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…

Chemotherapy and Dental Care

Cancer sucks.  Sadly, 40% of people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lives. If you or a loved one are diagnosed with cancer, there are some things you should know about how cancer treatment can affect dental health.Chemotherapy…

4 Myths About Gum Disease

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1) Gum Disease is uncommon.Gum disease is actually very common.  According to the CDC, half of all adults over 30 have some form of gum disease.  Gum disease is an infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth.  It is caused by plaque,…

DIY Teeth Whitening, Yay or Nay?

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Everyone wants white teeth. The bright white smile is a long-standing fashion trend, and if you spend any time on Pinterest, you've probably seen a number of "DIY Teeth Whitening" pins that guarantee to whiten your teeth at home for only…

Dry Mouth and Dental Care

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What you need to know about Dry MouthDry Mouth has a number of causes:Medication (including many common prescriptions for blood pressure, depression, asthma, and other conditions) Diseases such as Sjögren's syndrome, diabetes, and…