Dooley Dental Blog

4 Oral Health Tips for Your Summer Vacation

May 11, 2022

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Cartoon tooth in swimsuit

The dog days of summer are finally here again. You and the kids are probably itching for a much-needed getaway, right? Still, don’t let the prospect of beach parties make you forget about your teeth and gums. Your vacation will be all the sweeter when it involves good oral health.

Here are four summer-themed dental care tips from your dentist in Spring Lake. Follow them so your time in the sun will be truly fun!

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Do Dental Implants Stain Like Real Teeth?

May 5, 2022

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3D model of dental implant

Dental implants are undoubtedly a great and effective tooth-replacement treatment. Still, don’t assume their stain-resistant properties mean they don’t need ongoing dental care. However strong and sturdy they are, implants’ looks won’t take care of themselves.

Listed below is a summary of implant staining from your dentist in Spring Lake. Read on to keep your implants white and shiny for a long time!

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3 Ways Your Tax Refund Can Benefit Your Smile

April 7, 2022

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Tax refund

Tax Day will be here before you know it, and you may already be excited to have a little bit of extra cash floating around that wasn’t available before. There are countless things that you could invest your tax refund on, but many people end up spending this on things that they don’t necessarily need. Something that you could benefit from is investing your tax refund on your smile. Read on to learn a few reasons why you should invest in your oral health for this occasion.

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Spring Cleaning: Why It Should Include a Dental Checkup and More

March 13, 2022

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Mother and daughter brushing teeth ahead of their spring cleaning

When the spring season appears, you’re likely thinking about ways to spend more time outside with friends and family. Of course, it’s also an ideal time to break out the cleaning supplies and give your home the routine maintenance it needs! But when most people hear the phrase “spring cleaning,” they often don’t think about their oral health. Not only is it a perfect time to reexamine your day-to-day oral care habits, but schedule a routine dental cleaning with a dentist. Learn the best tips to consider at home and the benefits of setting up a visit early in the year!

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Why Does Heart Health Begin with a Smile?

February 24, 2022

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heart 3D illustration

When you think of February, Valentine’s Day probably quickly comes to mind. However, there is another reason why you should be thinking of hearts. February is American Heart Month! This is the perfect time to learn more about your body so you can stay healthy. One step to keep your cardiovascular health in good standing is maintaining an excellent oral hygiene routine to prevent gum disease. Your dentist in Spring Lake warns the two have more in common than you may think. Continue reading for information about the relationship between the health of your smile and your heart.

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What Are Tips for Transitioning from Dentures to Dental Implants?

February 4, 2022

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3D illustration of dental implants

The more you learn about dental implants, the more you are going to want them to be the long-term solution for your missing teeth. Nothing against your dentures; they’ve helped you out for the last several years. But you’ve done some research and you are getting ready to make a move. Keep reading to learn why you should transition from dentures, what is required to be a candidate for dental implants in Spring Lake, and what you should know to feel certain about your decision.

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Tips on New Year’s Resolutions from Your Dentist in Spring Lake

January 24, 2022

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woman with 2022 new year’s balloons

Improving your health and keeping more money in your bank account, that’s a pretty excellent win-win situation right there. There are many New Year’s resolutions that will help you in both respects, and the ones that involve improving your oral health certainly qualify. You can alter your daily oral hygiene regimen, and before long you’ve changed a problematic behavior without even thinking about it. Keep reading for suggestions from your dentist in Spring Lake on New Year’s resolutions for a healthy smile.

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3 Diet Trends That Aren’t Good for Your Smile

January 6, 2022

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Juice

There always seems to be a new fad diet out there. Whether your goal is to watch the number on the scale go down, or you just want to cut out additional junk food in your life, some can be effective. However, not all diet trends have the best effect on your smile. Because of this, it’s always important that you do your research before trying one out. Continue reading to learn about three popular fad diets that you should be especially careful of.

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Tips on Bad Habits to Avoid with Dental Implants

December 4, 2021

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anatomy of healthy teeth and dental implant

You wouldn’t buy a convertible and then leave the top down with a thunderstorm in the forecast – at least not without regretting it.

Your dental implants are like that convertible. It’s not hyperbole to say that they are more valuable than a car in terms of their impact on your quality of life. It makes all the sense in the world that you would want to take good care of them, so they last many years.

On that note, there are things you really want to refrain from doing to ensure their lifespan. Here are bad habits to avoid from your dentist to protect your dental implants in Spring Lake.

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Are Dental Implants Covered by Dental Insurance?

November 5, 2021

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Close-up Of Tooth In Front Of Businessperson Calculating Bill

Dental insurance is designed to promote preventive care that helps people avoid oral infections and tooth decay. That is why most dental insurance plans cover two exams and cleanings each year at 100%. When it comes to replacing missing teeth with dental implants, however, insurance coverage is a bit more complicated. Do you want to restore your smile in an affordable way? Keep reading to learn how insurance treats dental implants in Spring Lake and how to make the most of your benefits.

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