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Cosmetic Dentistry Can Enhance Your Career!

August 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:57 pm
confident man with attractive smile thanks to cosmetic dental treatments

A good education, a strong work ethic, and an agreeable personality are all often regarded as essential elements in a successful career. But even if you have all those things in spades, you might still be lacking something: an attractive smile. If your teeth are crooked, stained, chipped, or missing altogether, your coworkers and employer (and potential employers) might unintentionally hold you back in your career. You might even be holding yourself back if flaws in your teeth are negatively affecting your confidence. Let’s discuss how cosmetic dental treatments can enhance your smile and maybe even give you an extra edge in the office.


How Long Does It Take to Make a CEREC Crown?

August 7, 2020

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Illustration of CEREC crown being placed on tooth

The traditional process for designing and placing a dental crown requires multiple appointments that are spread out across a few weeks or longer. Needless to say, many patients find the procedure to be time-consuming and bothersome. Fortunately, most people are candidates for a different type of restoration: a CEREC crown, which can be completed in a single dental appointment! In this blog post, we’ll discuss what a CEREC crown is, what the process involves, and how long a CEREC appointment typically lasts.


Want a Healthy Smile? Get into These 6 Habits

July 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:54 pm
 woman following dentist’s recommendation to drink plenty of water

Sound oral health is one of the cornerstones of sound overall health. Plus, when your teeth look good and function well, you are more likely to feel confident and happy. Really, it is worth every effort to protect your smile! But just how can you do that? A dentist is here to discuss some habits that can help you to enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.


Dental Emergency While Traveling? Here’s What to Do

July 14, 2020

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woman with toothache calling emergency dentist for help

Do you have travel plans this summer? With the COVID-19 crisis still in full swing, many families are taking long road trips and finding socially distant ways to enjoy an escape from the everyday routine. If you are going on vacation, you need to be well-prepared to handle the unexpected — and that means you should have an idea of what to do if you face a dental problem while you’re far away from your regular oral healthcare provider. An emergency dentist is here to provide practical guidance to help you out.


Why Is Flossing So Important?

June 20, 2020

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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

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 1:55 am
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.

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