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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!


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!


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…)

3 Benefits of Going to a Family Dentist

April 3, 2019

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three generations walking

Your family is the most important thing to you in the world. You would do anything for them. When it comes to their oral health, you want to find a dental practice that can meet their needs and help them have the kind of experience that sets them on the path to oral health in the future. Well, a family dentist can do that for every member of your family, even young children. Keep reading this post to learn about the benefits of choosing a family dentist for the ones you love most. (more…)

Family Dentist Explains Benefits of Mouthwash and Which One Is Right For You!

March 18, 2019

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Smiling woman using mouthwashYou head off to the store with what you think is a simple goal: picking up some mouthwash. But with the huge number of choices, this task can quickly become more overwhelming and time-consuming than you expected! However, the right mouthwash can improve your oral health and help you minimize the amount of dental work you need from a family dentist, so it’s well worth it to figure out which product to use. Keep reading to learn more so you won’t waste time in the store making a decision ever again!


Why Is Flossing Important – and How Can You Make It Easier? Ask a Dentist!

March 5, 2019

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Up-close photo of a woman flossingIf you asked any dentist which habit their patients struggle with the most, nearly all of them would say flossing! There’s a multitude of reasons that people have a hard time with flossing. For starters, some people don’t learn just how important it is until they’re well into adulthood and already “set in their ways.” For others, they’re too tired at the end of the day to do yet another task before bedtime. But, since flossing is crucial for a healthy smile, it’s worth it to learn some tricks for making it easier. Keep reading to learn about the many ways flossing benefits you and get some tips for making it easier. Your smile will thank you!


Want Better Gum Health? A Dentist Explains Which Foods Can Help

February 23, 2019

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A table filled with healthy foodMany people assume that cavities are the leading cause of tooth loss, but did you know that it’s actually gum disease? In fact, perfectly healthy teeth that have never had a cavity can become loose and fall out if they don’t have adequate gum support to keep them in place. In addition, gum disease has been found to increase the risk of many serious health conditions. Fortunately, along with good oral hygiene habits and regular checkups with a dentist, there are many foods you can add to your diet that will contribute to good gum health. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of your gums and which foods will keep them in good shape!


Which Electric Toothbrush Should You Choose? A Dentist Weighs In

February 7, 2019

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An electric toothbrushDid you know that the first bristle-type toothbrush was invented in China in 1498 and was made from hog hair? Fortunately for us, toothbrushes have come a long way since then! Today, in addition to what seems like hundreds of options for manual toothbrushes, we also have a wide variety of electric toothbrushes to choose from as well. While having choices is a good thing, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re in the market for an electric toothbrush. Since using the right hygiene tools is one of the best things you can do for your oral health, it’s well worth it to find out what a dentist recommends. Keep reading below to find out if electric toothbrushes are worth the extra money and whether there’s a difference between them!


This New Year, Take Advantage of Your Renewed Dental Insurance Benefits

January 11, 2019

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Dental insurance claim formIt’s that time of year again! The New Year is upon us and everyone has the opportunity to make a fresh start in some area of their lives. While many people make a resolution to exercise more or eat a better diet, why not do something different in 2019 and resolve to have a healthier smile? And since most dental insurance benefits renew January 1st, you may as well take advantage of them. After all, it’s a “use-it-or-lose-it” situation, so if you don’t use the money that’s been set aside for your dental care, it will be gone at the end of the year. Keep reading below for tips on how to maximize your benefits and find out what insurance usually covers!


Dentist Gives Flu Season Tips For Staying Healthy and Protecting Your Teeth

December 17, 2018

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Woman blowing her noseIt’s that time of year again – cold and flu season is upon us! Unfortunately, even when you take steps to prevent it, you can still get sick and wind up spending days in bed recovering. And although you’re probably not thinking about your teeth, all the cough syrup, decongestants and other remedies you’re taking can really put your teeth at risk for cavities. Keep reading below for flu season tips from a dentist to help you feel better and protect your teeth at the same time!


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