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What to Expect During Your First Dental Checkup After Years Away

January 25, 2021

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People go on a hiatus from the dentist for many different reasons. Life happens. But if you’ve made the decision to climb back into the dental chair, it is likely that many things have changed. It can be nerve-racking trying to guess what lies ahead for your first dental checkup in years. Take a breath and try not to stress too much. Here is a list of what you can expect at your appointment.

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Five Familiar Fibs That Can’t Fool Your Dentist

December 29, 2020

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If you’ve ever found that that visiting your dentist feels like a sort of reckoning day, you’re not alone. Many people are intimidated by certain questions that their dentist’s may ask them when they visit. It’s important to understand that even though your honest answers to the questions may not seem like ones your dentist wants to hear, they still need to know how you’ve been caring for your teeth so that they can provide the kind of treatment you need. Keep reading to learn about five common questions people tend to struggle being honest with their dentists about.

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7 Toothache Symptoms to Keep an Eye On

December 3, 2020

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Woman with tooth pain

You usually only go to the dentist for your regular six-month cleanings and checkups, but sometimes things don’t exactly go as expected. If you are experiencing a toothache, this is usually a sign that something isn’t quite right in your mouth and it shouldn’t be ignored. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or sensations, you should have the issue looked at by your emergency dentist as soon as you can.

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Why Is Cosmetic Dentistry Becoming So Popular?

November 30, 2020

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Woman after cosmetic dentistry

Back in the day, people would primarily go to the dentist in order to treat dental issues like cavities, infected teeth, or periodontal disease. While the health of your smile is still the main priority when you are seeking dental care, more and more people are investing in the aesthetics of their smile. Everyone wants to feel great about how they look, but why is this becoming more popular now? Continue reading to learn about a few factors that are affecting the cosmetic dentistry industry.

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How to Keep Your Smile Safe This Holiday Season

November 16, 2020

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Holiday dinner

The holiday season is almost here! Whether you are stringing up lights around your house, planning some get-togethers with relatives, or breaking out the old family cookbook for a wholesome meal, you have plenty to look forward to. However, with so many delicious holiday foods, your oral health is more likely to suffer. Luckily, your dentist is here to help. Here are some tips that can help you to keep your smile safe throughout the holiday season.

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5 Halloween Candy Tips to Help You Avoid Cavities

October 22, 2020

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This Halloween is quite different from any that have come before it. Whether you’re taking your kids on a socially distanced trick-or-treating outing or simply enjoying some candy with a spooky movie at home, there’s another fear that you have to worry about: trying to keep your little ones from getting cavities after eating all of those sweets. At times, this can seem downright impossible, but don’t worry. A dentist offers five Halloween candy tips to keep your children’s smiles healthy this fall.

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Don’t Do These 5 Everyday Acts That Hurt Your Teeth

October 2, 2020

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Most of us have habits that we know are bad for us, yet we do them anyway. These things might include smoking, grazing on snacks all day, or letting an entire day go by because you got caught up in your favorite TV show. We’re perfectly aware that we shouldn’t do these things. However, there are things many of us do all the time that can harm your oral health. Here are five examples of everyday acts that hurt your teeth.

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Professionals That Can Benefit from Invisalign

September 29, 2020

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Woman with Invisalign

Just like traditional metal braces, Invisalign can straighten your teeth over time by using small amounts of pressure to move them into their new locations. However, Invisalign actually has many different benefits that metal braces do not, making them ideal for certain professions. Not only are they effective, but they are less invasive. Continue reading to learn more about Invisalign benefits and why they are so great for busy adults of different professions.

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Why Has Cosmetic Dentistry Become So Popular?

September 17, 2020

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Woman smiling

In the past, people mostly went to the dentist in order to treat dental issues or get professional cleanings. Even though this is still the priority of dentists across the country, cosmetic dentistry has also become increasingly common. After all, you want to feel good about your smile. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why we’ve seen the spike of popularity in cosmetic dentistry over the past few decades.

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An Inside Look at the Evolution of Cosmetic Dentistry

August 20, 2020

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Woman smiling with white, straight teeth

Did you know that 48% of U.S. adults have untagged themselves from a picture on Facebook due to insecurities surrounding their teeth? Plus, a whopping 33% of Americans are unhappy with their smile and 22% believe their love life would benefit from a smile upgrade! However, the quest for a beautiful smile is nothing new. In fact, experts believe the use of cosmetic dentistry dates back to ancient times. Read on to learn where it started and how it has evolved since then!

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