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Happy Oral Health Month! Here Are 5 Tips For The Whole Family


Oral health month is the perfect time for families to reevaluate their oral hygiene routines, schedule dental appointments, learn new ways to care for their teeth and gums, and create oral health goals. Cavities, gum disease, and bad breath affect people of all ages, but with proper care, these issues can be almost completely avoided. [...]

Happy Oral Health Month! Here Are 5 Tips For The Whole Family2024-01-18T18:51:50+00:00

Do Genetics Affect Dental Health?


Contemporary research indicates that genetics play an important role in our dental health. Indeed, certain genetic conditions can increase our risk of cavities, gum disease, and other dental health problems significantly. While poor oral health is often linked to environmental factors (i.e. high-sugar diets, smoking, and poor oral hygiene), our genes may play a bigger [...]

Do Genetics Affect Dental Health?2024-01-18T18:51:59+00:00

In Honor of Dental Hygienists Recognition Week


To our dental hygienists, we appreciate you more than words can express! You work hard and show up with a smile every day to create a positive experience for our team members and our patients. Our offices couldn’t run without you! For patients, it may seem like the dental hygienist’s role is simply to clean [...]

In Honor of Dental Hygienists Recognition Week2024-01-18T18:52:08+00:00

Flossing Is Essential For Oral Health


There are a lot of things that you know you should do. Balance and rotate your tires periodically. Take your cat for his vaccines. Exercise three times a week. But in the midst of life’s busyness, all too often, these things go undone. Another thing you should do is floss your teeth. And, fortunately, this [...]

Flossing Is Essential For Oral Health2024-01-18T18:52:15+00:00

Is Your Breakfast Helping Or Harming Your Oral Health?


We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If that’s true, does it really matter what we eat, or does it just matter that we eat? Doctors, dieticians, dentists, and other health experts will tell you that what you eat for breakfast matters. You can’t have donuts and a caramel [...]

Is Your Breakfast Helping Or Harming Your Oral Health?2024-01-18T18:53:03+00:00

What Steps Are Involved in A Smile Makeover?


Do you often feel as if your smile could use a little more tender, loving care? If so, then you’re not alone. Recent data suggests that an estimated 60% of people are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles, especially in pictures. But, a lackluster smile isn’t just embarrassing – it can be unhealthy, too. [...]

What Steps Are Involved in A Smile Makeover?2024-01-18T18:53:10+00:00

How Air Pollution Impacts Your Oral Health


On a normal day, you probably don't think about air pollution. You can’t see it, but it’s there, filled with carcinogens, all around us. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Ambient (outdoor) air pollution in both cities and rural areas is causing fine particulate matter (PM) which result in strokes, heart diseases, lung cancer, [...]

How Air Pollution Impacts Your Oral Health2024-01-18T18:53:16+00:00

Celebrate A Dental-Friendly Thanksgiving


It’s officially that time of year when we all eat, drink, and be merry. But, with all the eating, drinking, and merriment going on, it can be hard to prioritize our oral health. Luckily, simple changes in our Thanksgiving Day celebrations can add up to huge improvements in our smiles. In this post, we discuss [...]

Celebrate A Dental-Friendly Thanksgiving2024-01-18T18:53:24+00:00

National Dental Hygiene Month


October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Let’s talk about the amazing world of dental hygiene and our awesome dental hygienists. Dental hygienists assist the dentist with performing dental cleanings and other preventative care such as dental sealants and fluoride treatment. They are an essential part of every dental practice and celebrating Dental Hygiene Month means [...]

National Dental Hygiene Month2024-01-18T18:53:33+00:00

How Does Smoking Affect Your Teeth?


It’s no secret that smoking is bad for your health. According to the CDC, “Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.” The list of health issues linked to smoking includes: Coronary heart disease Stroke Lung cancer Cardiovascular disease Respiratory disease Cancer anywhere in almost any part of the body [...]

How Does Smoking Affect Your Teeth?2024-01-18T18:53:41+00:00