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Sweet yet Safe: Enjoy These Smile-Friendly Thanksgiving Desserts

November 10, 2023

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Dessert has long been a part of the traditional Thanksgiving feast. Pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie have long been celebrated as the ideal follow-up to a well-prepared turkey. Unfortunately, these pastries are full of sticky sugars that can get stuck to your teeth and feed the oral bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Here is a list of teeth-friendly holiday dessert options to make sure your smile gets through Thanksgiving unscathed.


Must-Know Tips for Keeping Your Halloween Sweet Tooth at Bay

October 4, 2023

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Halloween is one of the most widely celebrated holidays around, and when most of us think about this spooky holiday, one word comes to mind: candy! However, all of the sweets and treats that are regularly enjoyed during the holiday can be quite problematic for one’s dental health. Fortunately, your trusted dentist is here to help; with a little knowledge and some careful consideration, you can easily keep your sweet tooth at bay and ensure that Halloween doesn’t put a damper on your bright smile. Keep reading to learn more.


4 Important Facts About Gum Disease

September 12, 2023

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September is National Gum Care Month, and that means there’s no better time than now to promote awareness of healthy oral hygiene! We often think of dental care only in terms of our teeth, but our gums are just as important. Your dentist would tell you that our gums are essential to our well-being and without them, our teeth would be unprotected and unsupported. That’s why it’s so important to understand these 4 facts about gum disease you might not have known. Keep reading to learn more!


Prevent Dental Emergencies with These Back-to-School Safety Tips

August 11, 2023

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It’s time to return to school again, and you’re probably rushing to make sure everything your child needs for a successful school year is in order. While you’re stocking up on supplies and scheduling that physical, don’t forget about scheduling their next dental appointment because dental emergencies can still happen at school. Here are some tips to set your kid up for a successful year of academics and dental health.


Dehydration is Insidious: Be on the Lookout for These Signs

July 13, 2023

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The whole body suffers when it’s dehydrated. In fact, a lack of necessary fluids can be devastating to your oral health over time. However, there are some signs of dehydration that a lot of people might miss. Here are some subtle signals that you need water, some dental consequences of going thirsty, and some tips from your dentist on staying hydrated.


Why Summer Is the Perfect Time to Start Invisalign

June 15, 2023

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Summer is a great time to plan a vacation, head to the beach, or enjoy a BBQ with loved ones. Turns out, summer is the perfect time to start Invisalign as well! So, if you’ve been considering clear aligner treatment to address crooked, gapped, and otherwise misaligned teeth, there’s truly no time like the present to schedule your consultation. Keep reading to learn five reasons why.


Should I Floss with Dental Floss or a Waterpik?

May 3, 2023

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For many of us, the habit of brushing our teeth is the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the term “oral healthcare.” But brushing is just one part of the equation; flossing is also integral when it comes to our hygiene, as it prevents incredibly undesirable issues like cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss! That said, many people don’t floss often enough or skip the practice entirely—and of those patients who are diligent about flossing, some have questions about the best way to go about it. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about dental floss and Waterpiks, which are two main means of flossing.


What Can My Tax Refund Do For My Smile?

April 21, 2023

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Tax season is coming to a close, which means that tax returns will be coming in the mail any moment. If you’re trying to figure out how best to spend it, you may want to consider reinvesting it in your oral health.

As it turns out, there are quite a few ways that you can do that. Here are some dental services that your tax refund can get you.


4 Questions to Ask at Your Next Dental Checkup for a Thriving Smile

March 16, 2023

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a woman smiling and speaking with her dentist during a checkup

Life can be nonstop. Between family and work responsibilities—as well as fitting in time to rest and relax– it can be tough to be proactive in your oral health. If you are scheduling and attending your six-month dental checkups, you are ahead of the game in taking the necessary steps to care for your smile! However, you can take an even further step by being prepared to ask some important questions during your visit. Here are four essential questions to ask your dentist in order to keep your smile thriving.


How Your Oral Health Affects Your Heart Health

February 16, 2023

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Valentine’s Day isn’t the only reason February is the month of love – it’s also American Heart Month! Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, being aware of how to reduce your chances of a cardiovascular event continues to be of the utmost importance. The good news is that something as small as implementing a solid oral hygiene routine can help. Here’s why!

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