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How Do Energy Drinks Affect Our Oral Health?

For some of us, coffee and tea aren’t what we choose to start our days with. Some don’t enjoy the taste of a morning cup of joe and for others, having to wait a few minutes to steep their tea … Continue reading

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What to Know About Inlay Restorations Versus Traditional Fillings

If your dentist or dental hygienist finds tooth decay or other damage in your mouth that requires restoration, you may wonder what kind of covering will go over your tooth once the damage is repaired. A dental inlay is an … Continue reading

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Caring For Your Oral Health During Busy School Mornings

Preventing cavities is as simple as removing the plaque using fluoride toothpaste. We all know that we should make sure our kids brush their teeth twice a day, but when exactly does this fit best in their morning routine? Is … Continue reading

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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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