Mid-Year Check In!

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We are about half-way through the year and by this time, most people have abandoned their New Year's resolutions. If you're one of those people, you're not alone. The good news is that you still have about 6 months to make good on those resolutions…

How to Get the Most Out of a Dental Visit

While we here at Vacendak Dentistry try our best to make going to the dentist a pleasant experience for our patients, we understand that it can still feel like a chore. Many people see dental visits as necessary evils. If you are one of those…

Do I REALLY Need a Dental Check Up Every 6 Months?

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Answer: If it's been more than six months or you've experienced any oral pain, then yes!Too many people assume that if their teeth look and feel ok, routine dental appointments are less important. The generally recommended twice-yearly dental…

What Should I Do After I Get a Tooth Pulled?

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There are several reasons a dentist may recommend a tooth extraction, including impacted wisdom teeth, advanced tooth decay that leaves a tooth unsalvageable, an orthodontic need to make room in the mouth, or other more complex dental…

Resolve to Enjoy Taking Care of Your Teeth

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New Year's resolutions are pretty silly, aren't they? We make them on January 1 only to abandon them when life gets in the way, sometimes as soon as February. It doesn't have to be that way, however. It's all in the attitude. No one is perfect…

Dental Health During the Holidays

This time of year is exciting for many reasons. Quality time with family, travel and delicious food all make the holidays special. It’s also a busy season and in the midst of gift-buying, cooking and attending holiday parties, it is easy to…

Water and Your Oral Health

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We are all aware of the health benefits of drinking plenty of water—better digestion, clearer skin and weight management number among them. But did you know that drinking lots of water also improves oral health? Here’s how. Bacteria and…

Even More Dental Health Myths!

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This week we continue our dental health myth series. You may recall the first of two dental “myths” that are commonly misunderstood as facts: 1) It doesn’t matter if I get calcium from my food or from supplements–it’s all the same.…

When Is the Best Time to Go to the Dentist?

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It may be our passion and profession, but we understand that for most people, going to the dentist can feel like a giant chore. It's important to not let those feelings get in the way of consistent dental care.At Vacendak, we wholeheartedly…

Nervous Nail Biting

An onychophagist, or more commonly a “nail biter,” is a person who habitually bites his or her fingernails. Nail biting is a common oral habit among children and young adults, and is the most common of the typical nervous habits such as…