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When Should You Replace Oral Hygiene Products?

February 24, 2020

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dental products placed on a bathroom countertopDo you have a large bottle of expired mouthwash or a frayed toothbrush on your bathroom counter that you’re still using? You can get a head start on spring cleaning and optimize your oral health by replacing expired hygiene products that you should no longer be using. Read on for a list of dental tools that you should regularly replace, and how you can pick out new products that are easier and more effective to use. (more…)

4 Easy New Year’s Dental Resolutions You Can Stick to This Year

January 4, 2020

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an older man smilingThe new year is here, and if you’re like millions of others, you probably have a list of resolutions you are attempting to check off before 2020 ends. While some of the most common often include losing weight, starting a new job, or buying a house, you might also want to consider improving your oral health. Why? The benefits are many, but if you want to avoid possible dental problems in the future, you should check out these 4 easy new year’s dental resolutions your dentist wants you to keep.


The Top 3 Reasons Why Soaking Your Dentures is So Important

December 21, 2019

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dentist examining clean, beautiful dentures At the end of a long day, anything that comes between you and going to sleep as soon as possible can become a huge hassle. Maybe you’ve brushed your dentures for the night and are wondering if you really need to soak them. Perhaps you can’t find the cup you usually keep them in or the cleaning solution you usually use. Is soaking your dentures really that important? In short, yes! Soaking dentures in water or cleaning solution is vital to keeping them in good working order and keeping you healthy! Read on to learn why soaking your dentures overnight is so important, and some important do’s and don’ts to keep them functioning properly.


Your Dentist’s Holiday Wish List: How to Stay Cavity-Free This Season

December 3, 2019

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a dentist smiling while a patient has her teeth checked If your dentist could ask for a gift this holiday season, the chances that it would be to receive a smiling tooth that serves as a paperweight are slim. Instead, they would probably tell you that the best gift you could give would be to have a healthy, glowing smile this year. When you arrive for your checkup with a cavity-free smile, this not only makes life easier for you, but it also ensures your dentist that you’re taking care of your dental health. To make sure you’re staying on top of your oral hygiene and keeping cavities away, here are a few tips to help.


5 Ways to Protect Your Teeth from Enamel Erosion

November 27, 2019

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anatomy of a tooth on blue background

You’re meeting a friend you haven’t seen in a while for coffee, and you couldn’t be more excited. You’re having a great time catching up. Once the hot beverage passes your lips, though, a raging pain shoots through your mouth. Your teeth feel like they’re on fire. Why are your teeth so sensitive? According to your dentist, you might be suffering from tooth enamel erosion. But what is tooth enamel? And how can you keep erosion from happening? Read on to find out.


What to Do If Your Teeth Have Shifted After Braces

November 17, 2019

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girl holding Invisalign clear aligner

When you were younger, you spent two unbearably long years wearing clunky, awkward metal braces. It was all worth it when you saw beautifully straight teeth smiling back at you in the mirror. After a few years, however, you misplaced your retainer. Now your teeth have shifted back to almost the same level of misalignment they were at before getting your braces. You wish more than anything that you could have straight teeth, but you dread the thought of wearing braces again. Fortunately, there’s an alternative – Invisalign. Read on to learn what it is and how it can benefit you.


Keeping Your Smile Safe During National Dental Hygiene Month

October 28, 2019

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Woman brushing teethMost people agree that oral health is extremely important, but did you know that according to the World Dental Federation, almost half of the world’s population (about 44%) suffers from untreated tooth decay? Chances are, you could be doing a better job of protecting your mouth from cavities and gum disease. That’s why this year, your dentist wants you to celebrate National Dental Hygiene Month in October by taking another look at the care you give your pearly whites.


Everything You Need to Know About the Denture Process

October 11, 2019

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hand holding dentures in glass of water

You only have a few natural teeth left, and your dentist has told you that your best option is to remove them and replace them with dentures. However, you’re not sure how long you have to wait after tooth extraction to get your permanent restoration. You’re also unsure how to adjust to life with dentures, or any part of the denture process, really. That’s why a dentist is here to answer your denture questions.


Your Dentist is Celebrating National Gum Care Month

September 22, 2019

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Checking GumsWhen it comes to oral health, everyone tends to keep their eyes on their pearly whites, but the gums often don’t get the attention they deserve even though they’re just as much a part of your smile. September is National Gum Care Month, so now’s a good opportunity to remind yourself of the importance of excellent gum maintenance.


What Is Tooth Enamel and How Important Is It?

August 30, 2019

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anatomy of a tooth

If you’re prone to lots of cavities or weak spots in your teeth, your enamel, or the outer shell of your teeth, could be damaged. That can lead to problems such as sensitivity and even pain. It can be caused by multiple lifestyle choices and even factors that aren’t choices. What exactly is enamel? And how do you take care of it, so it doesn’t get damaged? Read on as a dentist answers all of your questions about tooth enamel.


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