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How to Enjoy Halloween While Wearing Braces

Halloween is a favorite holiday of most children (and adults). The promise of free candy in large quantities is almost too much to resist, not to mention the hoard of sweets that (hopefully) lasts more than one night. But Halloween … Continue reading

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Delicious Fall Foods That Support Good Oral Health

As the seasons change, temperatures drop and the holidays are right around the corner. Along with being a time for celebration, it’s also a time we are constantly surrounded by delicious treats, sweets, and holiday meals. All of these are … Continue reading

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Types of Fillings Used for Treating Tooth Decay

Cavities are damaged parts of the hard surface of the teeth that decay. Caused by bacteria, sugary snacks and drinks and lack of good dental maintenance, they can cause sudden tooth pain and sensitivity. You may be able to visibly … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Wake Up with Dry Mouth?

If you wake up in the morning feeling parched, join the growing club of millions who experience dry mouth. While it is common, it is not something you have to live with. Addressing this now can avoid larger health problems … Continue reading

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How the Keto Diet Affects Your Oral Health

The Keto diet is praised among communities of aspiring health-lovers and weight-lovers due to its effectiveness in dealing with body fat. Due to its noticeable results on people’s overall physical health, we tend to overlook another important benefit of Keto: … Continue reading

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When Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

You may think your toothbrush is self-cleaning. After all, it is used several times a day along with toothpaste and water. This is not the case. Dental professionals and the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control suggest you change out … Continue reading

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Does My Family Need Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants, also called fissure sealants, are rapidly becoming a common tool for dentist’s helping their patients preserve their teeth. Used primarily in the back of the mouth where molars are located, they protect the teeth that are harder to … Continue reading

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How Thumbsucking Can Affect Teeth

Thumbsucking is a phase many children go through that often resolves itself. Using their own thumbs to self-soothe starts in infancy or often before. Sometimes, no matter how hard parents try, it is incredibly hard to convince their child to … Continue reading

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Does My Child Need Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Your child’s oral health is a top priority for you, no matter how old your child may get. Between the regular cleanings and teaching them how to properly care for them at home there will be times that further intervention … Continue reading

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Lost Employment and Need Dental Insurance?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in different ways. For many, it has meant a loss of employment, reduced hours of employment, or even loss of job opportunities. There are so many concerns that run through your mind … Continue reading

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