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The Mind-Mouth Connection: How Mental Health Can Affect Dental Health

January 26, 2024

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In your quest for good health, it’s easy to focus on physical health while your mental health begins to decline. However, research has shown that your mental well-being is directly linked to multiple aspects of your body, including dental health. If you’re curious to learn how taking care of your mind might help your teeth as well, continue reading.


Did You Resolve to Floss More Often? Here’s How to Stick to It During the New Year

January 12, 2024

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Flossing is an essential part of an excellent oral hygiene regimen. While many people think brushing alone is sufficient to keep your teeth healthy, a toothbrush is incapable of reaching the tight spaces between the teeth. Dental floss allows the user to thoroughly clean these areas of plaque and food debris that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, but using it can be a difficult habit to start. Here’s how to stick to your New Year’s resolution to get on board with a flossing habit.


Boost Your Career Success with Cosmetic Dentistry

December 23, 2023

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Smiling man in shirt and tieDo you feel stuck in your current job? Are you missing out on promotions? If your career is stagnant, it may not be due to your capabilities or work ethic. Instead, your smile might be holding you back. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that 74% of adults say an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s career success. Whether you’re dealing with tooth stains, chips, or gaps, cosmetic dentistry can revamp your pearly whites to help you land your dream job. 


Are the Holidays a Bad Time for Your Dental Health?

December 14, 2023

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It isn’t unusual to gain a few pounds during the holidays, but your pants getting snugger isn’t the only concern. The holidays can be a bad time for your dental health. Candy canes, eggnog, traveling, and many other things can come back to haunt your smile. Don’t worry. Here are a few tips to protect your pearly whites over the next couple of months.


Yellow, Unclean, and Full of Bacteria: What Is Plaque and How Can I Get Rid of It?

November 21, 2023

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A plaque on a wall can commemorate an important historical event or a heroic sacrifice. Unfortunately, plaque on your teeth is just the unsightly accumulation of harmful bacteria. Everyone deals with plaque, but a crucial part of oral hygiene is regularly eliminating it with your daily hygiene routine and recommended dental appointments. Here’s a brief overview of what plaque is, how it can hurt your teeth, and how you can get rid of it.


4 Ways to Show Your Appreciation for Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 14, 2023

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Turkey surrounded by other foods for Thanksgiving

When you’re counting your blessings on Thanksgiving, a healthy smile should definitely be on the list. After all, it’s easier to get the most out of life when your teeth and gums are in great shape. One way you can demonstrate how grateful you are for your grin is to take good care of it while enjoying a hearty Thanksgiving meal with your loved ones. Below are 4 tips that your dentist recommends keeping in mind during the upcoming feast.


The Eye of the Beholder: What Makes a Smile Beautiful?

October 27, 2023

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Woman shows off smile

People pay attention to other people’s smiles. While everyone wants to be able to smile confidently, some people might wonder what makes some smiles more attractive than others. The human brain is programmed to recognize and evaluate human faces, and it can assess many factors quickly without someone being aware of the process. Here are a few traits that are generally considered beautiful in a smile and what cosmetic dentistry can do to provide them to you.


Terrifying Halloween Reading: Some Frightening Dental Statistics You Won’t Want to Join

October 13, 2023

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Halloween is a great time of year to have a good scare, but some statistics about dental health can be a little too frightening to read. The situation is quite regrettable because almost all oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease can be prevented by good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Here’s a brief list of scary statistics about dental health that just might convince you to appreciate the value of proper oral hygiene a little more.


Dental Fillings: What They Are & When They’re Used

September 21, 2023

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Dental fillings are incredibly common dental procedures, and most people in America receive at least one throughout their lifetime. Tooth decay begins as a cavity, and cavities do not get better without professional intervention. Fillings are used to stop tooth decay in its tracks and restore the tooth to most of its original strength. Here are some signs that you need a filling and what you should know about the different types available.


Still Not Convinced You Should Avoid Gum Disease? Here Are Some Interesting Facts About It

September 13, 2023

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Teeth might get all of the credit for your smile, but your gums are doing a lot of the work to make them look so great. Gums provide teeth with the foundation and blood supply they need to stay healthy and provide you with decades of chewing and smiling pleasure. Unfortunately, factors like bad hygiene or preexisting conditions can put your whole smile at risk by letting your gums become infected and inflamed. September is Gum Care Month, so your dentist is bringing you this list of interesting facts about gum disease to remind you about how gross, unpleasant, and insidious it really is.

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