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Got Dental Insurance? See Your Dentist before the End of the Year

October 16, 2018

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patient in dental chair2018 will soon become 2019. Time to plan your festivities and consider your aspirations for the upcoming year. While you’re at it, make an appointment to see your dentist sometime soon. By doing so, you’ll get the most benefit from your dental insurance.

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Can You Still Use Invisalign After Having Braces or Dental Work?

August 13, 2018

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A woman with straight teeth.It’s common for adults to ask about innovative orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign. In fact, many of these patients wonder if they’re still able to get orthodontic work if they already had treatment as a child or teenager. As a result, this has become one of the most common questions dentists hear.

If you’re not sure whether you’re previous or current orthodontic care will interfere with Invisalign treatment, then you should keep reading. You may be surprised by what you learn!

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Your Dentist Lists 6 Reasons to Avoid DIY Braces

July 11, 2018

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Teenage boy holding mouthEveryone wants a beautiful, straight smile – but not everyone wants to pay for one. DIY braces and at-home teeth straightening kits use a variety of materials such as superglue, rubber bands, paper clips and dental floss and promise fast results for a fraction of the price of professional braces. But are makeshift braces actually safe and cost-effective? Your dentist lists 6 reasons why you should think twice before trying to straighten your teeth at home.

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Your Local Dentist Says Don’t Do This – It Can Ruin Your Teeth!

June 12, 2018

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three ice cubes stackedEnjoying excellent oral health requires more than just maintaining the necessary routines. It is equally important to know what not to do. Could you be taking steps, daily, that could cause a dental emergency or contribute to tooth decay? As you read on, your local dentist will discuss some of the more detrimental behaviors that you may be unknowingly participating in.

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Your Local Dentist Says a Clean Tongue Equals a Healthy Mouth!

May 31, 2018

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woman mouth open tongue scraperIn your quest for a clean and healthy oral cavity, you are sure to brush and floss your teeth every day, but is there more that you could be doing? Your local dentist says there’s a part that you may be forgetting about – the tongue. As you continue reading, he’ll explain why cleaning your tongue is so important and will provide tips on how to do it the right way to prevent bacteria growth.

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A Dentist Gives 3 Tips For a Healthy Smile as You Age!

April 3, 2018

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Smiling elderly coupleEverything changes with age. Some of those changes are positive, like the maturity and wisdom that comes with decades of life experience. Other changes are a little tougher to deal with, like cranky knees and higher insurance premiums!

With all the changes that happen in later years, your mouth is no exception. Keep reading to learn about three easy tips from a dentist that will keep your smile healthy and beautiful well into your golden years!

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5 Factors to Focus on When Choosing a Dentist

March 1, 2018

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Young happy familyThe health of your family’s teeth and gums are important to you, which is why you practice proper oral hygiene habits at home. While brushing and flossing are essential, they also need the care from a dentist. Finding the perfect one to care for your loved ones can be a challenge. Everyone has unique oral health needs that constantly change. Not to mention, everyone has different comfort levels. You need a location that will treat your family as their own while delivering superior services. To make the right choice, the are 5 factors to consider when making your selection.
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Feel Like You Always Get Cavities, No Matter What?

February 3, 2018

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Smiling patient in the dental chairIt’s that time of the year again – time for your dental checkup! Although you love the feeling you get after having your teeth cleaned, you might dread hearing the news that you always seem to get, no matter what: “You have cavities!” Sigh…

Why is it that you get so many cavities, even though you follow all the recommendations and work hard at keeping your teeth clean? Especially when you know people who don’t do so well but never seem to get decay. If you’d like some clarification on this topic, a dentist explains why every mouth is different and what you can do to reduce your risk for future decay.

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Visit Your Dentist to Fortify Your Oral Health

January 10, 2018

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man dental chair smiling thumb upThe word ‘prevention’ is pretty self-explanatory in defining itself, as the root ‘pre’ means before or first. With that in mind, ask yourself, “Do I like being first?” Of course, the answer will be yes (for most occasions). It’s innately programmed in your human nature to strive for being first. However, things happen in life that deter you from that mindset or simply make you more complacent. But your dentist has some valuable information for you, that will show why its so important to have a “first place” attitude about your oral health. He’ll also explain the necessity of partnering with him in your preventive oral care.

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Your Dentist Explores the Effectiveness of Oil Pulling

December 9, 2017

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A woman swishing her mouth with oil.According to the latest oral health trends, oil pulling is gaining steam as an effective method of removing bacteria, fighting bad breath, and even whitening your teeth. Also referred to as “swishing,” oil pulling has many people questioning its effectiveness compared to traditional methods. The biggest concern you should have is whether or not your dentist thinks it’s effective.

To answer this, we’ll be explaining what oil pulling is, how it works, and how effective it really is compared to traditional oral habits. The last thing you’ll want to do is buy a bunch of oil for nothing.

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