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What Do Sports Drinks Do to Your Teeth? Your Dentist Explains

July 26, 2019

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Summer is here, which means intramural clubs and sports camps are in full swing. But before you bring your favorite energy drink to the big game, consider sticking to water. Recent studies have revealed that sports drinks are just as harmful for your teeth as sodas and other sugary drinks. Tooth decay can affect more than your oral health — including your athletic performance. In this post, your dentist explains what sports drinks do to your teeth and what drinks you should consider swapping them out with.

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Your Emergency Dentist Helps You Handle A Dental Injury While Abroad

July 9, 2019

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It’s important to be as prepared as possible when traveling abroad. However, dental hygiene is often overlooked while you’re on vacation. What should you do when you have a toothache while flying? What do you do when you knock out a tooth on vacation? In this post, your emergency dentist explains what to do when experiencing a dental issue abroad.

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Your Dentist Reveals 6 Of The Best Oral Habits To Add To Your Hygiene Routine

June 25, 2019

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Maintaining tip-top oral health involves keeping up with the best oral hygiene practices each day. Preventing oral problems before they occur can not only save you time and hassle in the long run, but it can also give you a grin worth complimenting. Attending your checkups and cleanings with your dentist and getting their recommendations on oral care products can be a great start to revamping your daily hygiene routine. Read on for 6 of the best oral habits to add to your daily routine.

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3 Reasons To Schedule Your Routine Visit With Your Dentist

June 15, 2019

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When your coworkers invite you out to the bar after work, it’s easy to prioritize that over a checkup and cleaning with your dentist. When you call to cancel your appointment, you’re not thinking about what kind of impact it could have on your oral health. Each time you visit your professional for a cleaning and examination, they save you time, money, and future pain. Waiting to take care of oral health problems until they’re causing you discomfort can put you in a tough spot. Read on for 3 reasons you should move your dental visit to the top of your priority list. <

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Is it True That Gum Disease is Linked to Heart Disease?

May 20, 2019

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If you are one of an estimated 64.7 million adults that have some form of gum disease, you may be in more trouble than you think.  While the most obvious symptoms include bleeding gums and potential tooth loss, researchers have found that problems with your oral health may lead to problems with the rest of your body.  Is it true that gum disease may be linked to heart disease? And if so, why?

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Your Dentist is Looking for More Than Just Cavities

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What do you expect when you visit your dentist?  They clean your teeth, give you some advice on where to brush, and worst case scenario they find a cavity, right?  Everybody knows that seeing a dentist is important for good oral hygiene, but it may actually be more important than you realize.  Here are just some of the non-dental medical issues that can be caught during a dental checkup.

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What to Expect during Your First Visit to a Dentist

April 22, 2019

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Your first appointment with a new dentist is a time for you and the staff get to know each other, to learn more about your oral health needs and how to care for them. It’s also the time to discuss financial matters, such as dental coverage or payment arrangements. At the end, you’ll leave the office feeling good about yourself for taking an important step toward your long-term well-being.

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Worried About Oral Cancer? Your Dentist Can Help

April 21, 2019

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Oral cancer afflicts hundreds of thousands of Americans. As with many forms of cancer, early detection is crucial for obtaining a favorable treatment outcome. Your dentist can help by performing a complete examination of your mouth, lips, face, and throat. In fact, dentists are often the first healthcare professionals to suspect the presence of this serious but treatable health condition.

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How Seeing Your Dentist Actually Saves You Money

April 10, 2019

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Have you seen your dentist recently? The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist at least twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings. These preventive measures not only allow you to leave the dental office with a better looking and feeling smile, but they give your dentist a chance to detect any oral health issues while they are still small. Keep reading to see why this is precisely how your dentist saves you money in the long run.

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Cosmetic Dentist On 3 Ways You’ll Have More Confidence With a Great Smile

March 27, 2019

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Contrary to what some people may think, caring about your looks isn’t a sign of vanity. After all, when you look good, you feel good, so it’s well worth it to enhance your appearance so you can carry yourself with confidence. Which really comes across to other people from the very first time they meet you. So, what’s one of the most common things people are concerned about when it comes to their appearance? Their smile! Fortunately, it’s easier than ever for a cosmetic dentist to correct any kind of smile imperfection you may have, often in just 1-2 visits. Keep reading to find out how having a smile you love increases your self-confidence in 3 important ways!

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