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Why Senior Oral Health in Assisted Living Is Important

February 7, 2024

dentist showing X-rays to senior patient

Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings every six months are vital for maintaining a healthy smile. This is particularly crucial for seniors, who are more susceptible to dental problems such as gum disease and tooth loss. If you have an elderly family member residing in an assisted living facility, discover below three compelling reasons why ensuring they receive routine dental care is so important.


Chipped Tooth Challenge: Do I Need to See My Dentist?

January 15, 2024

Two cartoon teeth looking at another one with a chip

Imagine waking up in the morning one day only to realize you’ve just chipped your tooth. It’s possible you grind your teeth at night or bit into something hard yesterday and didn’t notice the problem. If you check the mirror and the damage doesn’t appear to be too extensive, you might be tempted just to leave it alone. After all, it’s not doing any harm and will probably heal itself eventually, right? Unfortunately, when it comes to dental problems, that’s not true and it’s best to see your dentist as soon as you’re able to. Keep reading to learn more about why!


Children’s Dental Health Month: Keeping Little Smiles Safe

January 5, 2024

Child brushing their teeth
Yes, my teeth is clean. Cute mixed raced girl brushing teeth at blue background.

In case you haven’t heard, January is Children’s Dental Health Month. This provides dental professionals with an opportunity to help their children improve their smiles, and to educate parents on how they can make those results last.

Being a parent is obviously difficult, though oral hygiene doesn’t have to add to that. Keep these tips in mind and your child’s smile will be protected for a long time to come.


How Does Aging Affect the Appearance of My Smile?

December 27, 2023

Woman thinks something over

The aging process affects the smile just as much as the rest of the body. While everybody wants a bright and confident smile at any age, many seniors and middle-aged adults deal with oral health issues that can make them shy about showing their teeth. Luckily, healthy lifestyle habits and a little dental intervention can help many people achieve shiny, healthy smiles that they can be proud of. Here are a few ways aging affects your teeth along with several methods dentists can use to keep your smile healthy and flashy.


How Can I Keep My Child’s Teeth Healthy During Cold and Flu Season?

December 13, 2023

Smiling child

Nobody’s a big fan of getting a cold or the flu, and these illnesses have a way of spreading around during the colder months. Sore throats, stuffy noses, coughing fits, and that nasty itchy feeling are all great ways to put a damper on several weeks, and nobody wants their kids to have to deal with that. While it’s important to keep your children healthy or care for them while they are sick during cold and flu season, it’s also crucial to help them maintain their oral health. Here are a few tips for keeping your child on top of their oral hygiene during cold and flu season.


Don’t Let Holiday Stress Make Your Oral Health a Mess

November 10, 2023

Gingerbread man

While the holidays are a joyous time of year full of family gatherings, gift-giving, and celebration, the logistics behind putting it all together can cause a lot of stress for many people. Some people are anxious about getting everyone the right gifts, others are concerned about getting the feast together on time, and many more are stressed about finishing up the year at work. While it’s common knowledge that this sort of stress can affect your overall health, many people are unaware that it can take its toll on your dental health as well. Here’s how stress can hurt your teeth and what you can do to keep them healthy.


Time Is Running Out: Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Use Your Dental Benefits

October 26, 2023

female patient undergoing a dental checkup

It’s that time of year again when your dentist begins to send reminders that encourage you to use your dental insurance benefits before they expire. With only a few months left before the end of the year, you’ll want to take advantage of any unused funds while you still have them. But why? What is the reason for such urgency? Can’t you just put off those dental fillings until 2024? Read on to discover why it’s in your best interest to use your available benefits now before it’s too late.


The Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening Are Downright Frightening

October 13, 2023

Woman has frightened expression

Everyone wants a flashy white smile, but teeth whitening treatments are best left to dental professionals. You may go to the store today and find shelves full of at-home teeth whitening products, or you might go on social media and read about all sorts of home remedies that are claimed to remove dental stains and make your teeth whiter. Unfortunately, these methods produce inferior results at best and can lead to injury at worst. Here’s why it’s best to get professional teeth whitening treatments from your dentist.


The Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings Over Amalgam

September 28, 2023

3D render of dental fillings

Dental fillings are a common solution for treating cavities and restoring damaged teeth. When it comes to choosing the right type of filling, individuals often face a crucial decision: tooth-colored fillings or amalgam? In this blog post, we’ll explore why tooth-colored fillings are a preferred choice over amalgam for various reasons, including health, aesthetics, durability, and more.


5 Facts About Gum Disease You Never Knew

September 6, 2023

A man worried about his gum disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is one of the most common oral health conditions in the world. Its presence is known through swollen, red, painful gums and a host of other symptoms your dentist warned you about.

If you’re a soon-to-be patient who is curious about gum disease, continue reading to learn five things you probably didn’t know. The hope is that you’ll take this information, make an appointment with your dentist, and talk about a checkup.

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