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The Year Is Almost Over! Don’t Let Your Dental Insurance Go To Waste

October 2, 2019

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Computer screen that reads, Dental BenefitsIf you’re like most people, you say the same thing at the end of every year: Where did the time go?! It seems like just yesterday that we were ringing in the New Year, yet here we are and the next New Year’s is right around the corner. And that’s not the only thing that’ll be here soon: Your dental insurance will be expiring, too. Many people miss out on hundreds of dollars in benefits each year by not seeing a dentist in time. Not to mention that they don’t get the dental care they need for a healthy smile. Keep reading for some tips on taking advantage of your plan and find out why scheduling a checkup and cleaning right away is so important.

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How Do I Fix My Sensitive Teeth? 5 Strategies Anyone Can Use

September 16, 2019

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Distressed man holding his jaw in painSensitive teeth are no fun. Especially since enjoying your favorite foods and beverages should be one of life’s simple pleasures each day. And while there are multiple causes of sensitivity, the good news is that there are also multiple solutions. If you’ve ever asked yourself the question, “How do I fix my sensitive teeth?”, keep reading for 5 easy strategies you can use right away to help your teeth feel comfortable, no matter what you’re eating!

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Want To Pack Healthy School Lunches? Get Tips From a Children’s Dentist

August 18, 2019

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A healthy lunch being packed into a containerCan you believe that another summer is over and it’s already back-to-school time? While it’s certainly a busy time for any family, it’s also a great opportunity to start the year right by learning how to pack healthy school lunches. Along with scheduling checkups with a children’s dentist and encouraging good brushing and flossing, low-sugar lunches are one of the best things you can do to keep your child’s smile healthy. Below, you’ll learn about the impact of sugar and get some great ideas for packing a healthy lunch for your child each day.

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Need 5 Good Reasons To Schedule Regular Checkups With a Dentist?

August 3, 2019

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Dentist performing an exam on female patientPeople are busier than ever these days and only want to spend their limited time on the things that really matter. But while you may not think of seeing a dentist for routine care as something important, the truth is that checkups and cleanings are essential for your well-being. Not to mention that the more consistent you are with these visits, the less major dental work you’ll need in the long-term. In this blog, you’ll learn about the 5 best reasons to get bi-annual checkups and how they help you maintain a healthy smile for life!

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Can Sports Drinks Harm Your Teeth? A Dentist Discusses the Surprising Truth

July 25, 2019

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Woman drinking a sports drinkSports drinks have become incredibly popular in the last couple of decades, especially among young adults. In fact, the Academy of General Dentistry estimates that 62% of teens consume at least one sports drink every day. Many people believe that these beverages are healthy, but are they? It’s true that they contain crucial electrolytes that are lost through sweat, so they are hydrating. But, unfortunately, you pay a high price for that hydration in terms of your dental health, even when you drink the sugar-free varieties. Want to learn a better way to stay hydrated? Keep reading below!

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Dealing With Canker Sores? A Dentist Discusses Prevention and Treatment

July 8, 2019

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Canker sore on the lower lipA canker sore seems like it would be a small problem…until you have one. Then it’s all you can think about! Suddenly, brushing your teeth, having acidic foods or beverages like orange juice, and even enunciating your words becomes a lot more difficult. But what are canker sores in the first place? Are they harmful and should you have them looked at by a dentist? In this blog, you’ll get answers to those questions and find out how to prevent and treat this common (but painful) condition.

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Confused About Which Toothpaste Is Best? A Dentist Weighs In

June 6, 2019

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Toothpaste being squeezedIf you’re motivated to maintain a healthy smile and stay cavity-free, chances are that you see a dentist regularly and do well with your brushing habits. And when you put in the time and effort to brush, you may as well get all the benefits you can! Technique is certainly important, but so is the type of toothpaste you use. The only problem is that there are so many options out there that it can be overwhelming to pick the best one. Keep reading below to learn about the general benefits of toothpaste and which type is right for you!

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Is It Important To Keep Your Tongue Clean? A Dentist Says Absolutely!

May 21, 2019

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Woman sticking out her tongueDid you know that the surface of your tongue is just as unique as your fingerprints? Your tongue also has between 3,000 and 10,000 taste buds and heals more quickly than any other body part. It also affects your oral health in surprising ways and can be the difference between fresh and not-so-fresh breath! But while most people understand why checkups with a dentist and good oral hygiene habits are necessary to keep their teeth clean, many forget about their tongue altogether. Keep reading to find out how a clean, healthy tongue benefits you and how to keep it that way!

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Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Your Heart? A Dentist Explains

May 7, 2019

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Illustration of the stages of gum diseaseWhen you think about keeping your heart healthy, you probably think about diet, exercise, and stress management. But did you know that people with gum disease have nearly double the chance of developing heart problems? Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) affects millions of people and, in addition to being linked to heart health, is also the leading cause of tooth loss. After reading this blog, you’ll have a better understanding of how your gums and heart are related and get tips for keeping both healthy at the same time!

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How Your Cosmetic Dentist Can Boost Your Confidence

April 20, 2019

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man mirror smiling

You have an important interview for a job you really want. You think you’re fully ready and qualified for the position, but you’re still nervous. You could use some more confidence going into the interview, particularly when it comes to your smile. Well, now’s the time to get the treatment you need with your cosmetic dentist to bring your teeth up to par. That way, you can walk in completely self-assured, give the interviewer a firm handshake, and convince them that you’re the right candidate for the job. (more…)

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