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6 Simple Dental Hygiene Tips for Seniors

April 29, 2021

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elderly couple following dental hygiene tips by brushing their teeth

As the years go by, you can expect your body to change in certain ways. Maybe your hearing isn’t what it used to be, or your hair has turned gray. You may have noticed that aging can also affect your smile. Your risk for certain oral health problems increases as you get older. Want to learn some easy dental hygiene tips to keep your smile healthy? Read on as a dentist for seniors tells you what you need to know.

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The Evolution of Dental Floss Over Time

March 4, 2021

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Girl using dental floss

You have pretty much always been told that you need to floss each day in order to prevent issues like interproximal cavities and gum disease. However, flossing hasn’t always been considered a crucial step in the everyday oral hygiene routine. Things have changed a lot since it was invented just over 200 years ago. Continue reading to learn more about dental floss, why it was invented, and how it has evolved throughout the years.

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Can You Play a Musical Instrument While Wearing Braces?

February 11, 2021

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child playing musical instruments wearing braces

If you or your child wants straight teeth, braces are the most reliable way to get the job done. It should be noted, though, that orthodontic treatment requires some lifestyle changes. Does that amount to giving up a musical instrument? Continue reading to get the answer!

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What to Do If You Lose a Dental Crown

January 7, 2021

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Replacement for a lost dental crown. A crown is a protective cap that’s bonded over the entire surface of a tooth above the gumline. It offers both restorative and cosmetic benefits to improve its overall health, function, and appearance. Nowadays, restorations are more durable than ever. They can last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare; however, it’s not uncommon for your crown to fall off over time. Although a lost dental crown isn’t as severe as a knocked-out tooth, you’ll still need to see your dentist as soon as possible. While you wait for your appointment, here are a few tips to help you through the stressful situation.

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4 Traits That Make Your Smile Beautiful

December 18, 2020

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young man pointing to his smile after seeing his cosmetic dentist

Everyone wants to have a smile they can be proud of. What exactly does that mean, though? Have you ever considered what changes you could make to your smile if you could? Beauty is definitely subjective, especially when it comes to teeth, but according to decades of research, most people tend to find certain characteristics preferable to others. Here are four traits that your cosmetic dentist says make your smile beautiful.

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4 Tips for Understanding Your Dental Insurance

November 10, 2020

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Dental insurance

Dental insurance is a helpful tool that allows patients to receive more affordable dental care. However, since it works quite a bit differently than dental insurance, many people have difficulty navigating it and maximizing their benefits. Fortunately, your dentist is here to help you gain a better understanding. Continue reading to learn some tips that will help you best comprehend how your dental insurance plan works.

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Why You Should Start Straightening Your Smile with Invisalign Before the Year Ends

October 17, 2020

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young man in black shirt holding Invisalign aligner

Are you tired of seeing crooked teeth in the mirror? Do you want to become more confident in the new year? If you’ve been considering using Invisalign clear braces to straighten your teeth, there’s no better time to start treatment than in the last few months of the year. Not only can you get a head start on your New Year’s resolution, but you can actually end up saving money! Continue reading as we explain why it’s best to begin Invisalign treatment before the year ends.

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How to Choose the Best Family Dentist

August 14, 2020

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Mother and son at family dentist

Maintaining an effective oral hygiene routine is crucial for the health of your smile. However, this isn’t just about brushing and flossing every day. Going to your dentist every six months for a regular cleaning and checkup should also be part of your dental care. Finding the right dentist for your family makes your experience much easier and more comfortable. Continue reading to learn some factors you should be considering in order to choose the best family dentist for you.

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5 Tips For Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

July 27, 2020

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Woman smiling with straight, white teeth

Did you know that roughly 33% of Americans are unhappy with their smile? Whether it is misaligned, discolored, or chipped teeth that hold you back, cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile into the straight, bright, symmetrical one you deserve. After all, a healthy smile has been shown to improve your first impression, boost your immune system, and lead to better overall oral health! If you are looking to give your smile an upgrade, then the best place to start is with a talented cosmetic dentist. Read on for five tips to help in your journey to finding one.

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How to Protect Your Oral Health if You Get the COVID-19 Cough

April 16, 2020

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Woman at home coughing from COVID-19

Like other viruses, COVID-19 causes a variety of symptoms like fever, fatigue, and coughing. Thankfully, the World Health Organization reports that only one out of five people who develop COVID-19 become seriously ill, and about 80% recover without needing hospital treatment. While it’s very likely that you’ll only experience mild symptoms if you catch the current coronavirus, the dry cough you may develop could damage your teeth and gums. Here’s how to protect your smile if you start coughing because of COVID-19, the flu, or any other sickness.

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