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3 Reasons to Put “See the Dentist” on Your Back-to-School Checklist

August 8, 2019

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Summer is almost over, and you can practically hear the school bells in the near future. It’s time to start making those back-to-school checklists. Buying supplies, meeting the teachers, and getting immunizations are all important to make sure your son or daughter starts the year off right. One more thing that should be on that list is getting their biannual checkup with their family dentist. Let’s take a closer look at 3 reasons why you should add seeing a dentist to your back-to-school list.

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Why You Need a Dentist You Can Bring the Whole Family To

July 12, 2019

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Smiling familyGreat dental care is a necessity for your entire life; in fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that babies have their first dental appointment by age 1. Thus, you’ll want to make sure that everyone in your family has a well-protected smile. Some adult patients might have a separate dentist to take their kids to – but why do that when you can get everyone treated at the same place? Here are 5 major advantages of finding a family dentist in Marysville.

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Age Can Impact Your Oral Health – Your Dentist Lets You Know How

June 13, 2019

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portrait of a personUnfortunately, over time, certain habits and factors such as dietary choices impact your mouth and can leave you susceptible to developing common oral health problems like gum disease. By keeping up with your oral hygiene and taking care of your teeth and gums, you can prevent a number of issues. Maintaining a smile you’re proud of well into adulthood is tricky. By knowing how your mouth develops and changes over time, you canprotect it better. Read on for some common ways your mouth evolves and how your dentist recommends taking care of it. (more…)

Should I Drink Sports/Energy Beverages this Summer? A Dentist Explains

June 6, 2019

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Energy drinkWith the summer months officially here, outdoor activities spike, which makes refreshing drinks sound even better than normal. However, when you take a sip of your favorite sports or energy beverage, you could be doing irreversible damage to your teeth. It’s important to understand the effects of the products that you consume so you can stay as healthy as possible. Keep reading to learn about sports and energy drinks and how they can affect your smile from an expert dentist.

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Why Keeping Your Tongue Clean Will Make Your Dentist Happy

May 22, 2019

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Tongue sticking outYou’ve probably been hearing about the importance of brushing and flossing since you were little, but how often have you heard about your tongue? Probably not often enough. Many people neglect tongue cleaning when it comes to oral hygiene, and this could lead to trouble down the line. Your dentist may have some advice on why cleaning your tongue is important and how this often-forgotten task can be done properly.

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Poor Oral Hygiene? How Gum Disease is Linked to Poor Heart Health

May 5, 2019

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a heart, heartbeat line, and a stethoscopeYou’ve been noticing your gums look a bit more red than usual. They’re sensitive to the touch, and when you brush, they tend to bleed. This is the early stages of gum disease, and if you’re not careful, it can advance into a much more dangerous situation that impacts not only your teeth and gums but your overall health, too. Taking care of your mouth is crucial in helping to prevent other diseases and health-related conditions from developing, but if gum disease is already a problem, it may contribute to poor heart health as well. Read on to find out how.

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Gingivitis vs. Periodontitis: What Your Dentist Wants You to Know

April 17, 2019

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plaque and tartar buildup around the gum lineIf you think bleeding gums aren’t that big of a deal, guess again. Not only is it abnormal for the soft tissue to bleed while brushing and/or flossing, but it can be a sign of gum disease. If left untreated, it can quickly advance to a damaging stage that may result in bone and tooth loss. Because there are different stages of gum disease, your dentist wants you to know what to look for and how to prevent it altogether.

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Why Your Dentist Wants You to Make Time for Regular Dental Checkups

April 4, 2019

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a calendar with dentist appointment reminderYou walk up to your refrigerator and spot the big, red circle on the calendar. Inside it reads, “Dentist Appointment: 1:00.” Admit it: you stand there and try your hardest to come up with an excuse to reschedule, right? Besides, your teeth aren’t giving you any problems, so why bothering wasting time in the dentist chair. Well, if you want to keep your oral health in check, you’ll listen to a dentist explain the benefits of regular dental checkups.

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Your Dentist Explains How to Choose the Right Brush for You

March 15, 2019

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Man with electric and manual brushIf you brush your teeth twice a day, you’re already doing yourself a favor. However, brushing your teeth with the wrong toothbrush may not be giving you the full benefits of great oral healthcare. Thankfully, your dentist knows what to look for when choosing your next brush to give you the most thorough at-home cleaning possible. Keep reading to learn whether you should use an electric or manual toothbrush and why.

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Is It Really Important to Floss? Your Dentist Eliminates the Confusion!

March 10, 2019

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woman smiling while flossing her teethMore than likely, you’ve heard that it’s important to floss, but is this fact or just an opinion? Why is so much emphasis placed on this form of oral hygiene? Your local dentist says flossing is a vital practice to incorporate into your dental care routine. As you read on, you’ll learn how failing to floss on a consistent basis could leave you more susceptible to bacteria, plaque and tartar growth – all enemies of your oral health!

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