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What Food, Drinks, and Other Substances Should I Avoid When Trying to Keep My Teeth White?

Many of these things are healthy to consume, while others are not – just make sure you brush and floss afterwards! Red wine is typically considered healthy for most adults in moderation, but can cause stains on your teeth. Coffee

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Your Tooth Surfaces Explained

Have you ever thought about the different surfaces of your teeth? We think that if our patients have a better understanding of the surfaces of their different tooth types, it will help them to be more aware of how thorough

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Weekly Dental Round Up: Keeping Your Tongue Clean and Breath Fresh

A lot of your oral hygiene is focused on cleaning your teeth and gums. But you don’t want to forget about your tongue and palate! Your palate is the roof of your mouth. It is important to keep it, along

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Weekly Dental Round-up: Fun in the Dental Aisle

Sometimes, it is nice to treat yourself to some new dental products, either out of necessity or just for fun! Maybe you’ve moved and need to restock your bathroom supply, or you are really amping yourself up to improve your

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Why Are Dental Cleanings So Important?

Regular dental cleanings by a dental hygienist are an essential part of a patient’s dental health care. You should have your teeth professionally cleaned at your dentist’s office every six months. This will give you that awesome, smooth, clean teeth

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Weekly Dental Round-Up: Creating Healthy Dental Habits with Kids

3 Quick Tips: 1. Start Early Did you know that you can start helping your child establish healthy oral hygiene habits before their first tooth breaks through? You can start helping your baby brush her gums by laying her on

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What Happens During A Dental Head and Neck Exam?

What is A Dental Head and Neck Exam? A dental head and neck exam is an examination performed by your dentist every six months. It checks the structure of your head, jaw, and neck. The exam includes checking your bones,

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Weekly Dental Round-Up: Did You Know Smiling Has Positive Effects on Your Health?

Weekly Quick Tip: Smile! Did you know that smiling has positive effects on your attitude and your health? It can decrease stress levels, improve mood, and spread cheer. Sometimes, it takes a “fake it ‘til you make it” approach to

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A Patient Dental Visit Checklist

When preparing for a visit to the dentist, sometimes patients forget about information or questions they have. To help make your preparations easier, we outlined some helpful items to prepare before your visit, as well as what to remember to

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Weekly Dental Round-Up: Teeth Whitening

This week for our “weekly round-up” we are sharing a quick tip and a product we love. Weekly Quick Tip: Have you ever wondered about your options for whitening your teeth? Hate the idea of giving up your coffee for

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