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How Can I Keep My Smile Healthy During Summer Vacation?

May 13, 2024

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Lady smiles outdoors

Summer vacation is the promised land students work towards throughout the whole school year, but the freedom it brings can lead to dental disaster if you’re not careful. Tooth decay, gum disease, and oral injuries do not go on vacation just because school is out, and some traditional summer activities pose risks to people’s dental health. Here are a few tips from your dentist to help you keep your smile healthy, pretty, and strong.


Invest Your Tax Refund to Improve Your Smile

April 10, 2024

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Close up of man’s hands counting cashIf you’re like many Americans, your tax refund is probably in your bank account. If it’s burning a hole in your pocket, don’t blow it on a big-ticket purchase or lavish vacation. Instead, invest in your confidence, dental health, and general wellness. Your oral health and overall well-being are connected. There’s no better time than now to make your smile a priority. Here are 3 ways to invest your tax refund into better dental health.


5 Ways to Give Your Smile a Spring Cleaning

March 7, 2024

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person spring cleaning their smile by flossing their teeth

Spring is finally here! As this season arrives and the weather begins to warm up, many folks begin tidying up their homes, sorting through their old stuff, and making room for fresh items. Even so, your home isn’t the only thing that could use a cleaning. Did you know you can also freshen up your smile this season? Keep reading to discover five simple ways to give your teeth some TLC this spring.


Gum Disease Can Affect Your Heart Health

February 10, 2024

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Close up of red heart in handsDid you know that February is American Heart Month? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The month-long event is dedicated to raising awareness about reducing factors that affect cardiovascular health negatively. You know that regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight are important for heart disease prevention. However, your gum health is equally important. Gum disease can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease by 20 times. Here’s how to keep your mouth healthy to protect your heart.


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

January 4, 2024

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people celebrating New Year’s

Embarking on New Year’s resolutions opens a fantastic window to set personal goals, spanning realms like travel, career advancements, or culinary skills. While considering the myriad of possibilities to fulfill aspirations over the next 365 days, have you contemplated crafting resolutions that zero in on improving your oral health? This journey of self-improvement can lead to a healthier and more vibrant smile. In the following paragraphs, we’ll delve into five thoughtful suggestions to nurture your dental well-being in the new year.


5 Stocking Stuffers Approved by Your Dentist

December 8, 2023

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Full stocking lying on a wooden table

Now that the holiday season is here, you’re probably looking for some small gifts to put in your family’s stockings. Candy is often a favorite choice, but if you would rather pick a gift that doesn’t carry a risk of leading to cavities, your dentist may have a few ideas. Below are 5 smile-friendly suggestions for stocking stuffers.


3 Great Ways to Appreciate Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 10, 2023

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Smiling people at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, family gatherings, and, of course, indulging in delicious feasts. While we’re giving thanks for the many blessings in our lives, it’s also an excellent opportunity to appreciate and take care of our teeth, which play a vital role in enjoying these festive meals. Let’s dive into how you can keep your smile bright and healthy this Thanksgiving.


3 Tips to Ensure Better Oral Health During Halloween  

October 5, 2023

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Halloween is a time for your child to dress up in their favorite costume and go door-to-door in search of the best treats in the neighborhood. Whether they plan to be a princess, pirate, ghost, vampire, or superhero, you can expect their bags to be filled with sweets by the end of the night. While it’s all good fun, the potentially harmful effect of candy isn’t. Here are 3 helpful tips to ensure your child doesn’t experience any oral health problems as a result of their trick-or-treating stash.


5 Interesting Facts About Gum Disease

September 6, 2023

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Image of patient’s teeth with advanced gum diseaseDid you know cavities aren’t the only threat to your dental health? Although tooth decay is more prevalent than childhood asthma, gum disease is also a danger to your oral health. Your gums are the foundation for a healthy smile, but simple mistakes and negligence can lead to an infection that can harm your oral and overall health. Here are 5 interesting facts about your gums that might surprise you.


How to Ace Your Next Dental Exam: A Back-to-School Guide

August 2, 2023

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Teenager talking to a dentist

As the back-to-school season approaches, it’s vital to prioritize your oral health alongside your academic pursuits. Dental exams play a pivotal role in maintaining a radiant smile, and this blog will guide you on how to excel in them with proper preparation and consistent oral hygiene practices.

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