3 Summer Activities That Can Harm Your Smile (& How to Prevent That From Happening)

June 18, 2024

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Smiling family splashing around in pool

The days are getting longer. The weather is getting warmer. That means one thing: summer is here! Whether you’re planning on traveling out of town for a family reunion, taking a road trip along the East Coast, or flying to a completely different country, a dental emergency isn’t on your itinerary. To prevent one from arising, keep reading to learn three summer activities that can harm your smile (and how to prevent that from happening).

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3 Reasons to Appreciate Your Amazing Dental Hygienist!

April 8, 2024

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a banner celebrating dental hygienist week

In the realm of dentistry, dental hygienists often play a crucial yet understated role. While dentists typically get the spotlight, it’s the dental hygienists who work tirelessly to ensure our oral health remains in top-notch condition. As we celebrate National Dental Hygienist Week this April, it’s the perfect time to shine a light on these unsung heroes of healthcare. Here are a few reasons why we should appreciate our dental hygienists and all that they do!

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Bright Smiles & Professional Success: Is There a Correlation?

February 8, 2024

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Woman smiling during job interview

Whether you’re entering the corporate world, or you’ve put in your dues and are ready to pursue that big promotion, you want to put your best foot forward. Updating your resume, creating a new cover letter, and reviewing popular interview questions are a few things that come to mind, but it’s important not to overlook your smile. After all, a brighter smile can increase your job prospects! Keep reading to learn what the research says about the correlation between the two.

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When Can I Receive Dentures After Having Teeth Pulled?

December 1, 2023

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a patient smiling during their dental consultation

Dentures are perhaps one of the most popular and iconic options for replacing missing teeth, having assisted countless generations of patients with moderate to extensive tooth loss. That said, in some cases, a patient must actually have some of their remaining natural teeth extracted in order for dentures to become a viable option that’ll serve them well. If your dentist has informed you that you’ll need some of your teeth pulled before dentures become a good option for rebuilding your smile, here’s what you need to know about this process and timeline.

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The Key to Long-Lasting Dental Implants: A Healthy Diet

October 1, 2023

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a person rejecting unhealthy foods

Dental implants have completely revolutionized the field of dentistry, providing a reliable and long-term solution for patients with missing teeth. This is thanks to their unique placement method directly into the jawbone with the help of biocompatible titanium posts. The result is replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like real ones—meaning eating isn’t an issue at all for those with dental implants! However, it’s still advisable to adhere to a healthy diet after receiving implants, in order to set them up for decades of use. Here’s what you need to know.

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Famous Faces Who Have Straightened Their Smiles with Invisalign

August 2, 2023

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two celebrities with Invisalign showing off their smiles

Invisalign is one of the hottest orthodontic treatments around and has taken the world of modern dentistry by storm! These days, more patients than ever before are turning toward the clear aligners to unlock straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smiles. But if you’re on the fence about committing to a better smile with the help of Invisalign, you should know that many celebrities and famous faces have found success with the trays and now have stunning, picture-perfect smiles that serve them well. Keep reading below to learn a little more about Invisalign and to find out which of your favorite stars have used it to address dental misalignment and other related issues.

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The Link Between Depression and Oral Health

June 1, 2023

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a person suffering from depression symptoms

Depression is an issue that affects millions of people, making it one of the most common mental health issues in the world. And when you or someone close to you is struggling with depression, it can be easy to overlook other aspects of one’s health, such as oral wellness. That said, the potential impact that depression can have on the health of one’s smile should not be ignored! Here’s more from your dentist about this link, along with some tips for managing your overall health.

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The 4 Most Common Dental Emergencies Among Athletes

April 2, 2023

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a woman with a boxing glove

It’s estimated that roughly 5 million teeth are knocked out of mouths every year, and this often happens during sports and physical activities! But there are all sorts of dental emergencies that can unfold during contact and non-contact sports alike, meaning that injury prevention should be one of your top priorities if you’re an active participant! Here are four common dental emergencies that athletes experience, along with some tips for preventing them from occurring in the first place.

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Give the Gift of a White Smile This Year!

December 2, 2022

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Person in cream sweater wrapping holiday gifts

Are you struggling to find the right gift for yourself or someone you love? One idea that you may have never considered before is the gift of a white smile. To learn why teeth whitening is a great gift idea, keep reading!

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Wondering If Your Diet Will Change with Veneers? Read This!

October 11, 2022

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Woman with veneers smiling while eating a salad

From their long lifespan to the gorgeous results, there are several reasons veneers are one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments. One of the biggest perks is that they are custom-crafted from high-quality materials, like porcelain, ensuring your bite won’t be compromised in any way. Of course, you might still be wondering if you need to alter your meals to prevent chips, cracks, and other damage. To learn if a diet change with veneers is necessary, keep reading!

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