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Swollen Gums? Call Your Dentist

March 25, 2023

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should-I-be-worried-about-swollen-gumsDo your gums look a little puffy? Maybe they bleed some when brushing or flossing your teeth? You have symptoms of gingivitis, which is the earliest stage of gum disease. Although swollen gums might not be too alarming, it is an issue that can turn into tooth loss quickly. Gum disease is also linked to serious and potentially deadly health issues. Here’s why gum inflammation isn’t anything you want to ignore.


The Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Health

February 28, 2023

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3-D diagram of the cardiovascular system

February is American Heart Month, which is a time when medical professionals work to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. As it turns out, dentists also have something to say about this issue.

Many people may not know it, but recent science suggests that there’s a connection between gum disease and heart problems. If you want to know why it is that they could be connected, here’s a guide that might help you.


4 Important Nutrients that Can Fight Gum Disease

January 27, 2023

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Gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues, so learning to prevent and manage it properly is one of the most important things you can do to protect your teeth. There’s a lot that you can do to fight oral infection like brushing and flossing, using an antiseptic mouthwash, and visiting your dentist biannually to check in on the state of your oral health.

But there are also a ton of foods that you can incorporate into your diet that can help you stave off gum disease. Here are some important nutrients that can improve your oral health, and some foods that can give them to you.


The Top 3 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays Without Damaging Your Teeth

December 22, 2022

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The holidays are everybody’s favorite time of year, and one of the best things about it is the food. However, while most people love the toffee, candy canes, and pie that are standard, their teeth usually do not. In fact, many holiday foods can contribute to dental emergencies, gum disease, and tooth decay.

That said, you should still be able to enjoy yourself this holiday season without harming your oral health. Here are a few tips that could help you do that.


3 Ways to Show your Teeth Thanks this Thanksgiving

November 2, 2022

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A picture of a happy family having Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner is a highlight of the holiday season, and if you’re in the spirit of thanks, it’s a great time to show your appreciation for your teeth. While it can be easy to neglect your oral health this time of year, doing just a few things can go a long way toward preventing oral health problems.  If you want to show your teeth you care this Thanksgiving, here are a few ways to do that.


4 Halloween Oral Health Tips for a Healthier Smile

October 18, 2022

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family dressed in Halloween costumes

Halloween is a holiday known for candy and other sweet treats. From chocolate to gummies to spooky-themed sugar cookies, Halloween offers abundant opportunities for you to encounter oral health issues like cavities. With so much temptation around every corner, it can be difficult to avoid situations that may compromise your smile. To help you keep your teeth where they belong, read on to learn four Halloween tips for a healthy beam.


How to Use Dental Insurance Benefits to Avoid Gum Disease

September 3, 2022

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Model teeth biting down on twenty-dollar bills

Gum disease affects about half of all adults in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, many people don’t notice their gums are infected until it’s too late and the damage is done. Luckily, your dentist can spot the early warning signs of gum disease at your next checkup and take care of it before you need more expensive treatments later on. Keep reading to learn how you can take advantage of your dental insurance benefits to save money and avoid gum disease.


Athletic Mouthguards for a New School Year

August 26, 2022

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Young boy inserting mouthguardIt may be hard to believe, but summer vacation is almost over. With a new school year right around the corner, you’re busy shopping for school supplies, meeting teachers, and picking out the perfect outfit. While you get everything ready for your child to have a successful year ahead, don’t forget about an athletic mouthguard. If your child plays sports, it’s just as important as their backpack when heading back to school. Whether they play football, baseball, or ride their bike to school, make sure their smile is protected. 


Is Getting Outside Good for Dental Health?

July 15, 2022

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Woman laying on the beachYour body relies on vitamin D to support a strong immune system. The best source comes from the sun, and spending time outdoors allows your body to absorb UV B radiation, which is converted to vitamin D. Professionals recommend spending 10 to 30 minutes outside several times per week to soak up the sun. Did you know your general health isn’t the only thing that relies on vitamin D? Your oral health depends on it, too. 


3 Ways to Keep a Dental Emergency from Ruining Your Summer

June 23, 2022

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Man with toothache who wishes to prevent dental emergencies

Things have been rough the last couple of years. First, it was Covid-19, year-long lockdowns, and a shift to remote work. Now, as the pandemic seems to be easing up, there’s talk of recession and global heatwaves. If there were ever a time for a summer break from stress, this would be it. As such, you’ll want to protect your getaway from urgent tooth issues. To that end, here are three great ways to prevent dental emergencies on summer vacation.

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