Helpful Items You Can Keep (And Use) In Your Car

Have you ever arrived at an interview, a party, a date, or anywhere else only to realize your breath isn’t its best or that you have something stuck between your teeth? Instead of showing up and recognizing that you’re completely empty handed, we encourage you to keep a backup oral health kit with you by storing a few odds and ends in your glove box (or wherever it’s handy). That way, you can maintain a fresh-smelling, clean smile even when you’re on the go and pressed for time.

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Brushing Details Quiz: True or False?

You probably have some solid information down when it comes to your brushing and ensuring your dental hygiene is effective. However, do you know if you’re fully informed regarding the details (and if you’re following them correctly)? If not, you might be missing out on some seemingly small yet very impactful stuff that can make or break the way you protect your oral health. We suggest you quiz yourself for additional insight.

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3 Summer Tips For Avoiding Dental Emergencies

We know that one of the most exciting things about summer is that carefree feeling that is so easy to adopt and to enjoy when the weather warms up and the festivities keep coming! While it’s nice to relax and smile, it’s even nicer to keep that smile of yours healthy and safe. To help you avoid getting completely swept away to the point that you find yourself with a dental emergency, we suggest you take our tips to heart. Do so and you can have all the fun in the world without sacrificing your oral health.

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Preventive Protection: Why It’s Best

Have you ever found yourself exclaiming, “Preventive care is the best!” while you brush your teeth or think about your upcoming visit? If not, we don’t necessarily insist you get this excited but we do encourage you to review the reasons preventing oral health problems is always preferable to allowing them to develop. Not sure why dental professionals are always so passionate about this? You may quickly find that you adopt a similar perspective once you’ve considered the details.

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3 Cell Phone Hazards For Your Smile

Cell phones are becoming more amazing by the day. While they can certainly offer you amazing advances in technology, a way to stay connected, and even some benefits for your oral health, they can also pose some threats. Never thought that talking on the phone or checking your email could lead to problems for your smile? Consider some possibilities, so you’ll think twice next time you reach for your cell.

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Oral Piercings: 3 Important Reminders

There’s a lot to consider when you decide you want an oral piercing. While this might seem like the type of thing you’d prefer to do spontaneously because it’s much more exciting, we caution you to take your time and consider all of the details first. True, this can derail your plan for an impromptu piercing but it can also protect your oral health in the long run. Find out more with some important reminders.

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Morning Sickness Quiz: How To Cope

It’s not something you want to talk about or even think about but it’s affecting you on a daily basis: It’s morning sickness! While addressing the problem brings on its own set of challenging, you then have to add insult to injury as you realize you have to figure out how to protect your oral health! No worries. It can feel a bit overwhelming but we can most certainly help you navigate how to keep your teeth and gums safe during this time in your life!

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Dental Extractions: A Quick Quiz

Are you familiar with dental extractions? How about why you might need one? Do you know whether scheduling your visit right away is important (or if the suggestion for tooth removal is more of a general recommendation)? To help you wade through the details and come out the other side with the clarity you’ve been missing, we’ve thrown together a short but education-packed quiz for you! If you have any questions left over, ask us the next time you’re at our practice.

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Porcelain Veneers Or Teeth Whitening?

Deciding it’s time to get your smile to look much better than it looks at the present moment seems like a simple choice. That is, until you realize you have so many options! For many patients, the assumption that teeth whitening is the answer is often quickly shaken up by realizing that porcelain veneers may offer exceptional benefits, too. How to choose between these two treatments? Well, coming in for a consultation is the quickest answer. As for the specifics you want, we can help you out.

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Lip Cancer: Fast Facts

You might think about a lot of things over the course of a day, week, month, year, and beyond. While certain oral health issues may remain a central part of your focus when it comes to your dental care, you might overlook a very important problem that can impact anyone: Did you know it’s important to protect yourself against lip cancer? It is. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to do either. To help you become more informed regarding this issue, we offer some helpful fast facts.

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