Healthy Fruits and Veggies for Your Best Smile

May 12th, 2017
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When summer rolls around, healthy snacks can equal a healthy smile.

As you probably know, the state of your nutrition can have a dramatic influence on the state of your oral health. Sweet treats, although delicious, can eat away at the enamel of your teeth and lead to a buildup of plaque, causing cavities and gum disease. Healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, on the other hand, can strengthen the enamel and protect your teeth from decay and disease. Below are some healthy fruits and veggies for your best smile. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Summer a Good Time for Your Regular Cleaning?

May 5th, 2017

Even adults and children with the healthiest oral hygiene routine need to have cleanings scheduled throughout the year. Whether you go to the dentist every six months on the dot or haven’t made it out in a decade, the summer is a great time to schedule a regular cleaning. Why is it important to get regular dental checkups and why is summer the best time?

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Summer is an ideal time to visit your dentist for your regular teeth cleaning!

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How to Keep Your Teeth Sparkling this Summer

April 25th, 2017
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Good oral hygiene should be practiced all year, but here are a few tips for those summer months!

As we discussed last week, sweet treats during the summer can have damaging affects on your teeth. While it’s easy to overindulge during summer and it is tempting to let good oral health fall by the wayside, it’s actually the most important time to be diligent about oral health. Keep reading for some tips and tricks for you and your kids to practice good dental hygiene this summer. Read the rest of this entry »

How Summer Treats Damage Good Oral Hygiene

April 17th, 2017
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Summer treats can really damage your teeth, but good oral hygiene can keep that smile dazzling!

Summers are always full of joy and gatherings of friends and family. From crab feasts and barbecues to ice creams and iced coffees, people get together to bond over food. Some people crave these sweet treats all year round but they prove to be a greater hurdle in the summer time. While these foods are delicious, they can be a major hazard to proper oral hygiene. According to Dr. Sameer Patel these summer treats full of high sugar and high acid levels can have dire effects on your teeth. Read the rest of this entry »

Does Charcoal Toothpaste Really Work?

April 10th, 2017

Chances are, you’ve seen in lurking in your Facebook news feed, autoplaying in advertisements on Instagram, and maybe even on your friend’s snapchat. It’s the latest trend that’s turning teeth (temporarily) black and some advertising agency’s wallet green. What are we talking about? Charcoal toothpaste! Is charcoal toothpaste actually an effective part of your dental hygiene routine? Read the rest of this entry »

How Did a Cavity Just Appear?!

March 31st, 2017

 

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Do you feel yourself getting a cavity?

It can seem inevitable. Even when you’ve been following all of your dentist’s recommendations – brushing twice a day, flossing, gargling and scheduling routine cleaning appointments – a day comes when you know you have a cavity. You’ve been so careful – how did this happen? Believe it or not, there are a lot of reasons a cavity can manifest, apparently out of nowhere. More often than not, the smallest changes in your daily routine are to blame. Take a moment to consider your normal habits – diet, brushing style and design of toothbrush and gargle – and then examine of few of these possible causes. Believe it or not, seemingly unrelated changes in habit can negatively affect your oral hygiene and cause multiple cavities. Read the rest of this entry »

Are My Wisdom Teeth Affecting My Dental Health?

March 24th, 2017
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As you get old, you may begin to grow in your Wisdom Teeth — but how serious are they?

As we get older, especially if we make it a point to practice good daily oral hygiene for overall dental health, it’s sometimes safe to assume that we never have serious tooth problems. But one of the most common exceptions to that rule comes when wisdom teeth make their unexpected appearance along the gum line. Some dentists will recommend that adults have them removed after their first appearance, while others may claim that oral surgery is only necessary if chronic pain persists. So how serious are those wisdom teeth, and can they affect your long-term dental health? Read the rest of this entry »

Fitting Oral Hygiene Into Your Normal Day

March 20th, 2017
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It’s not always easy to make oral hygiene a daily priority.

It’s always been recommended that you should be brushing your teeth three times a day, which — unless you’re comfortable bringing a toothbrush, toothpaste and a good mouthwash to work with you — is sometimes easier said than done. After breakfast before you start your day and again before bed is a little easier to work into your normal schedule, but are there a few basic ways to keep your mouth happy and health when life take you on the go? Absolutely! Here are a few simple tips for daily oral hygiene to keep your teeth sparkling and breath at its freshest throughout even the busiest workday. Read the rest of this entry »

Get Your Smile Beautiful for Spring

March 10th, 2017

As the warmer weather is coming, many people are beginning to consider how to brush off the cold and dryness of winter and gearing up for their annual spring cleaning. But aside from just finally getting rid of the clutter around your home, think about your own health and well-being — particularly the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted and promised to maintain. Here are some important tips for using springtime as the best time to focus on good dental health! Read the rest of this entry »

What’s the Difference Between Gum Sensitivity and Tooth Sensitivity?

March 3rd, 2017
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Gum and tooth sensitivity are similar, but there are unique symptoms to look out for!

When your mouth begins to ache, particularly following a meal or drinking hot and cold beverages, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact source. Most people will recognize the symptoms of a cavity, but recognizing if you suffer from a specific sensitivity can be a bit more tough to spot. The most common chronic ailments are gum sensitivity and tooth sensitivity, and while the symptoms are near identical, the root causes (no pun intended!) can differ greatly. Read the rest of this entry »