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Reasons Why You Should Leave Braces to a Professional Dentist

February 15, 2019

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Woman holding Invisalign

At-home teeth straightening and DIY braces have become a popular, somewhat viral internet trend. Promoters of this trend promise a beautifully straight smile for a fraction of the time and cost of traditional orthodontics, but DIY braces can actually cause serious damage to your smile and even your overall health. Keep reading to learn why you should always see a professional dentist when it comes to straightening your teeth.

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Set This Important New Year’s Resolution with Your Dentist

January 1, 2019

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Beautiful woman smiling

Now that it’s officially 2019, have you made any resolutions? This time of year tends to promote positive health changes like exercise and diet. However, there’s part of your wellbeing you may be forgetting about: your oral health. Keep reading to learn why visiting your dentist regularly is one of the easiest resolutions you can make to keep your teeth healthy and your pocketbook full in 2019.

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Easy Flu Season Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy While Sick

December 1, 2018

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Woman sick in bed.

With winter officially here, have you gotten sick yet? Runny noses and sore throats can be a real annoyance, but it’s important that you don’t forget to take care of your oral health, even if your overall health is under attack. Keep reading to learn some easy cold and flu season tips to keep your teeth and gums healthy, while combatting sickness at the same time.

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Why Now is the Time You’ll Want to Use Your Dental Insurance

November 26, 2018

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A woman shaking a dental employee’s hand.When was the last time you or a family member on your insurance plan visited the dentist? Was it three months ago? Six months ago? What did you get done at this treatment? Was it a routine cleaning or something more extensive that you knew was going to require follow-up appointments? These are all important questions to ask yourself as the end of the year inches closer.

If you have unused dental insurance benefits, they could go to waste if you don’t schedule your next appointment today!

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Your Dentist Has 5 Tips for Smart Candy Consumption

October 24, 2018

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bucket overflowing with halloween candyIt’s October, and along with an increase in pumpkin spice everything, your dentist also knows more candy is consumed this month than any other. Even if it’s been decades since you last trick-or-treated, you probably won’t be safe from the onslaught of sweet and sticky candies and treats that seem to appear from nowhere this time of year. But, with just a little effort on your end, you can make sure that you are snacking wisely to protect that beautiful smile of yours. Keep reading for 5 tips for smart candy consumption in October!

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Commonly Asked Questions on Caring for Invisalign Aligners

September 6, 2018

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A woman removing a clear aligner.No other orthodontic treatment has made shifting teeth so simple and easy like Invisalign. Their customized aligners help you achieve a straighter smile in less time and more comfortably than ever before. However, this innovative treatment has left many people in disbelief and asking questions, mainly on how to keep them clean and what the best cleaning solution is. Today, we’ll be discussing exactly that as well as many other questions the dentist hears.

While clear aligners do require maintenance, it’s negligible compared to what you’d need to do with metal braces.

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Skip the DIY and Trust Your Dentist for Braces

July 31, 2018

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woman comparing braces and invisalignThanks to the internet and a larger movement focused on how at-home solutions can serve common needs, the DIY movement seems stronger than ever right now. While it may be useful for your wardrobe or wedding invitations, when it comes to anything related to your teeth, it’s best to leave the hard stuff to the professionals. Below, find key reasons to turn to your dentist for orthodontic treatment, especially.

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Your Dentist Summarizes Gum Disease and Ways to Prevent It

June 3, 2018

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A close-up of a person’s mouth.Bleeding and tender gums. Difficulty chewing and brushing. An increased risk of heart disease and stroke. These are all associated with gum disease, the number one cause of tooth loss in the United States. For years, dentists have been imploring patients to practice daily oral care to avoid the damaging (and often permanent effects) of gum disease.

Today, your dentist is discussing the difference between gingivitis and periodontitis, the causes, and how you can protect yourself in the future.

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Save Money with Regular Visits to Your Dentist

May 18, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — drmitchell @ 5:16 pm

dental mirror and moneyIn addition to your home oral hygiene habits, the American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that only 84% of children and 64% of adults scheduled an appointment last year. Often, it is believed that you only need to see your dentist after a problem develops; however, this is not true. Although you may want to avoid the costs of dental visits, regular services from your dentist are necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy. By doing so, you will save money on your dental care.
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Handling Dental Emergencies: Your Dentist Gives You the Steps

April 9, 2018

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A woman covering her mouth.Riding bikes around the neighborhood or playing sports with family members are both great ways to enjoy the upcoming warm weather. Of course, sometimes we don’t always take the right precautions to prevent a dental emergency from occurring. Next thing you know, you’re in the backseat of a friend’s car on your way to the emergency room, clutching your mouth.

If you don’t experience any of the following situations, you’re better off visiting your dentist during regular business hours. However, if you or your friends don’t know how to handle any of the following dental emergencies, your dentist can help. Here’s what you should do.

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