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Protect Your Smile from St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

February 25, 2024

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Green milkshakes on green backgroundYou don’t have to be Irish to enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Besides wearing a green shirt to avoid pinching, you might consume alcohol or partake in other festivities. Although it is only 1 day out of the year, dental practices see a 64% increase in dental emergencies. Many are alcohol-induced accidents, but injuries aren’t the only culprit. Many factors can affect your dental health while celebrating St. Patty’s Day. You don’t have to skip get-togethers to keep your mouth healthy by following 5 tips. 


Early in the Year Is a Great Time for Dental Checkups! Here’s Why

December 13, 2023

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Dentist smiles

The New Year is a time for new beginnings, and many people use this opportunity to resolve to start new good habits and kick old bad ones. A few common examples include quitting smoking, cutting back on drinking, exercising more, and enjoying more time with the family, but it’s also a great idea to dedicate a new year to improved oral health. Here are a few of the many benefits that come when you schedule your next dental exam early in the year.


The Step-by-Step Process of Getting Dental Veneers

November 8, 2023

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person going through last step of the veneer process

Porcelain veneers are a common way treatment patients undergo to correct imperfections with their smiles, such as cracks, gaps, chips, and minor misalignment issues. While the veneer procedure provides a faster alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments, it involves several essential steps. Read on to dive into the details of the porcelain veneers process to gain a comprehensive understanding of what to anticipate on your journey to a more aesthetically pleasing smile.


I Haven’t Had a Teeth Cleaning in a While; Do They Hurt?

September 13, 2023

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Woman wonders

Many people are anxious about going to the dentist, and this can keep some of them from going to the office for routine checkups and cleanings. If you’re returning to the dentist’s office after an extended time away, you might not be quite sure what to expect during your appointment. Here are some tips to help you prevent discomfort as well as information about what your dentist will do to keep you comfortable.


3 Reasons You May Not Sleep As Well in the Summer (And What To Do About That)

July 20, 2023

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frustrated person trying to sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is critically important to regulating your mood, improving brain function, and easing any aches and pains you may be dealing with during the day. But during the summer months, you may have found that you have a considerably harder time getting a good night’s sleep.

There are a few reasons why that may be the case—here are some examples.


3 Dentist-Approved Mother’s Day Gifts

May 4, 2023

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girl hugging her mother

Mother’s Day is almost here, which is the perfect time to show your mom just how much you love her. That being the case, it’s a good idea to give her something that won’t send her to the dentist’s office after everything is said and done.

Chocolate and pancakes in bed are popular Mother’s Day gifts, but these can be a little rough on the teeth. Here are some dentist-approved Mother’s Day gifts that may be a better alternative.


Creating a Dental Emergency Kit

March 7, 2023

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Model of a toothacheYou probably have Band-Aids, antiseptic, and gauze in your home to treat minor wounds. However, do you have a first aid kit for your smile? Although you may never expect it to happen to you, 1 and 6 Americans have a dental emergency every year. They can take many forms and occur without any warning. It’s best to be prepared, just in case. Here’s what to include in your dental emergency kit.


How to Make your Veneers Last as Long as Possible

January 6, 2023

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veneers and a dental mirror lying on a black cloth

Veneers can give nearly any patient a smile they can feel confident in within as few as two appointments! Whether you’re dealing with cracks, chips, discoloration, or misalignment, veneers can completely transform your smile.

However, like any precious item, your veneers require a little bit of upkeep in order to look their best. Here are a few things you can do to keep your veneers in top shape.


How Does Salt Affect My Oral Health?

December 21, 2022

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A shaker full of salt, placed artfully next to a pile of even more salt

Salt makes everything taste better. It’s the first thing you reach for when something’s missing from a dish, and for good reason. That may be why we Americans eat so much of it; the American Heart Association estimates that 90 percent of people in the U.S. have too much sodium in their diet.

Most people know that salt can raise your blood pressure, but they might not be aware of how it can affect their teeth. As it turns out, sodium has a complicated relationship to oral health. If you’re wondering how salt is liable to affect teeth, here’s what you need to know.


What Does Your Dental Insurance Plan Cover?

November 3, 2022

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Dental insurance paperwork and X-ray on brown wooden desk

Between work, taking care of the family, and trying to squeeze in time to see friends, you probably don’t spend much thought on your dental insurance. Could you confidently say what your dental insurance plan covers? Understanding the basics of how your insurance plan works can help you get the most out of your monthly investment. Keep reading to learn about how most dental insurance plans function as well as some helpful tips to maximize your coverage before the end of the year.

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