3 Things You Should Know About Oral Cancer

April 4, 2024

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patient at dental appointment being screened for oral cancer

Do you have oral health problems on your mind? Although cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues may not seem urgent to some, it’s important to stay vigilant because they could lead to serious conditions if ignored. Oral cancer, especially, requires careful consideration as it can be life-threatening. Keep reading to learn three essential facts about oral cancer and safeguard your smile.

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5 Reasons to Show Thanks to Your Dental Hygienist

April 3, 2024

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dental hygienist helping patient

Every year, during the second week of April, National Dental Hygienist Week offers us a moment to recognize and honor the invaluable contributions of dental hygienists. Beyond their role in teeth cleaning, these professionals are pivotal in maintaining the health and brightness of our smiles during dental appointments. Often, their efforts extend far beyond what meets the eye, so keep reading as we delve into five compelling reasons why expressing appreciation for their work is so important.

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Myths about Dental Care that You Shouldn’t Believe

March 27, 2024

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Patient talking to a dentist

Dentistry is an essential component of healthcare, yet it’s a field shrouded in myths and misconceptions. These myths can lead to poor dental hygiene practices, delayed treatments, and unfounded fears. In the interest of providing clarity and promoting better oral health, here are some common myths about dentistry that you would do better to disregard entirely.

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Will My Veneers Make My Teeth Sensitive?

March 7, 2024

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Someone drinking coffee

Veneers are one of the most popular methods of improving your smile, affording patients the ability to address just about any issue that you could have with your smile. Whether you’re concerned about their color, their shape, or even some cosmetic damage to your teeth, veneers can deal with all of them in as little as two appointments.

However, as you might know, veneers also require you to remove a small portion of your enamel. This leads some patients to be concerned about the prospect of developing sensitivity from their restoration. If that’s a concern for you, here’s what you should know.

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Preparing the Canvas: Why Oral Health Matters in Cosmetic Dentistry

February 23, 2024

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Patient smiling after cosmetic dentistry treatment

Enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry is an exciting opportunity, but achieving the desired results requires more than cosmetic procedures! Before diving into treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, or dental implants, it’s important to ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape. If you want to learn why you need good oral health for great cosmetic dentistry, continue reading.

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Understanding the Toolkit: Why do Dentists Take Dental X-Rays?

February 9, 2024

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Dentist looking at dental x-rays

Have you ever looked at the strange black and white images of your teeth your dentist makes? These are dental X-rays, and they are one of the most important tools your dentist uses to treat your mouth. But what makes them so vital to the treatment process? Continue reading to learn more about X-rays and how your dentist relies on them to get the full picture.

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Vaping, Nicotine, and Oral Health

January 25, 2024

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Picture of someone vaping

Over the past ten years, one of the most pressing and complex developments in the world of public health has been the rise of vaping. What was once thought to be a relatively harmless alternative to smoking has become the primary vice of an emerging generation, one that’s been persistently difficult to study and even more so to regulate.

Researchers have done a lot of work to understand the effects that vaping can have on the body. You might wonder whether vaping can be as bad for the teeth as smoking; here’s what the emerging science says.

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How Depression Could Be Affecting Your Oral Health

January 5, 2024

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Someone looking depressed

It’s no secret that, as a nation, we are currently undergoing a mental health crisis. A recent Gallup poll found that 29% of Americans have been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lives, and that  17.8% of them currently suffer from the condition.

The prominence of this condition has had wide ranging effects, including some surprising ones on the world of dentistry. Depression can have some knock-on effects on oral health; if you or a loved one are suffering from the condition, here’s what you should know.

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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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