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Edgewood Dental Blog

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. 

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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. 

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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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Why Should You Invest Your Tax Refund Back into Your Oral Health?

April 5, 2022

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With tax season here, you may have recently received a financial windfall in the form of a tax refund. These sudden cash infusions can be quite helpful, especially when you’re looking to save money on rent or bills for the month. But did you ever stop to think how a tax refund can benefit your oral health? Not only can it be useful for basic preventive services like exams and cleanings, but it can reduce the chances that you’ll experience a larger dental issue (or emergency) later in life. Read on to learn how!

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Why Are Black Lines Forming Around My Dental Crowns?

March 29, 2022

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Tooth with crown.

You’ve just finished brushing, and you pause to admire your smile in the bathroom mirror. Your teeth are white and resplendent, and your gums are vibrantly pink—but a dental crown covering one of your molars catches your attention. Something seems off, and upon further inspection, you notice that a thin black line has formed around the bottom of your crown. You check your other crowns and notice the same imperfection. You have no earthly idea what these lines are or why they’re there, and you begin to feel a little anxious. But there’s nothing to worry about; here’s what’s going on.

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

January 3, 2022

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New Year’s resolutions list on notepadYou’ve likely spent time thinking about your goals for 2022. While you might plan to save money or exercise more, is a healthy smile on your New Year’s resolutions list? Research shows your oral health affects your general wellness. Certain dental issues can increase your risk of several health concerns, like heart disease. Not to mention, the health and appearance of your teeth and gums can affect your self-esteem and how others view you. If you haven’t given your smile the attention it deserves, it’s never too late to recommit to your oral health. Here are 4 simple New Year’s resolutions to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile in 2022.

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Are You Leaving Dental Benefits Behind?

November 2, 2021

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Dental insurance form resting on a table

Dental insurance benefits are meant to not only make dental treatments more affordable, but more predictable, especially when it comes to preventive services that protect your long-term oral health. Unfortunately, the average American only receives about $323 worth of dental treatment every year, despite typical plans holding annual maximums as high as $1,250. That means hundreds of dollars’ worth of benefits go unused. To learn why you should set up a dental visit now and how to make sure you’re getting the most out of the benefits you paid for, keep reading!

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It’s Scary What Some Halloween Candy Will Do to Teeth

September 4, 2021

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black plastic pumpkin filled with Halloween candy

For many children, the scariest part of Halloween tends to be the witches and ghosts. For parents, however, wondering what type of candy and how much of it their kids are eating is what sends shivers down their spine.

There are certain varieties of candy you want your child to avoid so they don’t end up with a mouth full of cavities after Halloween.

Read on to learn about some name-brand candies that are bad news for a child’s oral health, as well as some specific candies that are at least the lesser of two evils for their teeth.

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Cavity Culprits: 5 School Lunches & Snacks to Avoid

August 27, 2021

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Kids smiling while eating lunch together

Did you know that a whopping 90% of Americans have had at least one cavity by their 21st birthday? Yikes! While a solid at-home oral hygiene routine and biannual visits to the dentist can make all the difference in your child’s oral health, it’s important to also consider their diet, especially during back-to-school season. After all, whatever your child eats during lunch will sit on their teeth until they brush that evening. With this in mind, keep reading to learn a few school lunches your child should avoid as well as some mouth-healthy alternatives.

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4 Ways to Fix Your Teeth on a Budget

May 26, 2021

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Saving money for dental financingIf you’re not happy with the way your teeth look, you don’t have to feel insecure any longer. Cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve the smile of your dreams; however, you might believe you can’t afford elective treatments. This couldn’t be further from the truth. People from all walks of life can benefit from cosmetic services with dental financing opportunities. Here’s how you can give your confidence a boost without draining your wallet.

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