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4 TikTok Recipes Your Tastebuds & Your Teeth Will Love

June 30, 2021

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Woman smiling while looking up TikTok Recipe

With over 20% of Americans using the app, it’s not surprising that TikTok is one of the most popular apps today. In fact, it was the most downloaded app in 2020! One of the popular categories is food-related videos, which focus on aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-make snacks to satisfy your cravings. But which TikTok recipes will your tastebuds and your teeth enjoy? Let’s find out.


4 Ways to Safeguard Your Smile While On Vacation

June 9, 2021

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a man standing on the beach and smiling after taking steps to prevent dental emergencies in Rochester

No matter where you and your family plan to vacation this summer, it’s important that you have everything you need to ensure the health and safety of you and those you love. To prevent dental emergencies while you’re away, you’ll want to take special precautions, especially if you have young children with you. To prepare you for your trip and minimize the risk of making a sudden visit to a local emergency dentist, here are 4 things you can do to better protect your smile.


True or False: Tooth Pain Is Considered a Dental Emergency

May 28, 2021

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Woman using a cold compress to ease tooth pain

OUCH! You immediately regret your first sip of coffee as you feel a surge of pain ring through your tooth. Sound familiar? From mild sensitivity to persistent throbbing, toothaches can make it difficult to chew, drink, and even sleep. But is it considered a dental emergency? Keep reading for the answer.


How to Tell If You Need a Dental Filling

May 2, 2021

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Tooth with dental filling

Do you think that you might need to have a dental filling placed? This restoration is used to fix teeth that have become damaged by decay, an injury, or another oral health issue. It involves your dentist administering a local anesthetic to the area, if necessary, before removing any damaged parts of the tooth. After cleaning the area, a filling material is added in order to restore the structure. Here are some common symptoms that could mean that you are in need of a filling.


Are Teeth Cleanings Painful?

April 7, 2021

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Woman at the dentist

When was the last time you went to the dentist to have your teeth cleaned? For most people, it is recommended to see a dentist every six months for regular cleanings and checkups to keep up excellent oral health. If it has been a while since your last dental visit, you may not remember exactly what you can expect by the time your appointment comes up. Many patients wonder: do teeth cleanings hurt? Continue reading to find out more.


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.

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