Smile Your Way to Success with Cosmetic Dentistry

December 15, 2023

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A man smiling and shaking hands with a client after his cosmetic dentistry treatments

Have you been struggling to move up in your career? Your slow growth may have little to do with your work ethic and everything to do with your smile. But how can that be? It’s not that employers and clients don’t value hard work, no. They want to ensure that they are providing the best image for their brand. Don’t fret, if you’re not satisfied with your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. How? Continue reading to find out.

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The Kids Will Surely Smile for These Teeth-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

December 13, 2023

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Gingerbread man

The holiday season is a time for friends, family, feasting, celebrations, and gift-giving. One time-honored tradition is hanging an oversized sock over the fireplace so that Santa can fill it with all sorts of treats and small toys. However, there are quite a few smile-friendly options that are sure to delight the kids on your holiday shopping list. Here are a few small gift ideas that will surely have kids smiling brightly.

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The Enemy of All Dentists: What You Don’t Know About Plaque

November 25, 2023

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Picture of a plaque-covered smile

Dentists have a lot of information at their disposal; it’s part of what makes them so good at their jobs. However, when it comes time to communicate about oral health with the average person, that can sometimes cause problems. It can be a little bit difficult to gauge what most people know and what they don’t.

For example, plaque is something that comes up often when dentists advise their patients.  While most people are aware that it isn’t a good thing, it often goes unsaid exactly what it actually is.

In an effort to make dental communication easier, here’s what you should know about what plaque actually is, why it’s a problem, and what you can do to keep it at bay.

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5 Tips to Make Your Thanksgiving Feast Tooth-Friendly This Season

November 10, 2023

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A family with good dental health celebrating Thanksgiving

Right out of Halloween and into the next holiday of indulgence! Thanksgiving is a time for food, friends, and good times around the dinner table. But all that fun doesn’t have to come at the expense of your dental health.

If you want to strive for a cavity-free celebration this season, continue reading. With these five tooth-friendly tips, you’ll keep your Thanksgiving dinner delicious and gentle on your pearly whites.

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5 Traits of a Beautiful Smile

October 17, 2023

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person with nice smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

A beautiful smile goes beyond looks, impacting confidence, happiness, and perceived attractiveness, fostering connections and meaningful relationships. For those aspiring to possess such a smile, cosmetic dentistry plays a crucial role. If you are considering undergoing one or more cosmetic dental treatments, continue reading to explore the essential traits that contribute to a beautiful smile and its impact on your life.

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3 Tips for Avoiding Oral Health Problems on Halloween

October 4, 2023

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dentist explaining Halloween oral health tips to parent and child

As Halloween approaches, the excitement for trick-or-treaters grows. As children gear up for a candy-filled night, it becomes essential for parents to ensure the well-being of their kids’ teeth on the 31st. The sweet delights linked with the occasion have the potential to lead to tooth decay and cavities if proper precautions are not observed. Thankfully, our dental practice offers three valuable Halloween oral health suggestions to safeguard those precious smiles—continue reading to find out more!

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Why Whiter Teeth Are Not Always Healthier Teeth

September 13, 2023

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Woman has questioning expression

In medieval times, long before the dawn of modern dental science, dentistry was considered to be the job of the local barber (along with surgery). People back then were just as interested in brightening their smiles as we are today. It was common for a barber to apply a few coats of a special acid to a patient’s teeth. While this would bleach the smile to a whiter color, it would also erode the enamel, making the teeth more vulnerable to damage and decay.

Clearly, whiter teeth are not always healthier teeth. Lucky for people today, we have dentists to take care of our teeth instead of barbers. Here’s what you need to know about what color is ideal for teeth and the risk of putting too much emphasis on making them whiter.

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5 Facts About Gum Disease You’re Going to Want to Know

September 8, 2023

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A woman testing her gum disease to see if it's tender with her pinky

It’s often said that an ounce of prevention is equal to a pound of cure. In the realm of gum disease, however, it might amount to even more. It’s one of the most damaging oral health conditions that can take a toll on every part of your oral health.

To learn more about this disease and why you should do all you can to prevent it, continue reading.

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The Top 5 Common Oral Health Conditions You Should Know

August 25, 2023

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A dentist explaining some oral health conditions to his patients

It may sometimes feel overwhelming to learn and be aware of your oral health. With numerous conditions and concerns that can affect your smile, it can be easy to want to throw in the towel altogether.

Continue reading to ease this burden by discovering the top five most common oral health problems so you can shorten your list of worries and gain some peace of mind.

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Can a Dental Appointment Before the School Year Improve My Child’s Grades?

August 11, 2023

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Learning new vocabulary words, practicing multiplication tables, or reading about history is exceedingly difficult when you have a throbbing toothache. Many children struggle in school because the constant discomfort of poor dental health distracts them from learning. Academic excellence and proper dental hygiene have long-term and far-reaching benefits, so why not set your child up for both by scheduling them for a dentist’s appointment before the school year starts? Read on to learn more from your trusted pediatric dentist about how oral health can affect a student’s grades.

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