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Really Shine on Your Big Day with Teeth Whitening!

May 8, 2024

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Graduate with a nice smile

If you’re trying to get ready for a wedding or a graduation this summer, there are probably a lot of things on your checklist. You’re probably thinking about invites, travel, after-parties, and all the other logistical factors that go into making a big event truly great.

You might also think about how you’re going to look in the photos—planning your outfits, doing your hair, having your nails done. Whitening your teeth can be the perfect way to complete the look. If you want your teeth to really shine for a big event, here’s what you should know about how long that will take.


Here’s Why Cosmetic Dental Treatments Aren’t Just for Celebrities!

March 13, 2024

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Lady shows off pretty teeth.

If you’ve ever wondered why so many of your favorite movie stars seem to have flawless smiles, the answer is probably cosmetic dental treatments. Many people have flaws in their teeth that they’d like to get rid of, and advances in dental science have made these treatments much more accessible to people who aren’t celebrities. Here are a few ways cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve a more ideal smile.


Aching for Relief: What to Do About Denture Sores

January 12, 2024

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Older man holding his cheek due to denture sores

Has wearing your dentures been rough lately? If you’ve noticed some new cuts or raw patches on your gums, you might be dealing with denture sores. These ulcers, often caused by ill-fitting denture friction can be painful and frustrating, but there is hope for relief.

If you’re dealing with denture sores and want to restore your comfort and quality of life, continue reading. You’ll learn some practical ways to address the issue.


Chasing Away the Gray: Causes and Solutions for Grey Teeth

November 17, 2023

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A woman brushing her teeth in the mirror after teeth whitening treatment

A white smile is associated with good oral health, so when teeth turn gray, you might be alarmed. Whether it’s one tooth standing out or a general gray discoloration across your smile, understanding the causes behind gray teeth is the first step toward finding a solution—usually teeth whitening treatments.

If you want to learn why teeth turn gray and delve into the dental treatments that can restore their shine, continue reading.


Don’t Take Care of Your Teeth Like a Pirate

September 12, 2023

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Man dressed as a pirateDid you know that September 19th is “Talk Like a Pirate Day?” Pirates are well-known for their treasure maps, but they are also memorable for their bad teeth. While you spend the day talking like a pirate, don’t let your teeth succumb to their bad habits. Here’s how you can keep your pearly whites healthy and looking their best.


Is Drinking Through a Straw Better for Your Teeth?

July 7, 2023

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person drinking through a straw

In a world where style meets sipping and convenience takes the lead, straws have emerged as charming companions, elevating ordinary drinks to extraordinary experiences. From the refreshing kick of iced coffee to the soothing embrace of a rich glass of red wine, everyday beverages offer a flavorful escape. Yet, amidst these delightful moments, our smiles often bear the brunt of their consequences. While the taste is exquisite, the toll on our teeth can be worrisome. The good news is that you can enjoy your drinks and safeguard your smile by opting for a straw. Explore the benefits of straw use in preserving your radiant grin.


How Does Swimming in a Pool Affect Your Teeth?

June 8, 2023

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A man, child, and woman wearing yellow sunglasses on a yellow inflatable pool float

A nice, refreshing swim is the perfect way to cool off during those hot summer months. However, frequent exposure to pool water can have negative effects on your teeth unless you take the proper precautions. Follow a few simple tips to ensure safe summer swimming and protect your smile.


Why You Should Trust Your Dentist to Reline Your Dentures

May 3, 2023

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a closeup of dentures in someone’s hands

Dentures have assisted countless generations of patients with rebuilding smiles ravaged by missing teeth, and if you have the prosthetics, you’re probably pleased with how they’ve assisted you over the years. However, there often comes a time when dentures need to be relined to ensure that they continue serving you well. Keep reading to learn a little more about dentures and why they need to be relined, along with why it’s going to be in your best interest to have your dentist perform the task!


Fact-Checking 4 Myths About OTC Whitening Products

March 25, 2023

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Woman looking at her teeth in mirrorWhite teeth are attributed to youth, health, and confidence, but not everyone has a bright smile naturally. Not to mention, years of drinking coffee, smoking, or poor brushing habits can leave stains. OTC whitening products appear as a convenient, affordable solution to combat discoloration, but they aren’t as safe or effective as you might believe. Here are the facts behind 4 common myths that may make you think twice before using an OTC whitening product.


Is Thumb Sucking Bad For Oral Health?

February 28, 2023

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child sucking their thumb

Part of growing up is leaving behind the things we used to love, but aren’t appropriate anymore. When it comes to children and thumb sucking, however, that can be easier said than done. Lots of kids are really attached to thumb-sucking, and you can’t exactly take their thumb away from them.

That can be a problem because sucking behavior past a certain age can cause oral health problems. If you want to know why, and what you can do to help your child stop thumb-sucking, here’s a guide that might help you.

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