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Summer Ready Smiles: 3 Reasons to Get a Checkup

May 9, 2024

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Woman at the beach smiling with eyes closed facing the sun

Summer is just around the corner, which, for many people, means planning vacations with friends and family. While some stay close to home and enjoy the local pool and backyard barbecues, others take this time to visit far-off places or check off items from their bucket list. With so much to look forward to, your dental health isn’t likely at the forefront of your mind. However, dental emergencies can happen at any time and can put a real damper on your seasonal fun.

To prevent a potential problem from happening while you’re traveling or away from home, it’s best to visit your dentist sooner rather than later. Continue reading to learn 3 reasons why it’s a good idea to schedule your checkup before you head out of town!

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Sovereign Smiles: 3 Freedoms That Come with Invisalign

May 1, 2024

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Woman smiling blurry in the background with trees holding clear aligner to the foreground

intend to take with family and friends. Many people make changes like eating healthier or exercising to boost their confidence and appearance. Your dental condition matters, too, and if you have gapped, overcrowded, or crooked teeth, you might feel too self-conscious to genuinely smile for the camera. You may have considered braces to straighten your grin but aren’t overly eager to have metal brackets in your mouth for 18+ months.

Fortunately, your dentist can help with Invisalign. These clear plastic trays are customized to fit over your teeth to gently shift them to their ideal places. They’re less visibly intrusive than traditional orthodontics, but that’s not the only benefit they provide. Keep reading to learn 3 freedoms you can enjoy with Invisalign!

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What To Expect for Some of The Most Common Dental Emergency Treatments

April 29, 2024

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You know that having an idea of what to expect ahead of time significantly reduces the stress of a situation. This is why you do things like head to the airport five hours before boarding to make sure your gate exists.

Take that energy and apply it to dental emergencies so you’re not caught off-guard. In keeping with the theme of five’s, here are five common dental emergency treatments.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can Seasonal Allergies Affect My Dental Health?

January 12, 2024

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Outside

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.

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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!

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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.

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