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How to Find an Emergency Dentist as Soon as Possible

March 24, 2021

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Man with a dental emergency

If you have ever found yourself dealing with a dental emergency, you know just how stressful they can be. When you are in a lot of pain and aren’t sure what to do, taking the next steps can be a challenge. Seeing an emergency dentist is crucial in order to restore your smile to health, but how do you choose one? Continue reading to learn how to find and emergency dentist as well as some traits that you should look for when choosing one.


4 Safe and Simple Ways to Remove Items Caught in Your Teeth

March 1, 2021

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Someone using an orange, plastic flosser to clear the space between their teeth

The moment something gets stuck between your teeth, you probably feel a consuming need to remove it. According to the American Dental Association, Americans have used many strange and dangerous items to get rid of items between their teeth, including cutlery, safety pins and even a strand of hair! Of course, you want to remove wedged-in debris, especially if it’s painful, but here are 4 safe and simple ways to remove particles without putting your teeth and gums at risk.


5 Tips to Help You Achieve a Whiter Smile

February 25, 2021

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Man after teeth whitening

Everyone wants to feel great about the appearance of their teeth, but this is difficult to do if you are dealing with many years of stubborn stains that don’t seem to go away with regular brushing. It is difficult to know how to get whiter teeth, but there are ways! You don’t need to settle for a yellowing smile. Continue reading to learn some tips about teeth whitening so that you can work towards your dream smile.


How to Ease Discomfort from Your Aligners

February 5, 2021

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Woman using a cold compress

One of the many great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for a mouthful of metal brackets and wires in order to straighten your smile. Invisalign is an excellent option for many teens and adults. However, just like any orthodontic treatment, it is likely that you will feel some soreness. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take in order to relieve Invisalign discomfort. Try giving some of these a try.


4 Easy Ways to Remember Your Dental Checkup

January 19, 2021

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Calendar with dentist written in on a date

If you’ve thumbed through your calendar at the end of the day only to realize that you forgot your dental appointment, you’re not alone. If you don’t have a pressing dental issue, it can be easy for a dental checkup to slip your mind. However, skipping visits to the dentist is not something you want to make a habit of. Read on for 4 ways to remember your dental appointments.


Is Brushing Before Breakfast a Bad Idea?

January 5, 2021

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Older man and two small children brushing their teeth

Many morning routines consist of climbing out of bed, getting dressed, brushing your teeth and eating breakfast. But is this the best routine for your dental health? Some experts recommend brushing before breakfast for the benefit of your enamel, but sipping on orange juice or eating pancakes doesn’t usually go well with the aftertaste of toothpaste. It would make sense to brush afterward, wouldn’t it? Read on to find out how brushing your teeth before breakfast or waiting to brush until after you eat affect your oral health.


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.


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.


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.


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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