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Look Out! 3 Thanksgiving Foods That Can Stain Your Teeth

November 8, 2022

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Spread of Thanksgiving foods

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Already, you might be planning what you’re going to make, touching base with loved ones, and stocking your pantry with essentials. Now is also the time to familiarize yourself on the “best” and “worst” Thanksgiving foods. After all, you don’t want to have discolored teeth heading into 2023. With this in mind, keep reading to learn three stain-causing foods to steer clear of.

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4 Lies Your Dentist Knows You’re Telling

October 10, 2022

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Dentist examining patient's teeth at checkup

Have you ever been tempted to tell a white lie to your dentist at your biannual checkup to evade a lecture? You’re not alone. Even if your dentist is incredibly kind and compassionate, you might feel the pressure to bend the truth a bit to make yourself (or, in this case, your dental habits) look good. However, you might not be as slick as you think. Here are four common lies that your dentist can spot from a mile away!

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Boo! 5 Frightening Dental Statistics

October 5, 2022

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Woman in color-blocked sweater looking scared

Do you love horror movies, haunted houses, and creepy characters? Spooky season is filled with terrifying delights like these. Sometimes, however, the scariest stuff is the unexpected. So, keep reading to learn some frightening statistics about oral health!

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Turmeric: Spice or the Secret to White Teeth?

September 9, 2022

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Closeup of spoonful of turmeric

Do you wish your teeth were whiter? You’re not alone. In fact, “whiter teeth” was the most common response when the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they wanted to improve about their smile.  Furthermore, the American Association of Orthodontists shared that almost 90% of people requested teeth whitening.

With that in mind, it’s not too surprising that social media is filled with DIY alternatives to professional treatments, including turmeric for teeth whitening. But does this actually work? Keep reading to learn the answer.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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