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What Makes Dental Implants Work So Well?

April 4, 2024

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3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants are famed for their unbelievable durability. They routinely outlast other methods of tooth replacement by a matter of two-to-one, with many restorations enduring over 30 years without issue. If they’re maintained well, they might even last a lifetime!

You might wonder, what is it that makes the method of replacing teeth so much better than any other? If you’re curious, here are a few of the factors that make dental implants so successful.

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Complete Care: Health Factors to Discuss at Your Next Dental Checkup

March 22, 2024

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Patient talking to their dentist at their dental checkup

While the main focus of your dental checkup is your teeth and gums, your dentist needs a complete picture. Many systemic health conditions can affect your oral health, and vice versa. So, it’s a great idea to talk about your overall health with your dentist. If you’re not sure where to begin, continue reading. You’ll find some crucial health factors you should bring up during your next dental checkup to ensure complete care.

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6 Notorious Foods That Get Stuck in Your Teeth

March 14, 2024

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woman using a toothpick on stuck food in her teeth

Public speaking is a major fear for many people. In fact, it ranks higher than death! After lunch, it’s time for you to stand up and deliver your well-prepared presentation, but you suddenly feel a bit of food between your front teeth heightening your anxiety.

Want to avoid this kind of scenario? Any food can be to blame, but being aware of the most common culprits of getting stuck in your teeth can help you keep your smile clear and ready for anything!

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Hydration is the Key to Good Dental Health

February 23, 2024

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Woman sipping a glass of waterYour teeth can last for a lifetime with the correct care. Brushing and flossing lessen your risk of preventable issues that can lead to tooth loss, like cavities and gum disease. Routine dental appointments allow your dentist to monitor your dental health to detect anything concerning early to keep your mouth healthy. However, did you know there’s another important piece to good oral health? Believe it or not, hydration is key to keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

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The Relationship Between Oral and Heart Health

February 6, 2024

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person holding a paper heart

February is commonly associated with Valentine’s Day, a time when many couples exchange flowers, chocolates, and gifts to express their love on the 14th. While Valentine’s Day is a significant cultural event, February is also recognized as American Heart Health Month, focusing on cardiovascular health. Surprisingly, maintaining good oral health can contribute to a healthier heart. Explore the connection between oral health and heart health in the following discussion.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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