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The Relationship Between Your Diet and Oral Health

Anyone who has been to the dentist has been asked about their eating habits. And that’s because your diet plays a crucial role in your oral health. The food and drinks we consume can directly impact the health of our teeth and gums. That’s why it’s essential to understand the connection between our diet and overall oral health. Here are... read more »

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Why Tooth Enamel is So Important to Oral Health

Tooth enamel might not be something you think about regularly, but it plays a vital role in the health of your teeth and your overall oral wellness. It is the hard, outer layer of your teeth that serves as a robust shield to protect them from daily wear and tear. Think of enamel as your first line of defense against... read more »

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What You Need to Know About Dental Trauma

If you’re committed to maintaining your oral health, it's crucial to understand not only the everyday essentials, such as brushing, flossing, and routine checkups, but the more unexpected issues, like dental trauma. This is a broad term that involves injury to the teeth, gums, or any part of the oral cavity. Here’s what you need to know:   What is... read more »

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The Importance of a Good Dental Bite

In dentistry, a “dental bite” refers to how your upper and lower teeth come together when you close your mouth. It’s important to have a good dental bite for quite a few reasons. A good bite is aesthetically pleasing, provide better function and comfort, and are easier to clean, which reduces your risk of cavities and gum disease. Misalignment of... read more »

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The Benefits of Taking Kids to a Pediatric Dentist

If you have kids, you know how difficult a trip to the dentist can be. It’s far from most children’s favorite activity and certainly not something that they look forward to. But it’s still important for children to establish a good relationship with their oral health. One potential solution here is to take your kids to a pediatric dentist. Here’s... read more »

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What You Need to Know About Gum Disease

Gum disease — or periodontal disease — affects millions of Americans. It’s a nasty disease that can lead to symptoms that range from moderate to severe and can lead to larger health issues if left untreated. The good news is there are steps you can take to avoid it or to treat it if you’re already dealing with it. Here’s... read more »

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How To Promote Good Oral Health Habits to Children

Every parent wants to instill good, healthy habits in their children and oral health is an important part of that equation. However, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to small children. There are many factors to consider: when to start going to the dentist, what habits to instill, how to help them think about... read more »

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What To Expect in Your First Trip Back to the Dentist

In the early days of the new year, many are looking to keep up with their resolutions. If you haven’t been to the dentist in multiple years or not at all as an adult, perhaps you’ve resolved to have a checkup this year. But with so many years away, it’s hard to remember what dental appointments are like and, thus,... read more »

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Malocclusions and How to Treat Them

You may not be familiar with the word “malocclusion” but chances are you know at least one person who has dealt with one. In fact, you may have dealt with one yourself. A malocclusion is an imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaw is closed. There are three main types of malocclusions. Luckily, they can all be treated by... read more »

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The Different Types of Dental Insurance

Oral health and hygiene should be a priority for everyone, which is why it’s so important to regularly visit the dentist. Dental insurance is an important aspect of ensuring that individuals and families can afford to regularly get dental care. If you’re in the market for dental insurance for yourself or your family, you should know that there are different... read more »