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Why Is Flossing So Important?

June 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 2:05 am
woman in white shirt flossing between front teeth

Did you know that approximately 8 percent of people never floss, while 20 percent of people only floss when they feel like they need to or when something is stuck between their teeth? With statistics like that, you may wonder if flossing is really necessary. After all, a significant percent of people have chosen not to adopt this habit. But flossing is important. In this blog post, a preventive dentist discusses just how vital flossing is and provides some tips on how you can make it part of your daily routine.


Should I Drink Energy and Sports Drinks This Summer?

June 5, 2020

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red, green, and blue sports drinks on ice

As the weather heats up, you may have lots of fun activities in line for the summer. Many of those activities, whether they involve hiking, sports, or projects around the house, may involve physical exertion, so it is important that you stay hydrated. But how should you stay hydrated? Should you stock up on sports drinks and energy drinks, or should you stick with plain old water? A dentist is here to provide guidance on this important topic.


Why and How You Should Clean Your Tongue

May 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:08 pm
attractive woman using tongue scraper in front of mirror

Discussions about oral hygiene often center around brushing and flossing the teeth. Both of those habits are certainly critical if you want to maintain a healthy, attractive smile. However, many people neglect their tongue when they are cleaning their mouth. In this blog post, an experienced general dentist discusses why keeping the tongue clean is so important. You’ll also learn some tips on how you can do so.


Need an Emergency Dentist? Here’s What to Look For

May 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:01 pm
woman in beige blouse with toothache calling emergency dentist

A dental emergency can befall anyone at any time, and you should be ready to face such a situation. That means you should know whom to contact for compassionate care that gets your oral health back on track ASAP. But if you are traveling, are new to a certain area, or have not been to a dentist in a while, you might not know of any nearby dentists who can help you. In this simple guide, you’ll discover practical tips for quickly finding an emergency dentist who can quickly provide you with the quality care you need.


4 Dental Health Benefits of Drinking Water

April 25, 2020

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smiling young woman drinking water to benefit her dental health

For a while, it was rumored that drinking water every 15 minutes could prevent the coronavirus from entering the lungs and causing illness. Although the science behind that theory has come into question, it is undeniable that water is good for health — and it can play a role in strengthening the immune system. Plus, this wonderful liquid has numerous dental health benefits, some of which we will discuss in this blog post.


When Was the Last Time You Replaced Your Toothbrush?

April 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:03 pm
close-up of blue and white frayed toothbrush head

Your toothbrush is one of your best friends in the battle against tooth decay and gum disease. However, toothbrushes tend to lose their effectiveness over time, which is why the American Dental Association recommends that everyone periodically replaces theirs. But just how often should you think about replacing your toothbrush? When you go shopping for a new one, what factors should you consider? In this blog post, we discuss these important questions.


Tips on How to Handle a Dental Emergency

March 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 9:22 pm
middle-aged man in blue shirt suffering toothache pain

A dental emergency can be a frightening and painful experience. What’s worse is that a dental emergency can strike anyone at any time — no one is exempt from the possibility. But what can you do if you find yourself suffering from a sudden, serious oral health problem? In this post, we discuss practical guidance that will help you assess the situation and take action to relieve your pain and minimize the damage to your smile.


How Regular Dental Visits Help You Save Money

March 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 9:19 pm
tooth model next to stacked coins against light background

As a thrifty, frugal individual, you may always be on the lookout for ways to save money. That’s certainly wise, but on your quest to keep a reasonable budget, it is important that you avoid saving money in the short-term only to get stuck with a huge bill later on. That’s exactly what might happen if you neglect regular visits to your dentist. Let’s discuss how routine dental care can benefit your pocketbook as much as it benefits your oral health.


Are Some People More Prone to Cavities Than Others?

February 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:12 pm
woman holding giant cupcake and tooth

Perhaps you are diligent about oral hygiene. You brush your teeth twice a day, you floss regularly, and you visit your dentist for routine checkups. Despite all of your efforts, however, you might find that you still end up with new cavities. Are you doing something wrong, or are genetics to blame? To understand the answer to that question, let’s talk about what causes cavities and how you can protect your smile even if you seem to be more prone to dental decay than others.


Need a New Dentist? Here’s What to Look For

February 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:09 pm
looking at dental website

“I need a new dentist.” Have you recently said those words? Perhaps you are new to an area, or maybe your former dentist did something that disappointed you. Whatever your reasons for searching for a new oral healthcare provider, you might find the task in front of you to be a little daunting. How can you find the right dentist for you? Here is a brief checklist to help you settle on someone who will give your smile — and the rest of you — the care you deserve.

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