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Quiet Aggravation: How Your Daily Routine May Be Harming Your Gums

March 29, 2024

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Patient looking at their gums in the mirror

Happy, healthy gums are vital to supporting your teeth and maintaining good oral health. They are part of the complex attachment system that keeps your teeth strong and in place. However, some habits you may do on a daily basis could irritate them, leading to discomfort and potential dental issues. If you’re curious to see what habits may unknowingly be causing your gums grief, continue reading.


Dentist Dialogue: Questions to Ask at Dental Checkups

March 15, 2024

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Patient and dentist talking about dental checkups

Regular dental checkups are important for supporting good oral health and preventing costly problems. But these appointments aren’t just about the dentist examining your teeth—they’re also an opportunity for you to actively engage! To make the most of your next dental checkup, here are ten great questions to discuss with your dentist.


Why Does My Tooth Hurt Like This?

February 21, 2024

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Man has dental pain

Toothaches can range from mildly annoying to utterly excruciating, and the cause of the problem determines how much pain a person experiences. Luckily, you can often figure out why your tooth is hurting by what kind of pain you have, where it is located, and how long it lasts. Here’s a brief guide to the different types of toothache along with a few home remedies and when you should call a dentist for professional help.


How Can My Dental Health Affect My Dating Life?

February 13, 2024

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Lady shows off pretty smile

A person’s smile is one of the first things other people notice about them, and the state of your oral health can make a massive difference in your ability to find a date. A clean, healthy mouth can help you make a great first impression and keep a person of interest engaged in conversation. Here’s a brief guide to how dental hygiene can affect your dating life and what you can do to improve it.


Can Seasonal Allergies Affect My Dental Health?

January 12, 2024

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While autumn brings pleasantly cool weather and beautiful new colors to the trees, it can be a rough ride for those who are sensitive to pollen and other plant matter in the air. For many people, allergy season is a miserable, sniffly, pollen-filled ordeal. While many people are quick to stock up on tissues and over-the-counter decongestants, many may be unaware of the risks allergy season poses to your dental health.  Here are a few tips to help you watch out for your own and your family’s dental health when hay fever is going haywire.


4 Surprising Health Conditions That Your Dentist Might Discover

January 3, 2024

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a dentist and patient chatting

When you go to visit your dentist, you’ve probably got your smile in mind—after all, seeing your provider twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings is an integral part of oral wellness, as well as maintaining a gorgeous grin! However, did you know that during these visits dentists sometimes uncover problems that don’t have anything to do with your pearly whites? Here’s a closer look at four of these issues and why you’ll be glad that your dentist is keeping an eye out for them!


What Does the Keto Diet Do for Your Oral Health?

December 27, 2023

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Health enthusiast

The keto diet is one of the latest dieting trends to offer Americans a slimmer figure. Proponents say that by eliminating most carbs from a person’s diet, their body will have nothing to burn for energy but fat, leading to a slimmer figure. While this sounds great for many people, others might wonder what effects this diet might have on their oral health. Here’s a brief guide about what can happen to your teeth because of the keto diet.


Traveling for the Holidays? 5 Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy

December 13, 2023

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Man with passport and luggageThe holidays are a busy time of the year. If you plan to head out of town during the season, it’s easy to forget to brush before bed or skip flossing altogether. Even a few weeks of poor oral hygiene can lead to bad news the next time you see your dentist. As you pack your bags, here are 5 tips to keep your mouth healthy while traveling for the holidays.


Advantageous Appearance: 4 Health Benefits of Smiling

November 28, 2023

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Woman wearing a brown scarf standing outside in a field with closed eyes smiling into the wind

Did you know that a happy face can benefit your health? It has a measurable impact on your body in several ways. If you have flaws in your teeth, however, fear of judgment can leave you with a tight-lipped and insincere grin. No one wants to show off their teeth if they’re dark, damaged, or crooked. In fact, those with dental problems are more likely to report feeling unworthy, depressed, or disinterested in social engagement.

Thankfully, your dentist can improve your overall well-being by addressing imperfections in your teeth with cosmetic dentistry. Once your teeth have been revamped, you’re much for likely to enjoy these 4 physical benefits of smiling. Keep reading to learn more!


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!

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