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Summer Oral Hygiene Tips

Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay:  

Stay on a routine 

Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a fireworks show, resist the temptation to skip brushing before a late bedtime—or let it slide when they sleep in the next morning. “Don’t forget about your smile over the summer,” says ADA pediatric dentist Dr. Mary Hayes. “It’s important for families to consistently brush and floss, which keeps kids on track for healthy back-to-school dental visits.” 

No matter how eventful the upcoming months become, ...

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Spring Clean Your Dental Health Routine

Warmer weather, budding trees…signs of spring are all around us! The first few glimpses of spring-like weather may send us into a spring cleaning frenzy around our homes and yards. Before you grab your bucket, squeegee, and mop take a moment to think about your dental health routine. Could it use a little sprucing up? Today we’ll share a few tips to “spring clean” your dental routine so your smile is healthy, vibrant, and ready for the new season!

Replace your toothbrush

The American Dental Association recommends you replace your toothbrush (or brush head, if you use an electric toothbrush) every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles become frayed ...

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Let Your Waistline Be The Only Thing Damaged This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. It’s so nice getting together with family and taking a day to remember all of those things that we are thankful for in the midst of all of life’s challenges. It’s a time to gain perspective on what’s really important in our lives, as well as a time to gain perspective on the fact that we normally don’t consume 7,000 calories in a day nor eat for eight plus hours straight as we sometimes do during Thanksgiving. This is where our Thanksgiving day dental tips come into play. With all of the non-stop nibbling that most of us do on this holiday, it’s ...

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