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Here’s Why You Should Schedule Yoru Dental Checkup Now

January 22, 2021

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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.


6 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy This Holiday Season

October 21, 2020

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Holiday party celebrating safely as recommended by Marysville dentist

As the weather begins to cool off and the leaves start changing color, most of us are looking forward to the upcoming fall and winter holidays. It’s the best time of year for spending time with loved ones, keeping up traditions or making new ones, and being grateful. However, with all the seasonal treats and holiday flavored goodies, it’s also a tough time of year for your oral health! Thankfully, a few simple habits and precautions can help keep your smile strong and sparkling. Your Marysville dentist shares six tips for maintaining happy, healthy pearly whites well into the new year.


4 Ways to Effectively Maximize Your Dental Insurance Benefits

October 15, 2020

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Whether you have an individual plan or one through your employer, dental insurance can help make taking care of your teeth easy for your overall health and your wallet. Unfortunately, few patients truly understand how to utilize their coverage, leading to wasted dollars each year. If this sounds all too familiar, then read on to learn four ways to maximize your dental insurance benefits!


5 Health Issues Linked to Poor Oral Health

September 16, 2020

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Man checking his teeth in a mirror

After a long day, you can’t wait to crawl underneath your covers and welcome sleep. Before you get there, you make a quick dinner, watch a few episodes of your favorite TV show, and change into your pajamas. Somehow, your bed is even more comfortable than you anticipated, and you feel your eyelids begin to droop before the clock strikes 9 PM. Suddenly, you jolt awake when you realize that you never brushed your teeth. After a few minutes of thinking about it, you decide one night without it won’t hurt and you fall back asleep.

Sound familiar? Unfortunately, poor dental habits like this can wreak havoc on more than just your oral health. Read on for five health issues that could follow!


Is Eating Popcorn Bad for Your Teeth?

September 2, 2020

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Bowl of popcorn

Sometimes the perfect night ends in curling up to watch your favorite movie with a large bucket of popcorn. Americans eat approximately 15 billion quarts of it every year. Even though this delicious, crunchy snack may be much better for your body than starchy potato chips or sugary cookies, popcorn is actually terrible for your smile for a number of reasons. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about why you should be avoiding popcorn and which treats you should be eating instead.

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