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Daily Flossing: Why Brushing Alone Isn’t Enough

March 22, 2020

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Toothbrush and dental floss sitting on a gray surfaceDental floss is a great tool for removing an annoying piece of food that’s stuck between your teeth, but is that the only time you use it? This important part of your dental routine does so much more than remove bits of your last meal from your teeth. In fact, research shows that regular flossing plays a key role in preventing gum disease, keeping your teeth in place, and reducing your chances of heart disease. Here’s what your Marysville dentist wants you to know about plaque, flossing, and protecting your smile.


4 Factors To Consider While Choosing a New Toothbrush

March 6, 2020

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person taking a toothbrush of a shelfToothbrushes are a vital dental hygiene tool that clear your mouth of harmful substances like plaque, food debris, and bacteria. If they’re not regularly replaced, they become less effective, which can increase your risk of developing oral health problems like gum disease. If you notice that your toothbrush is frayed or it has been longer than three months since you last replaced it, it’s time to hit the store and purchase a new one that will fit your needs. Read on for four factors you should consider on your hunt for a new  toothbrush. (more…)

Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month With These 4 Tips

February 5, 2020

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parent teaching their child how to brush their teethAs a parent, there’s nothing more important to you than making sure that your little one has the tools they need to take care of themselves as adults. That includes the knowhow to effectively brush, floss, and generally maintain great oral health. Seeing their smile is priceless for you, and since February is Children’s Dental Health Month, there’s no greater time to focus on passing down all of your tips, tricks, and knowledge on how to take care of their teeth and gums. Read on for some helpful dental hygiene tips from a children’s dentist. (more…)

Complete Your Smile in 2020 with Dental Implants

February 3, 2020

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woman pointing to her perfect smile

When you’re missing teeth, even just one in the back of your mouth, it can result in some serious problems. Chewing a variety of nutritious crunchy foods, like apples, can be a pain. Your remaining teeth can drift into the gap and cause bite alignment issues and TMJ disorder. Since 2020 is not only the start of a new year, but a new decade, you might as well use it as an opportunity to revamp your smile and fill in the spaces. Without a doubt, the best way to do that is with dental implants. Keep reading to learn why you should replace your missing teeth with dental implants.


Get a Healthy Smile in 2020 with Your Insurance Benefits

January 31, 2020

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woman looking at smile in mirrorBelieve it or not, another year is already here. As you make your New Year’s resolutions to decrease your debt or eat healthier, you may be overlooking a crucial aspect to your wellbeing—your smile. With the start of the new year, your dental benefits just reset. You can see your dentist for minimal out-of-pocket expense to invest in a healthy smile in 2020.

A Healthier New Year Starts At Your Dentist’s Office

January 10, 2020

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notebook with a list of goals for the new year New year’s resolutions are all about reflecting on how you can live a happier and healthier life than you did the year before. People set a variety of goals such as cutting out pop from their daily diet, not procrastinating on school work, and travelling more. However, there’s one resolution that few people consider making, and it’s arguably one of the healthiest life-changes. It’s going to the dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings. According to a survey conducted by the American Dental Association, only about 50 percent of adults reported that they visit the dentist every six months. Read on to learn why scheduling semi-annual checkups and cleanings is the best resolution to make in 2020. (more…)

4 Tips That Will Help Your Smile Survive Cold and Flu Season

December 18, 2019

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In bed with fluWhen you’re feeling under the weather with a cold or the flu, oral hygiene might seem like less of a priority. But if you’re not careful, you could end up dealing with a dental emergency on top of your seasonal sickness! Fortunately, there are ways to protect your teeth while also treating the illness you already have. When it comes to your smile, your dentist in Marysville has 4 tips to stay healthy during flu season.


How Issues Like Asthma, Diabetes, and More Impact Your Oral Health

December 7, 2019

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Doctor explaining health to patientYour oral health can act like a window to your overall health. For example, a broken tooth can influence your diet and therefore lower your immune system, and the presence of gum disease indicates a higher risk of pregnancy complications and heart disease. But have you ever wondered “can my physical health have an impact my oral health?” Just as your oral and overall wellbeing are linked, there’s a connection between general health issues and dental issues. Find out how common afflictions like asthma and diabetes are impacting the health of your mouth and teeth, and what you can do about it.


4 Everyday Habits Harming Your Smile

November 18, 2019

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man smokingYour teeth are designed to last for a lifetime with the right care over the years. You take care of your teeth at home and visit your dentist twice a year to ensure your smile lasts. Despite your best efforts to preserve your smile, there are certain activities you might do throughout the day that can harm your teeth. Don’t damage your smile. Here are 4 habits you need to break right now.

5 Tips That Will Keep Your Smile Healthy for the Holidays

November 13, 2019

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Pumpkin PieThe holidays are the perfect time for your family to get together and enjoy some sweet treats. From the delicious desserts served after your Thanksgiving meal to the candy canes and cookies that abound in December, there’s plenty to look forward to. However, if you’re not careful, the festivities could end with cavities and emergency trips to the dentist. To keep the holidays safe for smiles, make sure that everyone is following these 5 tips.


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