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…

Six New Year’s Resolutions for Your Teeth

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Every New Year’s people make resolutions to improve themselves and their lives. Let your teeth get in on the action this year and resolve to take better care of them! Want an easy place to start? Choose one (or more) of these resolutions for…

Holiday Foods That are Harmful for Your Teeth

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?The holiday season is filled with sweets and treats that only come around once a year. It may be tempting to overindulge, but keep in mind that certain foods and drinks are extra bad for your teeth (not to mention your waistline). Below is…

Tips for Open Enrollment Season

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Fall is typically the start of open enrollment for various types of insurance, including dental insurance. Not all dental plans are created equal, so it’s important to review the benefits carefully to make sure there are no unexpected surprises…
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Protect Your Teeth as You Age

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Getting older often means aching backs, hip replacements, and trouble hearing. Just as other parts of our bodies change as we get older, our teeth change as well! However, if cared for properly, your teeth can last you a lifetime. For adults…
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Nightguards: Pros and Cons

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Nightguards are retainer-like plastic forms that fit over the teeth and are worn only at night. They can be made of hard or soft plastic and be worn over the top or bottom teeth, or both. By putting a barrier between the teeth, nightguards can…
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Not Happy with Your Smile? Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you dread having to say cheese or prefer to only offer a closed-mouth smile when having your photo taken? If so, you are certainly not alone. According to a survey by the American Association of Orthodontists, more than one-third of Americans…
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Mouthwash Breakdown: What Type is Best for You?

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It may seem like all mouthwashes are pretty much the same, but there are distinct differences among the various types available. Dentists recommend therapeutic mouthwashes that contain active ingredients to keep your mouth healthy. How do you…
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Dental Visits During Pregnancy: Safe and Recommended

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Pregnancy is a busy time for the mother-to-be! There are birthing classes, baby showers, nesting, and lots of doctors appointments. In addition to the OB appointments, expecting moms should also add one more appointment to the list—a dental…

What Do Dental X-Rays Really Tell Us?

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During a regularly scheduled cleaning, dental hygienists and dentists work together to assess the health of your teeth and mouth. While this visual exam is a great start, it doesn’t give the complete picture of your dental health. That’s…