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Unsung Heroes: A Day in the Life of Your Dental Hygienist

August 25, 2023

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A dental hygienist getting ready for the day

Not all heroes wear capes, some of them wear scrubs! Have you ever wondered what goes on in the daily life of your dental hygienist? They do far more than just cleaning teeth. Their role in your oral health and the daily operations of your dentist’s office are crucial, yet often overlooked.

Continue reading to explore the unsung heroes of dentistry and gain insight into the dedicated professionals who help you maintain your spectacular smile.


You Should Know Your Dentist Isn’t Judging You

August 11, 2023

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A dentist waiting for his patient to come in

There are many reasons people put off their dental treatment for months, even years. Visiting the dentist can sometimes evoke feelings of anxiety or self-consciousness, but it’s essential to understand that your dentist is not here to judge you for what you may perceive as the worst set of pearly whites on the planet.

Dentists are compassionate people with a desire to see your pain alleviated and your smile restored. They are advocates and partners in your oral health journey, not adversaries. Read on to learn why you should go to the dentist even if your teeth aren’t looking their best.


You Are What You Eat With: How Poor Oral Health Causes Other Health Issues

July 21, 2023

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Woman holds cheek in pain.

Everything goes through the mouth. From the air we breathe to the food we eat to the water we drink, our oral cavities are the usual intake point for all the sustenance our bodies need. It’s no surprise then that the state of the mouth can have massive effects on the health of the rest of the body. What harm can poor oral health do to the rest of the body, and what can you do about it?


The Reg Flags of Red Gums: Warning Signs of Gingivitis

July 11, 2023

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Woman with oral pain.

Gingivitis is an insidious condition. While it can seem like a mild, even negligible irritation of the gums, if left untreated, it can lead to periodontitis, where the disease in the gums spreads to underlying tissue and bone. This can even result in total tooth loss. Learning the signs and causes of gingivitis can prevent the disease and save you much money and suffering.


Am I Too Old to Get Dental Implants?

June 13, 2023

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Older woman with beautiful smileTeeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but that does not happen for many people. 1 in 5 adults over the age of 65 doesn’t have any natural teeth remaining. Whether you’ve lost a couple of teeth or an entire arch, you can enjoy the next best thing to your real teeth with dental implants. You’ll need oral surgery, which may make you wonder if you’re too old to get them. There’s no age limit for dental implants, but there are a few things you should know.


Apple Cider Vinegar: Is It Bad for Your Teeth?

June 9, 2023

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Bottle of apple cider vinegar with fresh apples

Many people see apple cider vinegar as an excellent home remedy that has all kinds of uses. Some say it can help relieve sunburn or treat issues like acid reflux. And when it comes to the teeth, there are even those who use it as a whitening option. But could apple cider vinegar really give you a brighter smile? Or could it actually lead to oral health problems? It’s best to learn the facts from your preventive dentist now before doing anything that could have serious consequences for your grin later.


What Does It Feel Like to Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants?

May 29, 2023

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a digital image of a dental implant being placed inside a mouth

Having a missing tooth or teeth impacts your life in more ways than one. Your self-confidence can begin to fade and everyday functions like eating and speaking become more difficult. However, by replacing your gapped smile with dental implants, the benefits of having a complete set of pearly whites will return to you. But what do they feel like? Read on to learn how dental implants will feel once your teeth are restored.


4 Common Summer Enjoyments That Can Damage Your Smile

May 9, 2023

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a woman holding two popsicles during the summer

The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting hotter. This means summer is right around the corner! It will soon be time to partake in common summer activities and fun that happen every year. However, some of these enjoyments can lead to problems with your oral health. Read on to learn about four ways they can damage your smile and how to protect your teeth and gums during the warmer months.


True or False: Chewing Gum is Good for Oral Health

April 29, 2023

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someone putting gum in their mouth

When you think about ways to prevent cavities, there are probably quite a few things that come to mind—brushing teeth, flossing, things like that. While all of those are important, each of them takes time out of your day.

What if there was a way to improve your oral health on the go, and enjoy a nice treat while you do? If studies are to be believed, chewing sugarless gum can do just that! If you’re curious why that is, here’s some more information that may interest you.


Watching It Go: The Most Common Causes of Gum Recession

April 7, 2023

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Someone Showing off their gums

Have you ever heard the phrase “long in the tooth?” It’s often used to describe someone who’s a little bit older, but the phrase actually comes from a rather common oral health problem: gum recession.

In truth, there are quite a few reasons why you might be looking a little bit “long in the tooth.” In the worst cases, this can even expose your teeth roots, which can be deeply uncomfortable.

If you’re curious, here are some of the most common causes of gum recession, and what can be done about them.

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