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Make 2022 the Year to Love Your Dental Routine!

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New Year’s resolutions frequently revolve around increasing your health or your wealth. Want a resolution that benefits both? By committing to making 2022 the year you focus on your dental routine and care, you’ll create a win-win for your oral health and financial situation. After all, the best way to solve expensive dental issues is by avoiding them in the first place! A Good Dental Routine Is...

Charcoal Toothpaste: Crazy Fad or Real Benefits?

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Charcoal toothpaste may be something you’ve only recently noticed on grocery store shelves. Though it’s relatively new to American consumers, charcoal toothpaste has been around since Roman times. While there is still plenty of research ahead for its benefits, many people find that charcoal toothpaste is worth a try. What Is Activated Charcoal Activated charcoal is most known for its ability to...

3 Ways to Keep Your Smile Shining Bright

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Your at-home dental care routine is the foundation for you to achieve a healthy mouth and an attractive smile. Following the dentist recommended practice of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing is essential. But there are additional quick and easy ways you can take care of your mouth and maintain optimal oral health between dentist appointments. Here are 3 effective ways you can level up...

Finding the Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth

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Losing a tooth as we get older is common. It could be the result of tooth decay, gum disease, or oral trauma. Unfortunately, all too frequently, people delay or decline to get the tooth replaced. Maybe it’s a back tooth and they decide no one will see the gap so it’s okay. Or maybe it’s even a front tooth, and the concern for the expense of replacing it outweighs the concern because “it’s only a...

5 Surprising Things Dentists Say Are Bad for Your Teeth

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You already know that candy and sugary soda are bad for your teeth. There are also other less obvious foods and drinks that can harm your oral health. Whether you choose to avoid them entirely or reduce your consumption to help protect your teeth, here are five foods and drinks dentists tell their patients to try to limit. ICE Putting ice in your drink is refreshing but biting and chewing on...

Overcome Your Fear of Going to the Dentist

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Many of us never overcome the fear of going to the dentist. It’s no wonder: even a routine cleaning requires patients to sit for long periods as hygienists and the dentist poke at and examine patients’ mouths. Add to that, there is also the fear of getting the news that a dental procedure is necessary. Despite the recommendation to have a checkup every six months, some people will avoid the...

Make a Wish! August 22nd is Tooth Fairy Day

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Who doesn’t remember the thrill of losing a tooth and putting it under their pillow to find that in the morning, like magic, the tooth had vanished and money was in its place? And it was even better when we perhaps got to play Tooth Fairy for our own children. Like Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a beloved symbol of childhood. Unlike many other heroes of folklore, the Tooth...

Far From Home and Need Emergency Dental Work?

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We’ve Got You Covered Whether you’re out of town on vacation, a business trip, or visiting family, the last thing you want to have to deal with is a sudden dental emergency. But, to paraphrase Murphy’s Law, the most inconvenient problems always seem to arise at the most inconvenient time. The first thing to do during a dental emergency is to remain calm. The second thing is to contact your...

By Looking In Your Mouth, Dentists Can See What’s Happening in Your Body

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Did you know your dentist can frequently spot the first warning signs of many major health problems? Issues like leukemia, heart disease, diabetes and more may all have oral manifestations. They can potentially be spotted by your dentist during a routine check-up even before you’re experiencing any symptoms. One of the first signs of leukemia can be gingivitis; or swelling and bleeding gums...

To Fill or To Crown, That is the Question

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Sometimes you go to the dentist because you’re aware of pain and think you probably have a cavity. No problem, you think: you’ll need a filling. To your surprise, your dentist says your best option to protect the tooth is with a crown. Your dentist isn’t trying to charge you more money for a similar need.  This brief discussion will give you a better understanding of the difference between...

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