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Have Dental Implants? Here’s What Foods You Can Enjoy This Summer

July 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — stalbans @ 7:36 am
Older woman smiling with teeth and pointing fingers on each sides of her mouth

From barbeques to state fairs, summer is filled with delicious memories to be made. However, if you just got dental implants, there are some foods you should steer clear of during your recovery process before your implants have fully fused to your jawbone. In order to preserve your oral health and encourage proper healing, a temporary change to what you’re eating can go a long way. Here are some foods you can enjoy with dental implants this summer that are delicious and won’t impact your recovery.


4 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Helps Your Smile Stay Youthful

July 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — stalbans @ 7:29 am
Older woman smiling with teeth at viewer while holding small mirror up to her face as dentist has two gloved hands on either sides of her cheeks

Do you feel like you’re racing against the clock? When it comes to the state of your teeth, you don’t have to be in a rush. A healthy, youthful smile is the key to a great first impression no matter your age. However, as you grow older, your teeth will yellow and get worn down no matter how meticulous your dental hygiene routine might be. If you’re worried about your smile, you might want to consider cosmetic dentistry. You can still maintain your signature grin for years to come! Here are 4 ways cosmetic dentistry helps your smile stay youthful.


Helpful Tips for Seeming Friendlier and More Approachable

June 4, 2023

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Your smile is perhaps the biggest asset at your disposal when it comes to mastering the art of making good first impressions—but it’s not the only thing you can leverage to your advantage! Your pearly whites carry a lot of weight, but so do several other things you do and the qualities you display. Here are five useful tips from your dentist that you should keep in mind to make the most of every social situation.


3 Useful Tips for Promoting Excellent Oral Health This Summer

June 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — stalbans @ 9:51 pm
a person smiling while visiting the beach during summer

Summertime is finally here, and you’ve probably got a lot of fun things scheduled for you and your loved ones! But whether you’re planning a trip to the beach, a vacation to another country, or just time away from home in general, you should want to have peace of mind knowing that your oral health is in great shape and there is nothing you’ll have to worry about. With that in mind, here are a few useful tips from your dentist that can help you keep your smile looking and feeling its best throughout your summer plans.


Cosmetic Dental Treatments for Graduating Students

May 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — stalbans @ 10:24 pm
graduating student smiling in cap and gown

If you have a cherished individual who is nearing graduation from high school or college, their imminent graduation and coming job interviews mean they’re on their way into the working world. As you join in their celebration of accomplishments, you undoubtedly want them to exude confidence and present themselves at their finest. Recognizing that a captivating smile plays a pivotal role in their overall appearance is key to giving them the upper hand. To aid them in attaining the perfect smile, it is worth considering the advantages of cosmetic dental treatments. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dental treatments for graduates and explore the options available.


4 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

May 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — stalbans @ 10:18 pm
person on summer vacation smiling on a beach

Are you considering a summer vacation? Rest assured, you’re not alone! Numerous people are eagerly planning their trips during this delightful season, whether it involves a relaxing beach retreat, a weekend at an amusement park, or an exhilarating mountain expedition. However, amidst all the anticipation and preparations, it is vital to recognize the importance of visiting your dentist before embarking on your adventure. This simple step will help you ensure optimal dental health throughout your journey. Keep reading to discover four compelling reasons why scheduling a dental appointment before your upcoming escapade is a wise decision.


Oral Cancer Awareness: Things to Know to Protect Your Health

April 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — stalbans @ 3:10 pm
Ribbon next to words “April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month”

Oral cancer is a dangerous disease that causes one death every hour on average, but compared to other forms of cancer it doesn’t get discussed as often. That’s why, as part of Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April, your dentist recommends learning more about this life-threatening health issue. Below is a summary of common symptoms and risk factors of oral cancer as well as why it’s best to have it detected as early as possible.


Use Your Tax Refund Wisely by Investing in Your Smile

April 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — stalbans @ 1:08 pm
Woman smiling reading a letter about her tax refund

Are you getting a refund on your taxes this year? If so, you should think about what you want to do with the money. Saving it is always a viable option, of course, but you could also use it to pay for things that might be tricky to fit into your budget otherwise. There are plenty of smart ways to use your tax refund dollars, and one particularly good option is to put the money toward dental treatments to protect or improve your smile.


How Long Do Dental Fillings Usually Last?

March 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — stalbans @ 4:53 pm
a patient visiting their dentist for a dental filling

Dental fillings are perhaps one of the most popular and widely utilized solutions in modern restorative dentistry! They’re usually the go-to option for treating teeth that have been compromised due to decay, as they help to replace lost tooth structure and ensure revitalized integrity moving forward. However, as useful as dental fillings are, they’re sadly not meant to last forever. Here’s a closer look at their expected lifespan, along with some tips to help you take excellent care of your filling(s).


Give Your Teeth a Spring Cleaning This Year!

March 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — stalbans @ 4:21 pm
a closeup of a toothbrush holder in a bathroom

Springtime is finally upon us, and with warmer weather and a little extra free time on your hands, you might be hoping to get some spring cleaning done this season! But instead of cleaning out your garage or tidying up your closet, have you thought about giving some attention to your smile? Your pearly whites can also benefit greatly from sprucing up your oral hygiene routine! Here are a few tips from your dentist to help you do this.  

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