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Why Are My Gums Receding?

July 10, 2020

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a digital image of a receding gum line occurring on the lower arch of the mouthDo your teeth suddenly appear longer than they used to? Are you feeling embarrassed by your smile? If so, you’re not alone. Gum recession is a common problem many people experience. There are many reasons why it can occur, but there are things you can do to prevent it from happening in the first place. Read on to hear what your dentist has to say about being proactive and taking the necessary steps to protect your gum and oral health.


Are You Drinking a Lot of Sports Drinks? A Dentist Explains the Risks

June 24, 2020

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A bucket of sports drinks that a dentist says can be harmful to teethIf you’re active during the hot summer months, you may reach for sports drinks to stay hydrated. But did you know that they can take a big toll on your dental health? In fact, sports drinks can cause three times as much damage to your teeth as soft drinks, and even sugar-free options increase your risk of cavities if you have them too often. Fortunately, there are alternative ways to stay hydrated that don’t involve frequent trips to the dentist! Learn more below about the dangers of these beverages and how to keep your smile healthy.


Which Toothpaste Is Best For Your Smile? Ask A Dentist!

June 3, 2020

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Couple brushing their teeth with tips from a dentistIf you’ve ever spent what felt like forever trying to choose toothpaste at the store, you’re not alone. With so many options, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed! But with a little information about each option, you’ll know which toothpaste will benefit your smile the most. Along with regular checkups with a dentist, brushing twice a day with the right toothpaste has a big impact on your dental health. Learn more below about what sets each type of toothpaste apart. With this information, you’ll be able to choose the right one based on your specific needs.


Dentist Talks About Why and How To Keep Your Tongue Clean

May 14, 2020

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Woman sticking out her tongue at visit with the dentistAny dentist would agree that good oral hygiene habits are the best way for you to prevent dental problems and minimize the dental work you need. But while brushing and flossing are the cornerstone of your hygiene routine, there’s an extra step you may not be doing: cleaning your tongue! Keep reading to find out why a clean tongue benefits you and get some easy tips for the best way to do it.


Dentist Explains How To Wear a Face Mask During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 4, 2020

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Woman properly wearing a face mask with tips from a dentist Along with social distancing and handwashing, wearing a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most important things you and your family can do. But, as with most things, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it! Since dentists and their staff wear personal protective equipment every day to protect themselves and their patients from infectious disease, they’re in a great position to explain how to wear face masks so that they’re as effective as possible. Learn more below!


Have a Toothache During COVID-19? A Dentist Gives 6 Home Remedies For Pain

April 22, 2020

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Woman in pain with a toothache before seeing a dentistEven under normal circumstances, toothaches are awful. A mild one can keep you from comfortably eating, and a severe one can make it impossible to sleep or even function at all. And, unfortunately, dealing with a toothache during COVID-19 can be even more stressful because, while dentists are still open for emergencies, their hours have been reduced. But not to worry! Below, you’ll learn about 6 at-home toothache remedies to manage pain and stay comfortable until you see a dentist.


Dentist Talks About 6 Benefits of Dental Implants Compared To Other Options

April 6, 2020

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3D image of a single implant in lower jawboneDid you know that people once tried to replace missing teeth with bamboo pegs, 4,000 years ago? That may have been better than nothing at the time, but today, we’re fortunate to have even better options! But with several different choices like dental implants, bridges, and dentures, how can you know which one is best? In this blog, you’ll find out why dental implants are the closest thing to your own teeth and how they offer 6 important advantages to consider. Learn more below!


Which Kind of Mouthwash Should You Use? Ask a Family Dentist

March 23, 2020

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Someone using mouthwash that was recommended by their family dentist Regular checkups with a family dentist, along with brushing twice a day and flossing once, are the foundation of good oral hygiene. But most people could benefit by adding mouthwash to their daily routine as well. The only problem is that it can be overwhelming to choose the right one from the countless options at the store! The best place to start is to think about your specific oral health needs and go from there. Learn more below about the various types of dental problems and which formulas can be used to address them.


Flossing Does More Than Remove Food! A Dentist Explains Its Many Benefits

March 11, 2020

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Smiling man flossing in the mirrorAfter eating an orange or a stringy piece of meat, the first thing you may think is, “I need to floss!” But while it’s certainly a great way to remove food between your teeth, flossing is incredibly important for many other reasons. In fact, even people who do a great job brushing their teeth can still run into problems if they don’t floss consistently. Read on to learn more about flossing and why it’s so necessary for your oral health!


Ask a Dentist: Which Type of Electric Toothbrush Is Best?

February 27, 2020

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Electric toothbrush recommended by a dentistIf you’re trying to improve your oral hygiene routine at home, you’re doing something great for your oral health. Along with seeing a dentist for regular checkups, better brushing and flossing means fewer cavities, healthier gums, and less dental work overall. But while you may have heard that an electric toothbrush is a good way to get better results, are those claims true? And which one should you buy? Keep reading below for answers to those questions. You’ll also learn about the differences between various models and how to know which one is best for you.


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