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The Affects of Flavored Water on Your Teeth

December 30, 2020

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two bottles of flavored water

If you’ve ever looked at the nutrition facts on a can of soda, then you know it’s not the healthiest option when it comes to beverage choices. Maybe you have made a goal to start drinking healthier drinks, and perhaps flavored water has been your beverage of choice. While the word “water” is included in the name, many flavored waters are hiding a multitude of other ingredients that can have negative effects on your oral health. Keep reading to find out why your local dentist recommends you be mindful of how much of it you’re drinking.

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6 Health Issues You Didn’t Know Poor Oral Health Could Cause

December 11, 2020

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Finger pointing to red, irritated gums

If you have gingivitis, you may have more than swollen gums to worry about. Studies have linked dental issues like gum disease and dental infections to many more serious health problems. Keep reading to learn about 6 health conditions that can be caused by poor oral health.

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How to Combat Common Winter Mouth Issues

November 26, 2020

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Man with chapped lips

The weather is getting colder and the days are becoming shorter. Whether you are getting ready to string up lights around your home or are breaking out the old family cookbook for some homecooked meals, there is plenty to look forward to. However, if you are experiencing some of these common winter mouth issues, these few months may be feeling subpar. The good news is that there are ways that you can prevent oral health problems. Here are some common problems people are facing with their smiles and what can be done to lessen them.

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6 Vitamins and Minerals That Are Good for Your Gums

November 10, 2020

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Woman with healthy gums

While gum disease is easily preventable by regular brushing and flossing, it is still incredibly common. In fact, approximately half of people who are over the age of 30 are suffering from some stage of gum disease. In addition to excellent oral hygiene, another way you can keep yourself from becoming one of these statistics is by ensuring that you are getting all the essential vitamins and minerals that your mouth requires. Continue reading to learn what those are.

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4 Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits This Year

October 22, 2020

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Dental insurance paperwork on desk

Dental plans play a crucial role in making your six-month appointments and subsequent treatments easy on your wallet. But what if you are leaving unused coverage and wasted dollars on the table year after year? Sadly, if you aren’t familiar with how to maximize your dental insurance benefits, you probably are. Fortunately, you can read on to learn four tips to prevent that from happening to you this year!

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5 Halloween Candy Tips from Your Local Dentist

October 4, 2020

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Kids in costume reaching into Halloween candy bowl

Do you know what dentists find scarier than witches or vampires? Cavities! Halloween typically means families have more candy around the house than usual. If you are not careful, snacking on all that sugar can lead to an increased risk of tooth decay. However, you do not have to give up sweet altogether! Just follow these 5 Halloween candy tips from your local dentist to protect your smile during the spooky season.

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5 Ways to Maintain Healthy Gums

September 29, 2020

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Woman with healthy gums

When you think about your smile, you’re probably usually focused on your alignment and the whiteness of your teeth. However, those aren’t the only things that matter. A beautiful, strong smile relies on healthy gums in order to function properly. However, approximately half of Americans who are over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. Continue reading to learn some tips that can help you maintain healthy gum tissue and avoid developing periodontal disease in the future.

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How Hot Drinks Affect Your Teeth

September 17, 2020

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Woman drinking coffee

Fall is finally here! It’s getting cooler outside and the leave are beginning to change colors. Not only does this mean sweater weather, but it also means that pumpkin spice lattes, among other hot beverages, are the latest trend again. However, you may not think about how they affect your smile. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about how hot drinks affect the health and appearance of your smile.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Porcelain Veneers

August 27, 2020

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Woman getting porcelain veneers

So, you’ve made the decision to invest in porcelain veneers! There are so many advantages to them which is why they are so popular, especially among celebrities. These custom-made shells can cover all sorts of imperfections including discoloration, minor chips, gaps, and undersized teeth. They will certainly improve your confidence and enhance your smile in a way that will make you eager to show them off to the world. Since they are such a big investment, you want them to last as long as possible before you need to have them touched up. Here are some tips from your dentist about how to increase the lifespan of veneers.

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Why Do I Have White Spots on My Teeth?

August 13, 2020

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Man with white spots on teeth

Have you ever wondered about the tiny white spots on your teeth? They are fairly common and are a form of acute discoloration known as decalcification. This cosmetic dental problem is something that many different people will experience at some point in their life. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce the appearance of these spots. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the cause of white spots on teeth and what can be done about them.

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