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How Getting More Sunlight Can Lower Your Cavity Risk

November 9, 2022

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man jogging outside at sunset

The days are becoming shorter, and the weather is colder, so most people are understandably spending less time outdoors. However, enough direct sunlight exposure (as in not through a window) is extremely important to your overall health, and it particularly matters when it comes to your teeth. By getting enough quality time outside, you can actually lower your risk of common problems like cavities and gum disease. Keep reading to learn how the sun can be one of the most valued parts of your oral care regimen.


Bewitched by Sugar this Halloween? Here are 3 Tips to Escape the Spell!

October 27, 2022

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bucket of Halloween candy

Do you have a penchant for sugary treats? Well, you’re not alone! According to a Rasmussen Report survey, 51% of Americans admit to having a sweet tooth. It can be easier to control during the year, but Halloween makes it hauntingly tempting to indulge more than normal, which can affect our oral health. Here are three tips from your dentist in Marysville to keep scary cavities from affecting you this Halloween!


Trouble Removing Your Aligners? Here are 4 Tips to Clear the Way

October 4, 2022

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woman taking out an aligner

The largest appeal of Invisalign is the level of discreetness they offer—they are truly the “invisible” braces! The clear aligners are virtually undetectable and are removable for certain activities, like eating. As you are enjoying these benefits, you may become alarmed when you’re ready for a delicious meal and you are having trouble removing them. No worries! Here are four tips from your dentist to clear the way for the easy removal of your aligners trays.


Can Gum Disease Lead to High Blood Pressure?

September 29, 2022

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dentist talking to patient about gum disease

The line between oral and overall health is not as black and white as you may think. What many people don’t realize is that a problem in one system can cause several issues in another. If you have poor oral health, it has the potential to trigger systemic illness. There’s a growing body of research showing that chronic dental problems like gum disease may increase your risk of high blood pressure. In this blog post, you’ll learn more about this phenomenon and how you can protect your gums moving forward.


How to Floss with Invisalign

September 21, 2022

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young woman flossing her teeth

These days, you no don’t have to endure the hassle of metal wires and brackets if you want a straighter smile. Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that discreetly and comfortably helps you achieve your desired results. Because the clear aligners are removable, you can eat pretty much anything you want during treatment. Of course, you must remove the food particles from your teeth after every meal to prevent bacteria growth and decay. The best way to accomplish that? Flossing! Continue reading to learn why it’s important to floss with Invisalign and how you can do it properly.  


Waterpik or Dental Floss: Which Is Best For You?

September 8, 2022

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Closeup of Waterpik next to sink

You know that flossing is important, but is what you use to complete the task equally as crucial to your oral health? The question of whether dental floss or Waterpiks are better has been debated for some time now. If you find traditional floss to be boring and a bit cumbersome, then you may be looking to switch. Before you do, keep reading to learn about the pros and cons of each.


4 Must-Know Tips for Preparing for Invisalign

August 28, 2022

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Woman holding gold dental travel kit

Are your clear aligners almost here? Congratulations – you’re a step closer to the gorgeous smile you’ve been dreaming of! If you want your orthodontic treatment to go as smoothly as possible, then it’s a good idea to use this time to prepare. With this in mind, here are four must-know tips on how to prepare for Invisalign!


5 Myths About Gum Disease, Busted!

July 22, 2022

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Man smiling while brushing his teeth

Inflamed, sensitive gums are just one of the many reasons gum disease can be inconvenient. Fortunately, preventing and treating it in the early stages starts with simply separating what’s true and false about this serious oral health concern. To learn five common gum disease myths (and why they’re not true), read on!


You Asked, We Answered: Should I Rinse After Brushing My Teeth?

July 8, 2022

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Man rinsing mouth with water after brushing his teeth

When it comes time to complete your oral hygiene routine, do you go into autopilot? Brush, spit, rinse and do it all over the next morning or evening? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. It does mean, however, that your dental care regimen could use some tweaking. After all, is it best to rinse after brushing your teeth? Or is simply spitting out the excess toothpaste better for your oral health? To learn the pros of both and which is ultimately best for you, read on!


How To: Prevent a Dental Emergency From Ruining Your Summer Vacation

June 30, 2022

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Friends smiling while sightseeing on summer vacation

Is your summer vacation nearly here? Whether you’re planning on relaxing by the pool or traveling to a different country to sightsee, the last thing you want is for a toothache, loose restoration, or cracked tooth to ruin the fun. Fortunately, there are several things you can do beforehand to help reduce your chances of that happening. To learn four tips for preventing dental emergencies, read on!

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