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3 Reasons You Should Visit Your Dentist Early in the Year

January 3, 2024

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patient at dentist

The new year is finally upon us, and with it, a lot of new goals, resolutions, and opportunities to better yourself! But do any of your plans for 2024 involve maintaining a healthier smile? One of the best ways to ensure that your grin looks and feels its best for the new year is by scheduling a preventive dental checkup early in the year. Keep reading to learn about three reasons why this is a wise move!


How Bad Is Popcorn for My Teeth?

December 13, 2023

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If you’ve ever been to a movie theater, you’re probably quite familiar with popcorn. This centuries-old snack is loved across the world for being light, crunchy, poofy, tasty, and easy to dress up with all sorts of spices, sauces, and toppings. While this makes it a delightful snack that even has some nutritional value, it can damage your teeth if you are not careful while eating it. Here are a few dental hazards that come with eating popcorn and how to enjoy this wonderful treat without hurting your teeth.


Easing New Aligner Discomfort

November 18, 2023

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Woman inserting upper clear alignerIf you’re ready to invest in a better smile with SureSmile, you’re making an excellent decision. Clear aligners provide many benefits not possible using traditional metal braces. Besides a discreet appearance, many patients report that SureSmile is more comfortable than brackets and wires. Unfortunately, no orthodontic treatment is completely pain free, but that’s a sign your treatment is working. Don’t worry, here’s how you can ease your discomfort after receiving your new aligners. 


Look Out: 5 Holiday Foods That Can Hurt Your Teeth

October 19, 2023

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Bowl of cranberry sauce on wooden cutting board

From pumpkin pies to marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, there are lots of sweet treats that make an appearance this time of year. So, it’s not surprising that October through December has earned the nickname “season of sugar.” The good news is that you can make it to 2024 without a mouthful of cavities. The best place to start? By avoiding these holiday foods that can hurt your teeth!


Why Does My Tooth Need to Be Extracted?

September 13, 2023

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Dentist smiles

People are understandably squeamish about having a tooth extraction, but it can be necessary for the health of the mouth and the rest of the body. This may be because the tooth is damaged or decayed beyond repair or the mouth simply doesn’t have enough room to accommodate all its teeth. Read on to learn more about why you might need your tooth extracted and what to expect during the procedure.


What Kind of Impact Does Fluoride Have on Teeth?

August 11, 2023

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toothpaste and its tube

Your tooth enamel is considered to be the strongest substance in the entire body; however, as you hear often from dentists, decay and damage can occur. What this means is that although it is strong, it’s not indestructible. Instead, it can be susceptible to bad oral bacteria and plaque, which ultimately leads to cavities. Fortunately, there is a method of treatment that helps to safeguard smiles and combat unsightly decay – fluoride. Read on to discover the benefits of this natural mineral and the kind of impact it can have on your pearly whites.


You Ask, We Answer: Does Getting a Teeth Cleaning Hurt?

July 6, 2023

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Woman getting her teeth cleaned with dental tools

If you dread your biannual dental checkups and cleanings because you’re worried about the pain, you’re not alone. Some patients have had uncomfortable experiences and try to avoid their next appointment for as long as possible. However, professional teeth cleanings are essential for maintaining good oral health. Your dentist can remove bacteria and plaque that can’t be taken care of by brushing alone. Here’s what to expect at your next teeth cleaning and if it will hurt.


4 Foods to Avoid After Whitening Your Teeth

June 15, 2023

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Bowl of blackberries on wood table

After investing your valuable time and money into teeth whitening, it would be incredibly disappointing for stubborn stains to resurface the following week. Fortunately, there are several ways you can prolong your results, starting with being selective about what you eat and drink immediately after your treatment. With this in mind, keep reading to learn a few foods to avoid after whitening your teeth.


Health Factors to Mention at Your Next Smile Checkup

May 4, 2023

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a patient and dentist smiling and discussing health factors

To maintain a healthy, whole smile, it’s essential to see your dentist every six months for a checkup. They will give your pearly whites a thorough cleaning and polishing, as well as check for any underlying issues. By treating your oral issue before they become more serious, they will keep your teeth and gums in top condition. However, your dentist isn’t the only one that can contribute to keeping your grin in shape during your checkup. Here are some health factors to share with your dentist so your oral health can be treated effectively and successfully.


Handling Dental Emergencies While Overseas

April 4, 2023

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a patient suffering from intense oral pain

Did you know that around 20% of the entire population experiences some type of oral emergency annually? Dental emergencies often have a knack for occurring when we least expect them, as well as when it’s incredibly inconvenient, such as when you’re overseas or away from home! But no matter where you are or what you’re doing, having a plan in place for addressing these urgent scenarios is always going to be in your best interest. Here’s what your emergency dentist wants you to know about handling dental emergencies while you’re traveling so that you can ensure your smile is in no immediate danger.

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