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5 Tips for Handling a Dental Emergency with Your Dentist

March 12, 2019

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It often happens suddenly. In a moment, life can go from smooth sailing to an urgent dental emergency. Whether it’s you or a loved one, you can feel overwhelmed and scared. In such stressful situations, it can be hard to know what to do and how to respond to get the best results. Well, here are five tips from your dentist for handling a dental emergency to increase your odds of treatment success. (more…)

Your Dentist Says These Foods Help Keep Your Gums Healthy

February 10, 2019

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Close-up of healthy smileDid you know that February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month? Gum disease is an infection of your gums and supportive tissue that can lead to serious oral and overall health issues. With about 50% of the US population affected by gum disease, this is an incredibly common problem that is rarely discussed. In an effort to bring awareness to this disease, your dentist has some recommendations for foods that can help keep your gums healthy.


How a Dentist Visit Saves You Money and More in the New Year!

January 6, 2019

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A woman at her dental appointment.There are many resolutions people make come the new year. Losing weight, eating better, spending less money and spending more time with family are just a few notable choices. But did you know that committing to routine dental visits can also make a big difference? In fact, regular visits have the potential to do favors for your other resolutions as well.

If one of your resolutions is to save money or stay healthy, there’s no reason why preventive checkups and cleanings can’t be a part of them!



What an Emergency Dentist Recommends You Should Do While Traveling

December 6, 2018

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A woman covering her mouth.It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling 50 miles or 500 miles, being any distance away from a dental office can be risky if you fear for your dental health. If a dental emergency happens, you might find it easy to panic because you’re in a foreign place and you don’t know where to turn. That’s why it’s important to stay prepared in events like these, whether they be broken or knocked-out teeth, toothaches or damaged restorations.

According to an emergency dentist, here’s what you should do next in the following situations.


Learn Surprising Cold and Flu Season Tips from a Trusted Dentist

November 3, 2018

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Woman blowing her nose.Now that winter is here, it’s officially cold and flu season too. Has your nose started sniffling yet? Or do you have a sore throat? This time of year can cause a variety of annoying health issues that can usually be managed and remedied. But, did you know that some of these common remedies can actually have a negative affect on your teeth? Keep reading to discover some cold and flu season tips to protect your teeth, while still managing your symptoms from your local dentist.


Dentist Gives 5 Tips on Preparing Your Child for Halloween

October 8, 2018

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A jack-o-lantern bucket filled with candy.It’s no surprise to anyone that Halloween is one of the most favorite holidays by children all across the United States. Free candy just for dressing up? Children couldn’t ask for a better holiday if they tried (other than one celebrated in December of course.)

Despite all the excitement, it’s important to note that more candy means a much higher chance of cavities. Considering children are already at higher risk of decay, take note of these 5 tips from a local dentist on how to protect their smile by next year.


A Dentist Gives Their Best Tips For Establishing Great Oral Hygiene!

September 4, 2018

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A road sign that says, "Good Habits"As any dentist will tell you, there’s a direct relationship between how well someone does with their hygiene habits and how many cavities and other oral health problems they get. And it’s not only brushing and flossing that has an impact – it’s also your dietary habits as well. Many people who have had extensive dental work say they wished they had developed better habits earlier on, but it’s never too late to make changes and get the benefits that go with them! In this blog, you’ll get the best tips and tricks for keeping your teeth and gums healthy and preventing the need for major dental work. Keep reading to learn more!


Gum Disease 101: Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis

August 16, 2018

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gum disease conceptYou might have heard a lot about gum disease. It is one of the most common afflictions among adults in the United States, and it has been linked to a number of serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease and dementia. Still, you might be a bit confused about this condition. Gingivitis and periodontitis are both terms that refer to gum disease, but are they the same thing? Let’s take a moment to discuss this important question.


Dear Family Dentist, Is an Electric or Manual Toothbrush Better?

July 6, 2018

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choosing a toothbrushYou might have seen advertisements on TV for the latest high-tech toothbrushes, and maybe you’ve considered investing in one. After all, they look cool, and your friends tell you that they love their fancy tooth-cleaning gadgets. Then again, you’ve used a manual toothbrush for your entire life, and you think your teeth are pretty healthy. What should you do? Your family dentist is here to offer you some advice on how to choose the type of toothbrush that will bring the most benefits to your oral health.


Dentist Provides Tips on Caring for Your Oral Health as You Age

June 2, 2018

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An older man covering his mouth.Your dentist does everything he can to protect patients of all ages. Of course, with age comes new vulnerabilities not just to your oral health, but your overall health as well. That means you’ll need to take more consideration into your at-home care and habits in between dental visits.

To make this process easier, your dentist offers three tips to keep your mouth healthy and prevent permanent damage.


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