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Back-to-School Tips for Teens with Invisalign

July 13, 2023

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teen in white shirt smiling on blue background

As the school year begins, the excitement of new experiences extends to various aspects of your teen’s life, including their orthodontic journey with Invisalign. Ensuring the success of this treatment while managing the demands of school can be a rewarding challenge. Here are four helpful tips and guidance to help your teenager navigate the school year with Invisalign confidently and make the most of their treatment experience.


Why You Should Recognize Oral Cancer Awareness Month This April!

April 18, 2023

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Doctor holding up red and white ribbon for oral cancer awareness

April is often associated with the first signs of warmer weather, Easter, and spring break. However, this month is important for another reason: it’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month! Since roughly 54,000 cases are expected to be diagnosed this year alone, it’s crucial to spread important information, like the risk factors, symptoms, and where to get oral cancer screenings. Fortunately, we’re sharing all of that right here!


How Can a Soft Tissue Laser Benefit Your Oral Health?

March 18, 2023

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a woman receiving a soft tissue laser treatment at the dentist

The field of dentistry has come a long way in the past several decades, especially regarding technology. The innovations have made a visit to your dentist easier, more comfortable, and extremely reliable. A great example of this is the use of a soft tissue laser. If your dentist offers laser dentistry, there are so many ways it can help your oral health. Read on to learn all about a soft tissue laser and all the various benefits it offers to your smile!


Cosmetic Dentistry Isn’t Just for Celebrities

March 5, 2023

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Woman with a beautiful smile laughingIf you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, your cosmetic dentist can create a picture-perfect smile. Contrary to what you might have heard, cosmetic dentistry isn’t expensive. You don’t have to be a movie star or celebrity to revamp your smile. There are more options than ever to address common aesthetic flaws, like discoloration, chips, and gaps. You can benefit from elective services without breaking the bank. Here’s how you can enhance your smile while staying within your budget.


4 Questions to Ask Your Dentist for Your Best Smile Yet!

January 16, 2023

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a man smiling at a dental checkup and ready to ask his dentist questions

Do you have a checkup with your dentist coming up? If so, good for you! In addition to your oral hygiene routine, going to visit your dentist regularly for an exam and cleaning is essential for a healthy smile. You can even take it another step further by being prepared with certain questions for your dentist. This will ensure you are doing all you can to keep your gums and teeth in great condition. Here are four great questions to ask your dentist at your next checkup for your best smile yet!


How to Stop Red Wine from Staining your Teeth this Holiday Season

December 16, 2022

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Woman drinking a glass of red wine

Sometimes spending time with family can make you want to have a drink or two. That might be why red wine has become such a staple at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. While a glass of wine can make you smile, it’s also infamous for making that smile darker. If you want to indulge a little bit over the holidays, it’s good to take a few proactive measures to ensure that your teeth stay white. Here’s how red wine can discolor teeth, and what you can do about it.


What Can I Do to Protect My Child’s Teeth During Flu Season?

November 4, 2022

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child in the snow

Trying to keep your children from getting sick becomes more difficult than usual during cold-and-flu season when winter rolls around. Understandably, when they are sick it can distract you from things you might normally be on top of, such as making sure they brush their teeth. The average child will get 6-8 colds per year with most of them coming during the winter. After all, children are more prone to disease, as they constantly touch everything and chew on more than they should. Imagine needing to take them to the dentist for a cavity while they were sick. No adult wants to endure that, either. Keep reading for some tips on kids’ oral care during cold-and-flu season from a children’s dentist in Cumberland.


The Importance of Getting a Custom Mouthguard for the New School Year!

August 5, 2022

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a child wearing a customized mouthguard while playing a sport

The new school year brings a lot of excitement. In the midst of buying supplies and clothes, one important thing can go overlooked: a mouthguard. If your child plays sports, you want to do all you can to protect their smile. After all, of the 30 million kids that participate in athletics, only 41% use protective gear for their mouths. So, it’s not hard to see why more than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year! Read on to learn more about the importance of a customized mouthguard for your child.


Why You Should Get Your Child a Custom Fit Mouthguard

July 3, 2022

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Green Mouthguard Hanging from a Child’s Helmet

When your child is in the middle of a game, you want to focus all your attention on cheering for them as loud as possible. It can be hard to do that if you spend the whole time worrying about whether their teeth are protected. That’s why a mouthguard is so important if your child plays sports. What’s even more important is that it fits them well. There are plenty of mouthguards you can buy at the store, but you should really have your dentist make one that’s customized to fit your child. Here’s why.


Tips on Teaching Your Child About Flossing

June 4, 2022

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young boy flossing teeth following mom's example

Being a parent is rarely easy, but it certainly can be rewarding. You have to teach your children about cleaning up their messes, as well as cleaning their mouths after meals. As you know, flossing is a crucial part of an effective hygiene routine, and it’s going to really benefit your little one to understand that as well. Teaching kids how to floss effectively might not seem simple, but a children’s dentist in Cumberland is here to offer some simple tips to help them develop this dental cleanliness skill.

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