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How Can You Avoid Red Wine Stains on Your Teeth During the Holidays?

November 16, 2023

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You’re at a holiday party, and red wine is being served. It can be all too tempting to simply take a sip without a second thought. But before you indulge in your drink, it’s important to remember that red wine is rather infamous for staining teeth. As such, you may want to take some precautions so that you can enjoy your beverage without having to worry about what your smile will look like afterward. Here’s a quick overview from your dentist on what you need to know about red wine and dental stains.


Prepare for the Thanksgiving Feast: Why Saliva Is Wonderful When Eating

October 13, 2023

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Thanksgiving turkey

Every year, the family gathers around the table in November to enjoy a Thanksgiving spread. While some households are more traditional about the foods on the table than others, most families will take some time before eating to list what they are thankful for. When your friends and family members are listing things like health, family, shelter, and all those other wonderful things, take some time to appreciate the wonders of saliva. Here’s why you should be especially grateful for everything saliva does for your dental and overall health when you’re enjoying your Thanksgiving feast.


Oral Care Habits for Dental Hygiene Month

October 4, 2023

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Close up of a woman holding a toothbrushOctober is Dental Hygiene Month, which focuses on raising awareness about the importance of good brushing and flossing habits. Your teeth are supposed to last for a lifetime, but 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Tooth loss is often caused by preventable issues, like cavities and gum disease. Not to mention, your overall health relies on a healthy mouth. Here are 3 ways you can achieve better oral health and wellness by keeping your mouth clean.


How Can My Oral Hygiene Affect My Metabolism?

September 13, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

Metabolic syndrome happens when the body becomes resistant to insulin, and it can cause a massive range of systemic health issues. If left untreated, it will lead to graver problems like diabetes and heart disease. Dental science has been accumulating more and more evidence of a link between metabolic disorders and oral inflammation. Here’s what you should know about how your oral hygiene can affect your metabolic health.


3 Reasons You Should Start Invisalign Before the Year Ends

September 9, 2023

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a person smiling while holding their Invisalign aligner

The end of the year is rapidly approaching, meaning that there might be quite a few things on your to-do list. But few people consider seeking orthodontic treatment during this time of the year—even though it’s in their best interest to do so! By opting for Invisalign, you are ensuring that you’re taking full advantage of your dental insurance benefits before they expire, while also boosting your oral health and quality of life. Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t hesitate to start Invisalign before the year’s end!


Support Your Child’s Academic Success with Good Oral Health

August 21, 2023

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Young girl in classroomA new school year is here. As your child heads back to the classroom, school supplies aren’t the only thing they need to succeed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 34 million school hours are lost annually from oral health issues, many of which are preventable. Researchers have found that dental health directly influences a child’s school performance. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your little one has the healthy smile they need to succeed.


5 Ways Cosmetic Dentistry Can Keep Your Smile Young

July 7, 2023

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Veneer examples in front of a woman's toothy grin

No matter what age you are, your smile is important. When it comes to your teeth, you don’t have to be in a rush. As time goes on and you grow older, your teeth will become discolored and worn down no matter how thorough your oral hygiene routine is. If you want to restore your youthful glow, here are 5 ways cosmetic dentistry can keep your smile young.


Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Your Summer Vacation

June 8, 2023

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Smiling young woman with cameraSummer is here, which means it’s time to pack your bags to take a much-needed vacation. As you reserve your hotel room or book your flight, visiting your dentist probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list before you leave. However, skipping your semi-annual appointment may cause a dental emergency to interrupt your travel plans. Here is how a quick trip to your dentist can safeguard your smile against dental emergencies.


5 Oral Health Tips to Keep In Mind This Summer

May 15, 2023

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Three people sitting and smiling outside during the summer

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying yourself during your summer vacation, but you need to be careful. Between the break in your routine and all the treats you’re likely partaking in, it’s all too easy to become less diligent about your oral health without even realizing it. To make sure that your smile is still intact by the end of the summer, your preventive dentist has 5 tips that you should keep in mind.


5 Ways to Keep Your Smile Safe & Healthy This Summer

May 1, 2023

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a woman smiling with healthy teeth during the summer

What are your plans for the summer? It most probably includes making special memories with your family and friends. Whether you will be enjoying an overseas trip or pool time fun, you will want to always keep your oral health in its best condition. No one wants a dental emergency to dampen the good times! Here are five ways to keep your smile safe and healthy this summertime.

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