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5 Summer Tips to Help You Avoid Dental Emergencies

June 16, 2021

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family on yacht during summer vacation

Now that school’s out, your family may be getting ready to go on a summer trip. Every detail, from day-to-day activities down to each outfit, is typically planned out. But are you prepared to handle a dental emergency? Most people believe they’re not at risk, but accidents can happen unexpectedly in the blink of an eye. Read along for a few tips to prevent dental emergencies from derailing your plans for adventure.

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True or False: Is Swimming Bad for Your Teeth?

May 7, 2021

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child swimming during summer

Most people look forward to the warmer months as they’re excited to spend their days outdoors, soaking up the summer sun and enjoying the beautiful weather. Swimming is one of the most popular seasonal activities, and for good reason—what better way to cool down than taking a plunge into a refreshing body of water? However, spending too much in the pool can have adverse effects on your mouth.

Read on to learn how swimming is bad for your teeth and what you can do to protect your smile this season.

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How to Enjoy the Sunshine While Protecting Your Lips

April 16, 2021

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Woman smiling outside while protecting her lips from the sun

Heading out for a day of fun in the sun? You’ve probably packed your swimsuit, some snacks, sunglasses, and whatever else completes your day of activity and outdoors. If you’re outside a lot, you should always have some sunscreen on you to prevent painfully red skin and the potential dangers of sunburn. But what about your lips? Read on to see why this part of your body shouldn’t be forgotten and how to protect your lips from the sun.

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When to Choose Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Crowns

March 14, 2021

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woman deciding on veneers or crowns

One of the great features of modern dentistry is that it offers several options for restoring oral health and improving smile aesthetics. If you’re in need of dental care, two of the available forms of treatment are porcelain veneers and dental crowns, but which is best suited for you? As you continue reading, learn what to consider when determining whether to choose veneers or crowns.

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Can Protecting Your Smile Also Protect Your Heart?

February 19, 2021

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Simple logo in the shape of a heart representing heart health

February is Heart Health Month. On paper, you might not think this is something that really concerns your dentist; after all, don’t they just work with the teeth and gums? In truth, your oral health has a strong connection with your overall health. In particular, an increasing number of studies has shown that gum disease can be linked to heart problems. In this post, you can learn how keeping your smile healthy can potentially be the key to keeping the whole body healthy.

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Can You Get Dental Implants if You Have Bruxism?

January 14, 2021

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a computer illustration showing worn-down teeth due to bruxism

Missing teeth can have a huge impact on your daily life by making it hard to complete basic tasks like chewing food and speaking. Fortunately, tooth replacement options like dental implants are a great way to restore the function, feeling, and structure of your smile for decades at a time. However, if you have oral habits like bruxism that could put your new restorations at-risk, then you’ll want to think over the pros and cons of receiving this advanced treatment. Read on to learn how bruxism impacts dental implants and what you can do to become a good candidate for the procedure.

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What to Do If You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult

December 15, 2020

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young woman looking at her loose tooth in the mirror

When you’re a kid, few things are as exciting as noticing that you have a loose tooth. You would spend so much of your time wiggling it with your tongue, urging it to fall out so you could place it under your pillow and find it replaced with a bit of money. But if you notice that your tooth is loose as an adult, your reaction will likely be quite different. What should do you if you find yourself in this situation? Continue reading to find out.

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Have a Toothache? Here’s Why You Should Seek Treatment ASAP

November 19, 2020

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Woman experiencing tooth pain at home

Has a once asymptomatic tooth suddenly become painful? Are you experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold foods? Is there an odor on your breath even after you’ve completed your oral hygiene routine? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you may have an infection in your mouth. Before you dismiss this news entirely, it is important to remember that even something as simple as a toothache can potentially turn into a trip to the emergency room. To learn more about the dangers of an untreated infection and how your dentist can help, read on!

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5 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

October 13, 2020

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Two little girls sneezing during cold and flu season

Is your son or daughter looking forward to the cooler weather, the leaves changing colors, and the winter holidays? While this is a fun time of year for many families, it’s also a tough time for maintaining oral health. During cold and flu season especially, your child is at a higher risk of problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections. Use these simple but effective tips to help keep your little one’s smile healthy in case they get sick.

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Do Gums Grow Back After Receding?

September 4, 2020

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Do Gums Grow Back After Receding?

Are you ready for some shocking statistics? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26% of U.S. adults have untreated tooth decay, 46% of people over 30-years-old have symptoms of gum disease, and a whopping 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Yikes!

When it comes to your oral care, all too often the focus is solely placed on your teeth. However, the health of your gums is important as well. If neglected, gum disease can develop and lead to issues, like receding gums. Read on for common causes, if your gums can grow back, and seven good oral habits to start today!

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