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Why Is There Fluoride in Drinking Water?

March 17, 2021

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Glass of water

You probably have heard that fluoride is added in small amounts to many sources of public drinking water in the United States and several other countries. This is primarily done in order to improve the dental health of the general public. While many people view this as a bad thing, this fluoride is actually keeping you from having costly dental issues. Continue reading to learn more about fluoride in drinking water and how it benefits your community.

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Why Is Mouth Breathing So Harmful?

March 4, 2021

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Tired woman at work

Brushing twice and flossing at least once a day is necessary to maintain excellent oral health, but have you ever thought about how your breathing affects your smile? You have the ability to breathe through both your nose and your mouth, but one can actually be harmful for your teeth. Continue reading to learn about the causes of mouth breathing, why it’s a problem, and what you can do to cut out this habit.

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What Does it Feel like to Get Dental Implants?

February 26, 2021

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dentist holding a diagram of dental implants

Prior to experiencing tooth loss, you may not have thought much about the different solutions that are available for correcting the issue. Dental implants are by far the most practical and successful fix when it comes to replacing one tooth, or multiple teeth in different areas of the mouth. When it comes to any dental procedure you’ve never had done, you are going to want to know what to expect going in. From how dental implants feel down to what to expect from them, your Marrero dentist has the answers. Keep reading to learn more.

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Five Facts You Might Not Know About Dental Implants

February 4, 2021

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diagram of dental implants

Thanks to dental implants, millions of people have been able to get their smiles restored. The more obvious benefits are filling gaps in the smile and improving the ability to chew, but dental implants come with a myriad of other advantages you may never have considered. Keep reading to learn more about the wonderful things that dental implants can do for your overall oral health.

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Seven Tips to Help You Avoid a Surprise Trip to the Dentist

January 21, 2021

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dentist helping woman with dental emergency in Marrero

If you’ve ever found yourself rushing to the dentist because of a cracked or knocked-out tooth, a broken crown, or any other dental emergency, then you know it’s not fun. Thankfully, your emergency dentist in Marrero is here to help, but they also want to ensure that you can avoid emergencies if possible. Keep reading to learn seven tips to help you and your family avoid a last-minute trip to the dentist’s office.

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How to Find the Best Dental Implant Dentist

January 6, 2021

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dentist showing patient a diagram of dental implants in marrero

If you are in need of tooth replacement, there is a lot to think about. Dental implants are an extremely popular option, as they are permanent, fuse with the jawbone, and help keep gums healthy, all while restoring your smile. The procedure itself can be extensive, so it’s important that you find a dentist you trust who also has a proven track record of success when it comes to dental implants. Your Marrero dentist has some factors to think about to help guide your decision as you start your research.

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4 Teeth-Cleaning Mistakes That Make Your Dentist Cringe

December 17, 2020

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Man looking at toothbrush in his hand

From the sound of the dental tools to the smell of latex-free gloves, there are a number of things that can put you on edge while you’re getting dental work done. But have you ever thought about what makes your dentist cringe? While you might think you are in good standing as long as you brush regularly, there are a few poor teeth cleaning habits that make the hair on the back of their neck stand up. Read on to learn a few!

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How to Keep Your Teeth Safe This Holiday Season

November 18, 2020

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Woman and girl smiling

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived! Holiday shopping is now on your radar, you’ve been breaking out your favorite sweaters, and finding your favorite recipes from the family cookbook. Unfortunately, this time of year really isn’t all that great for your smile. The good news is that a dentist is here to help by sharing some useful tips for you to maintain your oral health throughout the winter months, even with all the delicious holiday foods!

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4 Everyday Activities That Can Harm Your Teeth

October 22, 2020

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Woman experiencing tooth pain

Dental emergencies are often associated with sports-related injuries or traumatic occurrences, like a car accident. However, it is important to remember that your teeth can crack, chip, or fracture from everyday activities as well. In fact, that is often the culprit! So, to help keep your oral health in pristine condition, don’t do these things.

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An Inside Look at the Future of Dental Implants

September 30, 2020

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Dentist pointing to model of dental implants

Did you know that 69% of Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth? Plus, 26% of adults have lost all their permanent teeth by 74! So, it’s not surprising that the dental implant industry is worth over $4.4 billion and shows no sign of slowing down. After all, dental implants have come a long way since they were first introduced over 4,000 years ago. Read on for an inside look at their advancement and what’s next!

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