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Why and How You Should Clean Your Tongue

May 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:08 pm
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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.

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

May 8, 2020

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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.

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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.

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When Was the Last Time You Replaced Your Toothbrush?

April 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:03 pm
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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.

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Tips on How to Handle a Dental Emergency

March 25, 2020

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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.

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How Regular Dental Visits Help You Save Money

March 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 9:19 pm
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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.

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Are Some People More Prone to Cavities Than Others?

February 18, 2020

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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.

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

February 4, 2020

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“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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Why Does My Tooth Hurt? Top 10 Reasons for a Toothache

January 27, 2020

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man with toothache

“Why does my tooth hurt?” The answer to that question can either be simple or complicated. It can either mean that your toothache is nothing to worry about or that you need emergency dental care. To help you better understand toothaches, a dentist in Colorado Springs has put together the following list of common causes of tooth pain.

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6 BIG Reasons Why You Should Regularly Visit Your Dentist

January 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 10:14 pm
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You want to live a full, healthy life. That is why you try to eat a balanced diet, see your doctor for your annual checkup, and stay physically active. But is it possible that your self-care routine is missing a key element? Lots of people neglect regular visits to their dentist. Let’s discuss six big reasons why you should never let more than six months go by without scheduling a dentist appointment with your local oral health professional.

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