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Your Dentist Explains Why You May Be More Prone to Cavities

November 2, 2018

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Woman smilingDo you have a great oral health routine and still get cavities? Have you noticed other friends or family members leaving the dentist cavity-free when you know you brush and floss more than them? Some people are more prone to cavities and tooth decay than others. Keep reading to discover a handful of reasons why you may be more susceptible to getting cavities according to your local dentist.

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A Dentist Explains How Cold and Flu Remedies Affect Your Teeth

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Man and woman looking sick.With winter officially here, many people turn to a wide-range of remedies to battle cold and flu season. These solutions are helpful when trying to prevent a runny nose, but did you know that some of them can affect your oral health? Read on to learn about some of the most common cold and flu remedies and how they can affect your teeth from your local dentist.

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Dental Insurance Benefits: Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em!

October 21, 2018

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smiling family portraitAre you covered by a dental insurance plan? Don’t make this mistake: each year, Americans waste billions of dollars on unused dental insurance benefits. That’s money that could otherwise go to necessary preventive, general, and restorative dental care. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen in 2018! Keep reading to learn about how you can maximize your investment in dental insurance. There’s still time to rescue your remaining benefits!

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Your Dentist Gives 6 Tips for a Healthier Halloween!

October 15, 2018

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family of three dressed in costumesThe time of the year is here to celebrate the fall harvest season with one of the favorite and most festive nights of the year – Halloween. It’s a great way to allow the kid in you to have some fun by indulging in some sweet delights. Your dentist reminds you, though, not to forget about your oral health in the midst of tasting Halloween’s deliciousness. Read on to learn 6 helpful tips to protect your mouth, teeth and gums and prevent oral health issues from arising!

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The Future Looks Bright for Dental Implants

September 25, 2018

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side view of dental implantMost people know about the amazing ways in which computer technology has transformed the world in the last 20 or 30 years. Tablets, smart phones and home automation devices have made every aspect of our lives easier and better. This fact holds true not just for the Internet but healthcare as well. One great example of what we mean is the breakthrough advances occurring in the science of dental implants.

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Replacing Teeth With Dental Implants is About More than Aesthetics

September 3, 2018

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An implant placed inside a mouth.If you’re missing teeth, you’ve probably told others that you’re lucky that it’s not very visible. Sure, you don’t have to worry about smiling in pictures or anyone passing judgements based on your smile, but did you know that failing to replace missing teeth has huge implications for your oral health?

Essential functions that you rely on a daily basis are at risk if back teeth are missing. To learn what’s at stake and how dental implants can help, keep reading!

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The Advantages of Dental Implants Over Traditional Dentures

August 25, 2018

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dental implantTraditional dentures remain a popular option for individuals missing teeth but may not always be the best tooth replacement option available. For some, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable and may slip or shift when eating or speaking. Does this happen to you? If you wear traditional dentures, you already know the challenges involved, including keeping up with your usual diet. Hard fruits and vegetables like carrots and apples or tough to chew foods like steak can destabilize or even dislodge traditional dentures. If you are unsatisfied with your quality of life with dentures and want to return to eating, speaking and laughing with confidence, you will want to read the blog post below on why dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement solution.

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Want a Confident Smile? Talk to a Cosmetic Dentist Today

July 13, 2018

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When you first meet someone new, perhaps a first date or potential employer at an interview, are you able to look them in the eye, shake their hand, and smile confidently? Research shows that first impressions are formed within 7 seconds of meeting someone. But if you have chipped, stained or misaligned teeth, you may lack the confidence to make a lasting, positive impression. A healthy, straight and white smile can go a long way toward boosting a person’s self-esteem. If you want to know more about how a visit to a cosmetic dentist can improve your confidence and quality of life, continue reading below.

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Dear Dentist, Is It Okay to Drink Energy and Sports Drinks?

July 3, 2018

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sports drinksIt’s extremely important to stay hydrated during the summer. The last thing you want is to end up with the headaches, nausea, and other unpleasant symptoms that can come when you haven’t taken in enough fluids. During the summer, many people reach for sports drinks or energy drinks, but is that a good idea? Your dentist is here to talk about the consequences that these beverages can have for your oral health.

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Discover the Different Types of Sleep Apnea

June 27, 2018

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sleep apneaSleep apnea is a common disorder that affects roughly 18 to 22 million adults in the United States; however, it is estimated that as much as 80% remain undiagnosed. The sleep condition is widely misunderstood. As a result, its symptoms can often be ignored until it has compromised your quality of life and general health. Although you may believe that there is only one form of the condition, this is not true. In fact, there are three– each of which can produce different symptoms and may require a specific approach to treat it.
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