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Five Ways to Have a Smile-Friendly Summer

July 2, 2018.Individuals.#dentist

For many of us, summertime means enjoying the weather, swimming, cookouts, vacations, less hectic schedules and much more. While you’re hopefully relaxing a bit and enjoying the summer, remember to prioritize oral health this summer. Here are five ways to keep your summer smile-friendly: Use lip balm with SPF. Even if you generously apply sunscreen and reapply every few hours, you are not protecting your skin as well as you should from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Lips are the top area of the body people often overlook and exposing them to the sun may increase your risk for oral cancer. Apply an SPF 30 lip balm or lip sunscreen alone or under lip gloss and remember to reapply every couple of hours for full protection from the sun. Plus, it will help protect your lips from chapping.   Wear a mouthguard when playing sports or during other high-impact summer […]

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Healthy Smiles at Every Age

May 7, 2018.Individuals.#avoid tobacco

In previous years, tooth loss and wearing dentures were considered to be just another step in the aging process of older Americans. This way of thinking about oral health in older adults has come and gone. Oral health has greatly improved for older Americans over the past 50 years, and more adults are keeping their natural teeth.1 With regular good oral health care, older adults can maintain a healthy smile throughout their entire lifetime. Share these oral health tips with the older adults in your life to help keep their smiles healthy: Maintain good oral health habits. Brushing for two minutes twice a day, flossing once daily and visiting the dentist regularly are all crucial to maintaining good oral health. Fight dry mouth. Certain medications and medical conditions can reduce saliva and lead to dry mouth. The anti-bacterial properties in saliva help protect against tooth decay and cavities. To help […]

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Don’t Take a Spring Break from Your Teeth

March 5, 2018.Individuals.#children

March is typically spring break time for kids in school and their families. Breaks from school can sometimes mean break from regular routines, like oral health routine. Oral bacteria doesn’t take a vacation, so help your child maintain good oral health during spring break with these tips. Reestablish oral health routines for the entire family Preventive dental care is the best way to prevent dental issues down the road, like cavities. Scheduling a dental appointment for your child before spring break can help remind them to take care of their teeth during the break. Make a list for your child to help them remember good habits when it comes to their teeth and include the following: Brush twice daily and floss once daily. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Limit sugary drinks and stick to milk or water. Pack smart for spring break Always include the oral health essentials […]

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 9, 2018.Individuals.#children

Good oral health is important to everyone’s overall health and children’s oral health is no exception. Maintaining good oral health habits at an early age, along with regular dental visits, can help prepare a child for a lifetime of good oral health. Every year, February is designated as National Children’s Dental Health Month making it the perfect time to spread the word about how parents and caregivers can help maintain and improve children’s oral health. Despite the fact that tooth decay is preventable, it remains the most common chronic disease of children and teens from age 6 to 19. Establishing an oral health routine early is important. We’re sharing tips on how to make learning about oral health fun for the whole family. Use dental tools that appeal to them The next time you shop for dental supplies, like toothbrushes and toothpaste, let your child pick out a new toothpaste […]

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