212017Feb
Cosmetic Dentistry: Know Your Options

Cosmetic Dentistry: Know Your Options

Your smile is an important part of who you are, and can be critical for making a great first, second, and hundredth impression on those you meet. While a committed approach to daily oral hygiene remains an essential part of any strategy to maintain that smile, your dentist has a vital role to play as…

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162017Feb
Spring Cleaning and Your Smile Makeover

Spring Cleaning and Your Smile Makeover

This time of year can be confusing in many ways. If you’re one of those people who looks forward to scheduling a good spring cleaning, however, things can get even more complicated when even the groundhogs disagree. With Phil calling for another six weeks of winter and Chuck betting on an early thaw, where does…

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312017Jan
Six Early Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Six Early Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the most difficult conditions for patients to detect in its early stages, since its symptoms are often so subtle that the average patient just dismisses the possibility of any serious ailment. Unfortunately, it’s not a condition that can be safely ignored, since it remains one of the main reasons for…

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192017Jan
Can Your Visit to the Dentist Prevent Pneumonia?

Can Your Visit to the Dentist Prevent Pneumonia?

According to official estimates, about a million Americans each year experience the infectious condition known as pneumonia. Roughly 50,000 of those patients end up dying from the illness. Of course, most people know that many of those patients are elderly, suffering from lung ailments, or otherwise in poor health. Now, new research suggests that there…

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172017Jan
Start the Year with Whiter Teeth

Start the Year with Whiter Teeth

With 2017 here, many of us are still struggling to figure out how to keep some of those New Year’s resolutions that we made the night before we threw out last year’s calendar. You probably know all the most common resolutions already: lose a few pounds; spend more time with the kids; finally get around…

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52017Jan
Is Mouthwash Part of Your Daily Oral Hygiene Regimen?

Is Mouthwash Part of Your Daily Oral Hygiene Regimen?

Studies continue to show that far too many of us neglect at least one element of our dental hygiene regimen. Dentists and researchers have long recommended a regular oral hygiene regimen that includes daily brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use, as well as scheduled visits to the dentist for checkups and maintenance treatment. And while there’s…

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292016Dec
Can Fruits and Vegetables Reduce Oral Cancer Risk?

Can Fruits and Vegetables Reduce Oral Cancer Risk?

In the battle against oral cancer, there’s been a great deal of attention paid to things that we shouldn’t do – like using tobacco. When health experts do focus their attention on positive steps that we can take to reduce the risk of oral cancer, they tend to emphasize things like brushing, flossing, and the…

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202016Dec
Why Fluoride is Your Friend

Why Fluoride is Your Friend

It seems that every few years, there’s some sort of move to frighten the public about one thing or another. We all remember the egg scare from years ago, when Americans were warned that eating eggs would raise our cholesterol and kill us prematurely. It was only after tens of millions of people adjusted their…

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142016Dec
Xerostomia and its Impact on Older Dental Patients

Xerostomia and its Impact on Older Dental Patients

As the nation’s population continues to grow grayer, dentists around the country are focusing even more attention on the oral health challenges seniors often face. The need for this increased attention is only enhanced by many seniors’ reliance on medications to treat many age-related conditions and other medical ailments like hypertension and diabetes. For many…

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62016Dec
Charcoal Teeth Whitening? Don’t Believe Everything You Read Online!

Charcoal Teeth Whitening? Don’t Believe Everything You Read Online!

Americans love white teeth. They truly do. In fact, it’s become something of a national obsession in recent decades, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. If the quest for bright, white teeth and a perfect smile helps to motivate people to stick to their recommended daily dental hygiene routines and show up for their…

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272016Nov
The Worst Habits that Can Damage Your Teeth

The Worst Habits that Can Damage Your Teeth

With the holiday season in full swing and sweet treats and all manner of culinary delights on everyone’s menus, it’s more important than ever to focus on proper dental care. Unfortunately, many of us have bad habits that can increase the risk of serious damage to our teeth and gums. To improve dental health and…

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192016Nov
Could a New Toothpaste Help in Your Battle Against Plaque?

Could a New Toothpaste Help in Your Battle Against Plaque?

We’ve reported in the past about all the various ways that your dental health can negatively impact your body, as plaque and various inflammatory conditions can cause or exacerbate conditions like heart disease. And, of course, you already know about the main weapons at your disposal for combatting these health concerns: brushing, flossing, and regular…

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