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5 Health Issues Linked to Poor Oral Health

September 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — darby_team @ 9:39 pm
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!

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Is Eating Popcorn Bad for Your Teeth?

September 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — darby_team @ 11:29 pm
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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Another Reason Not to Skip Your Routine Dental Visit

August 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — darby_team @ 9:30 pm
Dentist conducting dental exam at routine visit

As you turn into your dentist’s parking lot, you find yourself thinking of all the times you were “just too tired” to brush your teeth. That combined with the weeks on end of neglecting to floss has you thoroughly convinced they are going to find a handful of cavities as soon as you open your mouth. However, after your dentist completes your exam, they pull away to inform you that you may have the other c-word, “cancer.”

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, the number of cases is expected to rise again with an estimated 53,000 patients being diagnosed this year alone. Therefore, it is more important now than ever that you see your dentist bi-yearly for a routine examination. Read on for what an oral cancer screening entails, the importance of early detection, and how often you should have one!

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Over the Counter vs. Custom-Fit Mouthguards – Which One Is Best?

August 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — darby_team @ 9:47 pm
Woman wearing custom sports guard from dentist

Staying active is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. The only problem is that certain activities can put your smile at risk. This is where sports guards come into the picture, but there are several different types to choose from. How do you know that you’re getting the best for your buck? Continue reading to learn more about over the counter and custom-made mouthguards from your dentist. This way, you can make the right decision for your smile.

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

July 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — darby_team @ 8:37 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — darby_team @ 8:01 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — darby_team @ 2:57 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — darby_team @ 7:37 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — darby_team @ 6:17 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — darby_team @ 10:02 pm
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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