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How Do You Know If You Need a Dental Filling?

June 15, 2021

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teeth with cavities and dental tools

Proper dental care is critical to protect your oral health from serious problems. Tooth decay is one issue that can arise from poor oral hygiene. If left untreated, it can cause severe damage to your teeth. Luckily, dental fillings are one solution to preserve a healthy smile by restoring cavities, repairing cracks, and filling small holes caused by decay. Read on to learn which signs alert you of teeth that may require dental fillings and how to choose the best type for your pearly whites.

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Why Do Dentists Measure Blood Pressure During a Checkup?

May 4, 2021

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dentist measuring blood pressure during checkup

It may surprise you to see your dental hygienist pull out the blood cuff during a routine dental checkup. After all, what does that have to do with your teeth?

Although it may seem odd, blood pressure can have many effects on your oral health. Checking your vitals is quickly becoming a new, crucial addition to your regular cleanings and checkups. Read on to learn a few reasons why this is an essential step in your dental visit.

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3 Diet Trends That Can Harm Your Smile

April 7, 2021

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Are you trying to reach your goals regarding your health? One way that many people try to achieve this is through fad diets. When they are used properly, they can be useful, but other times they can be harmful for your oral health. If you are trying to drop a few pounds or if you are looking to be healthier, a fad diet may not be the best idea. Continue reading to learn about which diets you should be especially careful of for the sake of your oral health.

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Are Teeth Cleanings Painful?

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Man smiling at the dentist

When was the last time that you went to the dentist to have your teeth cleaned? For most people, it is a good idea to go to the dentist about every six months for a regular cleaning and checkup. It is an important step when it comes to maintaining optimal oral health. If it has been a few years since your last visit, you may be wondering: do teeth cleanings hurt? Continue reading to learn more about what you can expect when you go in for a professional cleaning.

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5 Amazing Benefits of Fluoridated Tap Water

March 22, 2021

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Closeup of woman drinking fluoride in tap water

Where would you expect to find fluoride? This important mineral is well-known for helping prevent cavities and strengthening teeth, which is why it’s often found in toothpaste and mouthwash. Your dentist may even recommend a fluoride treatment or varnish for an added layer of protection! However, did you know that you could also find it in your everyday drinking water? For over 75 years, most tap water sources in the US have been fortified with fluoride with spectacular results. Here are five amazing benefits of having fluoridated tap water!

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Why Your Teeth Might Hurt When You’re Exercising

March 14, 2021

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tooth pain from exercising

Have you ever noticed your teeth hurting when running or performing other forms of high-intensity exercise? If so, you may be wondering what’s causing the tooth pain. Instead of discontinuing your exercise regimen, it’s better to get to the root of the problem. Continue reading to learn why you may be experiencing this and find out what can be done for relief.

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How Can Invisalign Help Advance Your Career?

February 18, 2021

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Every year, millions of people experience the benefits of straighter teeth, thanks to Invisalign. Gone are the days of having to sacrifice by wearing metal brackets and wires in order to have the smile you’ve always wanted. Studies have shown that people who are proud of their smiles are more likely to enjoy a better quality of life due to increased levels of confidence and self-esteem. With these comes the added advantage of a higher level of success at work and a greater likelihood of career advancement. Keep reading to learn how Invisalign can help you in your own profession.

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Is Ice Cream Bad for Your Teeth?

January 19, 2021

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Couple eating ice cream

Nothing makes mouths water more than a delicious, creamy scoop of ice cream while curled up on the couch. Not only is it full of rich flavor, but it also is a comforting dessert that so many of us enjoy. Unfortunately, just because something is tasty doesn’t mean that it is good for you. You may be wondering – is ice cream bad for your teeth? Continue reading to learn more about the effects of ice cream and what you can do to prevent them.

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Experiencing a Dental Problem? Be Glad It’s Not This!

December 21, 2020

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man in pain from dental emergency

The last thing anyone wants to experience is dental trauma. In addition to being painful, such situations can be a hassle to have fixed. However, all dental emergencies aren’t equal. In fact, there are some issues that are so bizarre that something as simple as a chipped or broken tooth would be more welcomed. As you continue reading, you’ll learn about some strange events that will make the average dental emergency seem like “a stroll in the park!”

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6 Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

November 18, 2020

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Woman with mouthguard

If you have ever experienced a dental emergency, you know how much of a hassle they can be. They never seem to happen at a convenient time, are painful, and can cost a lot of money to be treated. The good news is that most dental emergencies are fairly preventable if you take the right precautionary steps. Continue reading to learn some tips from your dentist about how you can prevent dental emergencies in your near future.

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