Category: Preventative Care

5 Bad Dental Habits to Break

March 26, 2019

Nobody’s perfect. We all pick up bad habits along the way. Even our oral health isn’t immune. Try as you may, odds are you’ve picked up a habit or two in the name of convenience. That’s totally okay! We get it. And that’s why we’re here: to ensure your oral health is in fantastic shape. […]

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The Croc’s Toothbrush

August 8, 2017

Even the crocodile has his own toothbrush – it’s the Plover. This bird flies into the croc’s mouth and cleans its teeth. Maybe not twice a day but…

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Do I Really Need to Floss?

August 1, 2017

Brushing alone misses 40% of your tooth surfaces – so yes, flossing is very important.

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How Old is Your Toothbrush?

July 26, 2017

Three out of four dental patients keep their toothbrushes longer than they should. Whenever you place a toothbrush into your mouth, it can be contaminated with bacteria microbes. These little critters can live on a toothbrush for weeks. It is recommended that you clean your brush regularly and replace it every three months, and always […]

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Are Dental Sealants Beneficial?

May 9, 2017

Many parents ask if they should have sealants placed for their children and teenagers. We recommend sealants because they act as a barrier to prevent cavities. They are typically applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay occurs the most. Although brushing and flossing help to remove food particles from the smooth […]

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Oral Cancer Awareness

April 4, 2017

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  The Oral Cancer Foundation states that while smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals. They recommend annual exams for all patients age 18 and older. Dentists are often the first line of defense against […]

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Your Mouth: Gateway to Your Body

January 23, 2017

Maintaining good oral health habits throughout our lifetime is vitally important because unhealthy bacteria in the mouth not only can harm your teeth and gums but may be associated with serious medical conditions. Research has shown that infections in the mouth may be associated with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia and other health problems that […]

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Interesting Dental Facts

August 16, 2016

If you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, you will brush your teeth for about 24 hours each year, or 76 days over the course of your life! All this brushing will use about 20 gallons of toothpaste.

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Your Smile

July 26, 2016

Did you know that 50% of people say that a smile is the first thing they notice about someone? Also, studies show that a beautiful smile makes you look younger; it is better than plastic surgery! Brush twice a day and floss daily so the smile people are noticing is shiny and white!

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Another Good Reason to Brush!

June 28, 2016

On a daily basis, your mouth is home to over 100,000,000 micro-creatures who are swimming, feeding, reproducing, and depositing waste in your mouth. Makes you want to brush your teeth, doesn’t it? Brushing often clears out the micro-creatures and helps prevent disease.

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