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Prevent Dental Emergencies with Regular Preventive Care

If you want to maintain a healthy smile as you age, preventive care is essential. Some steps to preventing dental problems and emergences are particularly simple, and things that most people already do, like tooth brushing, for instance. It is an important part of a dental hygiene routine, and one most people have already incorporated into their daily lives. But what about flossing? What about checkups? What else can be done to protect your smile? You might be surprised just how much you can do take better care of your teeth and gums, so that your smile will continue to look its best, and feel great, as you go about enjoying your life! […]

Start Smiling Again by Treating Your Canker Sore

Ouch! When did chips and salsa start hurting so badly? If acidic foods are suddenly causing you pain, you could have a cold sore. They are actually very common, for both kids and adults. And while they are not generally a reason to see the general dentist or doctor, they can certainly be annoying and quite painful. Fortunately, there are many over-the-counter options for treating a cold sore, so that you can get back to enjoying mealtime and more! […]

Vow to Care for Your Smile in 2016

Most people make at least a few resolutions at the start of a New Year, in an effort to become the best possible versions of themselves. Maybe they’re finally going to hit the gym, or eat more fresh vegetables than fried foods. Or, they might decide this is the year they are finally going to take a college course, an art class, or those music lessons they have been putting off for decades. But what about their smiles? Many people neglect dental care, not realizing its importance or simply getting caught up in other things. This year, commit to taking excellent general care of your teeth and gums, so they can provide you with a beautiful smile you will enjoy showing off, even as you embark on all your new adventures! […]

Last-Minute Gift Shopping to Do? Choose Dentist-Approved Items

Did Santa forget to take care of the stockings this year, leaving you with a list of last-minute gifts to acquire? It might be tempting to head down the candy aisle and call it a day. And while a stocking full of chocolates and other sweets would certainly elicit smiles on Christmas morning, it’s not what is best for your kids in the long run. In fact, too much sugar can lead to dental cavities and gum disease, among other problems. So, if you want to avoid sending the kids for fillings after the holidays are over, choose dentist-approved items instead, which can help keep their smiles healthy long after the tree and lights have been taken down. […]

Why Is Water So Important to a Healthy Smile?

You probably already know that your body needs water to function properly. I’m sure your doctor has harped on this fact plenty. But did you know that water is just as essential to maintaining great oral health? Well, it is. Even though drinking water seems simple enough, drinking the amount doctors recommend can be a struggle for many people. If stress, your schedule or your sweet tooth keep you reaching for beverages other than water, throughout the day, here are a few more reasons and tips for incorporating more H20 into your daily routine. You might just be surprised what a difference it can make, for your dental health and more! […]

Restore Your Smile This Season with Restorative Treatment

Worried about spending the holidays sulking in a corner? Pain caused by a cavity got you down? Tired of hiding your smile in pictures because of unsightly grey marks along your tooth? If so, you don’t need to write Santa. You need to call your restorative dentist. A filling could help you cope with a cavity, beautifully restore your smile, and get back into the holiday spirit. So, if you want to beam brightly this season, it’s time to schedule a dental visit to restore your smile! […]

Maintain a Healthy Smile Through the Holidays

Worried what kind of toll all that extra time around the dinner table will take on your smile this holiday season? Nervous you may enter the new year with cavities and other dental troubles? Don’t be! It is possible to do more than merely survive the holidays. You can make it through while maintaining a beautiful, bright smile! It just takes a combination of great oral hygiene, preventive care through professional checkups and cleanings, and a well-balanced diet. […]

Want to Prevent Dental Emergencies? Start with Preventive Care

No one wants to develop a dental emergency, but many people don’t realize the first step in preventing any kind of dental issue is a great hygiene routine. Of course, preventive care should include regular checkups and cleanings, too. But some of the most important things you can do to care for your smile start at home! If you’d like to prevent dental problems, not to mention keep your smile looking and feeling its best, here are some key preventive steps you can take! […]

The Best Tricks for Enjoying Treats Without a Cavity

Is there any month more dedicated to sugar than October? Chances are your kids won’t be the only ones filling up on candy as Halloween approaches. While candy is fine in moderation, if you don’t want to enter into Thanksgiving with a wicked cavity, there are a few tricks to keeping your smile healthy in spite of all those treats. Just remember, if you do experience any dental health issues, such as heightened sensitivity or discomfort, you can prevent worsening problems by simply seeing your dentist at the first sign of trouble. […]

Make Preventive Care Part of Your Fall Routine

Has the start of a new season inspired you to tackle your to-do list with a refreshed vigor? Has the kids’ return to school freed up a bit of time in your often-hectic schedule? If so, now is an ideal time to add one very important line item to that ever-growing list: a dental checkup with your general dentist. Preventive dentistry, like professional cleanings are essential to maintaining your oral health as you age. Plus, if you want to prevent more extensive restorative treatment in the future, like root canal therapy or an extraction, make sure regular checkups and cleanings are a can’t-miss addition to your schedule. […]