Tooth-friendly Summer Snacks

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For kids, the start of summer is the most exciting time of the year - It means school is out and it’s time for fun and adventure. However, for parents and dentists, it can be a sugary nightmare. Summer is defined mainly by outdoor fun,…

What to Do About Chipped Teeth

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Spring sports and activities are here, which means that the risk of getting hit and chipping a tooth is increasing by the day! However, even those who don’t participate in soccer or baseball can end up with chipped teeth, especially If your…

Understanding Gingivitis

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Gingivitis sounds scary, but it is actually one of the most common dental conditions among children and adults! Unless you’re actively looking for signs of gingivitis, most of the time gum disease will go unnoticed until seen by a dental professional,…

Start Fresh in 2018

Building healthy habits takes time, and is often difficult when our old routine is embedded from years of practice. This is one reason New Year’s resolutions are so popular – we use the new year as an official marker to completely change…

Foods That Can Stain Teeth

Teeth whitening has been extremely popular for some time now, with more and more people looking for ways to keep their smile from yellowing. Having white teeth can brighten up any smile, and there are tricks ranging from drugstore whitening…

Your Toothbrush Shopping Guide

Toothbrushes typically need to be replaced every three months, and it can be pretty intimidating staring at the wall of options available in most grocery stores. Each package claims different benefits: a tongue scrubber, a smaller bristle head,…

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…