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Tooth-Friendly Summer Drinks

Summer is in full swing, and so are the barbecues, get-togethers, and beachside vacations. While it’s important to stay hydrated on those hot summer days, many thirst-quenching beverages can also wreck havoc on your family’s teeth. Many cold drinks, while delicious, boast excessive sugar and…

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How Often Should I See My Dentist?

According to the American Dental Association, all adults should visit their dentist for a checkup and cleaning every six months. These regular visits are critical to maintaining your best oral health, and for prevention and early detection of problems that may arise. Regular checkups aren’t…

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All About Wisdom Teeth

Despite their flattering name, wisdom teeth have very little to do with intelligence, maturity, or sagacity. The third molars, cheekily coined “wisdom teeth” sometime in the 17th century, were given their title simply because they show up late to the party—somewhere between the ages of…

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Sealants: What Are They and What Do They Do?

You may have heard about dental sealants, or had your dentist recommend them for you or your child. But what are they? What do they do? And who should use them? Dental sealant is a thin coating that is applied to the chewing surface of…

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Spring Clean Your Oral Routine

Warmer weather is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing—spring is almost here! Spring is the season of renewal, so while you’re busy airing out your linens or deep-cleaning your car, don’t forget to give your teeth a little love. That’s right—your…

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Veneers Vs. Crowns: Which is Right for Me?

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry estimates than one-half of all Americans are dissatisfied with their smile. It doesn’t have to be this way! With today’s technology, there are many ways to improve a smile that’s less-than-confident. If gaps, crooked teeth, yellowing, or discoloration are…

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5 Steps to a Sparkling Smile For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Whether you have a romantic date planned, a cocktail party for singles, or you intend to spend the evening with some littler valentines, you probably want to look your very best. Nothing makes you glow more than a confident smile,…

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What to Expect When Getting a Single Tooth Implant

If you’ve made the decision to get a dental implant, you may be experiencing some apprehension about the upcoming procedure. What will happen? Will it hurt? How long will it take to heal afterward? Take a deep breath – getting a dental implant is a…

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Healthy Smile, Healthy You: 5 Reasons to Mind Your Mouth

Most people understand that taking great care of your mouth is important—you want a beautiful smile, healthy gums, and cavity-free teeth for life and you want to avoid gum disease, decay, and tooth loss. However, keeping your mouth healthy and well isn’t just important for…

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Is Your Toothbrush Ready to Retire?

Wait! Before you brush your teeth tonight, take a good look at your toothbrush. Is it time to put it out to pasture? Unlike shoes, jeans, and underpants, toothbrushes don’t always show the evidence of needing to be replaced. Here are a few ways to…

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