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Tips to Help You Find the Best Invisalign Provider

March 19, 2021

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Woman with Invisalign

Do you want to get on a path towards a straighter smile? Unfortunately, many of us weren’t born with the perfectly aligned teeth that we have always dreamed of. The good news is that you no longer need to spend who knows how long with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to slowly move your teeth into their new, perfectly aligned locations. But you want to know how to find an Invisalign provider that is right for you. Here are some tips to help.


The Foods of March and How to Safeguard Your Smile

March 5, 2021

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a beautiful blueberry pie inside a pie plate and sitting on a table

March holidays may not be the most widely-known or celebrated (apart from St. Patrick’s Day), but for those who choose to commemorate Pi Day, Fat Tuesday, and a host of others, you can bet there will be plenty of food. While they all might taste delicious, they can wreak havoc on your teeth and gums, resulting in time and money spent seeing your emergency dentist. So, what can you do? Before you indulge in the foods of March, make sure to follow these tips to keep your smile in check.  


4 Surprising Medical Conditions Your Dentist May Find First

February 10, 2021

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Closeup of dentist conducting routine dental checkup

All too often, patients dismiss their biannual dental checkups and cleanings as nothing more than a quick sweep for cavities. In reality, these routine appointments play a much bigger role in both your oral and overall health. In fact, with over 90% of serious health concerns having oral symptoms, your dentist may be the key to early detection. Keep reading to learn four non-dental issues your dental team may find first!


How Poor Dental Health Can Affect Your Heart

February 1, 2021

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A heart-shaped sponge, a red stethoscope, a dental mold and dental mirror sitting on a gray counter with nature blurred out in the background

In February, many hearts are filled with love. But one thing that many don’t consider is the number of hearts that are at risk of infection because of their dental health. This Heart Health Month, there is also a focus on your dental hygiene. Keep reading to learn what connects your oral health to your heart and how you can minimize your risk of developing heart conditions.


Here’s Why You Should Schedule Your Dental Checkup Now

January 22, 2021

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person scheduling dental checkup in marysville

The new year is here, and your schedule is probably filling up quickly. If you’re like many others, you might even be trying to catch up on things that you weren’t able to accomplish last year. While you’re making your list of 2021 “to-dos,” make sure to prioritize your smile. Keep reading to learn some of the ways that scheduling your dental checkup early in the year can save you money and time.


Stopping Pain Before It Starts: 4 Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies

January 5, 2021

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an older man wearing a blue shirt and holding his cheek in pain because of a dental emergency

Do you believe your oral health is in good shape? Think a dental emergency won’t likely happen? Unfortunately, an accident often occurs when you least expect it, resulting in a sudden trip to your dentist’s office for immediate help. Knowing you have a trusted professional who can provide urgent care is reassuring; however, it’s better if you can prevent these emergency visits altogether. Read on to discover 4 ways you can better protect your smile and avoid serious oral injuries.


4 Effective At-Home Remedies to Sooth Your Toothache

December 18, 2020

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Closeup of woman experiencing toothache

Whether the first signs of a toothache have just begun, or you’ve been struggling with oral pain for months, it’s of the utmost importance that you schedule a dental appointment with your emergency dentist right away. That way, they can assess the condition of your oral health, treat the root of the issue, and restore your pain-free smile. With that being said, there are a few at-home, effective remedies you can use to ease your discomfort until your visit. Read on to learn what they are!


5 Effective Ways to Stop Bad Breath in Its Tracks

December 10, 2020

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Woman covering her mouth to hide bad breath

The last thing you want is to lean in for your New Year’s Eve kiss only to catch a foul odor on your breath! Although struggling with bad breath can be embarrassing, over 80 million Americans suffer from chronic halitosis. Fortunately, there are a few best practices you can implement to stop it in its tracks. Read on to learn what they are!


5 Thanksgiving Foods the Can Stain Your Teeth

November 17, 2020

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Thanksgiving foods that can stain teeth.Nothing is better than gathering with your loved ones to share warm meals and memories during the holiday season. Thanksgiving kicks off the festivities, but if you aren’t careful, it can leave a lasting mark on your smile long after the bright decorations are put away. Believe it or not, there are several Thanksgiving foods that might taste great, but they can stain your teeth. Here are 5 foods to avoid for white teeth throughout the holidays.


Is It True Holiday Foods are Horrible for Your Oral Health?

November 8, 2020

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a table full of savory and sugary foods prepared for Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving Day, and you and your family are set to host close relatives who will be arriving in only a few short hours. When looking at all the delicious food spread out on your table, you begin to wonder which ones might hinder your oral health. Is it the sweet potato casserole, turkey, or cranberry sauce? Could your mom’s famous pecan pie put you one step closer to needing a dental filling? The reality is that although these foods are some of the most delectable, they can be the worst when it comes to your teeth and gums. Read on to learn what you can do to minimize the potential for a dental visit this holiday season.

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