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5 Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Smile Healthy Around Halloween

October 10, 2019

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Halloween candyHalloween is approaching fast. For children, this means they can look forward to a bag full of free candy, but for parents, it means worrying about an increased risk of cavities and gum disease. If you want to keep your little one’s smile safe, you don’t need to stop them from enjoying sweets altogether, but you should make a plan so that they can work through their stash without damaging their pearly whites. Keep these 5 Halloween candy tips in mind over the next couple of months.

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Can Pumpkin Spice Lattes Hurt Your Teeth?

September 5, 2019

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Fall is almost here, and that means it’s just about time for pumpkin spice lattes. As comforting as these hot drinks are on cool autumn days, they might not have the same effect on your teeth. Drinks like tea, coffee, and hot chocolate aren’t actually that great for your pearly whites. Let’s look at what a dentist has to say to answer the question: are hot drinks bad for my teeth?

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Dentist Gives 4 Tips For a Healthy Mouth During Pregnancy

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Pregnant woman sitting cross-leggedIf you’re pregnant, chances are good that the last thing on your mind is your teeth and gums. But you might be surprised at how important it is to maintain good dental health at this time, for you and your little one on the way. Fortunately, maintaining your oral health during pregnancy can be done with professional care and good habits at home. In this blog, you’ll get 4 great tips from a dentist for keeping your mouth healthy during pregnancy. With this information, both you and your baby will thrive!

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Should You Get an Over the Counter or Custom Mouthguard from Your Dentist?

August 20, 2019

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kid with mouthguard

You wouldn’t play football without wearing a helmet. Yet many people play sports without protecting their teeth with a sports guard. Also known as a mouthguard, it’s a device worn over the teeth to protect them from dental emergencies during physical activities. You could get a cheaper one from a pharmacy or sporting goods store, or you could invest in a custom-made mouthguard from your dentist. Which is better for you? Let’s take a closer look at both.

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

August 8, 2019

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family in dental chair

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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