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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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Tips for Maintaining Good Oral Health for Kids this Summer

The school year has ended and summer vacation is in full swing, which probably means your house is getting a lot busier. With the break in daily routine, committing your children to the same schedule may be a chore. And … Continue reading

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How Your Dentist Can Tell That You Might Have Acid Reflux

Did you know that GERD, or gastroesophageal acid reflux disease, can negatively affect your oral health? It’s pretty common for people to experience burping to release some extra air they may have consumed during a large meal. However, for people … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Sun Exposure and Your Oral Health

During the summer months, we tend to think about protecting our skin from harmful UV rays and sunlight by applying sunblock or limiting our exposure to the sun. But we often don’t think about our teeth – is the sun … Continue reading

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How Do I Shop for the Right Toothbrush?

There are so many varieties of toothbrushes on the market, that it can be a daunting task when it comes time to find a new toothbrush. Soft or hard bristle, angled head, contoured grip, electric powered… there are many features … Continue reading

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How to Get a Picture-Perfect Smile for Prom

You may not have picked out your dress or tux yet for prom – much less your date! – but it’s never too early to start thinking about how your smile will look in those glamorous prom photos. And think … Continue reading

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How to Care for Your Teeth While on Spring Break

The last thing you will want to think about is your dental hygiene while you’re out having a great time at the beach or chosen vacation spot. After all, isn’t it all about letting loose and having fun without all … Continue reading

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What are Tooth Fillings Made of?

The most common way a dentist will treat a cavity is to remove the decayed part of the tooth, and then fill it with a special dental filling to help prevent further decay and retain the integrity of the tooth. … Continue reading

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