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What to Do for National Fresh Breath Day

This August 6th is National Fresh Breath Day! Celebrate by showing off your pearly whites. Keeping your mouth clean and oral hygiene up to date is crucial to having fresh smelling breath. No one wants to be known for having … Continue reading

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How Avocados Affect Oral Health

Avocados – they’re not just for the millennials. This power food is great for everyone! The fruit is beneficial for our health, especially our oral health. Avocados are sodium-free, contain no sugar, and no cholesterol. As we approach National Avocado … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Prep Should Include Dental Care!

It may seem like summer just started, but kids will be heading back to school before you know it. Amongst school shopping lists and figuring out what to wear the first day back, it’s also important that you’re staying on … Continue reading

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July is Watermelon Month: How This Fruit Affects Oral Health

With one of the hottest months of summer here with us, there is always the temptation to keep cool with some sweet treats. While this is an effective way to beat the summer heat, most treats have high sugar and … Continue reading

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What is Saliva and is it Important?

Saliva, or our spit, plays a very important role in keeping our mouths healthy. Believe it or not, we get saliva from our blood and it’s therefore fitting that it acts as ‘the bloodstream of our mouths’. And just like … Continue reading

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Why You Should Talk to Your Dentist About Sleep Apnea

Dentists are able to help their patients with many different oral health concerns, including cavities, gum disease, and teeth extraction. Did you know that your dentist can also provide solutions for sleep breathing disorders (SBD)? Defined by its repeated breaks … Continue reading

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Caring for Your Kids’ Teeth During the Summer

With summer in full swing, it can be difficult to maintain your family’s normal schedule. Whether your kids are sleeping in or staying up late, be sure that they still consistently brush and floss their pearly whites. A late bedtime … Continue reading

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Tips for an Invisalign-Friendly Summer Picnic

Enjoying a summer picnic is still possible, even if you are an Invisalign wearer. Orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to prevent you from enjoying food in this warm weather! When packing for your picnic, here are a couple of guidelines you … Continue reading

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Why Porcelain Veneers Might Be a Great Option

If you’ve ever been concerned about the appearance of your smile, you’ve likely considered a number of options to improve the look and feel of your teeth. From whitening strips to crowns, there are many dental treatments and procedures that … Continue reading

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Your Family’s Dental Health Starts at Home

While it’s recommended you visit your dentist on a regular basis, proper dental care begins in the home. Making healthy meals, eating fewer snacks, and correctly using your oral hygiene tools are just a few ways to help control the … Continue reading

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