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How Oral Health Changes as We Age

September 9th is National Grandparents Day, which is the perfect time to talk about oral health for aging adults! Whether you’re a grandparent who wants a great smile for all the photos and selfies with the grandkids, or you’re wondering … Continue reading

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These Foods Help Promote Better Oral Health

You’re often told what to stay away from to maintain good oral health (for instance, anything high in sugar), but what about foods that help you achieve a better smile? For the record, we’re not advising that you completely stay … Continue reading

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What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Baby bottle tooth decay, sometimes referred to as Early Childhood Caries, occurs when there is frequent exposure of a child’s tooth or teeth to sugary liquids. Even naturally-occurring sugars from milk can cause tooth decay in a child. Even if … Continue reading

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Yes, Sleep Apnea Can Affect Young Children Too!

Snoring in children can be a sign of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea – something your family dentist can actually help you screen for & and treat. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by complications in … Continue reading

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Book Your Dental Appointment Now Before the Back-to-School Rush

While a regular dental check-up is necessary throughout the year, it’s especially important for children and teens to go before school starts. According to the AAPD, almost 51 million school hours are missed due to dental-related health issues in the … Continue reading

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What are Dental Flippers, and Do I Need Them?

If you have to wait a few days for dental surgery to replace a missing tooth and do not want to have a visible gap in your teeth, then you may be offered flipper teeth in the interim. Depending on … Continue reading

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Tips for Maintaining Good Oral Health Through BBQ Season

The 4th of July holiday is around the corner, which means the grills are heating up and food will be plentiful. By this point, you have probably hosted or attended a few barbecues, but it’s never too late to think … Continue reading

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Help Dad Celebrate Father’s Day With A Smile

This Father’s Day, give the gift of a bright smile with the help of an oral care product! Even if your dad doesn’t necessarily need help maintaining good oral health, these gifts will be sure to make him show off … Continue reading

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Will Ocean Water Affect My Oral Health?

In general, taking a dip in the ocean and getting a bit of water in your mouth every now and then should not pose any concerns, especially if you have a good, daily oral care routine. In fact, salt water … Continue reading

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Oral Health Tips for Summer Vacation and Travel Season

How will you and your family take care of your teeth during summer vacation? When it comes to planning your family’s travel or maybe even a business trip, most of us don’t tend to think that much about our teeth. … Continue reading

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