Dooley Dental Blog

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

January 3, 2024

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people celebrating New Year’s

Embarking on New Year’s resolutions offers an excellent opportunity to set personal goals, ranging from travel and career advancements to honing culinary skills. Amidst the myriad of possibilities for fulfilling aspirations in the upcoming year, have you thought about crafting resolutions that specifically focus on enhancing your oral health? This journey of self-improvement can contribute to a healthier and more vibrant smile. In the following paragraphs, we will explore five thoughtful suggestions to nurture your dental well-being in the new year.


The Smile Factor: Can Cosmetic Dentistry Boost Your Career?

December 22, 2023

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A woman smiling after her cosmetic dentistry treatments

Are you looking for a way to get ahead in your career? According to research, cosmetic dentistry might be able to provide the boost you need. In the competitive world of professional careers, your appearance can make or break the perception of your personal brand.

So, it stands to reason that your smile could make a difference in the number of doors that open to you in your career. Read on to learn how cosmetic dentistry could give you a leg up.


Stuff the Stockings with 3 Smile-Friendly Gift Ideas

December 4, 2023

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a row of Christmas stockings

Finding the perfect stocking stuffers for your family can be difficult, especially if you’re looking to stay away from candy and other types of sugar. You want their smiles to remain healthy and free of cavities, but what kind of gifts will spur excitement when it’s time to pour out the contents to see what is inside? To help alleviate some of the stress, here are 3 unique ideas that will leave your family smiling. 


Turkey, Pie, and Healthy Teeth: Finding Gratitude This Thanksgiving

November 22, 2023

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A family enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner with great oral health

Thanksgiving is here once again and with it, all the trappings of food, friends, and fellowship. One thing often missing from the equation, however, is the importance of your oral health. Your pearly whites allow you to savor your food, socialize, and smile your best. Shouldn’t that be worthy of some thanks?

If you want to show your teeth some appreciation this holiday season, continue reading. You’ll find the best ways to care for your teeth while you’re chowing down.


What is Plaque & How You Can Get Rid of It?

November 18, 2023

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Young woman looking in mirror and brushing her teethIf you’ve skipped brushing in the morning or at night, your teeth can feel sticky or slimy when running your tongue over them. They will feel dirty or fuzzy from a buildup of plaque. If it isn’t removed at least twice daily, it can increase your risk of various dental issues, including tooth loss. You don’t have to let the biofilm wreak havoc on your smile. Here’s what causes it and what you can do to get rid of it. 


4 Tips to Enjoy Halloween Treats

October 24, 2023

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Three wooden toothbrushes in a plastic jack-o-lantern.

Halloween is here, and that means spooky scares and lots of sweets! After a long night of trick-or-treating, though, many parents worry about their children’s dental health. Even if you’ve had them brush and floss their teeth regularly, there’s still a chance the extra sugar could result in a cavity. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do as a parent to help your child avoid an emergency visit to your dentist. Keep reading to learn 4 tips to help keep their smile healthy if they plan to participate in the festivities.


Visions of Perfection: What Makes a Smile Beautiful?

October 10, 2023

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Woman in yellow shirt in front of yellow background smiling and pointing to her teeth

Do you feel like you have to hold back when you grin? Are you anxious at social gatherings because of flaws in your teeth? Fortunately, your dentist has solutions to address overcrowding, stains, chips, cracks, and even misalignments. Depending on your circumstances, they’ll be able to provide different treatment options to perfect your teeth. But what is included in the essence of a beautiful smile? Studies have revealed what people consider it to be. Keep reading to learn more and how your dentist can help!


4 Interesting Facts About Gum Disease

September 18, 2023

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person with gum disease covering mouth

As September rolls around, it’s time to focus on gum care, as this month is dedicated to raising awareness about the health of our gums. In the spirit of Gum Care Awareness Month, let’s take a closer look at some essential facts about gum disease and how you can prevent it. Read on to discover valuable insights that will help you maintain your gum health and overall well-being.


Why White Teeth Aren’t Always Healthy

September 5, 2023

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puzzled woman

As we age, life teaches us the importance of not jumping to conclusions about our health without a thorough assessment. One prevalent misconception is associating white teeth with good oral health. Although there can be some overlap, it’s essential to recognize that teeth can appear white but still have underlying issues. Dive into this article to understand the factors contributing to this phenomenon and how to attain both white teeth and excellent oral health.


The Most Common Oral Health Conditions

August 27, 2023

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Oral hygiene productsDid you know that your oral health and overall wellness are closely connected? Many dental problems can affect your health. Tooth decay isn’t the only thing that can damage your smile. Here are 4 common oral health conditions and what you can do to prevent them.


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