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The Connection Between Oral Health and General Health

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Brushing and flossing do more than keep your teeth clean; they also contribute to your overall health. The mouth is the gateway to the body and is home to many forms of bacteria. While not all types of bacteria are harmful, when too much of…
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Should I Use Mouthwash?

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You know brushing and flossing daily is essential to maintaining clean teeth. But what about mouthwash? Should this extra step be part of your daily routine? Read on to learn more about why you might consider mouthwash, the types available,…
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Seven Tips for Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

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Do you find yourself wincing with tooth pain when you sip hot coffee or take a bite of an ice cream cone? Or do you find brushing your teeth to be uncomfortable? These are classic signs of sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity usually occurs when…
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Five Ways to Make Brushing Teeth Fun for Your Child

?This February we’re celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month at Vacendak Dentistry! We love to see young patients in the office as early dental care is a big factor that can help to establish a lifetime of good oral health. At…
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Oral Exam 101

While most people equate their semi-annual trips to the dentist’s office with teeth cleaning, that’s only one part of the visit. During your time at the dentist, you’ll receive a complete oral exam to check the entire mouth for potential…
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Healthy Gift Alternatives to Candy and Chocolate

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During the holiday season there are so many people to give gifts: teachers, neighbors, party hosts, the mailman, etc. The easy go-to for these small tokens of appreciation is chocolate and candy. While it's ok to enjoy sweet treats in moderation,…
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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…