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Keeping Cavities At Bay This Halloween

October 16, 2019

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children dressed in Halloween costumes

As a parent, there’s nothing that makes you happier than seeing your little one excited about trick-or-treating. The only bad part about the holidays is that you know your child will be eating more candy than normal, and you’re worried how that will impact their teeth. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42 percent of children between the ages two and 11 have had cavities in their primary teeth. To keep your little one from becoming a part of this statistic, follow these Halloween candy tips from a dentist.

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8 Habits To Keep Your Mouth Healthy

October 1, 2019

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parent and child brushing their teeth together

Keeping your teeth healthy is a lifelong commitment. Over the years, it’s important to reevaluate your oral hygiene routine and make necessary adjustments as your mouth changes. Even if your teeth look healthy and nice, it’s important to continue making an effort caring for them and preventing problems from developing. Even though it may seem tedious at times, the right precautionary measures can keep you from dealing with costly and time-consuming visits to your dentist. Read on to learn about eight habits that will keep your mouth as healthy as ever.

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5 Reasons Your Gums Are Receding and What You Should Do About It

September 16, 2019

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You wake up one morning and look in the mirror only to notice that your teeth appear to be a bit longer than before. You tell yourself it’s just your eyes playing tricks on you, but when you go for your regular dental checkup, your dentist tells you that you have a receding gum line. If this doesn’t make sense and you’re wondering how this could have happened, read on to learn more about this common problem and what you can do about it.

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Coffee, Tea, and Pumpkin Spice: Are Hot Drinks Bad For My Teeth?

September 4, 2019

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a tabletop with hot coffee

As the temperatures cool down outside, it’s likely you’re preparing by pulling out the blankets, slipping on your comfy house shoes, stoking a fire, and warming your taste buds with a deliciously warm beverage. While your favorite coffee may taste good going down, it and other hot drinks can be damaging to your oral health. Find out how and what you can do to prevent your teeth from the negative effects of these tasty warm-weather concoctions.  

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10 Reasons You Have a Toothache According to a Dentist

July 31, 2019

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man with mouth pain

Very few things can ruin your day faster than a toothache. A sudden pain shooting through your mouth can make you unable to focus on anything else until the problem is solved. Besides making the discomfort go away, the next thing on your mind is usually “why is this happening?” A dentist is here to talk about the top 10 reasons why you have a toothache.

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6 Reasons to Schedule a Checkup with Your Dentist

July 18, 2019

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woman at dental checkup

A lot of us try to be healthy in as many ways as possible. We schedule regular appointments with our primary care doctors, our eye doctors, our OB/GYNs. But not everyone sees their dentist twice a year like they should. It can bring so many benefits and prevent a whole bunch of health problems from developing. Here are 6 reasons why you should book a regular appointment with your dentist.

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5 Non-Dental Issues Your Dentist Might Find at Your Appointment

June 13, 2019

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man and dental assistant in the office

Visiting your dentist for a checkup at least every six months is crucial for your oral health. At these appointments, your dentist can diagnose problems with your teeth, gums, and mouth and prevent them from growing worse. However, by examining your mouth, your dentist might also discover that you have health issues in other parts of your body. Let’s look at 5 non-dental issues your dentist might find at your appointment.

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Your Dentist Weighs In On Whether To Use An Electric Or Traditional Toothbrush

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person confused between electric and manual toothbrush

When you walk down the oral hygiene aisle at your local department store, all the different products can be overwhelming. How do you know which one is best for your mouth? Which product is worth the investment? Today, electric toothbrushes are significantly pricier than traditional toothbrushes. But, you want what’s best for your mouth, and you’re not sure if there will be that big of a difference between the two. Read on to get the pros and cons of electric and traditional toothbrushes from your dentist.

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Why Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?

May 30, 2019

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person in pain drinking ice water

A survey of 37 dental offices in the United States found that 1 out of every 8 patients has sensitive teeth. If you can’t stand the discomfort of eating or drinking items that are hot or cold, you’re not alone. Knowing why your teeth are so picky when it comes to temperature can help you tackle the problem. Keep in mind that sensitivity could be a symptom of a more serious oral problem. Read on to learn the causes of tooth sensitivity and when it may be time to schedule an appointment to visit your emergency dentist.

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What Benefits Can Dental Implants Offer You?

May 15, 2019

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model of dental implants

Whether you lost your teeth from decay or trauma, dental implants are a highly recommended restorative procedure. With missing teeth, the simple things in life like chewing and speaking can become difficult and frustrating. You can improve your quality of life and your oral and overall health by investing in implants. Other restorative options such as dentures can slip and shift in your mouth, creating awkward moments. As one of the most advanced newer treatments in the dental field, implants can offer you benefits that no other restorative treatments are able to. Read on to learn about the procedure and what it has to offer you.

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