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4 Mouth-Healthy Food Groups That Benefit Your Teeth

June 2, 2022

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Person biting into an apple

When it comes to caring for your teeth, what comes to mind? For many patients, it’s brushing twice a day, flossing daily, getting a dental checkup, and cleaning every six months. While each of these are certainly important, it’s crucial not to forget that your diet matters as well. In fact, there are several food groups that benefit your oral health! To learn what they are, read on.


When Should You Whiten Your Teeth for a Special Event?

May 11, 2022

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Smiling wedding couple

You want to look nice for weddings, anniversaries, and job interviews, right? It wouldn’t make for a great impression if you arrived looking unkempt. That especially applies to your teeth. Such events often prompt people to smile, but showing off a yellowy-brown one could lead to negative outcomes. However, now you might be asking yourself: How close to an event should I whiten my teeth?

It just so happens that your local dentist has the answer. Read below to learn how and when to whiten your smile for a positively noteworthy experience!


4 Easter Candies That Can Harm Your Teeth

March 5, 2022

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easter candies in Center

Easter is just around the corner! Soon you’ll either hide the eggs or go scavenging for them. You might even enjoy the delicious candies throughout the day. However, you might want to know which ones could be detrimental to your oral hygiene. Read on to learn four easter treats that can harm your teeth!


What Are Great Products to Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month?

February 4, 2022

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Children's Dental Health Month

You’re trying to teach your children about the importance of practicing excellent oral hygiene, but let’s be honest – it can be difficult to convince kids to get excited about keeping their teeth healthy. After all, an oral hygiene routine isn’t usually considered a fun activity. Fortunately, there are all sorts of products on the market to help make it easier for kids to stay on top of their dental health. What better way to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month? Read on as a children’s dentist in Center shares some product ideas.


What Are Tips to Help with Children’s Tooth Extraction?

January 24, 2022

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Child at dentist for tooth extraction

If you’ve had a tooth extraction in the past, you know that the recovery process isn’t the most comfortable experience. Your child may have the same worries when their appointment draws near. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to help with children’s tooth extraction recovery.

Continue reading to learn from your children’s dentist in Center about some things you can do to make the process smoother.


Why It Matters for You to Schedule a Dental Checkup Early in the Year

January 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dryoungblood @ 11:17 pm
Patient at dental checkup

As 2022 looms on the horizon, you are probably thinking more often about what the next year has in store for you. New Year’s resolutions can be great for self-improvement, but don’t get so bogged down thinking about them that you forget to schedule a dental checkup.

On that note, your dentist in Center wants to discuss some reasons why getting that cleaning and exam done early in the year can pay dividends.


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.

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