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Why It’s Important to Protect Your Lips This Summer

April 3, 2021

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a young female wears a wide-brimmed hat while smiling on the beach

The temperatures are rising, pools are opening, and families are preparing to jet off for a week of fun on the beach. With summer rapidly approaching, it’s important that you protect yourself and your loved ones from the harmful rays of the sun. While you may be thinking more about preventing burns on your back or legs, you should also be mindful of how to protect your lips from the sun. A local dentist shares helpful tips to keep in mind when venturing outdoors this summer.


5 Popular Trends That Can Harm Your Smile

March 25, 2021

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Woman brushing her teeth with activated charcoal

Have you been known to try out some of the latest fads that you see circulating online? Many of them have health benefits and they can help you reach certain goals, like weight loss. However, you may not think about how they affect your smile. It is important to consider your dental health whenever you are trying out a new diet or trend. After all, the mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. Continue reading to learn about some of the latest popular trends and why they aren’t all a great thing for your smile.


Do You Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Veneers?

March 5, 2021

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a young female smiles as a dentist uses a shade guide to determine the color of her veneers

When choosing veneers to transform your smile, you might assume that as long as you take proper care of your new teeth, you’ll never need to have them replaced. While this would be a nice thought, the truth is that it simply not the case. At some point, no matter how well you’ve maintained your results, replacing veneers is inevitable. But how will you know when it’s the right time? Are there certain signs to look for that will dictate when you should get in to see your cosmetic dentist? A professional explains when it’s best to have them replaced to ensure you maintain a beautiful smile.


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!


How Mouth Breathing Can Cause Oral Health Problems

February 11, 2021

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man asleep mouth breathing

Everyone has experienced stuffiness due to having a cold. It can force you to breathe through your mouth temporarily, but what happens when this becomes your main way of transporting oxygen? While it may seem harmless at first, the reality is that mouth breathing, on a regular basis, can have some negative effects on your oral health. Continue reading to learn about the problems that can arise and what you can do to prevent it in the future.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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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