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Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy During Summer

June 3, 2019.Individuals.#children

Warm summer weather brings outdoor activities and family and friends gathering to have fun in the sun or enjoy a pleasant evening outside. Eating an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits that are available now is a great way to eat well, give you energy and keep your teeth healthy, too! For other summer activities, here are some tips to protect your healthy and strong smile. To beat the heat, water is your best option for staying hydrated. Sugary drinks such as soda, energy drinks, juice and sports drinks can cause tooth decay. Eliminating or reducing them by substituting water, sparkling water, diluted juice or unsweetened beverages will benefit your teeth and health. And, don’t chew ice cubes because you risk cracking a tooth or a filling. Protect your mouth and teeth while participating in sports and other activities by wearing a mouthguard even in non-contact activities such as skateboarding. […]

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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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Periodontal (Gum) Disease Awareness Month

February 20, 2018.Individuals.#dental health

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a leading factor in tooth loss and is also associated with other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. The main cause of periodontal disease is harmful bacteria found in the plaque that accumulates on teeth. The disease can range from a mild stage, known as gingivitis, to a more severe stage, known as periodontitis. Prevention, and in some cases reversal, of the disease is possible by maintaining good oral health habits and visiting the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. According to the American Dental Association, the following risk factors contribute to the development of periodontal disease, and the following warning signs may help identify the condition: Tobacco (smoking or smokeless) Systemic diseases like diabetes Medications like steroids, specific types of anti-epilepsy drugs, cancer therapy drugs and some calcium channel blockers Poor fitting bridges Crooked teeth Defective fillings Pregnancy or oral contraceptives […]

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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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