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The Pollen Effect: How Seasonal Allergies Affect Dental Health

January 30, 2024

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Woman with good dental health sneezing

The seasons change and life goes on, but allergies seem like they’re forever! As flowers begin to bloom, many patients find themselves grappling with the effects of seasonal allergies. While symptoms like sneezing, congestion, and itchy eyes are well-known, allergies can also affect your dental health. But how? Continue reading to learn how seasonal allergies impact your teeth.

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Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: How Chronic Stress Can Affect Your Oral Health

January 27, 2024

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Woman is stressed out

From high blood pressure to disrupted sleep, there are many ways someone’s chronic stress can affect their overall health. The constant psychological pressure can cause stomachaches, anxiety, headaches, and all sorts of unpleasant side effects, but did you know that chronic stress can have negative consequences for your oral health? Here’s a few ways chronic stress can damage your teeth as well as a few tips for keeping them safe.

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Dentists Wince at These Dental Hygiene Errors

December 22, 2023

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Woman has dental pain

Dentists recommend a daily oral hygiene regimen that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash. When done properly, this sort of routine can eliminate plaque and food debris, freshen your breath, prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and not inflict oral injuries. Unfortunately, many people habitually make harmful mistakes when brushing or flossing. Here are a few dental hygiene mistakes that can make dentists very sad.

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Brighten the Season: Smile-Friendly Gifts for a Joyful Holiday

December 15, 2023

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A child smiling under their holiday tree after a smile-friendly gifts exchange

As the holiday season approaches, it’s the perfect time to spread joy and bring smiles to the faces of your loved ones. Speaking of smiles, this year, consider giving some smile-friendly gifts! Giving the fit of oral health not only shows your thoughtfulness but also helps to make the season merry and bright for all involved!

If you want a curated selection of dentist-approved gifts to make this holiday season truly special, continue reading.

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Keto Question: Does it Help or Hurt My Oral Health?

November 14, 2023

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Keto diet friendly foods next to a ketogenic chart on a wooden table

Did you know that a keto diet does more than help you lose weight? It also contributes to your dental health! This fad is popular with people from all walks of life, whether they’re celebrities or your next-door neighbor. Many who tried it have successfully watched their waistlines shrink. They might not have known, however, that they were simultaneously improving their smiles. Keep reading to learn more about how a keto diet enhances your oral well-being.

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5 Popular Holiday Foods and Drinks That Can Hurt Your Teeth

November 9, 2023

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assorted holiday desserts

The holiday season is right around the corner, and for many this means the number of sugary, fatty, and carb-heavy foods they’ll be consuming will be through the roof. While these treats are known to impact overall health, it’s crucial to recognize their potential harm to dental well-being as well. Keep reading as we highlight five holiday foods and drinks that should be approached with caution or enjoyed in moderation to safeguard your teeth from potential damage.

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5 Traits of a Beautiful Smile

October 18, 2023

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person with nice smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

Beyond mere aesthetics, a beautiful smile influences confidence, happiness, and perceived attractiveness, nurturing connections and meaningful relationships. For those aspiring to attain such a smile, the realm of cosmetic dentistry plays a vital role. If you are contemplating various cosmetic dental treatments, delve into the following to understand the essential traits contributing to a beautiful smile and its profound impact on your life.

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Can You Get Cavities with Veneers

October 9, 2023

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dentist explaining Halloween oral health tips to parent and child

With Halloween on the horizon, the anticipation for trick-or-treaters intensifies. As children prepare for a night of indulging in sweets, it becomes crucial for parents to prioritize the dental health of their kids on the 31st. The sugary treats associated with the occasion can contribute to tooth decay and cavities without proper precautions. Fortunately, our dental practice provides three essential Halloween oral health tips to protect those precious smiles—keep reading to discover more!

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Why White Teeth Aren’t Always Healthy

September 21, 2023

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puzzled person questioning if white teeth are always healthy teeth

As we age, life teaches us the importance of not jumping to conclusions about our health without a thorough assessment. One prevalent misconception is associating white teeth with good oral health. Although there can be some overlap, it’s essential to recognize that teeth can appear white but still have underlying issues. Dive into this article to understand the factors contributing to this phenomenon and how to attain both white teeth and excellent oral health.

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5 Intriguing Facts About Gum Disease You Never Knew

September 8, 2023

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A woman looking at her gum disease

Periodontal disease (the clinical term for gum disease) is a prevalent yet often misunderstood oral health issue that affects millions of people worldwide. While you might be aware of the basics, there are many fascinating and lesser-known facts about gum disease that can deepen your understanding of this condition.

If you’re interested in learning more about gum disease to prepare yourself against it, continue reading. Below are five intriguing facts that shed light on the complexity of gum disease and its impact on your oral health.

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