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How to Change Your Diet to Help Prevent Gum Disease

February 24, 2020

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Eating healthy foods can have a positive effect on more than just your waistline. Did you know that certain foods can even promote healthy gums? Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, now seems like a perfect time to discuss some healthy foods that will help you avoid gum disease. A dentist is here to discuss a few ways you can change your diet to keep gum disease at bay.

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Dental Checkups Aren’t Expensive—Neglect Is

February 7, 2020

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One outstretched hand holding tooth model, another holding coinsIf your teeth look and feel fine, do you really need to get a regular dental checkup every six months? If you brush your teeth every day and even occasionally floss, it may seem silly to spend money on a preventive dental visit. Although skipping your biannual dental checkups and cleanings may feel like saving money, it could cost you a lot in the long run. Let’s take a look at how spending a little on preventive dentistry can save you a fortune in repairing your smile.

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Confidence

January 21, 2020

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woman smiling in the sunlight

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you when they meet you. Because of this, it makes a good first impression if you have a smile you can be confident in and proud of. You might be wondering “can my smile improve my confidence?” And the answer is yes, it can, especially if you invest in treatment from your cosmetic dentist. Keep reading to learn a few ways that cosmetic dentistry can revitalize the appearance of your smile and your confidence in it.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Make Seeing a Dentist Your New Year’s Resolution

January 2, 2020

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woman at dental checkup

Are you having trouble coming up with a New Year’s resolution? While most people are resolving to hit the gym more or quit smoking, you want yours to be a little more unique yet still beneficial to your health. Fortunately, there’s a great way to do that – by visiting your dentist. Here are four reasons why you should make it your resolution to see your dentist more in 2020.

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Traveling for the Holidays? 5 Tips to Keep Your Teeth Happy

December 21, 2019

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Smiling woman in holiday hatIf you’re planning on traveling this time of year, you’re not the only one! AAA reports that nearly 112.5 million Americans will be traveling by plane, train, or car for the holidays. Between packing your bags and buying gifts, have you planned on taking care of your oral health? The holidays and traveling can both be tough on your teeth, and it takes more than just packing your toothbrush to protect that holly jolly smile! So if you’re traveling this time of year, avoid a trip to your emergency dentist and keep that happy holiday smile healthy with these 5 simple tips!

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Regain Your Confidence and Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

December 7, 2019

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Confident man with improved smileAre your teeth keeping you from feeling confident? A recent study conducted by the Oral Health Foundation discovered that the more people liked their smile, the more self-confidence they reported. On the other hand, surveys from Bupa (an international healthcare group) discovered an overwhelming 81% of participants believed that their teeth looked unattractive in photographs. Additionally, more than a quarter of participants even said they purposefully hide their smiles when taking pictures that will be posted on social media. Does that sound familiar? If you want to regain your confidence, start with improving your smile! Your cosmetic dentist can give you a beautiful smile that boots your confidence and influences every area of your life.

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Are You Hurting Your Teeth While Treating Your Cold?

November 16, 2019

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Sick woman surrounded by tissuesWhen you catch the flu or a nasty cold, it’s hard to think about anything else. Feeling miserable because of your symptoms can ruin your work, plans with family or friends, and your sleep. Getting over your sickness often becomes top priority very quickly. While you might be familiar with the side effects of your go-to cold and flu medications, do you know how they impact your oral health? There’s a chance your quest to get healthier is damaging your teeth. Here’s what your dentist wants you to know about keeping both you and your teeth healthy this season.

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Are You Cavity-Prone? What’s Putting You at a Higher Risk for Cavities

November 5, 2019

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pained woman with cavity touching cheek You’re feeling pretty confident as you walk into your dentist’s office. For the past few weeks you’ve been brushing your teeth twice a day for a full two minutes, just like your dentist asked you to. You even used mouthwash last night! You sit down in the chair to show off your pearly whites. The dentist pokes around your teeth for a few moments before sitting back and breaking the bad news: you have a cavity!

The truth is, you could brush your teeth twice every single day, floss every hard to reach spot, and use mouthwash until your tongue turns blue, but you might still be in danger of getting a cavity. Find out what you might be doing to put yourself at a higher risk for getting cavities, and what to do about it.

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Don’t Get Caught With Cavities This Halloween!

October 30, 2019

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A bucket of candy spilling onto the floor.There are few holidays more fun than Halloween. Dressing up with your child as your favorite character, real or fictional, and going around the neighborhood is a great way to meet the neighbors in person and get free candy while doing so. Of course, free candy is great until you’re told that your child has a cavity that needs to be filled. The good news is there are ways to avoid dental problems before they appear. To get started, here are some Halloween candy tips to keep in mind!

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Are Receding Gums Normal?

October 11, 2019

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elderly couple smiling

Change that occurs gradually over time can be hard to notice, especially when it happens to us and not someone else. This is also especially true if this change occurs in the mouth, since we don’t often spent time gazing at our own mouths in the mirror. That’s why, if you pick out a problem like gum recession, serious damage has already been done. Your dentist is here to talk about whether gum recession is normal, and what you should do if you notice it.

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