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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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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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