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7 Questions to Ask Your Dentist and Hygienist at Your Next Appointment

April 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 5:01 pm
a woman in the dentist chair with a dental hygienist working on her teeth

Is there a reason you suddenly become shy when visiting your dentist for a routine cleaning or checkup? Although it may seem normal to feel this way, your dentist and dental team never want you to feel as if you can’t ask questions. Not only do they want to make sure your teeth and gums are clean and healthy, but they want to answer any and all questions you might have. To break the ice, here are 7 questions you might want to ask at your next appointment.

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Dentist Discusses the Importance of Cleaning Your Tongue

March 25, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 1:49 pm

You pride yourself on your diligence when it comes to your oral hygiene routine. You’re sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss because you know the importance of your dental health. Somehow though, you notice that you have bad breath within hours of brushing your teeth. How can that be? Your tongue may be more vital to your oral health than you think. Read on to find out the best way to clean your tongue and get rid of bad breath, straight from an experienced dentist. 

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The Surprising Link Between Gum Disease and Your Heart

March 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 3:47 pm
Woman showing red gums

Did you know that 80% of Americans are affected by gum disease at some point in their lives? Gum disease is an infection and inflammation of the gums that can cause serious damage to your mouth and even tooth loss. While dentists have known about the perils of gum disease for decades, new research shows a connection between this oral health issue and your heart. Keep reading to learn more about the link between gum disease and the health of your heart from an expert dentist.

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Your Dentists Says These Foods Keep Your Gums Healthy!

February 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:04 pm
Close-up of healthy gums

Did you know that February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month? Gum disease, an infection of your gums and supportive tissue, affects about 50% of the US population. While your teeth typically get the spotlight, this month focuses on the importance of your gums! They have the important job of keeping your teeth safe and secure, which means you’ll want to take care of them, right? Keep reading to learn some of the best foods you can eat that actually promote gum health from an expert dentist.

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What Causes Dental Implants To Fail and How Can You Prevent It?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 11:56 am
Model of an implant in the lower jaw

A dental implant is a wonderful investment in your smile and overall health. But, like any investment, you want to protect it so it performs as well as possible! Fortunately, dental implants last a long time, especially when they’re properly maintained. In fact, implants can potentially last several decades or even a lifetime. Although there are cases where failure occurs, you can usually prevent that with a few tips and tricks. Keep reading to learn more!

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An Easy New Year’s Resolution to Make with Your Dentist

January 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 4:26 pm
Woman smiling in dentist’s chair

The new year often comes with resolutions that aren’t met. It’s a sad but true fact that lofty weight loss and diet goals may not always pan out. However, there is an easy yet effective resolution you can make with your dentist for a healthier 2019. Keep reading to learn how regular dental appointments during the new year will benefit your health and wallet.

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Toothache While Traveling? An Emergency Dentist Shares What to Do

January 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 8:41 pm
Woman suffering from toothache

Dental problems are never fun. When they occur during a trip, the discomfort can be almost unbearable. Knowing how to manage the situation until you see an emergency dentist can make a huge difference in the outcome.

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Five Tips from a Dentist on Choosing the Right Toothpaste

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 6:21 pm
Toothpaste on a brush

It seems there are more types of toothpaste on the market today than ever before. You’ll find fluoridated, non-fluoridated, whitening, tartar control, and even herbal brands. But which of these products is best for your needs? Here are some tips on this important topic from a local dentist.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Dental Implants

January 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 4:22 pm
Woman smiling

If you’ve just received dental implants or you’re on your way to getting them, you’ve made a great step towards a healthy smile. This restorative treatment not only completes your smile, but it also keeps you healthy. Dental implants are a big investment, but since they become a permanent part of your natural grin, they’re worth taking care of. Thankfully, your dentist has some expert tips to take care of your dental implants so you can enjoy them for years to come.

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Fight Sickness with These Helpful Flu Season Tips

November 3, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 6:48 pm

Woman sick in bed.Now that the colder months are here, you may be dealing with runny noses, sore throats, and symptoms of the flu. Everyone has their own cure, but did you know some of these common remedies can actually have a negative affect on your oral health? Keep reading to discover how common solutions for winter illness can affect your smile. Additionally, learn some cold and flu tips so you can combat sickness without damaging your teeth.

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