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What to Do in the Event of a Dental Emergency

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Do you know what to do if you wake up in the middle of the night with an unrelenting toothache or your child bursts through the front door with a chipped tooth? Sudden tooth pain or injury can be painful and stressful, so it’s important to…
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What Dentists Give Out for Halloween

Happy Halloween! For dentists, this holiday is not only scary because of ghosts, goblins, and zombies, but because of the amount of candy that is consumed. While noshing on a sweet treat is okay in moderation, eating too much candy can lead…
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Five Tips for Buying a Toothbrush

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Did you know that if you follow dental guidelines to brush for two minutes twice a day, you’ll spend 1,460 minutes brushing your teeth each year? That’s quite a long time, so you want to make sure that the toothbrush you use is comfortable…

Tips for Easing Dental Anxiety in Children

For some children, a trip to the dentist can evoke feelings of fear and anxiety. We’ve heard of many parents who don’t even tell their children they are going to the dentist until they are in the car! At Vacendak we do all we can to make…
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Four Effective Solutions for Sensitive Teeth

Have you ever taken a bite of an ice cream cone or sipped your morning coffee only to have your teeth ache with pain? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans—one in eight people to be precise—suffer from tooth sensitivity. Tooth…
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Healthy Summer Snacks for Your Teeth

On a hot summer day, nothing hits the spot like a cool, refreshing treat. Unfortunately, many of the go-to summer treats—like ice cream, popsicles, and iced coffee—are full of sugar. Too much sugar can be harmful to your teeth. Why? It all…
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All About Dental Crowns

Crowns aren’t just for heads, they’re for teeth too! As one of the most common tooth restoration techniques, dental crowns have helped millions of Americans with their tooth troubles. If you’ve been told you need a crown but are still…
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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

??Oral cancer is any type of cancer that forms in the mouth, including the lips, gums, tongue, cheeks, and roof or floor of the mouth. According to the American Cancer Society, around 55,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year and 11,000…
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The Benefits of In-Office Teeth Whitening

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A bright, white smile can go a long way to improve your confidence and make you feel good about yourself. While regular brushing and cleanings at the dentist office can help keep your teeth healthy, sometimes an extra boost is needed to let…
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How to Correctly Brush Your Teeth

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?Remember back to the early days of the pandemic when we all had to relearn the correct way to wash our hands? Many people admitted to not ever knowing the how to clean their hands the right way. So, while you probably think you know the correct…