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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.


Teeth Whitening vs. Veneers – Which One Is Right for Me?

January 27, 2023

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Woman smiling with white teeth

It’s perfectly natural for your teeth to become discolored over time, but this can happen much more quickly if you enjoy pigmented foods and beverages, like wine, coffee, and tomatoes. The good news is that you don’t need to settle for staining. There are a variety of options to choose from, including teeth whitening and veneers, but which one is right for you? Read on to learn more about each option so you can make an informed decision.


 5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Smile

December 8, 2022

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Smiling woman wearing a Santa hatThe holidays can add a few inches to your waistline, but the foods and drinks you consume can also leave a lasting mark on your dental health. You’ll be surrounded by many of your favorite meals and sweet treats, which can wreak havoc on your oral health. You can enjoy the holidays and avoid bad news at the dentist by following 5 tips to protect your smile. 


4 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy During Flu & Cold Season

November 4, 2022

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a child with a cold blowing her nose

When the colder months approach, so does the winter fun! Drinking hot cocoa, celebrating the holidays, and cozy clothing begin to make an appearance. Unfortunately, so do seasonal sicknesses like the flu and colds. The average adult will get two to four colds throughout the year, while the average child gets six to eight, mostly occurring during the winter months. As a loving parent, you want to do all you can to keep them healthy, including their smile. Read on for four tips on keeping your little one’s oral health on track during cold and flu season!


Why is Praising Your Child for Brushing Important?

October 14, 2022

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Young girl brushing teethYour child’s baby teeth are only in place for a few short years, but they are influential in their oral health and development. They allow your child to learn how to eat and speak. Each tooth also acts as a placeholder for their adult teeth. If a primary tooth is lost too soon, it can have lasting consequences for your child’s dental health. Tooth decay is the biggest threat to young smiles. Cavities are more common than childhood asthma, but you can keep decay at bay with a great oral hygiene routine from a young age. Unfortunately, children often view brushing as a chore. You may sound like a broken record reminding your little one to brush their teeth, but that may not be the best approach. According to a new study, praising your child may be the secret to winning the brushing battle.


Save Money by Maximizing Your Child’s Dental Insurance Benefits!

September 19, 2022

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young boy brushing his teeth in dental chair

Do you have dental insurance for everyone in your family? If so, it only makes sense to get the most out of your benefits as possible. This includes maximizing your coverage for your kids. After all, most dental insurance benefits expire once the clock strikes midnight on December 31st. Keep reading to learn why now is the perfect time to maximize your children’s dental insurance coverage and how to save money while also giving them a healthy smile!

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