away from during quarantine, and a few healthier alternatives to replace them.


Want Healthier Gums? Eat More of These Foods

March 6, 2020

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assorted fruits and vegetables

Everyone knows what kinds of foods you have to eat to have a healthy waistline. But are you aware of what foods you should eat to keep your gums healthy and free of infection? Many of them actually overlap, but there are a few specific kinds of food that prevent gum disease more so than others. Keep reading as a dentist describes a few foods to eat to keep your gums healthy.


How Veneers Have Evolved Over Time to Benefit You

February 20, 2020

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woman getting veneers from her dentist

Did you know that porcelain veneers have been around for almost a whole century? However, they haven’t always existed in the form that your dentist placed on your teeth. If you have veneers in your smile, you might sometimes be worried about how long they’re going to last. Keep reading to learn how impressive this technology has become in the last hundred years.


What’s the Difference Between Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry?

February 6, 2020

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woman giving thumbs up while seeing dentist

Many people are familiar with the idea of cosmetic dentistry as a way to improve the appearance of their smile. Sometimes, though, before a cosmetic procedure can be done, your dentist has to heal structural flaws within your teeth. That’s where restorative dentistry comes in. If you’ve never heard of it, then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s talk about the differences between the two.

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