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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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Should I Get A Second Opinion On Dental Work?

By Dental Visit

It seems natural and often encouraged to get a second opinion on medical matters, but what about dental work? Absolutely- it is important to ask for a second opinion from a reputable and highly rated dentist in your area to give you a sense of peace regarding the upcoming procedure. Don’t feel uncomfortable about asking; you should get a second opinion on dental work and here is what you should know: It Isn’t Personal Don’t feel awkward expressing to your dentist…

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Feeling sick? These oral hygiene habits may help

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You can’t be too careful when it comes to contracting an illness during cold flu season. Feeling sick? These oral hygiene habits may help: Be consistent Anyone can adopt impeccable oral hygiene for a day or two- even a week- but the key to dental health is consistency. Brushing and flossing regularly, with routine visits to your dental provider is integral to overall oral health and hygiene. Think of your oral care regimen as getting rid of the cold and sickness…

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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

By Oral Health

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?

By Oral Health

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?

By Oral Health

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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