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How to Protect Your Oral Health as You Pursue Fitness Goals

December 24, 2021

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exercising with friends

When you are setting goals regarding your physical fitness, the last thing you might consider is how your teeth will be affected. But it’s smart to be cognizant of what you can do to protect them as you are fulfilling your exercise objectives.

That way, you can maintain a great smile as you invest the effort into developing a fit body, as well. To keep exercise from harming your teeth, check out these tips from your dentist in Marysville that consider both your fitness and oral health.


Tips for Protecting Your Teeth While Enjoying the Holidays

December 4, 2021

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Traditional Holiday Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Whether you’re sitting down to a bit family meal where everyone chipped in on the cooking, watching the big game on TV, or visiting with some relatives for the first time in years, there’s a lot to distract you from taking care of your teeth.

It’s not mission impossible, however, as there are some simple actions you can take to get to the New Year with your oral health in good standing. Keep reading to learn some tips from your dentist in Marysville that will allow you to enjoy holiday foods without compromising your oral health.


4 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy This Cold & Flu Season

November 19, 2021

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dentist showing child how to brush teeth during cold and flu season in Marysville

During cold and flu season, there are several things that work against your child’s oral health. Knowing what to look out for will help you and your child make it through the season without an unplanned visit to the dentist. Read on to learn more about oral health issues that can occur and what you can do to prevent them.


4 Ways to Fight Back Against Winter Mouth Issues

November 10, 2021

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woman applying lip balm to prevent winter mouth issues in Marysville

Cold weather means warm drinks, holiday movies, and curling up in a cozy blanket with a good book. Unfortunately, the cold, dry weather, that comes with the winter months can also mean bad news for your oral health. So, what can you do to combat it and keep your mouth as healthy as possible? Here are four of the most effective ways to prevent winter mouth issues in Marysville.


6 Things You Should Know Before Getting Invisalign

October 20, 2021

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young woman smiling and holding Invisalign aligner

Invisalign has become an increasingly popular orthodontic treatment option. It attracts patients by claiming to be an easier, more convenient, and subtle alternative to traditional metal braces. Although the clear aligners certainly deliver everything they promise, the treatment process may not be as seamless as you hope. In fact, there are many things you should know before committing to it! Continue reading to learn what to expect.


In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Coverage: What’s the Difference?

October 8, 2021

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tooth surrounded by dental tools

Everyone knows how confusing dental insurance can be. With terms like in-network and out-of-network, it can be hard to understand exactly how your plan works. So how do you know which one is best for you? Before you go scrounging the internet for answers, stop right there because we’ve got you covered. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the differences between the two types of coverage and the benefits of each one. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading!


Look Out! 4 Foods That Can Easily Chip Your Teeth

September 30, 2021

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Woman with cracked tooth talking to dentist

When you bite into your salty popcorn, delicious peach, or hardy protein bar, the last thing on your mind is your dentist. That is, until you feel your teeth come down on something hard, radiating pain throughout your mouth. Unfortunately, all it takes is one wrong bite for your otherwise pleasant day to turn into a stressful trip to your emergency dentist’s office. To help prevent that from happening, keep reading to learn four foods that can chip teeth!


How Long Do Fillings Last?

September 15, 2021

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man with tooth fillings in Marysville

According to an estimate by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), roughly one-third of adults ages of 20-44 have untreated cavities. Tooth fillings are one of the most common ways to repair these decayed teeth. While answers to the question “How long do fillings last?” may vary depending on the placement and material used, there are a number of ways to make them last longer.


Back-to-School Tips for Your Invisalign Teen

August 11, 2021

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young Invisalign teen in school

The days are getting shorter, the air is turning crisp, and the first day of school is right around the corner. Parents with young children might be jumping with joy because their little ones are returning to school. But if you have an Invisalign teen, you’re probably worried they’ll derail from treatment while away from home. Luckily, there are a few ways you can ensure they stay on track. Here are some back-to-school tips to help your child stick with the program.


4 Reasons to Choose a Custom Mouthguard Over a Store-Bought Kind

August 2, 2021

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football player with a custom mouthguard

When watching your child play their favorite sport, you’re often their biggest supporter but also the one who is cringing and wincing when they experience a hard hit or sudden fall. You try to keep them protected when battling opponents but are you focusing more on minimizing injury to their body or their teeth? Making sure their arms, legs, and head are safe is important but so is their smile. When it comes to safeguarding their pearly whites and soft oral tissues, here are 4 reasons to choose custom mouthguards over a store-bought, one-size-fits-all solution. 

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