Missing Teeth

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It’s time for Halloween and carving up the pumpkin.  Part of the pumpkin carving tradition is to carve triangular eyes and missing teeth.  Missing teeth may be fun on a pumpkin, but in real life missing teeth are no laughing matter. Complications of Missing Teeth In addition to the cosmetic affect of missing teeth, the…

Tips to Keep a Healthy Summer Smile

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Summer cookouts introduce sweets to the teeth.  With BBQ sauces, sweetened refreshments and the oh-so-loved ice cream, we need to be more diligent about keeping a healthy summer smile. Summer Treats for Summer Smiles When you bite into that scoop of ice cream, it may send chills of delight to your brain, but if chills…

Spring Cleaning for Preventive Care

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Yes, it’s spring cleaning time.  The time we clean our windows, draperies, carpets and ready our yards for planting and BBQ.  But, what about getting our teeth ready for all the foods and beverages we’re about to eat?  It’s called preventive care and you can think of it as spring cleaning for your teeth. Spring…

Flossing is Not a Part Time Activity

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A recent comedy skit entitled “Flossing:  There will be Blood” was a reference to people who floss only two days before their dental visit.  The joke was “your dentist always knows!”.  The unfortunate truth is that when flossing produces blood, that is not a comedy. Why Flossing is so Important Flossing is the best way…

Improved Health through Oral Health

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It’s true!  You can experience improved health through good oral health.  Once you begin to practice good oral health habits, a healthier you will emerge. The ‘How-To’ to Improved Health The first order of business is to visit your dentist.  An oral health check-up will reveal a lot about your overall health. Your dentist can…

Deep Cleaning may prevent Heart Disease in Older Adults

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Previous studies have shown that adults who have deep cleaning, also known as tooth scaling, may be less likely to have heart disease leading to heart attacks or stroke.  You may be brushing and flossing, but your hygienist can see plaque buildup beyond that which you may see in the mirror. Deep Cleaning removes Harmful…

Know Your Dental Hygienist

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The Dental Hygienist is one of the most important people in your dental care regimen. A Dental Hygienist is trained and licensed to provide preventative care with thorough examination of a patient’s oral health. The Role of your Dental Hygienist It is important to know what to expect of your Dental Hygienist. Regulations vary by…

Chew Your Way to Better Health

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Knowing the way your digestive system works is a benefit for a healthier body and a guide for the best foods to aid in digestion.  But, did you know that chewing your food properly is the very beginning of the digestive process? Are Your Teeth built to Chew? Many people are born with sturdy, healthy…