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Trick or Treat! 4 Tips to Remember When Preparing to Eat Halloween Candy

October 31, 2019

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a bucket of Halloween candy

Admit it: you love your child’s Halloween treats just as much as they do. The moment you return to your home, you can’t wait to spill out the contents of the bucket and enjoy a few small pieces of sugary goodness. If you stick to eating it in moderation, you’ll likely be fine; however, the moment you realize you’ve demolished half the bucket, you and your teeth might be in trouble. Before the day arrives for your child to put on their costume and make their rounds around the neighborhood, here are 4 useful Halloween candy tips to remember when you get back home.

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Learn Why It’s Best to Maximize Your Insurance Benefits Before You Lose Them

October 28, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 2:10 pm
a couple shaking hands with a dental receptionist

Did you know your dental insurance benefits go to waste at the end of the year if you don’t use them? If you’re wondering how this is possible, take a look at how many times you visited your dentist’s office in the last 12 months. Were you told at any point that you needed a certain procedure or treatment but decided to put it off? If so, you’ll be wishing you hadn’t when January 1, 2020, arrives. Find out why it’s in your best interest to get the most out of your benefits before they expire at the end of the year.

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It’s Pumpkin Spice Season — Are Hot Drinks Bad for My Teeth?

September 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:31 pm
holding pumpkin spice latte

Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte launched 16 years ago. Since then, the giant coffee brand has sold hundreds of millions of its signature fall drink. Many other companies have launched their own versions of pumpkin spice flavoring. Indeed, it is difficult to resist the warm, comforting allure of this delicious concoction. Of course, when you aren’t indulging in fancy coffee, you might be sipping on other hot drinks, like plain coffee or tea, to stave off the chill of autumn. As you enjoy such beverages, you might begin to wonder, “Are hot drinks bad for my teeth?” Let’s discuss this important question.

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4 Dental Implant Myths Debunked

September 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:29 pm
myths vs facts bulletin board

Dental implants are among the most-talked about tooth replacement solutions, and for good reason. They are strong, long-lasting, and highly functional. Still, as much as you might have heard about dental implants, it’s possible that not everything you’ve heard is true. Let’s take a moment to debunk four of the most common myths about this treatment.

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4 Questions to Ask Your Dental Hygienist

August 20, 2019

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happy dental hygienist

Your dental hygienist is more than just the person who cleans your teeth and gently points out that you should floss more often. They are also a treasure trove of knowledge — and they are happy to share their insight with you! The next time you visit your dentist’s office for a cleaning, why not have some questions ready to ask your hygienist? The answers you receive will equip you to take better care of your oral health and improve your oral hygiene routine. But what questions should you ask? Below are a few suggestions to help you start making your list.

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Get an A+ Smile with a Back to School Dental Visit

August 5, 2019

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smiling elementary school girl

Life can get a little hectic when you’re preparing to send the kids back to school. You might have to shop for new clothes, pick up a long list of school supplies, and coordinate transportation for all your family members. In all of the back to school chaos, it can be all too easy to forget to bring your kids to your family dentist for their biannual checkup and cleaning. Let’s talk about why you shouldn’t skip this routine appointment and why the back to school season is the perfect time to get it taken care of.

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Dental Disaster on the Road? An Emergency Dentist Tells You What to Do

July 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 7:02 pm
woman in vacation clothes with toothache

A dental emergency is distressing no matter when or where it takes place, but it is especially stressful if you are far away from home — and far away from you regular dentist. What should you do if you find yourself in such a situation? Here are some tips from an emergency dentist to help you manage your pain and acquire the help you need to get back to feeling your best.

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Advice from a Dentist: Adopt These 5 Healthy Habits

July 6, 2019

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young woman eating celery

Your oral health is inextricably linked with your overall health. Maintaining your teeth and gums will spare you from pain, save you money, and may even reduce your risk of developing some systemic health issues, such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s. You have every reason to work to adopt habits that will protect your oral health from decay and gum disease. In this article, a dentist lists some of the best things you can do to safeguard your precious smile.

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What Are All the Tools My Dentist Uses?

June 24, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 7:32 pm
dental instruments

Some individuals find dental offices to be intimidating, especially when they walk into the exam room and see a bunch of unfamiliar tools laying out. What exactly do those tools do? Let’s discuss some common instruments that your dentist uses. When you know what they are and what purpose they serve, you might just realize that they’re nothing to be afraid of!

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Dental Emergency? Here Is What You Should Do

June 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 7:30 pm
emergency dental appointment

Emergencies come in all sorts of manifestations. You could have a medical emergency, a wardrobe emergency, a work emergency — or dental emergency. When you discover that your mouth is in sudden, serious pain, you may be at a loss as to what you should do. You may even be on the verge of panic. However, there is no need to be unduly frightened. In this blog post, we’ll discuss both how to identify a dental emergency and what you should do to cope with the situation.

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