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10 Sports You Should Wear a Mouthguard For

August 16, 2022

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Athlete putting on sportsguard on the field

Did you know that between 20 and 25 million children and teens are involved in competitive sports? While participation comes with numerous benefits (like learning how to work with a team and getting physical exercise), it also can result in unintentional injuries. In fact, more than 5 million teeth are knocked out annually, mostly as a result of a sports-related accident. That’s why wearing a sportsguard is so important! To learn when you should wear yours (and where to get one), keep reading.


Here’s What to Do If You Experience a Dental Emergency on Vacation

July 7, 2022

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Woman experiencing toothache while on vacation

Vacations are meant for delicious foods, sleeping in, and site-seeing, not dental injuries. Unfortunately, toothaches, loose restorations, and the like can happen, even while you’re away from home. If you’ve experienced a dental emergency on vacation (or simply want to know what you can do to help prevent one) read on!


You Asked, We Answered: Is Ice Cream Bad for Your Teeth?

July 6, 2022

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Woman smiling while holding ice cream cone

When the temperature heats up and the humidity kicks in, there is nothing quite like ice cream. So, it’s not surprising that July is National Ice Cream Month! Whether you enjoy a tart variety or prefer something chocolatey and decadent, this treat can help you cool down while simultaneously satisfying your sweet tooth. Unfortunately, however, it’s not exactly teeth-friendly. To learn all about how ice cream impacts your oral health, read on.


Look Out! 6 Things Your Dentist Never Puts in Their Mouth

June 6, 2022

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Young woman covering her mouth in shock

When it comes to the health of your teeth and gums, your dentist is your greatest ally. So, naturally, they are the best place to turn to for advice on how to care for your smile at home or which treatments would enhance the look and function of your teeth. What patients often forget, however, is that their knowledge expands even further – they can also help you avoid a dental emergency! To begin, here are six items your dentist never puts in their mouth.


How To: Take Care of Your Dentures

May 23, 2022

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Dentist demonstrating how to clean dentures

Tooth loss can take a serious toll on your quality of life, making speaking, chewing, and smiling quite difficult. The good news is there is a tried-and-true solution: dentures. This reliable, safe, and lifelike tooth-replacement solution can help patients who are struggling with several missing teeth or an entire arch. Plus, they can last for well over a decade with proper maintenance. Here are some tips for caring for dentures to prolong the lifespan of yours!


6 Must-Know Tips for Eating with Dentures

May 20, 2022

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Closeup of woman with dentures eating salad in living room

There is no denying the prevalence of tooth loss – the American College of Prosthodontics shared that nearly 180 million US adults are missing at least one tooth. If you’re a part of this statistic, then you know all too well that chewing can be a chore with gaps in your smile. Luckily, that’s where dentures come in! If you’re currently in the adjustment period, then keep reading to learn a few must-know tips for eating with dentures.


It’s National Dental Hygienist Week! Here’s How You Can Celebrate

April 5, 2022

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Dental hygienist talking to patient after routine cleaning

From Children’s Dental Health Month to Tooth Fairy Day, there are several national holidays centered around dentistry. One of the most important ones is National Dental Hygienist Week, which is celebrated on the second week of April each year. Essentially, it spotlights the hard work these skilled dental professionals put in each and every day to help patients in their treatment chair achieve optimal oral health. To learn more about the importance of dental hygienists and how you can celebrate yours this April, read on!


How to Keep Your Teeth Stain-Free After a Whitening Treatment

March 21, 2022

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Woman framing her white teeth with her hands

If your teeth have begun to take on a yellow tone as of late, there’s nothing quite like a professional teeth whitening treatment to refresh your smile. After all, one in-office treatment can lighten your teeth up to eight shades! While the results won’t last forever, here’s how to keep your teeth white and bright: the white diet. Keep reading to learn all about this method for keeping your smile stain-free.


A Quick Look at How Beer Affects Your Oral Health

March 7, 2022

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Assortment of beer on table

Did you know that beer has been in production since about 4,000 BCE? While it has been a popular beverage and game-day staple for decades, the introduction of craft beer has caused this beverage to become extremely trendy. In fact, now trying special flavors and limited editions – like raspberry sour ales and super spicy varieties – is a big part of the scene. But how does this much-beloved drink affect your oral health? Keep reading to find out!


Fluoride: The Secret to Preventing Cavities?

February 10, 2022

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Dentist pointing to Fluoride artwork on screen

There is nothing quite like that just-clean feeling after your dental hygienist removes buildup plaque, cleans the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, and flosses your teeth. Before you leave, however, they may ask if you want a fluoride treatment. But what is it? And how do you know if it’s right for you? If these questions have crossed your mind, keep reading to learn all about fluoride and its impact on your oral health.

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