10 Essential Oral Health Tips for Winter

February 12, 2024

Did you know that winter often brings risks to your oral health? The chilly weather, holiday indulgences, and the tendency to neglect routines can pose unique challenges to maintaining a healthy smile. Our team is here to help! Don’t let the cold weather and busy holiday season keep you from maintaining a healthy smile. In this blog, we explore crucial winter oral health tips to ensure your teeth and gums stay in top shape ...

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It’s Mouth Cancer Awareness Month! 8 Little-Known Facts About Oral Cancer

November 8, 2023

As Mouth Cancer Awareness Month unfolds, it's essential to shed light on this often underestimated yet significant health concern. Oral cancer affects thousands each year, making awareness and early detection crucial for saving lives. Our team strives to help patients of all ages achieve optimal oral health, part of which includes oral cancer screenings and patient education. In this blog, we'll uncover lesser-known facts about oral cancer, backed by credible sources, to provide ...

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Is Your Diet Harming Your Smile? Stay Away From These Foods!

August 1, 2023

Human teeth are incredibly resilient. They endure crushing pressures, extreme temperatures, and an onslaught from countless bacteria, day and night. Tooth enamel, in fact, is the hardest substance the human body produces. Nature only produces one substance that’s harder on our planet: diamonds. However, what you eat can harm your teeth by causing stains, chips, cracks, and breaks. In today’s blog, you’ll learn what foods and beverages to avoid (or limit) to ...

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Embracing Dental Diversity Month: Celebrating Differences in Oral Health

June 18, 2023

In the world of dentistry, diversity extends far beyond the smiles that we see. Dental Diversity Month, which we celebrate every June, is a time to recognize and appreciate the multifaceted aspects of oral health. It is also a time to reflect on the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and needs of individuals across the globe. Dental Diversity Month serves as a reminder of the importance of embracing and valuing diversity in dental care. When we promote ...

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Do Genetics Affect Dental Health?

May 3, 2023

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 role than we realize. In this blog, we discuss some of the genetic conditions that can impact our dental ...

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Flossing Is Essential For Oral Health

March 7, 2023

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 is one thing that is quick and easy to accomplish. Flossing can help prevent tooth decay and discoloration. It ...

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How Does Smoking Affect Your Teeth?

September 10, 2022

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 Difficult becoming pregnant Early delivery Stillbirth Ectopic pregnancy Orofacial clefts in infants When it comes to oral health, smoking ...

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Should You Brush Your Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

August 9, 2022

It’s a great debate among husbands and wives, roommates, parents and children, and partners– is it better to brush your teeth before breakfast or after? Well, regardless of which side you are on, the answer isn’t as black and white as it may seem. First, let’s talk about what the American Dental Association recommends. It has long been established that people of all ages should brush twice daily and for two minutes ...

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It’s Oral Health Month! Here are 5 Oral Health Tips for the Whole Family

June 18, 2022

The American Dental Association recognizes June as Oral Health Month. This is an opportunity for families to evaluate their oral health habits, get back on track, and create oral health goals. That may sound like a strange thing to do, but if you suffer from chronic gum disease, cavities, or bad breath, your oral health may be affecting your overall health. Additionally, if you don’t love the way your smile looks, it may be ...

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 7, 2022

Spring is the season of renewal! Trees are blooming, birds are singing, and…we’re reminding you about the dangers of oral cancer. We know it doesn’t really fit with spring’s eternal feeling of hope and optimism, but April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and early detection is a beautiful thing. The Prevalence of Oral Cancer The American Cancer Society estimates approximately 54,000 new cases of oral cancer (oral cavity and oropharyngeal ...

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