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Does Gum Tissue Grow Back?

December 9, 2021

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Gum recession

Gum disease is a common issues that affects nearly half of Americans over the age of 30. One of the common symptoms of gum disease is the recession of the gum tissue. The good news is that gum disease is easy to prevent and can be eliminated through gum disease therapy, but will your smile every be the same? Will your receded gums grow back? Continue reading to learn more about gum recession and what you can do to ward off gum disease.


Enjoy Affordable Care Using Your Dental Insurance

November 18, 2021

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Man holding digital smileA National Health Interview Survey found 50% of adults have private dental insurance for access to affordable dentistry. While more Americans than ever have coverage, only 35.6% of adults have seen a dentist in the past year. As a result, only 2.8% of people meet or exceed their annual dental benefits. Despite paying a monthly premium, 2 in 5 adults limit or delay seeing a dentist because money is tight. If this situation sounds familiar, don’t throw money down the drain. Although the new year is right around the corner, it’s not too late to use your coverage. Here are 3 ways to maximize your dental insurance benefits to enjoy a healthy smile, better health, and lower long-term oral health expenses for very little out-of-pocket.


How Can You Protect Your Teeth While Enjoying the Holidays?

October 24, 2021

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thanksgiving turkey and green beans

There is so much going on during the holidays – seeing relatives for the first time in a while, eating great food when everyone chips in with a dish they made, watching the big game on TV – it can easily distract you from taking care of your teeth.

Fortunately, there are some not-too-difficult things you can do to make it to the New Year with your oral health intact. Check out these tips for how to have a good time enjoying holiday foods while making smart choices for your teeth along the way.


How Do I Keep My Child’s Teeth Healthy During Flu Season?

October 4, 2021

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child blowing her nose

It’s a full-time job just to keep your child from getting sick as the temperatures drop this time of year. Even so, there are also things you can do to keep their teeth healthy through those winter months.

The average child will get 6-8 colds per year with most of them coming during the winter. After all, children are more prone to disease, as they constantly touch everything and chew on more than they should.

Imagine needing to take them to the dentist for a cavity while they were under the weather. No adult wants to endure that, either. Keep reading for some tips on kids’ oral care during cold-and-flu season.


Watch Out for Hard Foods That Can Chip Your Teeth!

September 24, 2021

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popcorn and kernels

Would you like to try some of that sushi from the gas station? It’s probably okay to eat, but of course, there’s some risk involved.

That’s kind of the deal when you are eating hard foods that can chip teeth. You’ll probably be fine but being cautious can protect you from a big mistake that can hurt your mouth and your wallet.

Keep reading to find out some foods that pose a degree of risk for requiring an emergency dentist.


Is Snacking Bad News for Your Teeth?

September 4, 2021

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teenager watching football eating unhealthy food

Remember those lazy afternoons as a child when grandma was taking care of you after school? She’d ask if you wanted a snack, but she already knew the answer. Those sure were some enjoyable days.

Snacking habits developed when you are a child can carry over into adulthood, but having a snack is not without its drawbacks. Keep reading to find out how snacking affects oral health, how you can curb the urge to snack, and how to make healthy choices when you do have one.


5 Tips for Sleeping When You Have a Toothache

August 12, 2021

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Woman awake with toothache

You know that sleep is important for your overall health, but catching some Z’s can be quite difficult if you are dealing with a toothache that doesn’t seem to be subsiding. You know that you should call your emergency dentist first thing in the morning so you can get dental attention, but what should you do in the meantime? Continue reading to learn some tips to relieve tooth pain so you can sleep soundly until the morning rolls around.


White Teeth Doesn’t Mean Healthy Teeth – Here’s Why!

August 5, 2021

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Stained teeth

Discoloration can happen for all sorts of different reasons, but it is still something that so many people are self-conscious about. Having white teeth is associated with being younger, more attractive, and healthier. However, the definition of healthy teeth isn’t always white teeth. This is a concept that is generally learned from advertising. Continue reading to learn why whiteness isn’t always a good way to tell whether or not a smile is in good health.


Tips for Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean

July 28, 2021

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row of colorful toothbrushes

Proper dental care involves more than just brushing and flossing. Did you know you have to keep your toothbrush clean too? You use it every day to scrub plaque and bacteria off your teeth and tongue, which means it now carries all those germs and particles. If you don’t clean it properly, it can lose its cleaning ability and fail to keep your mouth healthy. Here are a few ways you can disinfect your toothbrush to ensure it’s clean and safe to use every time!


Should I See an Emergency Dentist for Facial Swelling?

July 13, 2021

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patient talking to emergency dentist about facial swelling

After rolling out of bed one morning, you instantly realize something feels off about your face. You run to the bathroom mirror and – oh no. Your face is swollen! Do you know what to do in this situation? Most people may start heading to the emergency room in hopes of seeking medical attention from nurses and doctors. However, it may surprise you to learn that the best course of action is to see your dentist! Here’s why you should see an emergency dentist for facial swelling and what to expect during your visit.

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