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Avoid Dessert Downfall: 4 Healthier Choices This Thanksgiving

November 14, 2023

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Pumpkin and apple pies sitting on an autumn table

Thanksgiving is here and if you’re like many others, you’ve been waiting for this day to enjoy your favorite fall treats. After all, nothing says autumn like a warm slice of apple pie or extra whipped cream in your pumpkin spice latte. That said, sugar is known to attract harmful bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease. If you don’t treat the damage right away, you could end up with a cavity or worse.

If you’re eager to make the most of your post-feast desserts but want to avoid an emergency dental visit, you’re in luck! We’ve put together this list of 4 desserts that will satisfy your sweet tooth without damaging it this holiday season. Keep reading to learn more!


Sweet Smiles: Navigating Oral Health During Halloween

October 27, 2023

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A jack-o-lantern's smile

Halloween is a time of spooky fun, creative costumes, and, of course, lots of candy. While indulging in sweet treats is a hallmark of the holiday, it’s also important to consider the impact on oral health. Fear not, though! With the right approach, you can enjoy Halloween’s sugary delights while keeping your teeth healthy and your smile bright.


The Art of a Beautiful Smile: Exploring Cosmetic Dentistry

October 3, 2023

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Someone with a nice smile

In the realm of cosmetic dentistry, beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder but often in the smile they share. While each smile is as unique as the individual it belongs to, there are certain traits that are universally sought after, traits that cosmetic dentists are frequently asked to enhance or create. This blog delves into the world of dental aesthetics, exploring the key attributes that make a smile truly captivating.


Why A White Smile Isn’t Necessarily a Healthy One

September 30, 2023

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portrait of someone with a white smile

When you talk to a dentist about your teeth, there are all kinds of things that they consider. The shape of your teeth, how they meet each other, the quality of your gums, the integrity of your enamel. The list goes on and on.

However, when the average person looks at their smile, the thing they notice most often is the color of their teeth. While it’s natural to want a brighter smile, having white teeth doesn’t necessarily correlate one to one with good oral health. Here are a few examples of how the pursuit of a white smile can be dangerous, and what problems could be lurking under the surface.


5 Gum Disease Facts That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head (And Brushing Your Teeth)

September 8, 2023

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A man showing off his gum disease and looking confused

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, affects over half the US population in some form and it is still one of the least talked-about subjects. The facts presented here mean to change all that by offering up some of the strangest or most surprising trivia offered by dentists.

If you want to talk up your friends or family and get them energized to take care of their oral health, continue reading.


Back-to-School Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

August 9, 2023

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Young boy having dental checkupAs you prepare your child to head back to the classroom, school supplies and a backpack aren’t the only things they need to succeed. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 51 million hours of school are lost every year because of dental problems. You can ensure they don’t miss valuable time in the classroom by following 4 tips to keep their teeth and gums healthy to avoid dental emergencies.


August 6th is National Fresh Breath Day

August 1, 2023

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Woman covering her mouth with her handAugust 6th is dedicated as National Fresh Breath Day to help raise awareness about halitosis. It’s normal to have bad breath occasionally, like after eating garlic or onions, but it shouldn’t be an ongoing problem. Unfortunately, 35%-45% of people around the world experience bad breath. 90% of bad breath sufferers spend over $400 every year combating halitosis. If you’re embarrassed by unpleasant odors, here are 5 common culprits behind bad breath.


Dental Implants: Is There a Deadline for Replacement?

July 28, 2023

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An older man looking in the mirror at his dental implants

Many adults suffer tooth loss in their lifetime. It can be an intimidating prospect to get missing teeth replaced. It’s a big decision with many factors to consider and sometimes time isn’t on your side due to day-to-day scheduling or life events.

But can you afford to wait? Is there a timeline for getting a replacement?


Get Your Smile Beach-Ready with Veneers

July 24, 2023

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Woman having porcelain veneers placedSunny days are here! Whether you’re traveling for a destination vacation, hitting the waves, or laying on the sand to work on your tan, you can get your smile beach-ready with porcelain veneers. You don’t have to worry about a complex treatment or long recovery. In just a couple of weeks, you can have a picture-perfect smile.


4 Essential Tips for Appearing More Approachable

June 21, 2023

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a woman smiling while socializing with others

Whether you’re getting ready for a job interview or preparing for a meet-up with new friends, being approachable is fairly important. Not only will you want to make a great first impression, but having good socialization skills will help you maintain lasting relationships in the long run. If you want to appear more friendly to others, here are four simple tips to follow during your personal and professional interactions.  

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