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4 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

April 2, 2024

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person on summer vacation smiling on a beach

Planning a summer vacation? Many people are excitedly making plans for this fun season. Whether you’re heading to the beach, mountains, or another destination, it’s sure to be enjoyable. However, it’s important not to forget about your dental health. Visit your dentist before you leave to ensure everything is in good shape. Continue reading to learn about four key reasons to schedule a dental appointment before your trip.


Aesthetic Improvements: 3 Ways to Enhance Your Smile

February 5, 2024

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Woman in white shirt with pink nails pointing to her smile

We all want the perfectly flawless smiles that we see on celebrities but if you have defects in your teeth, you might feel self-conscious or defeated. You know that your dentist can help with cosmetic dentistry but might assume that these are exclusive services reserved only for the rich and the famous. Fortunately, that’s not true! There are several ways your dentist can help you enhance your appearance. Keep reading to learn more about 3 procedures that can give you a smile worthy of the red carpet!


‘Tis the Season: Dentist-Approved Holiday Meals

December 8, 2023

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holiday meal

As the holiday season draws near, the tempting array of festive treats may seem like a potential threat to your oral health. However, fear not! Navigating the indulgent delights of holiday feasts doesn’t have to come at the expense of your radiant smile. Fortunately, there are mouthwatering options that not only cater to your taste buds but also contribute to maintaining a healthy beam throughout the holidays. Continue reading for a curated selection of dentist-approved meals, ensuring you can relish the joy of the season without compromising your oral well-being.


4 Ways to Show Your Teeth You Care This Thanksgiving

November 14, 2023

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Table set with Thanksgiving meal and decorations

Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to express our gratitude to those in our lives who are there for us or show us kindness and support. It’s important to remember and say thank you to the people, places, and things that we might otherwise take for granted. In all the business of the season, don’t forget that your teeth play an important role in your life, too. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to eat the many delicious treats that come with this holiday, like turkey salad or pumpkin pie. It’s important to maintain dental hygiene to prevent dental issues from cropping up this holiday. Keep reading to learn 4 ways you can show your teeth that you care!


Give Your Toothbrush Some TLC With Proper Storage

September 15, 2023

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A toothbrush holder with multiple toothbrushes in it

Take a moment to list off all the things that make a great oral care routine. Once you’re done, check it over. Is proper toothbrush storage on that list? If not, don’t worry, you’re not being graded—yet! If you want to learn how to store your toothbrush for optimal oral care, continue reading.


Easy Home Remedies for Toothaches

July 4, 2023

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Digital model of a toothacheA toothache can occur with no warning. It can be difficult to focus on anything else when experiencing dental pain. If a toothache has interrupted your plans for the day, don’t panic. Here’s how to keep your discomfort under control until you can see your emergency dentist.


Can I Put My Knocked-Out Tooth Back in Its Socket?

May 5, 2023

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a closeup of someone holding a knocked out tooth

It can be incredibly alarming to sustain a blow to the face, look down at the ground, and notice one of your pearly whites has been knocked out! But when this happens, there’s no reason to let panic set in—the world isn’t ending, and the solution can be resolved with the help of your emergency dentist! However, you might wonder if you can replace the tooth in its socket yourself, rather than visiting your provider. Here’s more about what you should do if you have a knocked-out tooth and some tips for preventing additional teeth from being lost.


My Toothache Seems Worse at Nighttime: What Should I Do?

March 3, 2023

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a patient suffering from a toothache at nighttime

Toothaches can be frustrating—and they often have the annoying knack of occurring when it’s least convenient! But have you ever experienced a toothache that seemed to become worse at nighttime? Needless to say, this can make it quite difficult to get a good night’s rest. Here’s more from your dentist about what causes tooth pain to worsen at nighttime, along with some tips for alleviating your discomfort and getting back to bed.


How to Get the Most Out of Your Veneers

January 15, 2023

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Woman looking in mirror to brush her teethA picture-perfect smile is possible with veneers; however, they are a big investment. Bonding them to the front surfaces of the teeth visible when smiling addresses many imperfections at once. You can save time and money because you won’t need multiple treatments. Unfortunately, veneers don’t last forever, but they can thrive for a decade or longer with the correct care. Here’s how you can get the most out of your veneers before needing replacements.


5 Stain-Causing Thanksgiving Foods

November 1, 2022

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Thanksgiving foods on tableYou’ll have plenty of reasons to smile during the holidays as you gather with friends and loved ones. Don’t let tooth discoloration hold you back from feeling your best. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the foods and drinks you choose can stain your enamel. You don’t have to skip your seasonal favorites. Here are 4 Thanksgiving foods to watch out for and what you can do to protect your pearly whites


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