August 9, 2023
August 6th marks National Fresh Breath Day! It’s the perfect occasion to appreciate the joys of having fresh breath and to reinforce the practices that maintain it. Understanding the potential culprits behind bad breath can be quite helpful in this endeavor. Continue reading to explore some factors that can contribute to bad breath and discover proactive measures to prevent it from occurring in the first place.
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July 8, 2023
They’re complimentary at almost every sit-down restaurant you’ve ever seen. They seem cool and classy and they have a name that literally says, “Pick your teeth with me!” They’re called toothpicks, but are they suitable for the job for which they take their name? Research in emergency dentistry says they can cause much oral havoc.
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June 6, 2023
Cosmetic dentistry has gained popularity in recent years, promising enhanced smiles and improved confidence. The demand for cosmetic dentistry has surged significantly in recent years, as evidenced by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry‘s report of a doubled demand in the United States over the past five years. However, misinformation can cloud our understanding of these procedures. Continue reading as we separate fact from fiction by debunking four common myths about cosmetic dentistry.
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May 7, 2023
If you are planning a trip this summer, you’ve probably spent a lot of time making sure that you’re prepared for anything. However, have you thought about whether your family’s oral health is as good as it needs to be?
If you have a trip coming up, you might consider taking your family to the dentist beforehand. Here’s why getting a checkup before you go is a good idea.
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April 28, 2023
When you see your dentist for a checkup or cleaning, there are all kinds of things you expect. You probably know that your dentist will give you a dental x-ray, check your gums, ask you about flossing, the whole works.
One aspect that often goes underappreciated takes only seconds, but could be life-saving—the oral cancer screening. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which makes now a good time to understand more about this condition. Here’s more information about oral cancer, what it looks like, and what you can do about it.
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March 6, 2023
Are you unhappy with the color of your smile? Maybe your pearly whites are not so “pearly”? If so, you are not alone. A recent study found that a whopping 80% of Americans want whiter teeth. While professional teeth whitening is an instant and effective remedy, there are certain foods and beverages you can avoid to keep your grin from becoming too dim! Read on to learn more about the connection between teeth stains and what you drink and eat…as well as how to protect your smile from discoloration.
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February 6, 2023
Do you tend to get anxious when it’s time for your dental visit? Or maybe you just feel uncomfortable sitting in the exam chair for extended periods of time? Perhaps you don’t deal with slight levels of pain well? These are all things that can be helped with a form of sedation dentistry called nitrous oxide. Before you consider this as an option for your next appointment, you may want to know if it is a safe option. Here’s what to know about nitrous oxide!
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January 5, 2023
If you’re doing Invisalign, you’ve made a great choice. After all, its clear aligners can straighten your teeth with almost no hassle! That said, you should be a bit more careful now that it’s cold and flu season. These next few months could otherwise risk your oral and physical health. Thankfully, your local Summerfield dentist is here to keep you safe. Read on, then, to learn three tips for aligner tray wellness amidst the current season.
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December 6, 2022
In the year or so you have your Invisalign aligners, there’s quite a bit you’re going to learn how to do. One of the biggest early barriers people tend to face is taking out their aligners quickly and easily. If you’re in that situation, don’t worry—you’re far from alone. There are plenty of things you can try to make taking out your aligners as easy as possible. Here are a few of the most common.
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November 17, 2022
If you chew gum, you’re certainly not alone! It has been estimated that the average American chews around 300 pieces of gum over the course of a single year. And if you’re chewing sugarless gum, you can enjoy several oral health benefits such as increased saliva production. But what if you’re suffering from a TMJ disorder? Is chewing gum still a good idea? Here’s what you need to know to keep your jaw pain under control.
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