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Easy Does It: Simplifying Your Dental Checkup Routine

February 9, 2024

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Dentist and patient talking at a dental checkup

Dental checkups are essential for maintaining good oral health, but they can sometimes be intimidating or uncomfortable for many patients. However, with the right approach, you can make your next dental visit a stress-free and enjoyable experience! If you’re not sure where to start, continue reading. You’ll find some tips to help you prepare and ensure a quick and easy dental checkup.


Smile SOS: Finding an Emergency Dentist in Critical Moments

December 22, 2023

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A woman holding her jaw in pain at her emergency dentist

Dental emergencies have a knack for occurring at the most inconvenient times. Whether it’s a sudden toothache, a knocked-out tooth, or a swollen abscess, quick action is critical. But how do you find an emergency dentist in a pinch?

Continue reading to learn how to prepare for the worst while trying to find a dentist to handle sudden pain.


An Unwelcome Chip Off the Old Block: What to Do if You Chip a Tooth

December 13, 2023

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Man's mouth hurts

Maybe you play contact sports, chew too aggressively, or grind your teeth at night. In any case, realizing that you have chipped a tooth is an unpleasant discovery for anybody. While chips can vary in their severity, it’s important to have them treated by a dental professional in any case. Here’s what to do after you chip a tooth as well as how to know whether you should call an emergency dentist or if you can wait until your next scheduled dental appointment.


Help! My Teeth Feel Sensitive After Whitening

August 15, 2023

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Facial view of a woman at the dentist wearing protective goggles with blue LED light shining on her teeth

Teeth whitening is a popular service in cosmetic dentistry to refresh your pearly whites. After all, who doesn’t want to reverse years’ worth of staining and discoloration? Some patients, however, hesitate to get the brighter, more beautiful smile they deserve because out of nervousness about tooth sensitivity. While it’s wonderful to have your smile restored, you might wonder whether potentially suffering sensitive teeth worth it for a shinier smile. Fortunately, brightening your pearly whites might be a much more comfortable treatment than you think! Keep reading to learn more!


6 Medical Conditions Your Dentist May Discover

July 26, 2023

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person at dental checkup

In the course of your routine dental checkups, your dentist and hygienist perform essential teeth cleaning and conduct a comprehensive examination to ensure your oral health remains in good shape. While the common perception is that dentists primarily focus on oral health, it’s worth noting that 90% of systemic health conditions exhibit symptoms within the oral cavity. Consequently, your dentist may uncover medical conditions that affect various parts of your body. Explore the following six health conditions that dentists might identify during routine appointments.


Summer Is a Great Time for Teeth Whitening! Here’s Why

July 13, 2023

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Woman smiles on the beach.

With graduations, vacations, family reunions, and marriages, summer is a time for old friends and new beginnings. Since it is such a bright time of year, why not make summer brighter with a set of shiny white teeth? With cosmetic dental treatments, you can improve your confidence and be on your way to a future as sunny as the season. Read on to learn why the hotter months are so ideal for teeth whitening treatments.


Should I Rinse My Mouth After Brushing My Teeth?

June 4, 2023

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a person rinsing after brushing their teeth

One of the biggest pillars of maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile is consistent oral hygiene, which entails brushing and flossing every single day. However, one question that often pops up concerning this habit is whether or not you’re supposed to rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth. Is it better to rinse out all of the excess toothpaste, or would that spell bad news for your oral health? Here’s more from your trusted dentist about the pros and cons of the habit so that you can make sure you’re doing what’s best for your smile!


Why Do My Teeth Feel Rough?

June 3, 2023

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a woman inspecting her teeth in her bathroom mirror

Your teeth are some of the most important tools that your body has access to, responsible for your ability to eat, speak, laugh, and more. That said, when something doesn’t seem quite right with them and they begin to feel a little rough or worn around the edges, you might be feeling very concerned about their well-being. Continue reading below to learn a little more from your trusted dentist about why teeth can sometimes begin to feel rough, and what you should do to prevent the issue from worsening.


Can Bad Teeth Run in the Family?

May 22, 2023

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Curious about whether dental problems can be hereditary? Researchers have long been intrigued by the connection between genetics and oral health. It appears that your dental well-being may indeed be influenced by your genetic makeup. While oral hygiene habits and environmental factors are a key part of maintaining your smile, studies indicate that specific dental issues can be passed down through generations. Continue reading as we uncover how your family history might affect your oral health.


4 Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Teeth

May 11, 2023

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smiling person with nice teeth

Teeth, the often-underappreciated heroes of our oral health, are truly remarkable structures. They play a vital role in our daily lives, from aiding in chewing and speaking to enhancing our smiles. While we may not give them much thought, there are countless fascinating aspects of teeth that are worth exploring. Read on as we delve into four intriguing facts about teeth that are bound to surprise you.

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