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April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month – Learn More About This Disease

April 23, 2019

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Smiling man in the dental chair.Even though oral cancer is not widely publicized, it is actually responsible for one death every hour in America. It also has a high rate of reoccurrence, and it’s statistics have not improved over the years since it often goes undetected until its later stages. The good news is that it’s relatively simple to protect yourself from oral cancer by having routine examinations with your dentist every six months. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and your dentist shares what you should know about this deadly disease.

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Your Dentist Discusses How to be Prepared for Your Next Oral Emergency

April 13, 2019

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hockey player with missing toothWhile playing on your company’s baseball league, the ball flies out of nowhere and impacts your mouth. Moments later, you notice blood and spit a tooth onto the ground. You would’ve never guessed that a tame game of baseball with your coworkers would have resulted in an emergency, but here you are, and you have absolutely no idea what to do. Everyone around you is in a panic because they don’t want to see you permanently lose a tooth. Knowing what to do in a dental emergency could not only help you save your smile, but also allow you to react calmly and efficiently because time is of the essence. Read on to learn more about common dental emergencies and how you should react according to your dentist. (more…)

Your Dentist Says Preventive Care is More Than Just a Cleaning

March 13, 2019

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woman sitting in dentist chair smilingYou’ve probably heard several times that it’s important to visit your dentist for preventive care. If it seems like an unnecessary formality that merely provides you with a teeth cleaning, then keep reading to find out how a routine dental visit can protect you from some serious oral health conditions.

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Your Dentist Provides 5 Simple Tips for Fighting Bad Breath!

March 4, 2019

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man talking fire exiting mouthWhether you’re having a casual conversation, or you’re engaged in an intimate moment, the last thing you want is offensive breath. Not only can it cause it an unfavorable first impression, but it also can leave you feeling less confident. To prevent this from happening, your dentist lists 5 simple yet helpful tips to ensure you maintain fresh breath!

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Your Dentist Lists 5 Foods to Help You Fight Gum Disease!

February 15, 2019

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fit woman smiling eating vegetablesIt’s National Gum Disease Awareness Month, and your dentist wants you to observe it by giving your gum health some extra attention. In doing so, you can better protect yourself from gum disease and maintain the best oral health possible. To aid in your quest, here are 5 foods you should definitely consider eating!

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Caring for Baby Teeth: A Family Dentist Shares Why It’s Important

February 2, 2019

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young child at the dentistEveryone loves the gummy smile of an infant, but when those first few baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, come popping through, those pearly whites need proper oral care to keep them healthy. This is the perfect time to begin practicing good oral habits. As children grow, you may be surprised to know that their baby teeth need the same level of care as adults. You may be wondering, “If these teeth just fall out later, why is it so important they see a dentist?” To answer your question, let’s hear from a family dentist
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How to Care for Your Invisalign Aligners

January 23, 2019

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One question many people have about Invisalign is whether the product requires any special maintenance. If that’s a concern for you, then we have good news. Invisalign clear aligners are remarkably easy to care for. You should rinse them after removing them, clean them daily using clear anti-bacterial soap, keep them away from heat sources, and follow the other basic tips we’ll discuss in this post.

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Here are Some Flu Season Tips Courtesy of a Local Dentist

January 8, 2019

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person suffering from flu symptomsWinter is the least appreciated of all the seasons. That’s a shame, because it’s rich with its own stark, rugged sort of beauty. On the other hand, it’s also prime time for the sniffles. Never fear, though. You can make it through to warmer weather by following the flu season tips in this post.

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Make a Better New Year’s Resolution This Year – Schedule a Checkup With a Dentist

January 3, 2019

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Woman having her teeth examined People usually have 1 of 3 common reasons to put off dental checkups: Time, money and pain. The only problem is that skipping regular dental care can actually cost you more time and money (not to mention pain) in the long run! And since it’s the start of a brand new year, why not make a different kind of resolution this year by scheduling an appointment with a dentist? A healthy smile not only looks and feels great, but also contributes to good general health as well – it’s a win-win! Keep reading to learn more about how regular checkups will benefit you in 2019.

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Your Pediatric Dentist in Pleasant Grove Says Don’t Trust Food Labels!

November 28, 2018

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child in dentist chair smilingWhen you’re shopping for food for your child, you take special precautions to read the labels to make sure he or she consumes the healthiest ingredients possible. While that is commendable, your pediatric dentist in Pleasant Grove says just because a label says ‘healthy’ doesn’t mean that the food or beverage is good for your child’s oral health. Find out how to maneuver around this challenge.

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