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Could Scheduling My Child for a Dental Appointment Set Them Up for Success This Coming School Year?

August 11, 2023

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Imagine sitting down for a junior high math test. You’ve studied hard and you’re ready to ace the exam, but when you’re ten problems deep, you’re struck with a sudden toothache. You keep plowing through the test, but focusing becomes harder as the pain gets worse and worse, turning what should have been an A into a C.

This is a harsh reality that can happen to your student without proper oral care. That’s why it’s a great idea to schedule your child for a dental appointment before school begins. Your dentist will be able to catch any small issues before they become major obstacles during the school year. Here’s more about how this preventive measure can help your child’s grades.


What Exactly Is Involved in Cosmetic Dentistry?

July 25, 2023

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Not feeling very happy or confident about your smile? The good news is that you don’t have to settle for pearly whites you can’t feel proud to show off. Cosmetic dentistry can help improve a wide range of flaws that you might be experiencing, such as chips, cracks, stains, or misalignment issues. To help you achieve your dream look, here are some of the treatments that you might consider.


Have Dental Implants? Here’s How to Chow Down This Summer

July 13, 2023

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Barbeques are supposed to be a summertime blast, and that smokey charcoal smell can get your mouth watering much more than a dinner bell. Sadly, backyard cookouts can be a drag if you can’t chew certain foods. The good news is that dental implants can restore your chewing ability because they work like real teeth. Here are some classic summertime foods you can eat with dental implants along with some special considerations for the feast.


Caring For Your Oral Health Over Summer Vacation

June 29, 2023

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Some people spend all year looking forward to taking a trip for the summer. If you’ve been planning what you’re going to for a while, you’re probably more than ready to kick back and relax.

However, no matter where you’re going this summer, your teeth are going to be right beside you. To prevent having to deal with cavities when you come back, you’ll have to take care of your oral health. Here’s how you can do that without compromising on your enjoyment.


How to Make a Good Impression on Others

June 10, 2023

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One of the most valuable skills in any career is also one of the most difficult to actually learn—people skills. There are no shortages of books, videos, and expensive courses that claim to offer the secrets to human connection, and that speaks to the strong desire for people to learn these skills.

While there isn’t any single answer to how best to seem approachable, there are a few things that you can do to seem more appealing. Here are some things you may want to try.


Give Your Graduate the Gift of a Brighter Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

May 10, 2023

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If someone close to you is about to graduate from high school or college, you’re probably feeling both proud of them and excited for their future prospects! But you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to give them an edge as they receive their diploma and gear up to enter the “real” world—and there is! You can gift your loved one a brighter and whiter smile with the help of cosmetic dentistry, and by doing so, you won’t just ensure that their pearly whites look stunning as they walk across the stage; you’ll also be providing them with an advantage as they kick off their professional career! Keep reading to learn more.


3 Reasons to Start Your Summer with a Dental Checkup

May 3, 2023

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Summer is finally here—get ready for warmer temperatures, poolside shenanigans, and plenty of backyard cookouts with family and friends! But before you kick off your festivities, have you considered visiting your dentist for a checkup and cleaning? It might not sound like the most exciting way to spend your downtime, but there’s no doubt that it’ll set your smile up for lasting health and beauty. Here are three reasons you should consider stopping by your dentist’s office before enjoying your summer.


Everything You Should Know about Oral Cancer

April 27, 2023

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, when dental professionals do whatever they can to get the word out about this deadly disease. Oral cancer is a dreadfully common condition—it’s estimated that someone is killed by this disease every hour of every day.

One of the best things you can do to improve your outcome is to find the signs and begin treatment early. Here are some of the risk factors and symptoms to watch for.


3 Things Your Tax Return Can Do For your Smile that Insurance Can’t

April 6, 2023

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If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you have an interest in keeping your oral health in the best shape possible. That means that you probably have dental insurance and use it well, seeing your dentist multiple times a year.

If you’re like many Americans, you’re also going to be getting a tax refund soon. That can give you an opportunity to pay for something beyond preventive care, maybe something that your insurance wouldn’t ordinarily pay for. Here are a few ways that your tax refund can better your oral health!


Spring Cleaning for Teeth: 4 Simple Steps

March 21, 2023

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You probably feel like you do a good job of taking care of your smile throughout the year, but the truth is that there could easily be some room for improvement in your oral hygiene routine. This year, why not give your smile its own kind of spring cleaning? Below are 4 steps that can help keep your teeth looking and feeling fresh over the coming months.

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