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5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

January 4, 2024

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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.


Why Summer is the Perfect Time for Invisalign

July 11, 2023

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Summer is a great time to plan vacations, travel abroad, or relax with family and friends. Did you consider it might also be the ideal time to straighten your teeth?

young woman in striped shirt with long blond hair pointing to clear braces in her other hand

Many struggle with misalignment, overcrowded teeth, and bite issues. Historically, have been treated by bulky, uncomfortable metal braces. Now there is a new solution! Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that consists of custom-fitted trays made of clear, smooth plastic that gently reposition your teeth.

If you have been considering Invisalign, summer is the perfect time to get started. Keep reading to learn how!


3 Easy Ways to Care for Your Teeth on Summer Vacation

June 7, 2023

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sandals buried in the sand

Summer vacation is a time to relax and enjoy your time off to the fullest. You can leave a lot of your responsibilities behind and embrace something new and exciting.

But there’s one thing you can’t leave behind—your teeth. If anything, ensuring that your oral health is in good shape will make your vacation even better! Here are a few things to keep in mind on your trip to keep your smile looking and feeling its best.


Get Your Summer Rolling with a Trip to Your Dentist!

May 4, 2023

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a woman smiling during the summertime

What’s on your to-do list this summer? Are you planning a vacation to the beach? Maybe you’re loading up the kids for a cross-country road trip? Regardless of what fun activities and trips you’ve planned, there’s one more thing that you should ensure is near the top of your summertime to-do list: visiting your dentist for a checkup and cleaning! Although this might not sound as fun and exciting as some of your other escapades, these visits are incredibly beneficial and keep your smile bright and white all season long! Here are three reasons why you should see your dentist this summer.


Oral Cancer: Things That Everyone Should Be Aware Of

April 22, 2023

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Hand and pen over the words “Oral Cancer”

The month of April is recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer can potentially be very deadly; of the roughly 54,000 people that are newly diagnosed with the disease annually, only around 57 percent are expected to survive after five years. For the best chances of a successful treatment, you’ll want to have your oral cancer caught early. To that end, your preventive dentist recommends taking the time to learn as much about the condition as possible.

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