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Why Should I Worry About Dry Socket?

April 12, 2024

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Lady has oral pain

People may have teeth extracted for reasons such as advanced tooth decay or the mouth not having enough room to accommodate the third molars. While these procedures are rendered painless by anesthetic treatments, a patient can develop a painful condition called dry socket after having an extraction if they are not careful. Here’s a brief guide to what causes dry socket as well as a few tips for avoiding it.


The Teeth, The Gums, The Heart: Why Dentists Check Blood Pressure

February 9, 2024

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Patient having their blood pressure checked

Sometimes, it seems like people forget that dentists are doctors. That might sound a little bit strange, but often patients treat their dentists like they’re just mechanics for their teeth.

This generates a little bit of surprise when dentists do something that seemingly falls outside the purview of the teeth. For example, you might not really know why dentists tend to check their patients’ blood pressure at regular checkups. Here’s why that actually is, as well as a little bit more information about the hidden connection between the heart and the teeth.


4 Thanksgiving Foods That Can Be Great for Your Smile

November 14, 2023

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Turkey and an assortment of other foods for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is drawing near, and you probably can’t wait to enjoy the big meal with your loved ones. However, if you don’t want to have to visit the dentist for a major issue after the holiday, you may want to focus on foods that are good for your teeth. Fortunately, there are plenty of Thanksgiving staples that can have a positive impact on your oral health; below are just 4 examples.


Some Interesting Facts About Gum Disease to Keep You Motivated for Oral Hygiene

September 13, 2023

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Woman shows inflamed gums

Gum disease is incredibly unpleasant to experience, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t interesting to read about. This common oral affliction begins as gingivitis, inflammation of the gums with symptoms such as swelling, bleeding, and an angry red color. If it goes untreated, gingivitis will advance to periodontitis which causes a receding gumline, tooth loss, and other unfavorable outcomes. Thankfully, your dentist has your back for everything you need to prevent it from happening. Here are some facts to know about gum disease that are fun to read about but nasty to experience.


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.

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