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From the Desk of
Nelson Y., Howard, D.D.S., A.A.A.C.D.

7 Good Oral Health Habits

October 22, 2020

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Woman eating apple

Everyone wants to have a healthy, beautiful smile that they can show off to the world. However, for optimal oral health, it is necessary that you stay committed to caring towards your smile on a daily basis. For people who want to work towards and maintain excellent oral health, there are some things you should get into the habit of doing every single day. Your dentist shares some steps you should be taking to work towards your smile goals.

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7 Tips for Candy Consumption This Halloween

October 3, 2020

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Halloween candy

Halloween is just around the corner which means that it’s time to get your costume ready and rent your favorite scary movies! Another thing that the spooky season brings around is heaps of candy. Even though a few sweet treats don’t do much harm, if your family are constantly snacking on sugary sweets, they’re bound to be spending more time in the dental office getting fillings. In order to prevent this, it’s important to take steps regarding sweets this year. Continue reading for some Halloween candy tips to benefit your family’s smiles.

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How to Know If You Have a Cavity Between Your Teeth

September 29, 2020

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Woman with toothache

Cavities are caused when the protective enamel wears away and bacteria stick on your tooth, causing decay. When this occurs between your teeth, it is known as an interproximal cavity. Often times, it can be more difficult to detect these because they aren’t seen as easily. Without the use of an x-ray, they continue to stay hidden. Read on to learn how you can tell if you have cavities between teeth, the ways your dentist can treat them, and what you can do to prevent them from forming in the future.

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Why Are My Gums Receding?

September 18, 2020

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Gum recession

Gum recession is when the tissue surrounding the teeth either wears away or pulls back from the tooth, leaving more of the root exposed. Even though this is a common dental issue, many people are unsure why it occurs because it typically happens at a slow rate. Often time, the first sign is tooth sensitivity or when your tooth looks longer than it normally does. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the causes of gum recession and why this shouldn’t be ignored.

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Who’s a Good Candidate for Mini Dental Implants?

August 18, 2020

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Man with mini dental implants at dentist

When you’re missing teeth, many things that you used to find easy can be a struggle. Whether it’s speaking clearly, eating your favorite foods, or just having a picture-perfect smile, missing teeth can get in the way. Dental implants are a great option, but if you don’t have enough jawbone density, they probably aren’t the right choice for you. However, you could be a good candidate for mini dental implants. Continue reading to learn more about this type of implant and the characteristics that could make you a good candidate.

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5 Ways That Smiling Benefits Your Life

August 4, 2020

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Woman smiling

Smiling is often called the universal language because everyone does it and we all know what it means! Whether you’re laughing because someone told a funny joke, or excited because your team won the game, showing off your smile tells everyone how you feel. It’s great to be happy and laugh, but did you know that it is also good for your overall health? Continue reading to learn from your cosmetic dentist about the different benefits of smiling and how it can improve your life.

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10 of the Most Common Reasons for a Toothache

July 23, 2020

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Woman with toothache needing to see dentist

Many of us know the miserable feeling of having a toothache. However, there are many different types of toothaches with a variety of different causes. It can be difficult to get to the root of the problem, especially when you’re in pain. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the top ten different reasons that you are experiencing a toothache so that you can figure out the next course of action.

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Why You Should Be Seeing Your Dentist Regularly

July 10, 2020

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Patient at dentist

Just like how it’s important to go to your doctor for regular checkups, seeing your dentist every six months is crucial to maintain good oral health. There is so much more to your appointment than just having your teeth polished. In fact, staying up to date with your visits could save your life! Continue reading to learn some reasons why you shouldn’t skip out on your regular appointments.

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Which is Better? Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes

June 30, 2020

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Boy holding manual and electric toothbrush

Part of having a good oral hygiene routine is brushing twice a day. Doing so helps to prevent tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues. However, do you know that you’re using the right brush to clean your teeth? Should you get the affordable manual one or the pricy electric one with the charging station? Your family dentist shares the pros and cons of each toothbrush so you can make the best decision for your smile.

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Are Sports Drinks Okay to Drink?

June 4, 2020

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Man drinking sports drink

Water is by far the best thing you can drink to stay hydrated. But during especially vigorous exercise, you may feel like you need more. Sports drinks were first invented to help athletes replenish their electrolytes while rehydrating. While they work well for that purpose, they definitely have downsides. One of those is the effect on your teeth. In fact, they are even more destructive than soda or juice. Read on to learn what your dentist has to say about sports drinks along with some tooth-friendly alternatives.

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