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Stress Awareness Month and Your Dental Health

April is Stress Awareness Month. This is 30 days for health care professionals to find new ways to help their patients understand more about the various causes and reliable cures for the stress that fills modern lives. Stress can even impact your dental health, and we want to inform people about the dangers of ongoing…

Teaching Oral Hygiene to Children with 5 Quick Tips

Cavities, also known as tooth decay, affect at least 20 percent of children in the United States aging from 5 to 11 and nearly 15 percent of adolescents aged 12- to 19-years-old. Thankfully, however, there are preventative measures you can take as a parent to avoid cavities and provide your child with the best oral…

Wisdom Teeth 101: Post-Care Procedures

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, our ancestor’s diet consisted of extremely rough, coarse food like leaves, roots, nuts and meats. Because of these eating habits, our species developed a third set of molars, now known as wisdom teeth, to add more chewing power and durability to the mouth. Unfortunately, evolutionary history has also resulted…

Thanksgiving Feast: Saving Your Teeth

The holidays give you a lot of things to look forward to. When it’s time for Thanksgiving, you think about gathering with friends and family around the table, sharing what you’re grateful for, and of course, stuffing your face with as much food as possible! Although we typically wonder if our feasting will affect our…

Taking Care of Your Sensitive Teeth

Everyone has experienced toothaches at some point, but when they are brief and intermittent, you may want to exercise all your options before going to the professionals. Here are a few reasons why your teeth may be sensitive, and a few ways you can try to fix it on your own before making an appointment…

How To: Not Lose Your Dental Retainer

Now that kids have started school, they are more likely to lose their retainer. Between leaving it on their lunch trays, putting it in the wrong pocket, or simply dropping it somewhere, there are a million ways it could get lost. Here are a few tips to avoid losing a retainer and the cost of…

Bruxism: Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Bruxism is the medical term for the unconscious grinding, gnashing, or clenching of your teeth. For most people, a little bruxism is normal and nothing to worry about, but when it occurs regularly (especially during sleep) it can cause damage to your teeth and overall health. Common symptoms of bruxism   Grinding your teeth too…

Keeping Your Kids Cavity Free

A cavity free child and good dental routine go hand in hand. But there are certain things that can increase your child’s risk of getting cavities. Here are a few tips to help make sure your child leaves the dentist cavity free. Drink Water I used to love sneaking in some chocolate milk before bed…

Three Easy Steps to Whiter Teeth

Dentist trips can make you feel very nervous, especially if you come home from it with news of multiple cavities. Most people just brush and floss every day (or vigorously before the dentist appointment), but there are better and easier ways to keep your teeth white, healthy, and clean. Here are just a few of…

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