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6 Reasons Your Gums Might Be Receding

October 14, 2019

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Have you ever heard someone say that someone else looks “a little long in the tooth?” It’s an expression that means that someone looks old. This is because we consider gums pulling back and exposing more of the teeth as a normal part of the aging process, when, according to your dentist, it’s actually not. Here are six reasons why your gums might be receding, and what you and your dentist can do to put a stop to it.


Halloween Sweets and Dental Decay: How To Keep Your Household Cavity-Free

October 7, 2019

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child trick-or-treatingIt’s estimated that a pillowcase packed to the brim with candy can hold over 1,600 pieces. All of those fun-sized sweets contain enough sugar to create a delicious buffet for harmful bacteria in your little one’s mouth, and that’s what you’re worried about. Cavities are the most common oral health problem among children, and the last thing you want is to have to schedule an unexpected emergency visit with your family dentist. To ward off lingering cavities over the holidays, learn how they form and the best Halloween candy tips to combat them. (more…)

4 Ways Routine Visits With Your Dentist Can Save You Money

September 15, 2019

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teeth with a stack of money People often put visiting the dentist on the backburner because they’re diligent about keeping up with their oral hygiene routine. After all, why would they spend their time and money on preventive care when it’s something they can do at home? Visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning is much more important than you may have thought. Although you may view it as a way to save yourself from dental bills, the truth is, skipping these appointments will cost you more in the long run. Read on to learn four ways semi-annual checkups and cleanings can bulk up your savings. (more…)

4 Ways to Keep Hot Drinks From Hurting Your Teeth This Pumpkin Spice Season

September 10, 2019

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person snuggled up with their cat and a cup of coffeeFall is here! Which means that tasty holiday-flavored drinks are going to become a regular part of your diet. Not only do they keep you toasty despite the bone-chilling breeze, but hot drinks also get you in the mood for the holidays. Whether you’re gulping down a mug of pumpkin spice deliciousness or a heavenly glass of gingerbread coffee, the last thing you’re thinking about is how it’s affecting your teeth. Read on for some tips and tricks to keep tasty fall beverages from damaging your pearly whites.   (more…)

A Children’s Dentist Explains Which Foods to Pack and Avoid for Lunch

August 9, 2019

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a line of brown paper sack lunches and two applesIf you’ve decided taking your child to the grocery store with you isn’t the best option, it’s probably because they’re wanting you to buy some of the unhealthier food items. From gummy fruit packs to “healthy” juices, you are aware of their antics, so instead of bringing them along, you schedule a time when you can go alone. But once you get there, how do you know what’s really healthy and what’s not? Labels can say a lot but so can calories, sodium, fats, and carbohydrates. A children’s dentist weighs in on the topic to explain which foods you should avoid and which ones you should pack for your child’s next lunch.


Want Better Oral Health? 6 Reasons to Schedule a Regular Visit to See a Dentist

August 4, 2019

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a male patient having his teeth checkedIf going to the dentist doesn’t sound like the time of your life, it’s okay. Whether it is anxiety or just lack of interest, steps are being taken in the field of dentistry to change the way people think about going to the dentist. From advancements in technology to offering more comfortable amenities, the dentist doesn’t have to be a scary place or one you should avoid at all costs, especially if you want to maintain good oral health. If you’re asking, “Why do I need to visit the dentist,” here are 6 reasons you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible.


Are Energy and Sports Drinks Ruining Your Teeth? Read on to Find Out!

July 15, 2019

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woman holding energy drink in handNow that summer is here and the temperatures are soaring, you may be tempted to turn to one of the many energy or sports drinks on the market. Could your attempts to quench your thirst and satisfy your taste buds be contributing to the degradation of your oral health? If so, what can you do differently? As you continue reading, you’ll discover why this can be problematic, and your local dentist will reveal a healthier way to stay hydrated!


Here’s Why It’s Important to Clean Your Tongue When You Brush!

July 5, 2019

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attractive woman smiling tongue outWhen it comes to oral hygiene, the first thought that may come to mind is the cleanliness of your teeth. A local dentist says there is more to take into consideration, though. As you read further, find out why it’s important not to overlook your tongue when performing dental care. Additionally, learn some helpful cleaning tips so you can enjoy the best oral health and freshest breath possible!


Preparing for a Dental Emergency with Your Pediatric Dentist

June 25, 2019

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Child in dental office Your child will always be prone to accidents despite your best efforts. As your little one works out some pent-up energy from the school year, their teeth may bear the brunt of their actions. While you can’t completely prevent dental emergencies, you can make sure that you’re prepared if they do happen. In this post, your pediatric dentist explains how to handle common dental injuries.


4 Good Habits a Dentist Might Suggest for Better Oral Health

June 19, 2019

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Eating an appleAlmost nobody will disagree with the idea that oral health is important; in fact, the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute found that 95% of Americans considered it critical. Despite this, it’s all too simple to fall into habits that put your teeth at risk; fortunately, as your dentist might tell you, picking up the right habits can be just as easy. Here are 4 behaviors that can help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.


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