Man with Dental Emergency

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

During Any Emergency: Stay Calm You’ve taken every precaution. You never chew ice or hard candy. You don’t use your teeth to open packaging or crack nuts. You always wear a mouthguard for risky recreation. And then it happens—a dental emergency. Common Dental Emergencies: Toothache – While a toothache may be a “common” problem, it’s […]

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Guard Against Snoring…

And Obstructive Sleep Apnea While snoring can be annoying for family members trying to enjoy a night’s rest, it’s more than just a nuisance. It can also be associated with a more serious condition called sleep apnea. Those with sleep apnea experience irregular breathing during sleep. The most common type (called Obstructive Sleep Apnea) occurs […]

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Young Family

7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health

Ways to Protect Teeth & Overall Health Take these seven steps to achieve greater safety and fend off some of the most common childhood mishaps! Prevent decay with fluoride. If your family drinks only bottled or filtered water, you may be getting less fluoride than the recommended amount; ask about fluoridation treatments! Mouthguards for athletes. […]

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Boy Playing Trumpet

Choosing A Musical Instrument

Especially for Children, Musical Instruments Can Impact Teeth! Playing a musical instrument can be a great hobby. It requires discipline and practice to master, and can be an endless source of relaxation and joy. (For both the musician and audience as well.) But, especially for growing children, certain musical instruments can leave the whole mouth […]

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Stages of Periodontal Disease

Preventing Periodontal Disease

Early Diagnosis is the Most Effective Means of Control Periodontal (gum) disease is more common than heart disease or even cancer, but because it’s not categorized as “life threatening,” few people know much about the condition. The tragedy of this disease is that it can totally devastate your appearance. Left untreated, it will erode your […]

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Toothpaste Tubes

Toothpaste, Before The Tube

How Product Packaging Improved Oral Health You might think tubes would make an obvious package for toothpaste, but the first toothpaste in a tube wasn’t sold till 1892. These kind of containers had been around for 50 years, but were only used for storing oil paints. Most folks associated collapsible tubes with “Burnt Umber” or […]

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Health History

Since Your Last Checkup…

Tell Us About Any Changes Dental care is just one part of total health care. Because of that, we need to keep current with your entire health history, the good and the bad. Since your last checkup, be sure to tell us if you:have experienced any new allergies or sensitivities have quit smoking (or started) […]

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Sun Shining Through Leaves

A Healthy Dose of Sun

For Natural Vitamin D We all know that overexposure to the sun can cause harm. Sunburns are painful, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a contributing risk factor for skin cancer. But it’s not all bad. The sun’s energy is critical for life on Earth, and indeed, moderate exposure can play a positive role in our […]

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Confident Woman Smiling

Improving Self Esteem

Do Looks Affect the Way People Treat You? Positive self esteem—how we feel about ourselves—is important to a healthy personality, the development of a positive attitude about life, and to achievement in the direction we choose. It is well documented that people with a positive “feeling” about themselves do better in school, in business, and have […]

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Woman Grinding Her Teeth

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth. It’s a fairly common habit with about 1 in 3 exhibiting the behavior, yet most don’t even realize they’re affected. That’s partly because bruxism can occur while sleeping at night, but also because the habit develops subconsciously, usually due to stress or anxiety. Recognizing […]

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