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Kick-Off Your Summer Vacation with a Trip to Your Dentist

May 4, 2023

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a woman smiling during the summertime

Summer is right around the corner—get ready for warmer weather, poolside shenanigans, and all sorts of fun adventures and memory-making! But before you kick off your summer festivities, you should consider scheduling a visit with your dentist for a checkup and cleaning, as summer is a fantastic and convenient time to do so. Here are three reasons why.


Why Cosmetic Dentistry Is Perfectly Safe

April 2, 2023

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a patient visiting their dentist for cosmetic dentistry

Your smile is perhaps the first feature that strangers notice about you, meaning that you should want your pearly whites to look as stunning as possible! This is perhaps why the demand for cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed recently; per the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the demand for cosmetic dental work has literally doubled within the last five years. But if you’re on the fence about undergoing cosmetic work, something you might be concerned about is the safety of some of these procedures. Here’s why you have nothing to worry about when it comes to safely augmenting your pearly whites with the help of your cosmetic dentist.


Root Canal Therapy is Good News

March 23, 2023

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Root canal on infected toothLet’s face it, root canals have a bad reputation, but much of what you’ve heard probably isn’t true. In fact, if your dentist has recommended a root canal, it’s actually great news. It means your tooth can be saved, and there’s nothing more exciting than avoiding missing teeth. Although you may be a little apprehensive, here’s why root canal therapy can be a perfect solution to preserve your smile.


Why Does My Toothache Hurt More Before Bed?

February 22, 2023

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After a long day of hard work, there’s nothing better than rolling into bed and falling right to sleep. Unfortunately, if you have a toothache, it can be hard to do that. In fact, you may have noticed that your toothache feels worse right before bed.

You might not be imagining it; there are a few reasons why that could be the case. If you’re curious, here are a few things that could explain why your toothache worsens just as you’re falling asleep.


4 Reasons Why There’s Fluoride in Drinking Water

January 6, 2023

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person drinking fluoride in drinking water

Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally occurring in soil, water, air, rocks, and plants. It is also added to many dental products, such as toothpaste and mouthwash. Additionally, fluoride can be found in many public water sources. You may be wondering why this mineral is in your water. Keep reading to learn about four reasons why there is fluoride in your drinking water and how it’s beneficial to your smile.


Popcorn and Oral Health: Can It Harm Your Smile?

December 9, 2022

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bowl of popcorn

Popcorn is a tasty treat that’s a favorite of many. Whether you like kettle corn, popcorn balls, special seasonings, or just classic salt and butter, this snack is undoubtedly engrained in our culture. That’s especially true when it comes to a night out at the movies or an evening at home watching a flick on your favorite streaming platform. If you’re a big fan of popcorn, you may be disappointed to hear that it doesn’t always affect your smile in the best ways. Continue reading to learn about the negatives of popcorn and oral health.


Dental Implants and Diabetes: Is It Safe?  

December 1, 2022

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person with diabetes speaking to dentist about dental implants

Dental implants are the tooth replacement option of choice by doctors and patients alike for many reasons. For one, they have a 98% success rate. This means that complications are rare. Dental implants also offer durable, long-lasting, and lifelike results. Even so, not everyone is a great candidate for dental implants. Certain medical conditions may keep this treatment from being the best option for you, including diabetes. Continue reading to learn about the link between implants and diabetes as well as ways to lower your chances of experiencing implant failure. 


Can Cranberries Fight Cavities?

November 14, 2022

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Fresh cranberries in bowlCranberries are a tasty, nutritious treat that is considered a superfood because of their high nutrient and antioxidant content. Research supports their use for lowering the risk of urinary tract infections and preventing certain types of cancer. They can even improve your immune system and decrease blood pressure, but those aren’t the only benefits. Researchers have found a handful of cranberries can safeguard your smile from decay and gum disease.


Do Root Canals Cause Cancer?

October 18, 2022

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patient learning about whether root canals cause cancer

If you have a tooth that is severely infected, antibiotics and waiting for the infection to heal on its own won’t do you any good. The only way to repair an infected tooth is with a root canal. Though this procedure has a success rate of around 95%, there is a ton of misinformation about the treatment that’s spread throughout the years. In fact, some people have even been led to believe that they might develop cancer after undergoing root canal therapy. But do root canals cause cancer, or is this a myth? Read on to learn more about how the procedure works and if it puts you at risk of developing cancer. 


Root Canal vs Tooth Extraction: Which is Best?

October 1, 2022

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Woman talking to her dentist about tooth pain

Odds are that if you’re googling “root canal vs tooth extraction,” you’re in a fair amount of pain. In that condition, it can be a little bit difficult to make decisions about what’s best for your oral health.

For serious toothaches caused by infected pulp, there are two common options: a root canal and an extraction. Here’s how to decide which one would be best for you.

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