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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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How Your Oral Health Affects Your Overall Wellbeing

September 17, 2020

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Man at dentist

Did you know that your smile can often indicate when there is trouble elsewhere in the body? Research shows that your oral health has a greater impact on your overall health than you may realize. After all, your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. If you aren’t taking proper care of your teeth, you could be setting yourself up for health issues in the future. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the connection between your smile and the rest of your body, including which issues can arise as a result of poor oral health.

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4 Questions You’re Not Asking Your Dentist – But Should Be!

August 26, 2020

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Patient talking to dentist at routine appointment

When you first sit down in the treatment chair, it’s natural for you and your dentist to exchange some pleasantries before they begin the examination. After all, once your mouth is filled with dental mirrors, explorers, and other dental tools, speaking coherently is virtually impossible. While it may be tempting to exit as soon as you are dismissed, it is important to keep an open dialogue with your dental team. If you are unsure where to start, then keep reading for four questions to ask at your next appointment!

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How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

August 11, 2020

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Old toothbrush

In order to have optimal oral health, regular flossing and brushing is essential. But as much as you use your toothbrush, there’s no way that it can last forever. Using proper and well-maintained tools, like toothbrushes, goes a long way in giving you a healthy smile. But how long do toothbrushes generally last? When should you buy a new one? How do you get the most out of your toothbrush before you replace it? Continue reading to learn from your dentist everything you need to know about the lifespan of your toothbrush.

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What Are the Different Types of Toothpaste?

July 23, 2020

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Three tubes of toothpaste

You know that it’s important to brush your teeth twice a day, but which type of toothpaste should you be using? When you’re in the dental aisle at your drug store, it can be overwhelming to see so many different options to choose from. In order to make the choice easier for you, your dentist discusses all sorts of different types of toothpastes. This way you can choose one that works best for you and your individual needs.

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What is Causing My Toothache?

July 6, 2020

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a young woman wearing a denim blouse and holding her cheek in pain because of a toothache

Toothaches can form for a variety of reasons. From decay and improper brushing to tooth sensitivity and gum disease, the cause of the increasing discomfort in your mouth will often leave you wondering, “What can I do?” An over-the-counter pain reliever can be helpful to relieve the ache but what if that is only temporary? A dentist shares some of the most common causes behind toothaches and explains what steps you can take to achieve lasting relief and greater oral health.

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Summer is Here: Skip the Sodas & Energy Drinks

June 28, 2020

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Woman drinking a glass of water after dentist.There’s no doubt about it — summer is here. As the temperatures rise and the sun shines brightly in the sky, a cool drink on a warm day is an absolute must-have. You have several options for chilled refreshments, like sodas, sports drinks, and energy drinks. Although they may seem like the ideal beverage to help you cool down, they can leave a lasting mark on your smile, even long after the summer months have passed. Instead, your dentist recommends drinking more water to stay hydrated and support a healthy smile.

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4 Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

June 5, 2020

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a husband, wife, and child giving a thumbs up while standing next to a family dentist

Looking for ways to make life simpler? Tired of wasting valuable time and money on running all over town to different dental appointments? Feeling frustrated by the fact that you or your child need a referral for various services? If this sounds like you, it might be time to consider why it’s best to see a family dentist. Spend a few minutes learning about a few of the many benefits you can expect to receive when you opt for one professional to take care of everyone you love.   

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Regain Your Confidence with a Beautiful Smile

May 28, 2020

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Smiling, successful man feels confident after visiting his cosmetic dentist

How many times have you laughed today? It’s estimated that adults laugh an average of 16 times a day. Unfortunately, you may find it difficult to fully enjoy the moment if you’re embarrassed by the look of your teeth. In fact, studies show that an overwhelming number of people who don’t like their smiles try to avoid laughing or smiling altogether. Does this sound familiar? If you want to improve your confidence, start with a trip to your cosmetic dentist and get a set of pearly whites you can’t wait to show off!

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What to Consider When Looking for an Emergency Dentist

May 12, 2020

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Tooth and medical kit for a dental emergency

Thinking every dental office is the same can be a costly mistake – especially when you’re suffering from a dental emergency. You won’t have time to shop around for a new dentist while your teeth and gums are in danger, so you should already have a good idea of where you can go to get the care you need when it matters most. The following 5 factors can make all the difference when it comes to finding an emergency dentist; make sure you keep them in mind while you’re looking for a new practice!

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