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Avoid Getting a Summer Cold

With the winter in the rearview mirror now, you’re probably looking ahead with the knowledge that cold and flu season is finally over. Unfortunately, it’s still possible to pick up a cold (or cold-like symptoms) in the spring and summer. There are some steps you can take to avoid getting a summer cold. Read on … Continue reading “Avoid Getting a Summer Cold”

Posted on Sunday, April 15th, 2018 at 2:55 pm.
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Tooth-Friendly, Healthy Foods for Spring

Spring has sprung, and with it comes the start of garden season. While most fruits and vegetables are excellent for not only your overall health but also your dental health, there are some healthy foods that are particularly good for your teeth. Check out this list of tooth-friendly foods that are excellent for planting this … Continue reading “Tooth-Friendly, Healthy Foods for Spring”

Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 3:11 pm.
Filed under Dental Health

Do You Need a Mouthguard?

Have you ever considered wearing a mouthguard? If you’re like many dental patients, you probably associate mouthguards with the safety gear that football players wear. If you’re not a football player yourself, you’ve probably never considered that you might need a mouthguard. But mouthguards can benefit other patients as well. Athletes Football is a rough … Continue reading “Do You Need a Mouthguard?”

2018 New Year’s Resolutions

Do you have a list of new year’s resolutions that you’d like to make? Over half of Americans make resolutions on any given year, and the majority have to do with health and fitness. If you are struggling to decide on a new year’s resolution, check out these three good habits that can positively impact … Continue reading “2018 New Year’s Resolutions”

Posted on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at 5:57 pm.
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Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

‘Tis the season for holiday greetings, mall Santas, and getting together with family and friends. While all of these are wonderful, the winter season often features something not-so-wonderful: symptoms of coughing, sneezing, sniffling, headaches, and fevers. Unfortunately, cold and flu season is upon us. We want all of our patients to stay healthy, so here … Continue reading “Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season”

Posted on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 at 7:37 pm.
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What You Need to Know About Dental Insurance

It’s that time of year again: Millions of Americans will be choosing their healthcare and dental insurance plans for 2018. If you are doing the same, read on to learn a bit about dental insurance and how to choose a plan that will be right for you. Preferred Providers and In-Network Dentists If you have … Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Dental Insurance”

Gum Disease and Your Heart

You might not know this, but if you have gingivitis or periodontitis, the mild and severe stages of gum disease, respectively, you could be putting your heart at risk. At the same time, if you have heart problems, it’s very important that you take good care of your gums. What’s the connection? Read on to … Continue reading “Gum Disease and Your Heart”

Posted on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 4:00 pm.
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Dentures vs. Implants: What’s the Right Choice for You?

If you’ve had several teeth removed or you’re facing an upcoming extraction, you need to think about how you will replace the teeth. Two of the most common options are dentures and implants. How do you know which is better for you? Only your dentist knows your specific circumstances, but here are some considerations to … Continue reading “Dentures vs. Implants: What’s the Right Choice for You?”

Replacing a Missing Tooth

While every effort is made to keep your teeth in your mouth for as long as possible, there are sometimes reasons why a tooth must be extracted. Whether it’s an infection, an injury, or a cracked tooth, it can be worrisome to patients to learn that they need to have a tooth pulled. In some … Continue reading “Replacing a Missing Tooth”

Posted on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at 1:55 pm.
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What You Should Know About Teeth Whitening

Are you happy with your smile? Many patients wish their teeth could be straighter, more uniform, or whiter. Of the three common complaints, the color of your teeth is generally the simplest fix. There are several different types of teeth whitening that you might consider in your quest to achieve a lighter, brighter smile. It’s … Continue reading “What You Should Know About Teeth Whitening”

Keep Your Children’s Teeth Safe This Spring

It’s warming up, and your attentions might be turned toward all things spring. If you have children, chances are good that they will be more active and enjoying different foods during the hot months of the year. You likely ensure that your child wears a helmet when riding his or her bike and that the … Continue reading “Keep Your Children’s Teeth Safe This Spring”

How Your Oral Health Impacts Your Overall Health

You probably do things that will improve your health: You exercise regularly, eat your veggies, take any prescription medications your doctor has recommended, and get enough sleep. Did you know, however, that brushing and flossing your teeth are important not only for your oral health, but for your overall health as well? If you don’t … Continue reading “How Your Oral Health Impacts Your Overall Health”

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 3:02 pm.
Filed under Dental Health

Smoking and Your Oral Health

If you smoke, you already know it’s bad for you. It can cause emphysema, heart problems, and various types of cancers. What you might not know is that in addition to putting your overall health in danger, it also creates mayhem inside of your mouth. There are both cosmetic and health concerns when it comes … Continue reading “Smoking and Your Oral Health”

Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 2:09 am.
Filed under Dental Health

DIY Emergency Dental Care

It’s Murphy’s Law: You’re more likely to get a toothache or break a filling on a holiday, a weekend, or in the middle of the night, when your dentist is unavailable. No, that’s not true… but it can feel that way! When you have a dental emergency during the week, it’s generally simple to get … Continue reading “DIY Emergency Dental Care”

Posted on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 2:05 am.
Filed under Dental Health