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What Health Issues Can Your Dentist Detect?  

By Oral Health

You probably know the importance of regular dental visits and the repercussions of poor dental hygiene; but do you know that dental exams can also help detect significant health issues, too? It is true- and experts liken your teeth and gums to a window that allows your dental provider to identify when there is a risk to holistic well-being. The condition of your teeth and gums may also be connected to your overall health and wellness, so practice good dental hygiene habits.   So,…

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How Often Do You Need Dental X-Rays?

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Dental x-rays are an important part of maintaining dental health and hygiene, providing a way for your dentist to evaluate the teeth and surrounding tissue. You won’t have x-rays at every simple oral exam, and the frequency of x-rays is really contingent on a few basic factors. Dental X-Rays Make sure to plan on x-rays in your dental schedule for the coming year- it is important! Here are a few things that your dentist looks for with dental x-rays: Decay between your teeth that is…

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Post-Halloween Dental Care Tips Your Teeth Will Thank You For

By Children's Dentistry, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Halloween dates back more than 2,000 years and was originally a celebration of the end of summer and the beginning of winter. Back then, this holiday was marked by bonfires, sacrifices, and costumes.  Today, a big part of Halloween is indulging in all the candy collected on the night of October 31st. But all that candy requires a serious post-Halloween dental care plan. Look no further than these 3 tips for staying healthy and maintaining dental hygiene this Halloween season. 1. Eat…

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The 5 Stages of Gum Disease: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

By Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

It is estimated that 1 in 7 adults ages 35 to 44 have experienced some stages of gum disease, ranging from bleeding gums to advanced periodontitis. Many people may not even realize they have it! Here are the five stages of gum disease with signs and symptoms to watch for: Bleeding The earliest sign of gum disease is bleeding when brushing or flossing. This often manifests in a pink tinge on your toothbrush or bleeding after you floss. You may also notice a…

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Can Tooth Sensitivity Be Avoided?

By Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Anyone who has experienced tooth sensitivity knows the pain and discomfort it can cause. Furthermore, it can lead to other issues with dental care and overall oral health. The key to resolving this problem is to look at underlying tooth sensitivity causes and to discuss possible solutions with your own dental provider. So, what is tooth sensitivity, and can it be avoided? The short answer is ‘yes,’ you can avoid sensitivity in many cases, but there are factors at play that could…

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Is It Worth It To Whiten Your Teeth?

By Cosmetic, Dental Technology, Dental Visit, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

If you have been thinking about professional teeth whitening, what is stopping you? The results and lasting value of this procedure are well worth the cost of visiting your dental provider. While there are kits and products on the market that promise a whiter smile, the outcome and results can vary widely. So, is it worth it to professionally whiten your teeth? Here are some of the benefits: Efficacy You know that when you have your teeth professionally whitened, you will…

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You Don’t Need To Be Scared Of The Dentist!

By Children's Dentistry, Dental Visit, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Are you scared or nervous around your dentist? You don’t need to be! It’s estimated that over 5% of people in this country avoid dental appointments due to this. Another 20% will relent and go, but only when it is a dental emergency. Preventative dentistry is key in good health across the lifespan, which makes dental care imperative. In some instances, fear of going to the dentist is a side-effect of another, co-occurring issue, such as posttraumatic stress (PTSD) or…

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“Dad, I’m Bored!” Tips and Ideas to Get Keep Kids Active During COVID-19

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It can be tough to entertain and amuse kids during quarantine or social distancing. What are some good inside activities that will keep them occupied? More importantly, how can you keep kids active during prolonged times spent inside? Here is what parents should know about preventing boredom and maintaining physical activity amid COVID-19: Benefits of Physical Activity The benefits of movement bear repeating- physicians report that physical activity increases energy, improves focus, prevents disease (like diabetes), builds muscle, and controls weight. It…

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Are There Health Benefits To Smiling?

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Did you know that there are distinct health benefits of smiling? Well, it is always said that smiles and laughter are the best medicine for whatever may ail you. So, can a smile help chase away the winter blues? Consider the following benefits of simply smiling- and see for yourself! Some perks of putting a smile on your face include: Increases Endorphins When you smile, endorphins are released in the brain which helps alleviate stress and induces a sense of euphoria. Serotonin…

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Yoga and Healthy Teeth? Really?

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It seems unlikely that there could be correlations between yoga and dental health, but there are parallels that can impact overall health and wellbeing, particularly for those that practice yoga regularly. Are yoga and healthy teeth really connected? They could be! Here are some ways that this fitness trend could connect to your oral health: Stress How do you deal with stress? Yoga is a great way to handle and cope with stress through the practice of controlled breathing and exercise. When stress…

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