What’s New in 2021

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Wondering what the coming year has in store for dental care? You may be surprised by the amazing technology that continues to innovate the field of dentistry. The new year puts the focus on technology and implements the many ways that it can make dental procedures more comfortable and less time-consuming. Talk to your dental provider to learn more about any of these trends- and to discuss whether you are a candidate. Consider these new 2021 Dental Technologies: Robotics When you…

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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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Using a GOOD Toothbrush

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

What type of brush are you using to clean your teeth? Most people don’t realize that the toothbrush they use can actually make a difference in dental care – as well as potentially damage the enamel of your teeth. Look at your toothbrush and ask yourself: Is it time to upgrade? Here’s what you should know: Manual Toothbrushes One of the reasons that manual toothbrushes are popular is the price; they are ultra-affordable and easy-enough to toss out. Subscription services…

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COVID, Cold Weather, and Creative Outlets

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If you are stuck inside, either due to cold weather or Coronavirus, consider a creative family activity to help pass the time. It is easy to become frustrated of being indoors so much; try something new to break up the monotony of social distancing amid COVID-19. Consider these creative, cold-weather pursuits when you are stuck at home due to COVID: Spend the weekend watching an entire movie franchise, like Star Wars or The Hunger Games. Research the movie- educate young family members about film noir….

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Dental Myth or Truth?

By | Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

When it comes to taking care of your teeth, there is a lot of misinformation and dental myths out there. The basics of good oral care are simple, yet it can become more complicated to tease out truth from the myths. Before you believe the hype, consider basic dental care as recommended by dentists and orthodontists widely. Here is the real truth behind some common dental myths: Gum Disease is Serious One of the biggest myths out there is that gum disease…

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Do I Really Need a Crown?

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There are some situations and tooth traumas that merit a dental crown.  A dental crown is a cover, of sorts, that slides down over the tooth- or what remains of a tooth. This covering provides support and structure- as well as creates a more aesthetically pleasing smile. If your dentist recommends a crown for your tooth or teeth, there are a few things that you should know. Do you really need a crown? Know the Process It can help quell anxiety…

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Are Dental Veneers an Option for You?

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If you are not happy with your smile, you may opt for veneers. Dental veneers offer a cosmetic solution to chips, gaps, or misshapen teeth that may be impacting your appearance. Veneers are thin overlays for your teeth that make them more uniform, straight, and white. There are several different types of veneers, and the right ones for you may depend on the current condition of your teeth and your budget. Some things to know before you plan on getting veneers…

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Signs That You Need a Root Canal

By | Dental Emergency, Oral Health

Is it possible that you need a root canal? Don’t worry; root canals are common and are comparable to a simple filling. It is estimated that around 41,000 root canals are done each day, equating to over 15- million root canals each year in the US. The process of a root canal procedure involves removing the bacteria and decay from inside the tooth, disinfection of the afflicted area, and refilling the empty roots with a dental material. The site is then…

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