Don't Be a Stranger!

​ You have probably heard plenty about the importance of dental visits, but what many people don't know is exactly why these appointments are so critical to not only their oral heath, but also their overall health. Still, some people would rather wait until they have a serious dental health issue before they call their dentist. Prevention is always...
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Water, Wine and Oral Health

​ Water is and always will be the best choice when it comes to beverages, not just for your oral health, but also for your overall health and well-being. Still, there are lots of other beverages people often partake in on a daily basis, three of the most common ones being wine, soda and milk. Let's talk about the effect of wine on your oral health ...
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How to Prevent a Cavity

​ Tooth decay remains one of the most chronic childhood illnesses around the world. As it turns out, this problem may also follow individuals well into adulthood. How can you lower your risk of getting a tooth cavity as well as your risk for serious tooth decay? Let's have a look at the cause first. What Is Causing Your Cavity? There is no doubt a ...
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Choosing a New Family Dentist

​ Choosing a new family dentist is an extremely important decision that demands all the careful planning and attention you can give it. If you've just moved to a new area, it can be even more daunting as you may not know anyone yet to even ask for recommendations. Before you choose that new family dentist, here are a few questions you should try to...
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7 Surprising Reasons For Practicing Good Oral Hygiene

​ Brushing your teeth properly and regularly is essential for a healthy and happy smile. It's pretty clear there are plenty of benefits to proper oral care, but there are a lot of little-known and unexpected reasons why oral care is so important. Read on to learn more about the wide range of benefits you get from taking excellent care of your mouth...
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Baking Soda Teeth Whitening: Yea or Nay?

​ A lot has been said about the potency of baking soda as an effective teeth-whitening product. Lots of folks go all in on DIY home teeth whitening without restraints. Most of these people end up learning the bitter truth the hard way. Professional teeth whitening offers better results and is a lot safer and healthier compared to baking soda teeth ...
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5 Common Habits that Negate Proper Teeth Care

​ You probably already know that not brushing your teeth and not flossing regularly can cause dental problems. Well, that is absolutely true, but those are not the only ways you can get into trouble with your oral health. From binge eating snacks and foods that can crack your teeth to smoking, here are five other things that can damage your teeth i...
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What Does Oral Health Have to Do with Blood Pressure?

​ If it seems like you're reading more these days about different health conditions that can be traced back to oral health in some way, you are! More and more research is being conducted to support the importance of maintaining your oral health in order to properly maintain your overall health. If you suffer from high blood pressure, your gums coul...
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Sometimes Less Is More

​ When it comes to antibiotics, less is more. Countless research has been done studying the effects of antibiotics both short term and long term, and we know that the use of these medications is tremendously useful, even lifesaving at times. But we also know all good things should be used in moderation. A study done on the effects of the very popul...
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Dreaming of a White Christmas?

​ The holiday season is here, and Christmas is just around the corner. That means family photos, holiday parties, work functions and more! Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable ways to dramatically improve your smile in just one visit. Treat yourself to a professional one-hour whitening treatment this season and smile brighter and whiter th...
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November Is National Diabetes Month: What Does That Mean for Oral Health?

​ November is National Diabetes Month - did you know that around 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes? That's almost 10 percent of the population. And every year 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed. Experts estimate that as many as 8 million people are living with diabetes and are completely unaware. Diabetes affects blood sugar levels and can...
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TMJD Patients: What Not to Eat

​ If you suffer from a TMJ disorder, you know the pain that can occur on a bad day when your jaw is feeling extra sore or your head and ears are aching. It's important to understand which foods can trigger this flareup of pain and which foods are safer to eat when you want to control symptoms as much as possible. It may seem obvious, but many of us...
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Why Spit Matters

​ You probably don't spend a whole lot of time thinking about spit, or saliva. Unless, that is, you have experienced dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, or excessive saliva production. Although most people don't really notice or think about it unless something goes wrong, saliva is critical for digestion and helps maintain oral health. That's why ...
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Find Out Why Some People Actually Love Going to the Dentist

​ It may seem like everyone hates going to the dentist thanks to television shows and movies consistently portraying visits to the dentist as horrifying experiences. While some people genuinely do dislike going to the dentist out of fear or anxiety, there are actually many people who love their twice-a-year professional cleanings and checkups! A re...
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Toothpaste Pills Are Now a Thing

​ Have you heard of toothpaste pills or tablets? In an effort to become more environmentally friendly, several companies have begun producing toothpaste in tablet or pill form, eliminating the waste from plastic tubes and incorporating more natural ingredients. Some are designed to be chewed, while others direct users to use a wet toothbrush to act...
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Does a Better Smile = a Better Career?

​ A study done last year by the American Dental Association found that 28 percent of those surveyed between the ages of 18 and 34 felt that the appearance of their teeth and mouth undermined their ability to interview for a job. So, does a better smile mean better chances at a successful career? We think so! Here's why: Better First Impressions Fir...
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Stress Relief Tips for TMJ Disorder

Many people who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJD, may find that their stress is causing them more complications and pain as they clench their jaws or even grind their teeth at night. Learning to manage stress can help alleviate some of the symptoms of TMJ disorder naturally. Here are a few tips to try to integrate into your dai...
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Teeth Beware: Pumpkin Spice Lattes Are Back

​ What is the most well-known sign that fall is coming these days? Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte! Even though the official start to fall isn't until September 22, this year, Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes have returned early to give the social media world plenty to talk about. When the fall favorite was rolled out August 28, it was still 90 degre...
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Celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month

​ Every year during the month of October, the American Dental Hygienists Association celebrates Dental Hygiene Month to help spread awareness about the importance of good oral hygiene and best practices for caring for your teeth and gums every day. This year, the focus is on the "daily four": 1. Brush (twice a day) 2. Floss (daily) 3. Rinse (with m...
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September Is Pain Awareness Month: Don’t Ignore Tooth or Jaw Pain

​ September is National Pain Awareness Month, which means it's a great time to talk about an often overlooked but very common area where people experience pain: the jaw and teeth. When tooth or jaw pain strikes, many people try to just wait it out and hope it goes away. However, in the long run, you could do serious damage to your oral health by ig...
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