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National Nutrition Month: Which Foods Will Improve Oral Health?

March 3, 2020

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Table with nutritional foods put into the shape of a heart for National Nutrition MonthMarch is National Nutrition Month, which means it’s time to start making good choices regarding the foods you eat. While you may know that eating healthier can shrink your waistband and reduce your risk of heart disease, did you also know that it can improve your oral health? If it sounds too good to be true, read on to find out which foods you should start incorporating into your diet for stronger teeth and healthier gums.

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Setting the Record Straight: Debunking 4 Common Dental Myths

February 17, 2020

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a middle-aged man looking in the mirror and brushing his teeth hard with a manual toothbrushMy teeth look fine, so I don’t need to go to the dentist. Flossing isn’t necessary as long as I use an electric toothbrush. My gums bleed a bit when brushing, but it’s nothing to worry about. If you have fallen victim to believing these common dental myths, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, misconceptions about oral hygiene have spread far and wide over the years. As a result, millions of people suffer from the consequences brought on by wrong information. In an effort to curb this, let a local dentist debunk four of the most common myths and help you achieve better oral health.

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The Dangerous Connection Between Your Gums and Heart

February 5, 2020

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a digital image of the gum line receding around a bottom row of teeth, which is one of the symptoms of gum diseaseDid you know that American Heart Association Month and Gum Disease Awareness Month both occur in February? If you think this is sheer coincidence, it’s highly unlikely, especially since the soft tissue surrounding your teeth and the organ that pumps blood through your body are closely connected. In fact, if your gum health is lacking and resulting in inflamed, bleeding, and discolored tissue, it can take very little time for your heart to experience negative effects. To learn how this is possible and what you can do to stop it, read on.

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4 Ways You Can Take Care of Your Oral Health During Cold and Flu Season

January 18, 2020

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a woman blowing her nose It is that time of year when the unwelcome cold and flu season hits, and it usually rears its head at the most inopportune times. While you’re at home coughing, hacking, and blowing your nose for the 100th time, you hope that your symptoms don’t cause you to miss out on your upcoming annual Mardi Gras festivities…again. As you work to improve your situation with helpful products from the store, think about what you can do to ensure your oral health also stays in check. To help, a dentist shares 4 ways you can keep your teeth and gums from becoming a victim of your dreading cold or flu.

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Tooth Loss and Facial Shape: How Dental Implants Can Restore Your Appearance

January 5, 2020

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a diagram of a mouth with a missing toothWhen experiencing tooth loss, you may start to think about how it will impact your entire facial shape. When thinking about the images of older people without teeth whose mouths appear sunken or drawn inward, you scramble to find a dental professional who can help. Fortunately, there is a solution that can prevent this type of result and instead, provide enhanced aesthetics and greater oral health – dental implants. Read on to learn more about how tooth loss can negatively impact your smile and how these unique restorations can restore its appearance and structural integrity.

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Your Dentist Shares 4 Ways to Stay Cavity-Free During the Holidays

December 5, 2019

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a young man and woman smiling while holding gifts Your dentist is your biggest advocate for achieving and maintaining a healthy smile. From encouraging you to keep your regular checkups and cleanings to offering useful tips for better at-home oral health, you can count on him to help you reach your dental goals. With the holidays quickly approaching, you can keep your dental professional happy by ensuring your mouth is cavity-free. Here are 4 ways to maintain your smile well into the new year.

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Why Soaking Dentures Matters (And Other Denture Maintenance Tips)

November 19, 2019

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dentures in a glass of waterTaking proper care of your dentures is important because good maintenance will keep your mouth healthy and can help you go longer between replacements. Soaking dentures is one key step that some people forget. Keep reading to learn more about why soaking is so important — and then find some additional bonus tips for better denture maintenance overall. (more…)

It’s National Dental Hygiene Month! Here’s How to Honor It.

October 30, 2019

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woman using toothbrushEvery year, we recognize National Dental Hygiene Month to help underscore the work our dental hygienists do promoting clean teeth and good oral health. In 2019, the focus of the month is on the four key steps that create a healthy smile: brushing, flossing, rinsing, and chewing. Keep reading to learn more about these ingredients and how you can make sure they are integrated into your dental hygiene routine for a healthier, happier smile.

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How Tooth Enamel Safeguards Your Smile

September 19, 2019

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computer illustration of the layers of a toothYou may not be able to see them, but your teeth are made up of multiple layers that are important for your stable, healthy smile. The visible layer is the tooth enamel — which is perhaps the most vulnerable to preventable issues. Unlike other bones in your body, tooth enamel will not regenerate after it is lost, so it is very important to take care of it from the get-go. Below, learn more about this layer and how you can protect it from problems to keep your smile healthy for life. (more…)

How to Preserve Bone for Dental Implant Support

September 8, 2019

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dental implant illustrationFor many patients, dental implants can provide a highly successful method for replacing missing teeth. One key ingredient for healthy dental implants is sufficient bone structure, and there are a few steps your dentist can take to preserve or regrow bone tissue for dental implant support. Keep reading to learn more about how bone can be saved to ensure dental implants stay strong and stable in the smile.

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