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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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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…
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Tips to Calm Your Dental Anxieties

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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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February is Children’s Dental Health Month!

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Good oral health habits start early, which is why dental organizations across the country join together in February to celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month. Tooth decay can begin at any age, so it’s important to teach your children how…

What Exactly is Gum Disease?

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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…

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…

What’s New in Dentistry?

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Just like with other medical fields, new innovations are constantly being made in dentistry. Advances in screenings, treatments and products allow dentists to catch problems earlier and take care of them in a manner that is more effective and…