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Which Holiday Foods to Avoid While Wearing Dentures

November 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 4:30 pm
holiday foods at a table

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you’re like most people, you’re already craving the delicious foods that will grace your table. From the turkey and dressing to the roasted vegetables and pumpkin pie, you can’t wait to sink your teeth into all the flavorful goodness. But if you wear dentures or dental implants, there are certain foods you’ll need to avoid, especially if you want to keep from seeing your emergency dentist over the holidays. Read on to learn how you can better protect your artificial teeth from serious damage by staying away from certain foods.


Can I Use an HSA to Pay for Certain Dental Treatments?

November 2, 2021

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a female patient smiling at her dentist

Do you have a high-deductible dental insurance plan? If so, you may also have an HSA. Also referred to as a health savings account, you can use these available funds to help pay for certain dental treatments. But which ones? And how can it be used in combination with your insurance plan, especially before your benefits expire? In this article, a dentist answers all these questions to help you get the most out of your available coverage while working to improve your smile.


Trick or Treat? Here Is the Best & Worst Halloween Candy For Your Child’s Teeth

October 14, 2021

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Closeup of plastic jack-o-lantern filled with Halloween candy

With Halloween rapidly approaching, you’re probably spending your free time doing festive things, like putting up spooky décor and helping your child pick out their costume. However, there is no denying what this fang-tastic holiday is really all about: candy. Lots and lots of candy. Unfortunately, these sweet treats can do some serious damage to your child’s teeth, negatively impacting both the look and function of their smile. That’s why we’re sharing a quick candy guide to avoid cavities after Halloween.


The Truth Behind School Lunches: What You Should and Shouldn’t Pack

September 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 8:24 pm
a child’s lunch for school

Do you pack your child’s school lunches or do they tend to eat what is provided in the cafeteria? No matter the answer, you should know what they’re consuming and if it’s healthy for their body and smile. Of course, knowing which foods are best and which ones you should have them avoid isn’t always easy. In this article, we’ll look at the healthiest options that will encourage strong teeth and gums as well as the unhealthy foods that can lead to tooth decay and cavities.


4 Reasons Why Summer Teeth Whitening is Ideal

July 6, 2021

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Person’s smile after receiving teeth whitening

While you’re likely planning a trip this summer and thinking about all the clothing and other necessities you’ll want to bring, have you considered if your smile is looking its best? After all, you’re more than likely going to take photos with friends and family to remember the trip. Having a smile you enjoy showing off can make the experience all that more enjoyable! Today, learn why a dentist suggests getting your teeth whitening treatment now, rather than later in the year.


3 Reasons You Won’t Want to Wait to Receive Your Dental Implants This Summer

June 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 9:03 pm
a middle-aged man and woman hugging and smiling after receiving dental implants in Superior

The process of receiving dental implants requires much patience. After all, once they are firmly in place, you’ll be expected to spend 3-6 months recovering at home, making sure your implants fused with your bone tissues. Because of their timeline, many individuals find it difficult to pursue such treatment throughout the busy seasons of fall, winter, and spring. If you want to make sure your smile looks and feels better than ever this next year, here are 3 reasons you won’t want to put off your dental implant surgery this summer.


Is Ice Cream Bad for Your Teeth? Find Out Here!

May 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 8:50 pm
Woman smiling outside while avoiding ice cream

Now that summer is just around the corner, you’re probably licking your lips in anticipation of your favorite ice cream. It’s the perfect way to cool off and downright delicious. But did you know that this summer staple is actually bad for your oral health? While it does contain calcium, ice cream puts your smile at risk. Read on to learn more about the ways that ice cream can negatively impact your dental hygiene as well as what you can do to stay healthy and smiling.


Allergies & Oral Health: The Surprising Connection

April 15, 2021

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Woman in white t-shirt sneezing

Now that it’s April, it’s officially allergy season. This time of the year brings lots of rain and beautiful flowers, but it also increases sniffling, itching, and watery eyes. You may know exactly how your allergies impact your body, but did you know that they can also affect your oral health? Read on to learn how to keep your mouth in tip-top shape even during allergy season.


Why We Are Grateful for Dental Assistants (& Why You Should Be Too!)

March 2, 2021

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Dental assistant talking to couple in dental office

Whether it’s time for your biannual dental checkup and cleaning, you’re in need of restorative care, or you’re interested in a cosmetic smile upgrade, there is a lot of preparation and work that goes into ensuring your experience is a pleasant one. While creating a seamless, safe, enjoyable dental office is a team effort, there is one teeth-saving, multi-tasking pro that stands out: dental assistants. In fact, the first week of March is dedicated to showing appreciation for all these staff members do! Keep reading to learn a few of their essential responsibilities and how you can show your gratitude.


Celebrate Heart Health Month By Caring For Your Smile This February!

February 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_clark @ 1:30 pm
Woman holding up cutout of red heart

February is filled with red hearts, pink candies, and white flowers – it’s the month of love! But did you know that it is also Heart Health Month? With heart disease being the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, now is the perfect time to focus on your cardiovascular health. While cleaning up your diet and getting plenty of exercise are the first two to-dos that probably come to mind, getting your oral health in good shape is equally as important. Here’s why!

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