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5 Tips to Scare Off Your Halloween Sweet Tooth

October 20, 2020

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Glass pumpkins filled with Halloween candyHalloween is known for its festive décor, scary costumes, and, of course, delicious candy! So, if you have a sweet tooth, this “spooktacular” time of year may be a dream come true. However, the mass amounts of sugar can be a nightmare for your oral health. After all, when sugar interacts with the bacteria in your mouth, it turns into a powerful acid that can erode enamel and lead to tooth decay. Wondering how you can enjoy your Halloween candy without wreaking havoc on your teeth? Keep reading!


5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Embarrassed at the Dentist’s Office

September 27, 2020

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Woman embarrased at the dentist covers her mouthSome people avoid visiting their dentist because of dental anxiety or a past traumatic experience. However, many others shy away from getting the care they need not because they’re afraid of dental treatments, but rather because they’re afraid of what their dentist will think! If you’re not proud of your dental habits or how long it’s been since your last visit, you may be worried that your dentist will judge you during your appointment. Thankfully, there’s no need to let these concerns keep you from getting your oral health back on track. Here are five reasons you shouldn’t feel embarrassed at the dentist.


There’s a Black Line Around My Dental Crown! What Can I Do?

September 9, 2020

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Man with black line around dental crown covers his mouthDental crowns are a reliable, versatile restoration that can restore both the function and appearance of damaged teeth. However, if you have a porcelain fused to metal crown, you may have noticed a dark line developing amidst your pearly whites. While this is a common cosmetic issue for this type of dental crown, it can be corrected with the latest dental materials and technology. Read on to learn what’s causing that black line around your dental crown and what you can do to restore your beautiful smile!


How to Teach Your Children Great At-Home Oral Care Habits

August 27, 2020

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little girl brushing her teeth against yellow-orange background

Because of COVID-19, most of us are spending more time at home than ever before. As a parent, this can be a little stressful. Your son or daughter doesn’t have the rigid routine of physically going to school to help them remember to brush and floss every day. To help get your little one in the habit of having a healthy mouth, a children’s dentist has provided these five tips on making oral health for kids more fun and interesting.


Mouthguards for Children: Which One is the Best?

July 19, 2020

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Female holding mouthguard with boxing glovesDental injuries are common for children, and if you have a little one at home, this should come as no surprise. Kids are rambunctious—they love running around, playing, participating in sports and physical activity. Even if your son or daughter doesn’t participate in “contact sports,” they can still be at risk of chipped, broken, or lost teeth. That’s why its important that you get a mouthguard for your child. However, not all mouthguards are created equal. Read on to learn about the benefits of getting a custom-made mouthguard from your dentist over store-bought products.


4 Reasons to Choose CEREC Same-Day Crowns

July 17, 2020

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Woman smiling after visiting her dentist in SuperiorWhen your tooth becomes too decayed or damaged for fillings to repair it, you will probably need a crown. If you’ve received a dental crown in the past, you may be familiar with the 2-visit process, including taking impressions, getting a temporary crown, and waiting weeks before your final restoration. However, modern dentistry brings a more effective and convenient option: CEREC same-day crowns. Read on to learn about the 4 main advantages of choosing this solution from your dentist in Superior.


Summer is Here: It’s Time to Protect Your Smile!

July 14, 2020

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Family smiling together outside after seeing dentist in Superior During the summertime, you and your little ones may have more time for fun, outdoors, and physical activity. This part of the year is often a highlight for your children, however your dentist in Superior sees an increased number of patients with dental issues. That’s why your dentist wants to remind you of some popular summer activities that can often lead to damage, decay, and other oral health problems. Read on to learn about the best ways to safeguard you and your loved ones’ smiles during the warmer months.


3 Reasons to Never Put Your Oral Health on the Backburner

June 24, 2020

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person brushing their teeth while looking in the mirrorThis June is Oral Health Month, making it the best time to learn about why taking care of your teeth and gums every day is so important for your smile as well as for your overall health. While everybody’s guilty of forgetting to brush or floss on occasion, doing this regularly can impact your wellbeing, which is why it’s a good idea to have a strict oral health routine in place. By never putting the health of your teeth and gums on the backburner, you’ll also be taking care of your body. Read on to learn three ways that declining oral health can affect your overall wellbeing and quality of life. (more…)

Here’s What Your Dental Appointment During COVID-19 Will Look Like

May 20, 2020

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clean dental officeAre you worried about needing to visit the dentist in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis? Since opening back up, dozens of new dental practice safety protocols have been put in place to help minimize the risk of patients and staff. That way, patients are able to receive the dental care they need without having to worry about putting themselves in harm’s way. Read on to learn about what you can expect leading up to and during your appointment. (more…)

Hand Hygiene: How Dentists Protect Their Patients During COVID-19

May 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 8:15 pm

A woman seeing a dentist during COVID-19.It’s clear that dentists and their team members practice consistent hand-washing throughout the day and wear gloves to prevent the spread of germs and diseases in the dental office. However, in the age of the current pandemic, it’s understandable if you initially have second thoughts about visiting a dentist during COVID-19. The good news is that dental offices are actually one of the safest places you can be in during a pandemic. Here’s how dentists are taking additional precautions to protect you and your family when you need your dental treatments completed.



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