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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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Mouthwash Breakdown: What Type is Best for You?

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…
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Tips to Calm Your Dental Anxieties

Going to the dentist causes a great deal of anxiety for many people. Maybe you don’t care for the smell and feel of a dental cleaning or maybe you’re concerned about what the dentist will find during your visit. At Vacendak Dentistry we…
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What Exactly is Gum Disease?

You’ve probably heard about gum disease on television commercials and at your bi-annual dental cleanings, and you know it isn’t a good thing. But what exactly is gum disease? Let’s dig a little deeper into this common dental problem. What…
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Tooth Care Gifts for All Ages

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Give the gift of healthy teeth this holiday season! Dental care gifts are something that everyone can use and enjoy, and there are plenty of options above and beyond the standard toothbrush and toothpaste. Whether your gift recipient has baby…
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Halloween Tricks for Healthy Teeth

Halloween is the ultimate time to indulge your sweet tooth, with seemingly endless chocolate and candies everywhere you turn. But, as we all know, a sugar overload can be damaging to your teeth. Luckily, you can take steps to minimize the impact…
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Mouth Habits To End (Now)

From brushing too hard to drinking multiple sodas a day, teeth bear the brunt of common routines. So, it’s important to be vigilant. Take the common habits below and try to implement our favorite solutions to keep your teeth, mouth and gums…
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When to Call the Dentist!

You know to schedule your regular cleanings and to call the dentist if there is an emergency. But what if something just doesn’t quite feel right? Is it worth a trip to the dentist? If you are experiencing pain or a new sensation that isn’t…
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5 Great Alternatives to Traditional Floss

Flossing is a crucial part of your overall dental care. It removes bacteria that forms between the teeth, helping to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. However, despite the clear advantages of daily flossing, many people avoid it. A recent…
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Mouth-Healthy Tips for Your Summer Lifestyle

It’s pretty easy keeping up a good oral routine during the winter months. We're at home more often, in bed earlier and deep in the swing of a hectic school year. When the weather warms up, school lets out and activities begin - schedules…
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It’s Not Luck – How Good Habits Create Great Teeth

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Sometimes, we see friends, family and even strangers with amazing teeth and think - “Wow they’re so lucky!” But really, it’s the exact opposite. Having good oral health isn’t about luck! It’s about forming good oral hygiene habitsIf…