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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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Save Money With These Preventative Dental Care Tips

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Want to save money on dental care? There are things that you can do now that will prevent future costly dental issues later. Make sure to see your dental care provider at least once per year to stay on track with preventative practices and routine cleanings. Save money with these preventative dental care tips: Brush, brush, brush If you want to prevent decay and the pain of a cavity, brush after meals and snacks. This sounds elementary but brushing truly is…

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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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Should I Get A Second Opinion On Dental Work?

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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

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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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