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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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Woman has questioning expression

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.


Set Your Child Up for Academic Success with a Healthy Smile

August 25, 2023

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Girl in overalls smiling with teeth while holding toothbrush up to teeth model

As a parent, you know how important it is to maintain and establish your child’s oral hygiene routine as early as possible. Whether you’re teaching them how to brush their teeth or taking them to see the dentist, you want their smiles to be healthy and strong. However, there might be more riding on their oral care habits than you think. Keep reading to find out how a healthy smile can actually set your child up for academic success this school year.


4 of the Most Common Oral Health Problems (& How to Prevent Them)

August 10, 2023

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Woman smiling with teeth as dentist puts dental tools up to her grin

Most oral health conditions are largely preventable and curable, especially if they are found and treated in their earlier stages. However, they are still fairly common and can happen to a person at virtually any point in their lifetime. It’s important that, regardless of its severity, you receive treatment to prevent worse dental or other health issues from arising. Here are 4 of the most common oral health problems and how preventive dentistry can help you avoid them.


4 Ways to Look Younger with Cosmetic Dentistry

July 30, 2023

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Smiling middle-aged man in business attire White hair and wrinkles aren’t the only signs of aging. The appearance of your teeth can make you look much older, but you don’t have to live with the results. You can turn back the clock with the help of your cosmetic dentist. You won’t have to worry about a complex treatment plan to restore a vibrant smile. Here are 4 ways you can look younger with cosmetic dentistry.


Summer Foods You Can Enjoy with Dental Implants

July 3, 2023

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Grilled meat cooking on barbeque If you’ve recently invested in dental implants to replace your lost teeth, you don’t have to watch what you put on your plate this summer. A dental implant is unique because it replaces both the root and the crown. Inserting a titanium post into the jawbone to serve as a root gives your restoration unmatched support and stability. You can regain 70% of your natural biting force, so you can enjoy many seasonal favorites. However, there are a few things you should know about 4 common summer foods.


Keep Your Smile Healthy All Summer Long with These Tips

June 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — whiteclayteam @ 4:13 pm
a patient showing off their smile during the summer

Summertime is finally upon us, and you’ve probably got a lot of fun trips and festivities planned for you and your family! But before you kick things off, have you considered the state of your smile? No matter where you’re heading or what you’re doing, your oral health is not something that you should want to neglect. Here are some useful tips from your trusted dentist to help you keep your pearly whites looking and feeling their best so you can focus on enjoying all of your fun in the sun!

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