Archive for the ‘Oral Hygiene’ Category

Can I Prepare for My Root Canal?

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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If you have an upcoming Root Canal, there are important measures to take first.

When your dentist tells you that you need a root canal, it can sound intimidating. It

really doesn’t have to be. Your dentist has likely performed the procedure hundreds
of times before and it will be done in no time. And with numbing agents, a root
canal is typically no more painful than a filling. There are a few things you can do to
prepare for your root canal that can help it go as smoothly as possible.

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Is Summer a Good Time for New Braces?

Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Summertime can be a great time to get those much-needed braces.

Getting new braces is never a fun process any time of year, but summer is a

surprisingly great time of year to get the process started. If you or your child is
looking at getting braces in the future, is summer a good time for new braces?

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Can Swimming Cause Damage to Your Teeth?

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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Swimming is a popular summer activity, but its common cleaning products can damage your smile!

Swimming is lots of fun and it’s a fantastic way to get exercise in the heat of the

summer months, but what effect does this have on your teeth? Unfortunately, the
chlorine used to keep the water clean can have some pretty negative effects on your
teeth.

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Is Summer BBQ Food Bad for Your Teeth?

Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Summer foods are delicious, but which ones are bad for your smile?

Memorial Day weekend is here and it means a couple things—hitting the pool or the

beach to enjoy the warm weather, spending time with family and friends, and
enjoying plate after plate of delicious summer BBQ food. If you love summer BBQ
food but hate long appointments in the dentist’s chair, it can be difficult to know
which sides to stay away from. So, here is the definitive answer to the age old
question, is summer BBQ food bad for your teeth?

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Healthy Fruits and Veggies for Your Best Smile

Friday, 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. (more…)

Is Summer a Good Time for Your Regular Cleaning?

Friday, 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

Tuesday, 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. (more…)

How Summer Treats Damage Good Oral Hygiene

Monday, 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. (more…)

Does Charcoal Toothpaste Really Work?

Monday, 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? (more…)

Get Your Smile Beautiful for Spring

Friday, 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! (more…)