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4 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy This Cold & Flu Season

December 15, 2021

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child brushing teeth during cold and flu season in Center

During cold and flu season, many parents focus on having their children do things to defend themselves from disease such as washing their hands. Though this is a great way to lessen their chances of getting sick, it can’t always be avoided. If your little one comes down with something, it’s important to protect their oral health from harm. Read on to learn four tips that will help your child make it through cold and flu season with their oral health in good condition.


What Thanksgiving Side Dishes Are Hazardous to My Oral Health?

November 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dryoungblood @ 7:41 pm
stuffing cranberry sauce sweet potato casserole

You walk into grandmother’s house, look around, and inhale deeply – oh the sights and smells of the Thanksgiving feast! Saying you are hungry enough to eat a horse just feels inadequate today. You might just get a second helping of everything.

Many people have had this mindset once or twice for the Thanksgiving meal, especially if your family has a culinary whiz or three among them. Don’t let your guard down in the name of deliciousness, however, as some of the Thanksgiving side dishes loom as a troublesome foe for your teeth.

Keep reading to learn about some Thanksgiving side dishes that can be problematic for your oral health from your dentist in Center.


Don’t Let Time Slip By! 4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Dental Insurance Plan

November 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dryoungblood @ 8:13 pm
Young woman at the dentist’s office

It’s that time of year when dentists throughout the United States are urging patients to maximize dental insurance benefits before the end of the year. As a policyholder, you may not realize it, but you probably have thousands of dollars in unused funds that will be returned to your insurance company if you don’t use them before midnight on December 31. If this sounds crazy and you want to avoid giving up money that is rightfully yours, here are four ways you can get the most out of your plan before January 1 arrives.


Snacking Is Bad for Your Teeth – True or False?

September 17, 2021

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Would you consider yourself to be an avid snacker? Whether you like to enjoy a treat at work or you’ve allowed yourself to have a lazy weekend, snacking is something that many people are guilty of. However, taking part too often with unhealthy foods and beverages can leave you with oral health issues. Continue reading to learn more about the effects of snacking on your oral health as well as some tips to help.


How Excellent Oral Health Aids Your Child in Their Academic Success

August 26, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dryoungblood @ 12:04 am
Child with a toothache

All parents want their children to do well in school. There are numerous different factors that play a role in your child’s academic success. However, one factor that you may not think of is their dental health. The stronger and healthier that you child’s smile is, the more likely they are to do well in the classroom. Continue reading to learn why this is the case and what you can do to ensure that your child is keeping up with their smile.


4 School Lunch Ideas to Promote Your Child’s Oral Health

July 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dryoungblood @ 6:24 pm
Schoolchildren eating lunches recommended by Center children's dentist

It’s no secret that being a parent can be a hectic whirlwind of activity. Between getting your kids ready for school, keeping the house clean, helping them finish homework, and spending quality time with your family, it can be difficult to find time to plan out healthy school lunches. Unfortunately, adding the wrong foods and snacks to your little one’s daily diet can dramatically increase their risk of issues like cavities! Thankfully, there are plenty of easy and delicious lunch ideas that will keep your child’s smile healthy and strong. Read on as we go over four healthy school lunch recommendations from your Center children’s dentist.


Prevent Dental Emergencies From Ruining Your Summer Vacation

June 2, 2021

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happy family jumping together on the beach

School is out and summer is finally here! Is your family planning a fun-filled vacation in the weeks to come? Don’t let a dental emergency derail your plans for adventure. Whether you are going camping in the woods or will be relaxing at the beach, an unexpected accident or infection could easily ruin your vacation. Here are 5 tips from an emergency dentist in Center to protect your family’s teeth this summer.


Is Sunlight Good for Your Smile?

May 11, 2021

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Woman in pool enjoying the summer sunSummer is here, and you’re ready to lie by the pool to soak up the sun. Although venturing outdoors is beneficial, there are certain complications associated with the heat if you aren’t careful, like dehydration and sunburns. While you know you must be proactive to stay hydrated, is there anything you should be doing to protect your smile from the summer sun? Believe it or not, heading outdoors can actually boost your oral health.


How April Showers Can Spell Trouble for Your Oral Health

April 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dryoungblood @ 11:02 pm
woman suffering from spring allergies

The month of April is known for rainy days that contribute to beautifully blossoming flowers in May. As the precipitation falls, tree and grass pollens, pet dander and other allergens fill the air. This can cause allergies to flare-up, leaving people with itchy eyes, a runny nose and scratchy throat. To make matters worse, the allergens can cause oral health problems. Continue reading to learn about the many issues that can arise and what you can do to protect yourself!


How to Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day Without Harming Your Smile

March 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dryoungblood @ 2:48 am
Green beer for St. Paddy's Day

Are you looking forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? It is a great day to gather with friends and family to enjoy a laugh, Irish beer, and other delicious foods and beverages. Even though this day of wearing green is something to get excited about, it does post some risks for your smile. An emergency dentist in Center is here to help so you don’t end up with oral health issues. Continue reading to learn some tips to help prevent dental emergencies this St. Paddy’s Day.

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