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3 Popular Trends That Are Bad News for Your Teeth

March 18, 2021

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Young woman hiding her smile

From TikTok to Instagram, social media platforms and their stars have become the go-to source for the latest trends. The moment you open the app, your feed is flooded with the newest challenges and must-know tips, spreading this content to millions of its users. While some of the movements are positive, some fads do more harm than good. To keep your smile in pristine condition, read on to learn three popular trends that are bad for your teeth!

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How to Find an Emergency Dentist When You Need One ASAP

March 4, 2021

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Emergency dentist conducting a dental exam

OUCH! Your at-home movie night quickly turns into a panic-filled evening when your teeth come down hard on an unpopped popcorn kernel. A quick glance in your mirror confirms your initial suspicion: your tooth is cracked. The next step? Visit an emergency dentist.

Dental injuries can strike at a moment’s notice and seem to always happen at the most inconvenient times. If you find yourself in this situation, keep reading to learn how to find an emergency dentist when you need one most!

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How Does Desensitizing Toothpaste Work?

February 25, 2021

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Woman with tooth sensitivity

Do you ever sip on your iced tea or hot coffee and end up with a sharp pain in your mouth? You are probably dealing with sensitive teeth. This is a very common issue that people deal with. A survey of dental offices suggests that one in eight people suffer from tooth sensitivity. This can be caused by a variety of different reasons and isn’t necessarily a dental emergency. Many people are able to get relief from choosing a desensitizing toothpaste, but how does this work? Continue reading to learn more about it and some tips for choosing one.

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2 Drinks That Help to Prevent Cavities

February 13, 2021

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Green tea

Have you ever had a cavity? If you have, you know how frustrating they can be to deal with. In addition to needing a dental filling or another treatment, they can be painful if they grow too large. Excellent oral hygiene and healthy eating habits can help to prevent them, but did you know that there are popular beverages that can help as well? Coffee and green tea both help to protect your smile from cavities. Continue reading to learn why this is the case among other benefits.

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What to Expect During Your First Dental Checkup After Years Away

January 25, 2021

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Woman sitting in a dental chair smiling

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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dentist examining patient’s teeth in wethersfield

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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three little kids holding plastic jack-o-lanterns in front of their faces

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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