Quiz: Let’s Grade Your Flossing Habits!

Are you on top of your flossing habits? Do you think that you perform your dental hygiene like a true pro? If you’re nodding your head “yes,” we wonder, how do you think you’d do with a flossing quiz? If you’re backing away slowly and looking for a place to hide, then you just might need to review and possibly refresh those habits of yours. Turn okay practices into best practices and your oral health will thank you.

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Thanksgiving Beverages: Myth Or Fact?

As Thanksgiving rushes toward us, promising all sorts of splendor as we dig into the comforting, heart-warming foods we look forward to throughout the year, there may be something on your mind: What’s the truth regarding the beverage choices you make during this celebratory meal? Can you make choices that are good for your oral health (or bad) all depending on what you fill your glass with? We’d love to help you begin sorting myth from fact, so your festivities are full of fun.

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Toothbrush Etiquette: Things To Remember

Are you a little shocked by the idea of toothbrush etiquette? If you’re worried we’re about to offer up a lesson regarding how to hold your toothbrush and act in a genteel manner while you brush, think again! Our dental hygiene tips for today are strictly about keeping your smile safe and making choices that, though they appear to be good manners, are actually beneficial for your teeth, gums, and overall health! Starting to feel a bit more interested? Consider a couple details to remember.

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Why Does My Tooth Ache?

When we develop pain in or around our teeth, this is often due to an issue that requires immediate treatment. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the common causes of a toothache, and suggest possible remedies. No matter what, you should never hesitate to contact your dentist if you notice discomfort that doesn’t subside after 48 hours!

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Fluoride: For Grown-Ups And Kids

From our side of things (which is in the world of professional dental care), we think that you should have wonderful feelings toward fluoride! When you use it in your toothpaste, for instance, it helps you maintain a healthy smile. If you don’t really know much about it other than the fact that we suggest it, then you may have some trouble knowing what to think and why it’s so significant. Not to worry! We can explain.

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Ways To Minimize Sugar’s Harmful Effects

You know that if you eat sugar and candy all day long, every day, it will be no surprise if you end up with a cavity (or two). As a result, you may feel extremely worried about any particle of sugar that passes through your lips. Since you may really like sweet treats, though, you might be hoping for some help regarding enjoying a small to moderate amount, while making choices that can help minimize the likelihood of tooth decay. We’ve got some helpful suggestions!

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A Few Halloween Tips For Teeth

Halloween is a time for fun. It’s also a time for oral health tips! While you may roll your eyes just a bit and reassure us that you know sugar is bad for your smile because it encourages problems like tooth decay, we are here to remind you of something: That’s not the only thing you need to watch out for! Let us walk you through helpful suggestions, so you know you’re doing all that you can to enjoy a smile-safe October 31st.

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Bad Breath: 3 Tips For Improvement

Yep. Bad breath is embarrassing. It’s also something that comes and goes occasionally or that you find you have a chronic problem with. When it’s the latter, you may hear us refer to it as halitosis. Of course, no matter what you call it, you want it to go away as quickly as possible! So, where to begin? We have a few tips to help you fix things on your own. However, if you aren’t making any progress, remember that a visit with our team is the next best step!

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Tartar Quiz: What Do You Know?

When you walk through the dental hygiene aisle, you might see a lot of products offering to provide tartar control. While this sounds like something you should probably consider and most likely need, that doesn’t mean that you know what tartar actually is, why it’s so significant, or what you should be doing about it. Not to worry! Our quiz will either reveal that you know more than you’re aware of or it will fill in the facts you’re lacking, so you can protect your oral health.

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