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Summer Smiles: 3 Helpful Dental Care Tips

May 5, 2024

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Woman in blue striped shirt and straw hat smiling at the beach

May has arrived, bringing warmer weather and brighter, sunnier days. Summer is just around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to start planning your vacation. Whether you’re planning on traveling abroad or intend to relax at home, you’re probably eager to take a break from work to kick back and relax.

However, it’s easy to fall into some negative dental habits when your schedule changes or you’re away from home. For example, you might be tempted to indulge in certain foods or skip brushing and flossing your teeth now and then. This can lead to cavities and gum disease, which would put a real damper on your time off.

Keep reading to learn 3 tips for keeping your smile happy and healthy this season so you won’t have a dental dilemma!


It Might Be Time To Spring Clean your Teeth!

March 6, 2024

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Someone smiling brightly

Now that the weather is starting to warm up, you might be considering the prospect of a spring cleaning. This can be an opportunity to do some of the chores you’ve been putting off, like cleaning gutters or clearing out clutter.

Since you’re in the hygienic mood, you might consider a spring cleaning for your teeth as well.


The Impact of Oral Health on Your Love Life

February 10, 2024

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People smiling on a date

In the complex world of dating, we often focus on compatibility, personality, and physical attraction. However, one aspect that’s frequently overlooked but equally important is oral health. Surprisingly, poor dental hygiene can significantly impact one’s love life, potentially becoming a deal-breaker for many.


What Should I Know About ClearCorrect Orthodontic Treatments?

December 13, 2023

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Lady shows off pretty smile.

Many people are concerned about the alignment of their teeth, but don’t want to get traditional braces because they require dietary restrictions and have conspicuous metal parts. Thankfully, ClearCorrect allows many patients to straighten out their smiles with removable and virtually invisible clear aligners. However, they do require a significant amount of effort on the part of the patient, and it’s important to know what it will require of you before you commit to it. Here are a few frequently asked questions about ClearCorrect and their answers.


Stains and Teeth Don’t Pair Well: Avoiding Red Wine Discoloration During the Holidays

November 10, 2023

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Red wine

The holidays are those special times of the year when we gather together to spend time with friends and family, exchange gifts, and appreciate everything we have to be grateful for. Red wine is a common libation at many holiday gatherings because of its rich, bold taste and how it pairs so well with beef and lamb. While everyone knows that red wine is notorious for staining clothes and furniture, it can also lead to the discoloration of your teeth. Here’s why that happens and how you can keep your smile shiny and bright.


3 Tips to Incorporate as Part of National Dental Hygiene Month

October 11, 2023

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young woman on a couch showing off healthy smile

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and dentists throughout the United States are continuing their efforts to encourage optimal oral health. Apart from encouraging patients to seek professional care every six months, they are also offering tips to improve at-home habits that benefit patients’ mouths and bodies. To ensure that your smile doesn’t suffer this year, here are 3 dental hygiene tips to incorporate into your routine.


Why Do Patients Skip Out on Fillings?

September 8, 2023

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A dentist explaining dental insurance to her patients

Fillings are an essential component of many treatment plans. Most people by the age of 30 have had at least one cavity, and a good dental filling can last a long time with proper care. So why do many people skip them when dental insurance will cover them by 80 percent or more?

If you want to explore this thinking and learn a little about dental insurance along the way, continue reading.


4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Dental Crown

August 10, 2023

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Metal free dental crown resting atop a finger with two models of jaws in the background

A dental crown provides a durable and lifelike solution for a severely decayed or damaged tooth that a filling alone can’t fix. While they are strong and are designed to be long-lasting, they aren’t indestructible. Eventually, you’ll need to replace them. With proper maintenance and care, your dental crown can last ten – or even fifteen – years. However, how do you know when it’s due for a replacement? What should you watch out for that could occur even before your restoration hits the ten-year mark? Here are 4 signs it’s time to replace your dental crown.


5 Ways to Turn Back the Clock on Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

July 17, 2023

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a woman smiling with bright teeth after undergoing cosmetic dentistry

Have you noticed any wear and tear on your smile from years of use? Even if you’ve practiced good oral hygiene all of your life, it’s quite common for people’s teeth to become discolored or show signs of aging. However, if you’re unhappy with the way your grin looks or you don’t feel confident about your appearance when talking or laughing, then you might consider undergoing cosmetic dentistry. Keep reading to learn five kinds of treatments you can get to achieve a younger-looking smile!


Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Your Summer Vacation

May 22, 2023

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Woman pulling suitcase through airportChildren are out of school for summer, which means it’s a perfect time for a vacation. As you book your hotel and plan your itinerary, don’t forget to schedule an appointment with your dentist before you leave. The last thing you want to interrupt your travel plans is a dental emergency. Here’s why you should schedule a cleaning and checkup before hitting the road.


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