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  • The reasons behind your dentist's advice
    Mar. 2, 2020

    The reasons behind your dentist's advice

    General oral health

    By now you are likely familiar with dentists’ recommendation to brush twice a day for two minutes, floss daily and pay regular visits to their office. Here are the reasons behind these important nuggets of wisdom.

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  • The link between gum disease and heart disease
    Feb. 6, 2020

    The link between gum disease and heart disease

    General oral health

    Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, and studies show a relationship between heart disease and gum disease. February is American Heart Month and a great time to learn how a healthy smile can lead to a healthy heart. Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is an infection and inflammation of the gum tissues and bone that hold your teeth in place. In its early stage, it’s called gingivitis and can cause inflamed, red gums that bleed.

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  • How to Prevent Gum Disease and Maintain a Healthy Smile
    Feb. 6, 2019

    How to Prevent Gum Disease and Maintain a Healthy Smile

    General oral health

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis, or gum disease. Periodontitis can lead to tooth loss, affect overall health and be aggravated by poor oral health habits, smoking, medication and an unhealthy diet.1 In honor of Gum Disease Awareness Month, take a moment to learn how periodontal (gum) disease can affect your health and how to prevent it.

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  • The Role a Dentist Plays in Your Child's Oral Health
    Jan. 8, 2019

    The Role a Dentist Plays in Your Child's Oral Health

    Children’s Oral Health

    Schedules may get hectic with school, extracurricular activities and homework, but making it to the dentist is always worth it. Dentists play a central role in children’s oral health that goes beyond checking teeth for cavities. The most obvious benefit dentists provide is preventive care through regular exams and cleanings. During these appointments, dentists or hygienists remove plaque and tartar to prevent the formation of cavities, which is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhoo

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  • Better breakfasts for brighter smiles
    Sep. 5, 2018

    Better breakfasts for brighter smiles

    General oral health

    Before rushing off to school in the morning, many families sit around the table to fuel up with the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, one of the more common breakfast options – cereal – might have some unintended consequences for teeth. Too much sugar at breakfast time isn't a great way to start... More »

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  • What Happens During a Regular Dental Check-up
    Aug. 3, 2018

    What Happens During a Regular Dental Check-up

    General oral health

    Each year, 100 million Americans forego a dental visit, and that's a big problem when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile.1 Before your calendar fills up with work events, school activities, and more, schedule routine dental appointments for yourself and your family. No matter how good your oral hygiene habits may be, a dental... More »

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  • Oral Health Reads for Your Book Worm
    Aug. 7, 2017

    Oral Health Reads for Your Book Worm

    Children’s Oral Health

    Back-to-school season is the perfect time to help kids brush up on good oral health habits with a new book or two. Books on oral health can be a good way to get children excited about being independent and learning how to take care of their teeth on their own (with a little assistance!). Kick... More »

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  • Summertime Sweets Can Be Good for Teeth
    Jul. 12, 2017

    Summertime Sweets Can Be Good for Teeth

    General oral health

    Along with many overall health benefits, sweet-satisfying fruits have benefits for your smile, too! Give these fruits a try this summer: Strawberries are full of gum-building vitamin C. Vitamin C is required for the production of collagen, a protein that maintains gums strength and integrity — and strong gums are an important part of oral... More »

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  • Dental Visits Decoded: Cleanings
    Aug. 29, 2016

    Dental Visits Decoded: Cleanings

    General oral health

    Has it been awhile since your last dental visit? Having a dental professional clean your teeth helps remove plaque, tartar and stains that you can't tackle on your own. In case it's been a while since you've found yourself in a dental chair, here's what you can expect when you go in for a cleaning.... More »

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  • Pet Dental Health Month: Pets Need Dental Care, Too!
    Feb. 11, 2014

    Pet Dental Health Month: Pets Need Dental Care, Too!

    General oral health

    Don't turn your nose to your pet's bad breath! Oral health care for pets is just as important as oral health care for humans. With February being National Pet Dental Health Month, it is extremely important to help improve the oral health (and overall health) of your pets. All too often, dental care is something... More »

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  • A Villain Showdown: Plaque vs. Tartar
    Oct. 17, 2013

    A Villain Showdown: Plaque vs. Tartar

    General oral health

    Plaque may be scary, but tartar can be terrifying. Though you’ve heard a mouthful about both of them, do you know difference between the two? Here's a little insight into what makes up plaque and tartar, and the simple steps you can take to avoid both. Plaque is a natural film of bacteria, food particles,... More »

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  • Sugar Shockers
    Feb. 4, 2013

    Sugar Shockers

    General oral health

    If you are anything like me, you probably don't check every single nutritional label on the foods you eat. You buy what tastes good and don't give much thought to the ingredients. Well my friend, I am here to tell you that you have been missing a lot of information that can help you keep... More »

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