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Don’t Skip It! Here’s What Happens When You Miss a Dental Cleaning

June 24, 2024

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Patient smiling at a dental cleaning

It’s easy to postpone or skip a dental cleaning when life gets busy. However, putting off your regular dental visits can lead to more than just a missed appointment. Your routine dental appointments are important for maintaining not only your oral health but also your overall well-being. But why is that? Read on to explore what happens when you skip a dental cleaning and why they’re so vital to your success.


Are Salty Smiles Healthier Than Sugary Ones?

April 7, 2024

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Jar of salt next to a pile on a light blue background

If you’ve ever been to the dentist, you’ve likely already learned that avoiding sugary foods can prevent oral problems like cavities and gum disease. They attract harmful bacteria that can erode your enamel or penetrate beneath your gum line, so limiting your consumption can boost your dental well-being.

Many patients wonder whether it’s safe to replace their favorite sweet snacks with something salty, instead. If you’re asking yourself whether salt is healthier for your smile, continue reading to learn more about the pros and cons!


Honor Children’s Dental Health Month by Implementing These Tips!

February 5, 2024

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Happy young boy holding a toothbrush

Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? That makes it the perfect time to pause and reflect on your household’s habits. Are you doing all you can to keep your young one’s smile in great shape? Here are some tips that could set your child up for a lifetime of strong and functional teeth:


Why Should I Resolve to Visit My Dentist in the New Year?

December 5, 2023

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Cutout tooth with New Year decorations on a pink background

With 2024 right around the corner, now’s an excellent time to consider what you’d like to improve upon in the coming year. If you haven’t had a dental checkup in a while, why not resolve to visit your dentist early in the new year? After all, it’s not uncommon to develop issues after indulging in sweet treats over the holidays that you’ll want to address before they progress. Keep reading to learn about 4 additional benefits to scheduling your appointment for earlier in the year!


4 Back-to-School Dental Exam Tips for Kids

September 8, 2023

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group of kids smiling

Are you preparing your child for the upcoming school year? As the back-to-school season approaches, it’s essential to prioritize your child’s dental health by getting ready for their next dental checkup. To help you ensure your child maintains a healthy smile, explore these four valuable tips on preparing them for their upcoming dental appointment.


3 Reasons to Start Invisalign Treatment This Summer

July 31, 2023

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person holding Invisalign aligner and smiling

Experiencing self-consciousness due to gaps or misalignment in your teeth can significantly affect your confidence in smiling. Luckily, Invisalign presents a solution by effectively tackling these concerns and granting you the harmonious smile you’ve always wanted. Although undergoing Invisalign treatment is advantageous at any time, there are particular reasons why choosing to start your Invisalign journey during the summer holds great benefits. Keep reading to learn what they are!


5 Reasons Teeth Whitening is a Great Valentine’s Day Gift

February 14, 2023

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a couple celebrating Valentine's Day together

Valentine’s Day is the perfect moment to show your partner how much you care with gifts, flowers, hand-written notes, and chocolates. The pressure can be high, but one great way to know whether teeth whitening is the perfect gift is to think back to past conversations—have they mention how much they’d like to whiten their teeth, but just can’t spare the funds? Even though it’s an unconventional gift, it’s a very practical and helpful one! Read on for five reasons teeth whitening is a great Valentine’s Day surprise.  


Why Invisalign is Better than DIY Clear Aligner Kits

December 8, 2022

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Invisalign aligner in its case

Invisalign has become incredibly popular with orthodontic patients of all ages, and it’s easy to see why. They’re discreet, there are no dietary restraints, and they tend to get results faster than traditional braces.

As popular as they are, it’s no surprise that there are imitators. There are many DIY clear aligner kits on the market now that claim to offer the same results as Invisalign from the home. However, for many reasons, these kits don’t work quite as well as professionally administered Invisalign treatments. Here’s why you shouldn’t try to “do it yourself” when it comes to orthodontic care.


Answering the Four Most Common Questions About Invisalign

October 2, 2022

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In the past decade or so, Invisalign has taken over the field of orthodontics, offering many things traditional braces do not. The prospect of fixing your teeth with something nearly invisible, that doesn’t limit your diet, and that doesn’t rub against your mouth is an appealing one for sure. Appropriately, however, there’s a lot that goes into having Invisalign that you can’t see from the outside. That leaves the people who want to try it with a lot of questions, like:


How Much Do Dentures Cost?

August 14, 2022

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Calculator on stack of cashIf you’ve lost several or all of your teeth over the years, or they are beyond repair, dentures can complete your smile. However, you’ve probably heard they are expensive, but that’s untrue. There’s not a flat fee for a new set of teeth because various factors affect the amount you’ll pay. As a result, you have options to keep dentures within your budget. You can replace your missing teeth, even if money is tight. Here are 4 things that will affect the cost of dentures when budgeting for your new smile. 


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