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Why You Should Spend Your Tax Refund on Your Oral Health

April 9, 2022

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You lean back in your chair, crack your knuckles, and let out a sigh of relief—you’ve just finished filing your taxes and you’re getting a very sizable refund! Now you’re beginning to wonder what you should spend that money on; a trip to Cancun has been on your mind for a while, but that credit card debt isn’t going to just magically disappear. Something you might not even be considering though, is investing that money in your oral health. Here’s why spending your tax refund money on a trip to your dentist is a very wise choice.

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How Can I Know If I’m At Risk for Oral Cancer?

April 2, 2022

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Cancer is serious, and oral cancer is no exception; the American Cancer Society estimates that this year, 51,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with it. This is a staggering figure, and though there are treatment options and preventive measures that you can take, you might be starting to wonder if you’re at risk for developing it. Here are some of the common factors associated with oral cancer along with ways you can minimize your risk of developing it.

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Tips from a Dentist on Spring Cleaning

March 24, 2022

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The first calendar year to have three different U.S. presidents was 1841, and that would only occur again 40 years later. Something perhaps less consequential in history that also happened in 1841 was the debut of the phrase “spring cleaning.” Defined as “thorough cleaning of a place,” spring cleaning can even relate to your oral health, which might still be recovering from the foods of the holiday season. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Newark about how you can conduct spring cleaning for your smile.

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Why Should People Not Let Dental Fear Keep Them from Treatment?

March 4, 2022

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You couldn’t believe it when your aunt revealed she hasn’t been to the dentist in five years. When you asked why she said she’d just been too embarrassed since she lost a couple of molars. After emphasizing how important it is that she quits putting off a checkup and cleaning, it seems that you’ve gotten through to her. You can’t help but wonder how many other people are avoiding an appointment due to some variation of dental fear. Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Newark some of the reasons this is all too common and why it shouldn’t be.

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To Improve Heart Health, Start with Your Smile

February 13, 2022

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February is the month for red roses and paper hearts – and for Heart Health Month, too! Did you know that taking care of your ticker requires paying attention to your oral health? It’s true, especially when it comes to preventing gum disease. Keep reading to learn why your dentist in Newark is encouraging you to brush and floss to take care of your heart. 

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Good Oral Health for a Strong Immune System

January 5, 2022

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Practicing good oral hygiene at home by brushing twice and flossing once per day can help keep your teeth healthy and strong. As beneficial as it is to the health of your pearly whites, practicing good oral hygiene can also fortify your immune system and protect your body from harm. Read on to learn how the spread of harmful oral bacteria can put you at risk of developing infections and other conditions as well as how good oral health can aim in immune system protection.

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3 Diet Trends That Can Harm Your Oral Health

December 22, 2021

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Have you recently decided that you wanted to improve your health by eating better? With so many fad diets out there, it may be tempting to hop on the bandwagon and see what all the fuss is about. Unfortunately, several of these diets can do more harm than good. Read on to learn about three popular diet trends that can harm your oral health and what you should eat instead to keep your teeth strong and bright.

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

December 8, 2021

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The holiday season is full of fun, friends, and family. From tasty treats to seasonal movies and events, it’s a great way to end the year. Around this time, many people start contemplating what they accomplished over the past year and want they want to do in the next one. Skydive? Travel to a new country? The possibilities are endless, but have you ever considered making goals that revolve around your oral health? Read on for four ideas for New Year’s resolutions that will help you achieve a healthy smile.

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4 Easy Ways to Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

November 15, 2021

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Are you paying a monthly premium for dental insurance? If so, it only makes sense that you’d want to make the most of it while you can. Using your dental insurance coverage can not only help you keep a healthy smile but save money as well. Plus, it makes everything from standard checkups to complex treatments affordable, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank! That said, here are four easy ways you can maximize your dental insurance benefits.

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5 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Mouth-Healthy

November 3, 2021

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The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing colors, and November is officially upon us. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! This holiday, we spend our time showing gratitude, reconnecting with loved ones, and getting countless opportunities to feast on delicious food. Even though your belly will be satisfied on this day of indulgence, it can negatively affect your oral health. Luckily, there are many steps you can take to keep your smile safe! Read on as a dentist in Newark shares five ways you can have a healthy Thanksgiving.

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