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

May 20, 2021

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

February 24, 2021

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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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Make Flossing More Often Your 2021 New Year’s Resolution!

January 14, 2021

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Woman throwing confetti for her New Year's resolution for more flossingJanuary is a popular time to make New Year’s resolutions, but many of us have trouble following through with them all year long. To successfully achieve your resolutions, it’s important to set reasonable goals and practical habits. So if you’re looking to get healthier or improve yourself this year, why not start with flossing? This may not be your favorite part of your dental routine, but it plays a key role in preventing a wide range of oral health issues. Read on to learn why flossing is so important and a few helpful tips for keeping your New Year’s resolution to floss more in 2021!

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Can Gum Disease Be Cured?

January 6, 2021

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Woman with gum disease touches her jawGum disease is an incredibly common oral health condition. In fact, studies estimate that well over half of the American population has some level of this disease. This widespread problem can be difficult to detect when it first develops, but it can lead to tooth loss and poor overall health if left untreated! Thankfully, gum disease can be reversed if caught early enough. However, waiting too long to take care of your gums could result in permanent damage. Read on to learn more about which stages of gum disease can be “cured” and what you need to do to keep your smile healthy.

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3 Home Remedies to Treat Your Bleeding Gums

December 4, 2020

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a person holding a toothbrush while blood sits in the sink because of bleeding gumsGingivitis is considered the first stage of gum disease. Millions of Americans suffer from it, and unfortunately, many do not recognize the signs that can quickly turn into periodontitis and lead to bone and tooth loss. Since bleeding gums are the most identifiable symptom associated with gum disease, it is important that you treat it early on. But if you’d rather try to improve your gum health at home before visiting your dentist, you’ll be pleased to learn it is possible. Read on to learn how these three helpful remedies can reverse the symptoms of gingivitis and put your oral health back on track.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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