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How Exercise Can Harm Your Pearly Whites

May 5, 2023

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If you’re someone who tries to lead a healthy lifestyle, one thing that you’re probably good about is staying active—after all, regular exercise is arguably one of the best ways to stay fit and promote a healthy heart, among other benefits. But did you know that exercise can also sometimes negatively impact your oral health? However, that doesn’t mean you should give up your fitness regimen! Here’s more from your dentist about how exercise can sometimes hurt your teeth and gums, along with some ways to avoid this damage and effectively safeguard your smile.


The 5 Worst Foods to Get Stuck in Your Teeth

April 2, 2023

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If you’re a lover of food, you probably know all too well that there are several foods out there that don’t exactly agree with our pearly whites; some items can rapidly expedite oral issues like decay by becoming lodged between the teeth! When this happens, it’s important to address the issue quickly by either flossing or seeking the assistance of your dentist; however, also simply being mindful of certain foods can help prevent the issue from unfolding in the first place! Here are five foods that you should enjoy with particular caution.  


I Suffer from Bruxism: Can I Still Get Dental Implants?

March 2, 2023

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a woman suffering from bruxism

Dental implants are often considered the gold standard of tooth replacement; they’re fully capable of restoring lost teeth in terms of look and feel, but better yet, can function unimpeded for decades with proper care! That said, if you’re curious about receiving dental implants, you might be worried about your eligibility—especially if you suffer from bruxism. But does this condition truly influence a person’s ability to accommodate dental implants? Here’s what your dentist wants you to know.


Can I Still Get Dental Implants If I Smoke?

February 2, 2023

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When it comes to rebuilding smiles, few options are as incredible as dental implants; they’re well known for being able to restore pearly whites in terms of look, feel and functionality! But as great as they are, they unfortunately aren’t a viable option for everyone—if you’re a smoker, you might want to think about kicking the habit before committing to dental implants! Keep reading to learn a little more about how dental implants and smoking aren’t a good combination, along with some tips for ensuring that your future implants last for many years to come.


Arestin: What It Is & How It Treats Gum Disease

January 27, 2023

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Dentist cleaning patient's teeth and gums

Are you one of the 50% of Americans who are struggling with gum disease? The good news is that your dentist can intervene before any severe consequences happen, like a loose or missing tooth. Oftentimes, the treatment involves both scaling and root planing as well as antibiotic therapy. If your dentist recommends this approach, then keep reading to learn how Arestin is used for gum disease (as well as additional ways to keep your gums healthy!).


The History of Veneers: From 1928 to Now

December 13, 2022

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Woman smiling during shade selection process for veneers

Today, veneers are one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments. Well known for their ability to address noticeable gaps, stains, chips, and other imperfections in as little as two appointments, it’s not hard to see why either! Like many other smile-enhancing solutions, this service has come a long way since its beginning. To take a deeper look at the history of veneers, read on.


6 Dental Instruments You’ll See at Your Checkup

November 21, 2022

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Closeup of dental instruments lying on table

When you look over at the dental instruments lying next to you at your checkup, do you feel your heart sink into your stomach? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. In fact, nearly 50% of Americans struggle with some form of dental-related anxiety. The good news is that alleviating some of that might be as easy as learning more about your dentist’s most-used tools and what they do. So, keep reading!


A Quick Look at the Oral Hygiene of the Pilgrims and Native Americans

November 17, 2022

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is often the time when Americans reflect on the historical feast that the Pilgrims and Native Americans shared. Today, your holiday spread can be enjoyed without the risk of cavities thanks to oral hygiene essentials like toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. But what did people use back in the day? Keep reading to learn the answer.


Here’s Why Veneers Are Called “Instant Orthodontics”

October 11, 2022

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Woman with veneers smiling in dentist's mirror

Veneers have become exceedingly popular over the last few decades. As a result, you may know a lot about them, from their long lifespan to their ability to address several dental imperfections at once. But why are they called “instant orthodontics?” Keep reading to learn the answer!


Curious Which Milk Is Best For Your Teeth? Read This!

September 13, 2022

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From cow and cashew to lactose-free and oat, there are several types of milk available. In fact, there are currently more than 15 on the market! Since this beverage has been associated with healthy teeth and gums for decades, many patients are curious which is actually best for their oral health. To learn the answer, keep reading.

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