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Achoo! How Seasonal Allergies Could Affect Your Oral Health

May 20, 2024

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Sneezing woman sitting on bench next to flowering tree

If you are like most people, you probably love the bright sunshine and colorful flowers that are characteristic of springtime. Unfortunately, though, this season has at least one major downside: high pollen counts. During this time of year, many people find themselves suffering from nasal congestion and other symptoms of seasonal allergies. If you are among them, you should be aware of how your allergies might be affecting your oral health. This blog post provides some important information and gives tips on how you can protect your smile.

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It’s Not Harmless Fun! 4 Ways Vaping Can Endanger Your Oral Health

April 9, 2024

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Close-up of man using e-cigarette

Millions of people use e-cigarettes on a regular basis. This practice, also known as vaping, is popular because many individuals believe that it is better for health than traditional cigarettes. While there is a kernel of truth in that assumption, e-cigarettes are not totally harmless. In fact, in addition to the overall health threat they pose, they can damage your oral health! This blog post explains how that is the case.

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The 3 Main Steps of the Process for Getting Dentures

March 5, 2024

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a patient during their dentures consultation

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dentures are perhaps one of the most recognizable and popular treatment options around. In fact, it’s estimated that over 40 million people in the US alone wear these life-changing restorations. That said, if you’re considering this option yourself to replace your missing teeth, you might have questions about the process and timeline for receiving them.  Here’s a brief overview of the dentures process, so that you have a better idea of how long it’ll take to restore your smile and quality of life!

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4 Types of Tooth Pain (& What They Might Mean)

February 22, 2024

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Woman with toothache sitting on couch at home

If you have a toothache, there’s one thing you definitely shouldn’t do: try to “wait it out.” After all, your pain receptors are designed to let you know when something is wrong, so don’t ignore them! Instead, you should schedule an appointment with your emergency dentist so they can conduct an exam, determine the root of the problem, and help you decide what the next best steps are. In the meantime, you can read on to learn four types of tooth pain and what they might mean.

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3 Popular Diet Trends That Can Harm Your Smile

January 3, 2024

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a person drinking a glass of juice

These days, everyone seems to be talking about the latest diet or health trend that’s been popularized by the Internet. However, as tempting as it might seem to hop on one of these bandwagons and shed a few pounds, believe it or not, many of these trends are actually quite harmful to your pearly whites to some degree! Keep reading to learn a little more about three popular diet trends that might spell bad news for your smile if you aren’t careful, along with some tips for staying healthy and keeping your teeth white and bright!

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Can Snacking Frequently Influence My Oral Health?

December 2, 2023

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a patient snacking on a piece of fruit

Let’s face it—for some of us, three square meals a day might not always seem like enough, especially if we’re busy or out and about all day long! This is where snacking comes into play; sometimes, that piece of fruit or bag of chips in the late afternoon is an absolute life-saver, giving us the energy we need to finish the day strong. That said, did you know that snacking can actually be detrimental to your oral health? Continue reading below to learn more about how the habit can impact your teeth and gums, along with some dentist-approved tips for ensuring that no matter what you’re munching on, you’re putting your smile first!

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3 Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Saliva This Thanksgiving

November 2, 2023

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a family celebrating Thanksgiving together

As Thanksgiving approaches, we often reflect on the things that we are thankful for—family, good food, health, and happiness to name just a few. Yet, there’s one unsung hero within our bodies that rarely gets the credit it deserves: saliva! This fluid plays a very vital role in our overall health and well-being, and it also happens to be our first line of defense against pesky issues like cavities. That said, it’s worth taking a moment to appreciate everything our saliva does for us. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist!

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Why Is Cosmetic Dentistry Surging in Popularity?

October 1, 2023

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a woman admiring her smile in a mirror

Today, more patients than ever before are turning toward cosmetic dentistry to unlock the beautiful, bright smile they’ve always dreamed of! Cutting-edge tools and techniques have made cosmetic products more accessible and affordable—not to mention, more effective! That said, the booming popularity of cosmetic dentistry can be attributed to several factors. Here’s a closer look at three of the biggest reasons people are turning toward their trusted cosmetic dentists for smile enhancement!

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Are You Drinking Coffee the Smile-Friendly Way? Find Out Here!

September 19, 2023

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Smiling woman enjoying cup of coffee outside

Did you know that roughly 400 million coffees are consumed throughout America every day? If drinking this energizing and delicious beverage is a part of your daily routine, then you may already know that National Coffee Day in the U.S. is coming up – it’s on September 29th this year! As it approaches, there’s no better time to see if you’re drinking coffee the smile-friendly way (and what happens if you aren’t).

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Your Dentist’s Favorite Instruments for Providing Dental Care

August 2, 2023

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assorted dental tools against a blue background

Much like how a mechanic relies on their trusty socket wrench, car jack, or air compressor to work on vehicles, a dentist cannot do their job to the best of their ability without the help of certain equipment. But even though some of these tools might look a little intimidating or complicated, their inherent usefulness is unrivaled in the world of dentistry. Here’s a closer look at a few of your dentist’s favorite and most-utilized instruments that allow them to provide you with top-notch oral care!

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