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Should I Schedule My Dental Checkup Early This Year?

December 13, 2023

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New Year’s resolutions are popular ways for people to get motivated for self-improvement. While many might resolve to quit smoking, write that novel, or start going to the gym regularly this year, it’s also a great idea to get on top of your oral hygiene. A huge part of taking proper care of your teeth is having regular dental exams and cleanings from your dentist. Here are a few reasons why scheduling your next dental checkup earlier in the year can help you keep smiling brightly in the later months.


4 Foods & Drinks You Should Avoid If You Have Dentures This Holiday Season

November 11, 2023

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The holiday season brings happiness, festivities, and of course, an abundance of delicious foods! But for those with dentures, indulging in certain holiday foods and drinks may require some special consideration—or might need to be ruled out altogether. Dentures demand special care to ensure comfort, longevity, and that your smile looks and functions its best. Continue reading below to learn more about a few of the festive foods and drinks you should be mindful of this season, in order to preserve your new smile.


What Are Some Foods That Can Easily Chip My Teeth?

October 13, 2023

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America is known as both a cultural melting pot and a salad bowl, and because it has so many different cultures living together, this country has a wealth of food options to choose from. Grocery stores, restaurants, and gas stations offer snacks, meals, and ingredients to suit every taste and dietary need. However, some popular foods can be harmful to your smile if you aren’t careful. Here’s a short list of foods that can damage your teeth and how to keep your grin safe when you are snacking or dining.


Angry Red and Sugar-Fed: Here Are Some Fun Facts About Gum Disease

September 13, 2023

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Gum disease starts with inflammation of the gums called gingivitis, causing them to swell, bleed, and take on a fiery red color. If left untreated, it can lead to a worse infection called periodontitis, which can cause bad breath, tooth loss, and erosion of the jawbone. While your dentist is well-equipped to stop gum disease in its tracks and teach you ways to avoid it in the future, knowing a little bit more about it now might help you decide to take some appropriate precautions. In the spirit of Gum Care Month this September, here are some interesting facts about periodontitis so that you can better protect your smile from its negative consequences.


5 Back-to-School Tips for Your Smile

August 4, 2023

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Woman smiling with a toothbrush

Now that school is back in session, it’s time to get back into a good routine. It’s always a good idea to get to bed early, have time scheduled for homework, and have well-balanced meals to give you the energy to get through the day. Another thing that you should be implementing into your routine is an excellent oral hygiene regimen. Here are some back-to-school tips to keep your smile as healthy and happy as possible.


How to Get Your Summer Smile with Invisalign

July 12, 2023

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Girl holding a clear aligner in front of her smile

Have you always wanted straight teeth without the hassle of traditional braces? There’s an easier way to get the smile you’ve always wanted: Invisalign! These clear aligners are a simple, more comfortable solution to crooked or misaligned teeth than having metal brackets and wires in your mouth for over a year. If you’ve finally got some time on your hands, it’s better to start now than later! Here’s why it’s time to get your summer smile with Invisalign!


How Veneers Are the Secret to a Beach-Ready Smile

June 9, 2023

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Get ready to flaunt your smile this summer! If you’re not feeling confident about it, don’t worry – cosmetic dentistry has a perfect solution for you. Among various options, veneers in Carmel stand out as a remarkable choice, completely transforming your smile in just two appointments! If you wish to enhance the appearance of your teeth, keep reading to discover what porcelain veneers are and how they can give you a vacation-ready grin.


Oral Sores 101 & How to Treat Them

May 14, 2023

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a person showing the canker sore in their mouth

A healthy, comfortable smile can be easily taken for granted on most days. It’s not until an oral issue impacts your ability to eat, speak, or go throughout your day with confidence that you realize how precious your oral health is. Canker and cold sores are one of the main culprits that can disrupt your everyday life. Read on to learn the causes of these oral sores and how best to treat them so you can return to a thriving smile.


3 Lifestyle Changes to Set Your Dental Implants Up for Success

April 14, 2023

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Are you a patient who recently received dental implants and wants to ensure their long-lasting success? These titanium tooth roots are considered the best way to replace teeth by many dentists and patients alike. Making a few simple lifestyle changes can significantly enhance the durability and effectiveness of your dental implants. continue reading to learn about three easy adjustments that you can make to maximize the longevity and functionality of your new pearly whites.


Is Nitrous Oxide Actually Safe?

March 4, 2023

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patient wearing a nitrous oxide mask

Most dentists recommend seeing them for regular checkups and cleanings at least twice a year. However, for people with dental anxiety, even managing that can seem like an impossible task.

There are all kinds of people who are nervous at the dentist’s office for various reasons. For them, sedation dentistry can make everything from routine care to restorative procedures considerably easier. Nitrous oxide is one of the most popular sedatives, but like all drugs, some people wonder about its safety. If you’re curious, here’s more information about nitrous oxide sedation, and what it can do for you.

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