Oral Objectives: 3 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 1, 2024

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New Year's Resolutions written on lined paper next to other objects on a desk

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to set goals for self-improvement in the coming months. Many people prioritize their health by taking up new habits like going to the gym or walking a certain number of steps every day, for example. Don’t forget, though, that your overall physical well-being is tied to your dental care, too. If you want to keep your grin in tip-top condition, there’s no better time than now to implement these 3 New Year’s resolutions!

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5 Stocking Stuffers That Won’t Hurt Your Loved Ones’ Teeth

December 21, 2023

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Red and white stockings hung on fireplace next to Christmas tree

If you’re looking around online for last-minute stocking stuffer ideas, you’ll quickly realize that the most common recommendations are packed with sugar (i.e., peppermint bark, peanut brittle, candy canes). The good news is that there are also plenty of smile-friendly stocking stuffer ideas as well. Here are a few that your loved ones will enjoy and will benefit their oral health!

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How To Show Your Teeth Gratitude This Thanksgiving

November 8, 2023

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Turkey on the table

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s a time to be grateful for everything we have, including our health and well-being. Among the many things to be thankful for, our teeth should definitely be on the list! They help us enjoy our favorite Thanksgiving dishes and share smiles with loved ones. Here’s how you can show gratitude to your teeth this festive season.

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3 Frightening Oral Health Statistics

October 23, 2023

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person looking scared at dentist

As October arrives, bringing the excitement of trick-or-treating, costume parties, and tempting seasonal treats, it’s vital to consider the impact of these sugary delights on your smile. Halloween, with its array of sweet indulgences, can pose a potential threat to your oral health. In the spirit of the season, let’s delve into three alarming oral health statistics that highlight the importance of getting care for your beam all year-round.

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Facts About Gum Disease That Will Make You Cringe

September 15, 2023

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A dentist revealing a patient's gum disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects millions of people a year and shows no sign of slowing down in the future. It’s so common that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 46 percent of adults aged 30 and older show signs of it.

If that’s not enough to make you cringe, then continue reading. These facts are sure to make your skin crawl and give you an overwhelming urge to floss.

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How to get Straight As on Your Dental Exam Report Card

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drobholz @ 8:24 pm
Kids with good oral health playing and smiling

Books, backpacks, lunches, phone calls, PTA meetings, sleeping—the back-to-school season can be rough, especially on routines. Amid the hustle and bustle of school-related activities and commitments, it’s easy to let your dental care slip down the priority list.

However, maintaining a consistent oral health routine is critical for academic success and overall well-being. Continue reading to find four helpful tips that can seamlessly integrate good dental habits into your child’s back-to-school routine.

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Dig In: Summer Foods That Your Dental Implants Will Love

July 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drobholz @ 5:34 pm
Family barbeque.

From steaks and burgers to vegetable skewers and corn on the cob, that charcoal or gas grill can turn out a smokey summer feast for the whole family or the whole block to enjoy. It’s hard to beat and harder to resist.

Unfortunately, missing teeth can make chewing many of these popular summertime foods impractical. Having to miss out on a nice ribeye is a sure way to bum anyone out. Luckily, dental implants can restore normal chewing ability and have you looking forward to barbeques far and wide. Read on to learn more about how dental implants make enjoying all of your favorite summertime meals easy!

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4 Reasons to Start Invisalign This Summer

June 29, 2023

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Couple smiling while on ride at fair

Does your heart immediately sink when you catch a glimpse of your smile in the mirror or in a photo? If it’s due to the alignment of your teeth, there’s good news: you no longer need to wear metal brackets and wires for 24+ months to perfect your grin. Furthermore, there’s no time like the present to take the first step in the clear aligner treatment process! Here are four reasons to consider starting Invisalign this summer.

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3 Reasons to Get Your Smile Checked Out Before Summer Vacation

May 5, 2023

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a woman smiling on the beach

Do you have big plans for the summer? There is no better time of the year to plan something special with your friends and family. Whether it’s a low-key road trip across state lines or an exotic overseas vacation, you will be doing a lot of smiling and laughing. Therefore, there’s no better time to get a dental checkup than before you leave! Read on to learn three reasons to visit your dentist before your summer vacation.  

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Oral Cancer 101: What to Know for a Healthy Smile

April 5, 2023

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a dentist holding an oral cancer awareness month

Although life can be busy, it’s always wise to take the time to tend to your health before anything becomes a major issue. By attending your dental checkups and cleanings every six months, you are not only keeping your smile in top condition but preventing any oral health issues from developing into something more serious. While your dentist is checking for early signs of tooth decay and gum disease, they are also looking for symptoms of oral cancer. By detecting this disease in its early stages, you can receive the necessary treatment to keep it from spreading. Read on to learn about the risk factors and symptoms of oral cancer.

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