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  • September is National Gum Care Month

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    September is here, which means welcoming the beginning of autumn, cooler weather, and most importantly in dentistry, National Gum Care Month! You probably already know the importance of good oral health, but you may not know how to give your gums the best care or how to identify the signs and symptoms of gum disease.

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  • Swim Away from Dental Damage This Summer

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    Swimming is great for your mind and body, and it’s a fun way to increase exercise during the hot summer months. However, taking a few precautions will reduce the chance of dental erosion and staining caused by pool water. 

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  • Mouthwash: Friend or Foe?

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    Every dentist will tell you that it is necessary to brush and floss your teeth to maintain your oral health, but what about using mouthwash? Is it an essential part of your dental routine, a neutral addition, or actively harmful? While there isn’t a dental consensus about the necessity of mouthwash, there are certain facts that can help you decide whether it is right for you.

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  • Better Hydration for Better Smiles

    How does drinking water affect our teeth? Here are some ways that consuming water not only increases your overall health, but your dental health, too.

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  • Aging and Oral Health: Know the Facts

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    Let’s talk about aging and the realities behind senior dental hygiene!

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  • Oral Cancer Awareness Month

    Oral cancer is highly preventable, but often diagnosed in later stages. Here's the warning signs and symptoms to watch for.

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  • Historical Women in Dentistry

    Lucy Hobbs and Emeline Jones provided both healing and hope, and we recognize their contributions to both women and dentistry!

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  • Matters of the Heart! and Tips to De-Stress

    Statistics show that heart disease risks increase as we get older. Starting from an early age is of course ideal, but here we are right now! We must begin making changes in our everyday lives. And here's how to start!

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  • 5 Causes of Sensitive Teeth

    Having sensitive teeth is very common and treatable. If the sensitivity you’re feeling is mild, there are several over-the-counter options that can help alleviate the discomfort.

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  • 5 Holiday Stocking Stuffers to Make a Smile Brighter!

    This Christmas, we’re striving to be more mindful of our oral health, do what we can to prevent any sugar overload, and invite you to take that on as well!

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