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The Best Valentine’s Candy for Healthy Teeth

Valentine’s Day is a sugary celebration filled with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, conversation hearts, and––cavities? It’s a fun day for kids, receiving valentines and nibbling on chocolate goodies, but it can be a bad day for teeth. This year, instead of handing out sticky, gummy candies, consider these tooth-friendly alternatives. Your teeth and your dentist…

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Gum Surgery: What You Need to Know

Periodontal disease is a serious oral health issue, and when left unchecked, it can destroy the bone that supports your teeth. What is most concerning about periodontal disease is how widespread it is, and the increase in gum surgeries it has caused over the last several decades.  According to a report by the CDC, one…

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6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Oral Health

The new year is a perfect time to establish new habits that benefit your health for years to come. Whether it’s routinely visiting your hygienist, starting to floss, or committing to brushing your teeth after each meal, these goals can be critical for health and overall fitness.  Remember to take baby steps to achieve these…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Healthier Teeth

We all make New Year’s resolutions—a healthier body, healthier mind, but what about healthier teeth? If better oral health is on your New Year’s to-do list, we have a few tips to make your resolutions stick, for a healthier year. Schedule Regular Dentist Visits for Healthier Teeth Dentists recommend visiting your local dental office every…

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Dental Gifts for the Whole Family

‘Tis the season to deck the halls and trim the tree! The holidays can be a great time to encourage oral hygiene while making it fun. Once the big items are tied up in bows under the tree, fill the stockings with treats to keep smiles bright. What can be better than surprising those you…

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Frequently Asked Dental Questions

Do you wonder if whitening products really work, why your gums itch, or what kind of toothpaste to use? Many people ask these dental questions and more. Here are a few frequently asked questions to keep you in the know and keep your smile bright. Why Do I Still Have Buildup When I Brush and…

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How Does Diabetes Affect My Teeth?

November is National Diabetes Awareness month, but you may not realize how this rampant disease affects your oral health. Over 9% of Americans suffer from diabetes—that’s more than 29 million people! With elevated levels of sugar, diabetes poses a great threat to oral health. It’s important to be aware of this health risk so you…

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Halloween Candy

It’s the spooktacular time of year where kids and adults alike tend to be tricked into overdoing the treats. Believe it or not, there are actually some sweets that won’t leave your teeth looking ghoulish after Halloween is over! Here are some important dental tips on how to enjoy Halloween candy without spooking out your…

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How to Choose the Right Toothpaste

We’ve all been there. Blank stares at the wall of options all claiming to be the best choice for your pearly whites. Whitening, sensitivity, cavity protection, gingivitis and bad breath…what really makes a toothpaste good at its job?  Typically, you want a toothpaste with at least 1,000 parts per million fluoride and the American Dental…

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Thumb Sucking & Teeth

Thumb sucking is a common way to self-soothe for many children—but over time, thumb sucking and pacifier use can have a negative impact on oral health. But is it really a big deal? Keep reading to learn more about the effects thumb sucking has on your child’s teeth and oral health.  Why is my Child…

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