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Does the Quality of Your Water Impact Your Oral Health? Here’s the Answer.

February 22, 2021

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Man filling up glass with water from kitchen faucet

Drinking plenty of H2O is crucial. In fact, staying hydrated can not only help your body function optimally, but it can also keep your skin acne-free, boost your performance while exercising, and even help ward off tooth decay and cavities. However, when it comes to keeping their teeth and gums in pristine condition, many patients wonder whether the water quality matters. If you’ve found yourself wondering something similar, then keep reading!

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Have a Sweet Tooth? Here Are 4 Must-Know Tips for Preventing Cavities

January 30, 2021

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Woman holding fake tooth in one hand and cupcake in the other

Do you love decadent, rich chocolate? Does your afternoon pick-me-up typically involve some candy? Is your evening not complete without a scoop of ice cream? Then you may have a sweet tooth. Unfortunately, this makes you particularly susceptible to tooth decay, resulting in everything from a small cavity to the need for root canal therapy. To prevent that from happening, brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist biannually for dental checkups and teeth cleanings are crucial. However, here are some additional ways to prevent cavities when you have a sweet tooth!

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3 Reasons Why You Should Schedule Your Dental Checkup Early in the New Year

January 8, 2021

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smiling woman at her dental checkup

After the kind of year that 2020 was, it’s safe to say that most of us are ready for a fresh start. There are all kinds of things to look forward to in 2021, and you may have even set a few New Year’s resolutions to try and better yourself this year. Whether you’re trying to exercise more often or eat a healthier diet, you’re trying to set yourself up for success. However, one aspect of yourself that you might be neglecting is your smile. Here are three reasons why scheduling a dental checkup should be one of your first orders of business in the new year.

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The Top 4 Dental Care Mistakes You’re Probably Making

December 28, 2020

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Woman brushing her teeth

Taking control of your oral health is always a good idea. The better you take care of your teeth at home, the more pleasant your visits to the dentist will be. But there are many misconceptions when it comes to teeth cleaning. Keep reading to find out which dental care mistakes you might be making and how to correct them.

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Toothache: When Is It a Sign of a Serious Dental Issue?

December 17, 2020

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Closeup of woman experiencing toothache at home

Have you ever found yourself downplaying your tooth pain? Whether it’s because you struggle with dental-related anxiety, are simply “too busy,” or don’t want to be “dramatic,” neglecting to get the care you need can wreak havoc on your oral and general health. In fact, a toothache could potentially turn into a trip to the emergency room if it’s not treated in a timely manner. Read on for seven symptoms of a tooth infection, signs it has spread to other parts of your body, and how your emergency dentist can help.

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How Old is Too Old for Cosmetic Dentistry?

November 30, 2020

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older couple smiling together

No matter what stage of life you’re in, you want to be confident in your appearance. Your smile is one of the first things that someone notices when they meet you, so it’s important that you feel great about it. Whether you’re twenty or eighty, you deserve the smile you’ve always wanted, and your cosmetic dentist in Rochester can share all of the options that are still available to you.

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How to Combat the Most Common Winter Mouth Issues

November 25, 2020

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Woman smiling in the snow

When the weather drops, seasonal drinks, delectable treats, and the holiday season aren’t far behind. However, the change in temperature also poses its unique set of challenges, like dry mouth and chapped lips. If you want to keep your smile and your oral health in pristine condition this year, keep reading to learn how to effectively combat winter mouth issues.

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How Is It Possible to Maximize Dental Benefits Before They Expire?

October 17, 2020

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A young woman with blonde hair and wearing a green blouse holding her face between her hands and smiling

If you’re like millions of other Americans, you could be at risk of losing thousands of dollars in unused dental benefits this year. How? Before we explain, answer these questions: 1) Have you visited your dentist for a second checkup? 2) Have you met or exceeded your annual maximum? 3) Are you seeing an in-network provider? If you said “no” to any or all of these queries, you are not taking full advantage of the policy you pay for each month. If you’re ready to make a change, read on to find out what you need to do to maximize dental insurance benefits before it’s too late.

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5 Ways to Keep Smiles Free of Cavities During Halloween

October 2, 2020

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three small children all seated and holding pumpkins and Halloween candy

Think vampires and witches are the most frightening sights to see on Halloween? Try learning your child needs a dental filling or crown because their candy consumption has caused a cavity to form. That might be enough to scare even the most terrifying ghost or monster. If you want to keep your little one out of the dentist’s chair and avoid the sugar rush that will likely ensue after trick-or-treating, consider these 5 Halloween candy tips to keep your child’s teeth cavity-free.

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Do You Have Bad Breath? Try Eating Yogurt!

September 28, 2020

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Cups of yogurt with blueberries

Do you constantly worry that someone will notice the odor stemming from your mouth? Do you keep mints and gum on hand 24/7 to help combat bad breath? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then you are not alone. In fact, according to Colgate, nearly 60 million people suffer from chronic halitosis in the United States. Fortunately, preventive measures, like visiting your dentist twice a year, can help. However, did you know that incorporating yogurt into your diet can be equally as beneficial?

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