Happy Oral Health Month! Here Are 5 Tips For The Whole Family

June 18, 2023

Oral health month is the perfect time for families to reevaluate their oral hygiene routines, schedule dental appointments, learn new ways to care for their teeth and gums, and create oral health goals. Cavities, gum disease, and bad breath affect people of all ages, but with proper care, these issues can be almost completely avoided. So, if you’re ready to get your oral health back on track, now is the opportune time! Check out ...

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Do Genetics Affect Dental Health?

May 3, 2023

Contemporary research indicates that genetics play an important role in our dental health. Indeed, certain genetic conditions can increase our risk of cavities, gum disease, and other dental health problems significantly. While poor oral health is often linked to environmental factors (i.e. high-sugar diets, smoking, and poor oral hygiene), our genes may play a bigger role than we realize. In this blog, we discuss some of the genetic conditions that can impact our dental ...

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Why Replacing Missing Teeth is Always the Best Choice

April 7, 2023

Do you have gaps in your smile because of missing teeth? Are you scheduled to undergo a dental extraction? If so, you are faced with the choice: to replace or not to replace. Our answer: ALWAYS replace missing teeth, with the exception of wisdom teeth. The benefits of replacing the teeth far outweigh the cons; we’ll talk more about this in the blog. Before making your final decision, talk with our experienced and trusted ...

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Flossing Is Essential For Oral Health

March 7, 2023

There are a lot of things that you know you should do. Balance and rotate your tires periodically. Take your cat for his vaccines. Exercise three times a week. But in the midst of life’s busyness, all too often, these things go undone. Another thing you should do is floss your teeth. And, fortunately, this is one thing that is quick and easy to accomplish. Flossing can help prevent tooth decay and discoloration. It ...

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Is Your Breakfast Helping Or Harming Your Oral Health?

February 4, 2023

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If that’s true, does it really matter what we eat, or does it just matter that we eat? Doctors, dieticians, dentists, and other health experts will tell you that what you eat for breakfast matters. You can’t have donuts and a caramel macchiato for breakfast most mornings and expect it not to affect your oral and overall health! According ...

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What Steps Are Involved in A Smile Makeover?

January 15, 2023

Do you often feel as if your smile could use a little more tender, loving care? If so, then you’re not alone. Recent data suggests that an estimated 60% of people are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles, especially in pictures. But, a lackluster smile isn’t just embarrassing – it can be unhealthy, too. Luckily, you can address aesthetic and functional issues with a Smile Makeover. This comprehensive procedure combines cosmetic and restorative ...

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How Air Pollution Impacts Your Oral Health

December 15, 2022

On a normal day, you probably don't think about air pollution. You can’t see it, but it’s there, filled with carcinogens, all around us. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Ambient (outdoor) air pollution in both cities and rural areas is causing fine particulate matter (PM) which result in strokes, heart diseases, lung cancer, acute and chronic respiratory diseases.” To expand on this, air pollution can also cause dental health issues ...

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TMJ Awareness Month

November 12, 2022

The temporomandibular joint (also called the jaw joint or TMJ) is one of the most frequently used joints in the human body. These all-too-important joints allow us to speak, chew, yawn, and laugh. So, when our jaws fall victim to injury or dysfunction, it can have devastating effects on our physical, mental, and social health. Luckily, calling attention to these overworked (and underappreciated!) joints can help you avoid painful TMJ disorders in the future. And ...

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National Dental Hygiene Month

October 9, 2022

October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Let’s talk about the amazing world of dental hygiene and our awesome dental hygienists. Dental hygienists assist the dentist with performing dental cleanings and other preventative care such as dental sealants and fluoride treatment. They are an essential part of every dental practice and celebrating Dental Hygiene Month means celebrating them too. How important is dental hygiene? Much like personal hygiene, dental hygiene focuses on your oral health ...

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September Is Office Manager Appreciation Month

September 10, 2022

What would we do without our dental practice office manager? Quite frankly, our dental practice would likely be falling apart! Office managers do so much to keep our team members and patients happy and our office organized. It takes special skills to do what they do, and that’s not lost on us. To all the office managers: You are so appreciated and needed. Thank you for all that you do for us and our ...

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