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Are Those Piping Hot Drinks Bad for Your Teeth?

September 23, 2019

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Pumpkin Spice LatteNow that it’s fall, the weather is getting colder and colder. It seems like the perfect time to enjoy pumpkin spice lattes and other hot drinks, doesn’t it? However, before you take a sip, you should take the time to ask, “Are hot drinks bad for my teeth? And if they are, how can I keep my pearly whites safe while still enjoying my favorite beverages?”

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Children’s Oral Health Tricks: 5 Tooth-Healthy Foods for Their Lunchbox

August 12, 2019

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a healthy packed lunchWith kids, it can be difficult to motivate them to go above and beyond when it comes to taking care of their mouths. The good news is that there are countless ways to improve your son or daughter’s oral health outside of routine visits with their children’s dentist and brushing and flossing. Encouraging a nutritious diet is one of the best ways to ward off cavities and common oral health problems. Based on recommendations from the American Dental Association, below are five foods you can introduce into their lunchboxes to protect their pearly whites from common oral health problems. (more…)

Energy Drinks Can Cause Irreversible Damage, According to a Dentist

July 8, 2019

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person studying and drinking an energy drinkNowadays, when you run into the gas station for a quick pick-me-up, you usually go for one of the many energy drinks that line the shelves. You probably haven’t stopped to wonder what kind of effect your daily routine will have on your oral health though. Recent research has found that drinks containing high amounts of acid can have an irreversible impact on your oral health, making it even more vital to visit a dentist every six months. Read on to find out what impact energy and sports drinks can have on your mouth. (more…)

3 Ways You and Your Dentist Can Save Your Child From Dental Pain

June 17, 2019

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Boy giving thumbs upAs a parent, it’s your job to worry about potential dental emergencies. Whether it’s playing rough with the other kids during sports or having one too many sugary snacks, there are many reasons why your child might need an emergency trip to the dentist, and the best way to protect your child’s oral health is to make sure such emergencies don’t happen in the first place. Here are some tips to help keep your little one’s smile safe.

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Can Gum Disease Really Affect Your Heart?

May 5, 2019

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When most people hear the phrase “gum disease,” they probably think of a minor infection at most. They aren’t likely to think of a serious issue that needs immediate treatment. With a name like gum disease, it can be hard to believe that it affects more than just your mouth. However, research has shown that the condition can damage your brain, lungs, and heart as well. Read on as a dentist explains how gum disease can hurt your heart in particular.

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Attending Your Semi-Annual Visit with Your Dentist Could Save Your Life

April 10, 2019

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person talking to dentistThis year, 53,000 people in the United States will be affected by oral cancer, killing about 10,000. When the symptoms are caught early, the disease is easier to treat. Your dentist may be the one person who stands between you and the life-altering consequences of advanced stages of oral cancer. You may not have noticed, but at each of your semi-annual checkups and cleanings, your dentist performs an oral cancer screening. Read on to learn about what serious illnesses you can prevent by simply attending your routine dental visits. (more…)

Your Dentist Shares 10 Reasons That Can Cause You to Have a Toothache

March 15, 2019

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a man with a toothacheGoing to the dentist can sometimes fall off the list of high priorities. You know going to the doctor is important to make sure your overall health has the green light, but what about the dentist? Don’t you want to make sure your teeth, gums, and oral health are in check? If you need a bit more convincing, here are six reasons you should schedule an appointment to see your dentist.

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6 Reasons You Should See Your Dentist Regularly to Maintain Oral Health

March 3, 2019

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a young woman in the dentist chairGoing to the dentist can sometimes fall off the list of high priorities. You know going to the doctor is important to make sure your overall health has the green light, but what about the dentist? Don’t you want to make sure your teeth, gums, and oral health are in check? If you need a bit more convincing, here are six reasons you should schedule an appointment to see your dentist. (more…)

The Flu Season Tips Your Dentist Wants You to Know

December 4, 2018

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sick woman with flu meds

‘Tis the season for colds, flu and spending time with your doctor. Unfortunately, the remedies your doctor, conventional wisdom and even old wives’ tales recommend can lead to bad news at your next dental appointment. If you’re sick, it’s important to factor in your dentist’s flu season tips, too.

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Schedule With a Dentist So You Don’t Miss Out On Your Insurance Benefits!

November 11, 2018

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A dental insurance claim formThere’s nothing more frustrating than realizing you passed up a chance to make or save money. But that’s the situation many people find themselves in when they forget to schedule with a dentist before the end of the year. In fact, a recent study by the American Dental Association found that the average person has an annual benefit of $1,250, but only gets about $323 of dental work each year. If you don’t use your benefits, you lose them – and wind up missing out on over $900. Keep reading to find out which procedures are usually covered and how you can maximize your plan this year!

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