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The Best Food for Healthy Gums & Teeth

Happy woman smiling while eating a healthy salad with tomatoes.

You only have one set of adult teeth, so it’s important to take care of them.  But a flawless smile requires more than just regularly brushing and flossing – your diet plays a vital role too. While you may be familiar with what not to eat, do you know which foods have a positive effect on your dental health? Discover the best food for healthy gums and teeth to help you keep your confident smile for a lifetime. Continue reading »

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When Do You Need Emergency Dental Services?

Woman with toothache holding her hand against her cheek.

Accidents happen. When it’s a broken arm or a sprained ankle, we all know what to do. But when it comes to injuries that involve your teeth or mouth, it can be hard to know if you need emergency dental services or not. Being prepared for a dental emergency can make a big difference in the outcome – just like any emergency. While lost teeth can often be replaced by dental implants, saving your natural smile is important. Learn about common injuries and the signs that mean it’s time to call for emergency dental services.

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Going on a Trip this Spring? Make Sure to Pack Your Travel Dental Kit Essentials!

Smiling teenage boy and younger brother playing together on the beach.

Spring is here and that means you might be thinking about fun in the sun, road trips and relaxation. But bacteria don’t take a vacation and neither should your oral care routine. Keep your beautiful smile and white teeth on the go by packing the essentials in a travel dental kit. A well-prepared travel dental kit includes more than just a toothbrush and toothpaste, too! Keep reading for items to pack in your dental kit and tips to keep your teeth in top condition on your next vacation!

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Dental Anesthetics & Your Options

Woman receiving a dental anesthetic injection in her mouth.

The last thing you should worry about is your comfort at the dentist. Pain causes anxiety and not only makes the experience unpleasant but also makes the dentist’s job harder too. That’s where dental anesthetics come in. Dentists use a variety of anesthetics and numbing agents to help reduce the sensitivity to pain during a procedure. So, what are your options? Continue reading »

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Top 5 Dental Apps for Kids and Adults

A young girl and young boy brush their teeth with manual toothbrushes

We all spend a lot of time on our smartphones today. You know how to use them to call, text, and even play games… but did you know you could use them to improve the oral health of your family? There are some great dental apps available, both free and paid, that offer you useful information or utilities – not to mention fun!

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12 Ways to Clean & Protect Your Retainer

Portrait of smiling girl with a retainer

If you’ve ever had braces, chances are you’re familiar with a retainer. Retainers are a common orthodontic appliance, especially among young people, and are often the final step in perfecting your pearly whites after braces are removed.

The most common purpose for a retainer is to help teeth stay in their new position after shifting from orthodontics or other dental work, but the appliance can also be worn to help close a gap between teeth or shift just a single tooth. They can even help correct jaw issues such as temporomandibular disorder (commonly known as TMD).

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Can Children Have Sleep Apnea ?

Tired child sleeps on his schoolbooks.The term “sleep like a baby” is supposed to refer to a restful, restorative slumber. But like adults, not all babies and children can count on a regular, good night’s sleep. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that interrupts a person’s breathing while they sleep. And while it’s most common in adults, sleep apnea affects a surprising number of children.

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Messy Dental Impressions are History Thanks to Digital Mouth Scanners

A dental technician uses the iTero® impressionless dental scanner on a smiling patient.
The dreaded dental impression – getting one used to be awkward, messy, even downright unpleasant for many patients. But thanks to modern technology, digital mouth scanners have made creating dental impressions easier than brushing your teeth.

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The FAQs About Getting a Dental Implant

Set of dental implants on a white background.Despite advancements in dental care, tooth loss is still a fact of life for many Americans. And until recently, the only treatment options for filling the gap in a smile were dentures or a bridge. But modern technology and materials have made permanent, fixed tooth replacements – called dental implants – possible. If you’re thinking about getting a dental implant, you probably have questions about the device and procedure; and we’ll answer many of the most common questions here. But remember, it’s important to talk with your dentist – he or she can give you the best advice based on your dental history and your needs.

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Holiday Event Ideas & Dental Tips to Light Up Your Smile

Trees illuminated by holiday lights.
There are plenty of reasons to smile during the holiday season – friends, family, and all those favorite holiday traditions. If you’re looking for holiday event ideas to keep you smiling, there are plenty of those, too. We’ve put together a list of some fun holiday activities in our area to help you enjoy season, along with a few holiday dental tips. Take a look and start making plans – you may discover your new favorite holiday tradition and one more reason to smile!

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