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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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Should You Avoid Drinking “Green Beer” to Protect Your Teeth?

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and that means the bars will be full of green people and green drinks very soon! A popular drink for the holiday is “green beer,” which is essentially just a light beer – … Continue reading

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Should You Get Veneers to Achieve that Perfect Smile?

Having a great smile can lead to many positive things in life, including a better romantic life, more confidence in social and professional settings, and more. Many studies have shown that those who are more confident with their oral health … Continue reading

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How Are Teeth Affected By Sugar?

February is the month of love, where Valentine’s Day offers us a moment to reflect on the special people in our lives. And of course, what better way to show affection than through food and candy? It’s no secret that … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Your Love Life and Oral Health

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, meaning that love is in the air, and roses need to be bought. Whether you’re single and looking to mingle, or you’re looking to reignite the flame between you and your partner, it’s … Continue reading

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Would Invisalign Be an Effective Treatment for You?

In the not-so-distant past, if you wanted straighter teeth, you were met with limited options. We had braces, implants, and veneers, each with their own set of pros and cons, but now we have one more viable option: clear-aligner treatment. … Continue reading

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