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4 Reasons a Dental Appointment Should Be on Your Back to School Checklist

July 17, 2020

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Family giving thumbs up after their dental checkup

Summer is in full swing, but we all know our back to school lists are starting to form already. Within the next couple of weeks, you’ll be setting up carpools, buying school supplies, and signing your little one up for extracurricular activities. Before you know it, your schedule will be jam-packed with to-dos, which is why a routine visit to the dentist often falls to the back burner. However, your family dentist is sharing four reasons why you should schedule your child’s checkup and cleaning before the school year starts!

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4 Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

July 10, 2020

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little girl giving her dentist a high-five

As a parent, your life is already hectic enough. Between driving your child to school, friends’ houses, and sports practices, you hardly have any time for yourself these days, let alone to take your son or daughter to their dental appointments. One easy way to save a little time is to simply take everyone in your family to the same dentist’s office. By attending checkups with a family dentist, you and your child can take advantage of several benefits. Keep reading below to learn a few of the numerous advantages of seeing a dentist for all ages.

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The Aging Mouth: What Is Normal and What Is Not

June 23, 2020

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Elderly man smiling

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, nearly 30% of adults over the age of 65 have no remaining teeth. While that statistic can be discouraging, it is important to note that losing your teeth is not inevitable. In fact, adjusting your oral hygiene routine as you age can preserve your teeth for years to come. Read on for what is normal, what isn’t, and what you can do to maintain a healthy smile. 

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Now That It’s Summer, Should I Consume Sports Drinks?

June 3, 2020

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a cooler full of different colored sports drinks

Summer is officially here! That means, temperatures are rising, and you are probably finding yourself outside much more often these days. Whether it is spending time working in your garden, playing at the pool, or enjoying a hike on a nearby trail, you’ll need something to quench your thirst and keep you hydrated. Sports drinks are often touted as an effective way to replenish electrolytes and restore what your body needs after sweating but are these really all that good for you? A dentist answers this question by explaining why it’s best to skip these beverages and opt for a safer, more satisfying alternative – water.  

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Cleaning Your Tongue: Benefits, Best Practices, and a Better Smile

May 22, 2020

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person sticking out their tongue

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning. You wake up to birds chirping, a light beam of sun shining in, and the smell of coffee wafting into your bedroom. You roll over to say good morning to your significant other, but immediately regret your decision when you smell your morning breath. Does this sound familiar?

While brushing and flossing daily are important in keeping your teeth healthy, taking proper care of your tongue is a step that many overlook. And it could be the cause of insecurities stemming from bad breath. Here is everything you need to know about combatting this issue from a Marysville dentist.

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The Surprising Link Between Your Gums & Heart

May 11, 2020

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Closeup of gums without gum disease

Gum disease is an incredibly common problem that currently affects about half of the American population. Starting off as some harmless irritation, this infection can be completely treated and reversed. However, if it persists, it can lead to serious oral AND overall health risks. But how is this possible? What is gum disease and how can it cause so much harm? Keep reading to learn the answers!

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10 Items in Your Pantry to Treat A Toothache in Quarantine

April 16, 2020

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Pained man with toothache sitting at home during quarantine

Toothaches rarely happen at a convenient time. With dental offices only accepting emergency appointments and groceries stores packed with people, a toothache during the COVID-19 pandemic is especially inconvenient. How can you keep both you and your smile healthy during quarantine? Here are ten home remedies that can be made with items already in your pantry to treat your toothache until you can see your Marysville dentist.

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What’s the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontitis?

April 2, 2020

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Woman with gum disease pokes her gums & should see her dentist

According to recent research from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, well over half of the American population has some stage of gum disease. Since this common condition initially causes very mild symptoms, it can easily be accidentally overlooked. However, if gum disease isn’t treated early enough, it can lead to tooth loss, permanent jawbone damage, and even a higher risk of heart disease. Read on as your Marysville dentist explains what the different stages of this oral health concern look like and what you can do to protect your smile.

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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.

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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…)

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