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How Do These 4 Cold and Flu Remedies Affect Your Smile?

November 25, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 4:18 pm
Woman with cold

It’s that time of year again for runny noses, frequent coughing, sleepless nights and unpleasant workdays. During cold and flu season, there’s no end to the number of remedies you can try to overcome your illness, but be careful; many of these treatments could end up damaging your smile as a side effect! Here’s how 4 common remedies might affect your dental health – as well as how you can try and offset the damage.  

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Why You Need to Replace Your Tooth – Even If No One Else Will Notice

October 23, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 5:12 pm
Dental implant

You lost one of your molars crunching on some ice, and you were unable to get to the dentist in time to have it replanted. Looking in the mirror, though, it doesn’t seem too bad. When you smile, you can’t even tell there’s a tooth missing. You might think that this means you don’t have to worry about replacing it, but that would be a mistake. Getting dental implants isn’t just for improving your grin; it’s also important for protecting your oral health.  

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Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Why You Should Use Your Benefits Before the End of the Year

October 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 7:45 pm
a woman having her teeth checked by the dentist

Dental insurance is one of the most beneficial investments you’ll make. Just like any other type of insurance (health, auto, life), this protects you and your wallet from unnecessary out of pocket expenses should problems arise. However, if you opt not to use the many benefits you’re paying for each month, you could be losing thousands of dollars in unused dental benefits. To prevent this from happening, find out why it’s better to use them now instead of waiting until next year.

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Don’t Panic in a Dental Emergency – Here’s What to Do Instead!

September 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 10:54 pm
young man frowning from tooth pain

If you had to make a top-10 list of experiences you’d like to avoid, a dental emergency would probably be somewhere near the top of the list. Unfortunately, you don’t always have control over what will happen, so instead of panicking when a dental emergency strikes, it’s best to have a plan of action to effectively respond. Therefore, you can stabilize the situation as quickly as possible and proceed to receive the expert care you need. Read on as your dentist provides more details!

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Coffee, Tea, and Cider: What Hot Drinks Are Doing to Your Teeth

September 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 8:25 pm

It’s Fall, and that means cozy sweaters, stylish boots, and of course, your favorite hot drinks to warm your body and soul. While these delicious beverages might keep you warm during the football game or by the fire, they’re wreaking havoc on your teeth. How so? Read on to find out just how harmful these tasty brews can be and what you can do to maintain good oral health this Fall season.

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How Dental Implants Can Improve Your Quality Of Life

July 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 6:22 pm
woman pointing to her white smile

If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’ve probably thought about getting dental implants – the only tooth replacement option that goes directly into your jawbone and is designed to be permanent. You might be wondering if it’s worth it to get dental implants. But did you know they can actually help make you more comfortable with your smile? Let’s talk about 5 ways that implants can increase your confidence.

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4 Ways Dental Implants Can Help You Boost Your Confidence

June 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 2:27 pm
Dental Implants

Life with missing teeth can be challenging; you can’t eat everything you used to, and it’s a lot more difficult to smile when you’re worried about people noticing the empty space. There are several options for replacing teeth, but many of them have their own drawbacks that can still leave you feeling self-conscious. Fortunately, there’s one solution that can fill in those gaps in your mouth while also improving your self-image. Here are 4 reasons why dental implants can help you get back that confident grin.

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Your Dentist Explains the Importance of Cleaning Your Tongue the Right Way

May 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 1:29 pm

Did you know that your daily oral hygiene routine should include more than just cleaning your teeth and gums? Where else can bacteria live, you ask? Well, you might be surprised to know that your tongue is a breeding ground for bacteria. This is why your dentist believes it’s important to use the proper tools to keep your tongue clean. Not only will it give your mouth an all-around refreshing feel, but you’ll be eliminating the possibility of bad breath, too! Find out what else your dentist has to say about keeping this important part of your mouth clean.

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One Trusted Dentist to Meet All Your Family’s Oral Care Needs!

April 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 4:08 pm
family of four hugging smiling

Overseeing your family’s oral health is a mighty responsibility, so anything that can make your job easier is a welcomed asset. One area you could use some help in is deciding whether you should work with several specialists to meet your family’s varied oral care needs or one trusted dentist. So you can make an educated decision that leaves you feeling more confident, read on to discover the benefits of finding the right family dentist!

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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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