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Ouch! Here Are Some Foods That Can Easily Chip Your Teeth

October 13, 2023

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Popcorn

America is known for offering a wide variety of foods at grocery stores and restaurants. While it’s certainly delightful to have so many options for meals and snacks, there are some foods out there that can be dangerous to your smile if you are not careful. Nobody wants to be enjoying themselves while carelessly munching away on something only to hurt their teeth in the process. Here’s a brief list of foods that can damage your teeth and a few tips for enjoying them while keeping your smile healthy.

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A Feast to Remember: How Dental Implants Enhance Your Thanksgiving Experience

October 8, 2023

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Thanksgiving feast on a table

Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings, expressions of gratitude, and most importantly, indulging in a sumptuous feast. However, for individuals grappling with dental issues, this festive occasion can often be a source of discomfort and anxiety. This blog explores how dental implants can transform the Thanksgiving experience, making it more enjoyable for those who have previously had to navigate the holiday with caution.

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What To Do If Your Tooth Is Knocked Out

September 26, 2023

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Wooden toy model of a mouth with toy teeth that can be taken in our out all on a peach background

No one wants to have a dental emergency, but accidents do happen. Anyone who’s ever had a tooth knocked out for whatever reason knows the panic and fear that come with it. Thankfully, your dentist is there to help you through it! Keep reading to learn about 5 steps you can take if you ever find yourself in this unfortunate circumstance.

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4 Facts You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

September 12, 2023

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Woman in orange shirt in dentist's chair while they go look together at an x-ray of her teeth

When you think of oral health, you likely think of standard practices like brushing and flossing your teeth every day. These habits are intended to be preventative care to help avoid pitfalls like cavities or gum disease that can cause major issues if left untreated. Did you know, though, that oral cancer is also a major cause for concern? Keep reading to learn 4 facts that everyone should know!

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Warning Signs of Dental Crown Problems: When to Seek Help

August 25, 2023

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image of a broken crown

Dental crowns play a crucial role in restoring the health and appearance of damaged teeth. Whether it’s due to decay, trauma, or other issues, crowns provide a protective cover, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. However, like any dental work, crowns are not immune to wear and tear, and over time, they may start to show signs of trouble. Recognizing these signs is essential because early intervention can prevent more extensive dental issues down the road. In this blog, we’ll explore some common signs that your dental crowns may be failing.

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What to Do if Your Toothache Suddenly Disappears

August 3, 2023

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Someone holding their cheek in pain

For some people, the only thing that causes more dread than a toothache is the prospect of going to the dentist to treat it. While visiting a professional is rarely as scary as you’d suppose it to be, you still might be the type of person who wants to avoid the dentist at all costs.

If that’s the case, you might feel a fair bit of relief if you notice that your toothache suddenly goes away on its own. However, as you’ll soon find out, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re in the clear. Here’s why.

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What to Expect During Your Dental Checkup

July 27, 2023

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Dentist appointment and toothbrush on calendarThe American Dental Association recommends visiting a dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. However, more than 100 million Americans skip their semi-annual exams. Many factors contribute to delaying dental care, like finances, time, embarrassment, and anxiety. No matter the reason, it’s never too late to recommit to your oral health. If you haven’t been to a dentist in a while, here’s what you can expect during your appointment.

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3 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

June 29, 2023

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a woman visiting the dentist

With the temperatures heating up, you’re probably getting ready to head out for a memorable trip with family or friends. The sun, sand, and waves are all you can think about as you pack, but have you considered making an appointment to see your dentist before you go? If not, here are three reasons why you should schedule a dental visit before summer vacation.

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Will I Face Judgment When Visiting the Dentist?

June 13, 2023

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a dentist

If you’re embarrassed by your smile, you’re not alone. Many patients are hesitant to visit the dentist’s office even though they know it is the best place to receive care. Unfortunately, many individuals have had unpleasant experiences where dental teams made them feel worse about their oral health. Fortunately, your dentist is here to deliver help, not judgment. Learn what your dentist is really thinking and why they won’t judge you for the state of your smile.

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The Link Between Your Mental & Oral Health

May 28, 2023

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a woman smiling with healthy teeth and mental health

In the past decade, there has been a shift in current culture to accept mental health as an important part of one’s overall well-being. To be thriving and healthy is not just limited to taking care of your physical health; you must tend to issues like anxiety and depression in order to thrive. These mental issues have now been proven to impact the overall quality of your life. They can even affect the state of your smile! Here’s what to know about the link between mental and oral health.

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