Posts Tagged ‘dental care’

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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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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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…)

How to Talk to Your Child About the Tooth Fairy

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Tooth Fairy

Here are some tips for talking to your children about the tooth fairy!

Just like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, talking to your child about the tooth fairy can be a tricky thing. Should you tell them that the tooth fairy is real or tell them that you were the one to leave a quarter in the place of the tooth? Obviously, the final decision lies with you, but here are some tips for deciding what to do. (more…)

What Should I Look for in a Dentist?

Monday, December 12th, 2016
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The right dentist can go a long way toward improving your oral health.

The right dental professional can make all the difference in your dental experience and your overall oral health. It’s worth investing some time in finding the right dentist for you, especially considering that your dentist is your long-term oral health care partner. Here are a few things you may want to consider when choosing who to schedule an appointment with. (more…)

How Can I Get My Braces Off Faster?

Monday, November 14th, 2016
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Practicing good dental habits will help get your braces off faster.

One of the most common things people ask when they have braces is, “How can I get them off faster?” It’s understandable, given that braces can appear unsightly and feel uncomfortable for many patients. If you’ve already been wearing braces for a long time, you may be wondering how you can speed up the process. Although there are no quick fixes for getting braces off, there are a number of things you can do to move treatment along.
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What to Do About A Missing Tooth

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Tooth Replacement Options

The American Dental Association recommends an implant as the standard of care to replace missing teeth.

Last week, we covered sport-related dental injuries and avulsed teeth. But can you do if swallowed the tooth, or couldn’t find it on the field, or replacing it in its socket didn’t work? Here are two options that will help to save your smile! (more…)

Turn Down for What?: Alcohol and Your Teeth

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
It's good to have fun, but take care of those chompers!

It’s good to have fun, but take care of those chompers!

It may be the thing to do during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, but drinking copious amounts of alcohol has an adverse effect on your teeth. This is not to say that you should stop drinking altogether, but it may be prudent to understand what you’re getting into when you put your body through an alcohol binge. If you think that you suffer from a more serious drinking problem then your teeth are very much at risk for some serious issues. (more…)