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Not-So Innocent Summer Staples

June 3, 2024

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We associate summer with fun for a reason. Ice cream, swimming, field sports, backyard sprinkler parties – plenty of enjoyable treats and activities are packed into this season. Many of them probably carry a hint of nostalgia for anyone older than 18. But these summer staples aren’t so innocent! Here’s why you should take care to protect your oral health from a few of your favorite things.

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How are Dental Wellness Plans Different from Dental Insurance? 

May 6, 2024

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It’s nice to know that there are many ways to afford dental treatment. However, some of them might have you scratching your head. A dental wellness plan sounds an awful lot like dental insurance. But dentists wouldn’t offer these plans and accept dental insurance if they were exactly the same, right? How are they different, if at all?

Keep reading for the details. A quick comparison will tell you everything you need to know.

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Autism Tips to Prevent Common Oral Health Issues

April 13, 2024

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Young boy in dentist chairDid you know that 1 in 36 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with autism? Unfortunately, children with autism are more likely to suffer from tooth decay and other oral health issues. Maintaining oral hygiene can be tough, but with advancements in dental technology, a few other clever ideas, and the right dental team by your side, you can conquer the brushing battle.

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Foul Fragrance: What Causes Morning Breath?

March 4, 2024

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Nose to chest view of a woman with bad breath covering her mouth

Have you ever woken up in the morning just to realize you have awful breath after a long night’s sleep? Even if you brushed and flossed the night before, it’s not uncommon for your mouth to develop a less-than-pleasant scent while you slumber. Those who diligently care for their teeth to prevent dental problems might ask themselves why this happens and whether they can avoid it. If you’re curious, keep reading to learn about 3 potential causes and what you can do about them!

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A Healthy Heart Starts with a Healthy Smile

February 5, 2024

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Smiling woman making heart shape with her hands

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among adults in the United States. You should do all you can to protect your heart! To that end, you should stick to a good exercise routine and eat a balanced, nutrient-dense diet. But did you know that there is even more you can do? This blog post discusses the connection between oral wellness and cardiovascular wellness. A healthy heart truly starts with a healthy smile!

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5 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Give You a Healthier Smile in 2024

January 17, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcdyer @ 8:46 pm
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Around this time of year, it’s common to reflect on what went right in 2023 and what needs to change to make 2024 even better. If you have some health-related goals on your list, then don’t forget about your teeth and gums too! If you’re not sure where to begin, consider these five New Year’s resolutions that will benefit your smile.

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Are the Holidays the Worst Time for Your Oral Health?

December 5, 2023

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assorted Christmas treats

As the holiday season unfolds, festive foods and beverages start making their appearance at work, home, and various social gatherings. Amidst the joyous atmosphere, changes to your routine become inevitable, be it due to travel, attending holiday parties, or welcoming loved ones into town. While it’s commonly asserted that the holidays can be the harshest period for your smile, is this assertion accurate? Here are three reasons why the holiday season can pose unique challenges to your beam.

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Don’t Let a Thanksgiving Feast Lead to Stained Teeth

November 10, 2023

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Turkey

Thanksgiving dinner is a great time to catch up with family and old friends. The traditional spread is full of delicious foods like turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole. However, some items on a typical Thanksgiving menu can cause stains or discoloration in your teeth. Here are a few of these items and how you can keep your teeth safe from stains when enjoying your holiday meal.

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5 Tips to Prevent a Scary Smile This Halloween!

October 26, 2023

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Happy Halloween graphic

Halloween is just around the corner! As you are finishing putting up decorations and the finishing touches on your costume, something you should consider is your smile. Having buckets of candy around doesn’t have the best effect on teeth this time of year. You don’t want to leave the spooky season with a scary smile, so it’s important that you take all the right steps to care for it. Here are some tips to help you keep your pearly whites in tip-top shape this Halloween!

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Do You Know The Different Parts of Your Mouth?

September 19, 2023

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Grayscale x-ray style image of a jaw with teeth

Oral health involves a lot more than just our teeth! Our mouths are made of many different components working together so that we can eat, speak, smile, breathe, and digest food. Knowing all the parts can help us understand why caring for them is so important and why it’s wise to keep up with dental appointments. Keep reading to learn more!

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