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4 Ways to Keep a Fang-tastic Smile During Halloween

October 6, 2022

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woman in Halloween costume after visiting a dentist in Enterprise

Have you started decorating the house with spooky decorations? Are you planning on carving a pumpkin? Ready to pick out your Halloween costume? There are plenty of things to enjoy during the spooky season, especially candy. While munching on your favorite sugary treats can be fun, it can also spell disaster for your pearly whites. Read on to learn four ways to keep your teeth from becoming spooky from your dentist in Enterprise!

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3 Types of Tooth Stains & How to Get Rid of Them 

September 12, 2022

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person with stained teeth covering their mouth

Many people aspire to have a perfect smile like those of their favorite actor, musician, or influencer. This often means healthy, uniform teeth. Bright pearly whites are another important part of achieving a gorgeous grin. If your teeth are stained or discolored, this can make it difficult for you to feel confident in your smile. There are several potential causes of dental discoloration, so read on to learn about the types of tooth stains as well as what your dentist can do to help you better the look of your smile.

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The Surprising Link Between Academic Success and Oral Health

August 29, 2022

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Young girl focusing on class assignment

And just like that… back-to-school season is here again! To prepare your child for a new school year, your days may be filled with purchasing new supplies, setting up carpools, and the like. However, there’s one to-do that parents often forget about: scheduling their child’s biannual checkup and cleaning. After all, recent studies have shown that oral health and academic success are closely linked. To learn more about the relationship between the two (as well as how to keep your kiddo’s smile in tip-top shape), keep reading.

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How to Prevent Dental Emergencies on Summer Vacation

July 6, 2022

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Boy wearing mouthguard

Summer vacation has finally come around. You have all sorts of different activities planned, are taking a few extra days off work, and you may even be heading to the beach to enjoy some time in the sun. However, if you aren’t careful, your summer could be impacted by a dental emergency. Continue reading to learn some helpful dental health tips to keep your smile as safe as possible through the summer months.

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3 Unexpected Tooth-Decaying Foods

June 14, 2022

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Tooth surrounded by cavity-causing foods

When it comes to oral health, you likely already know to avoid highly processed, sugary foods. Things like candy, chocolate, ice cream, and cake are infamously bad for teeth and gums. However, you’d be surprised at how other foodstuffs can be harmful too. Even a seemingly “healthy” diet can lead to tooth decay and cavities if you’re not careful. Thankfully, your dentist in Enterprise can keep that from happening. To help you eat more teeth-friendly meals, here are three examples of unexpected cavity-causing foods.

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4 Summer Oral Health Tips to Keep in Mind

May 4, 2022

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people on summer vacation smiling

Summer vacation is right around the corner, and people across the country are preparing to set out on a range of warm-weather adventures. From a weekend trip to the beach to international travel, the possibilities are endless. Regardless of if you travel near, far, or don’t travel at all this season, it’s important to make sure that you continue taking good care of your smile. Read on to learn about 4 summer oral health tips that will help you prevent dental issues and maintain a gorgeous, healthy grin all season long.

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3 Reasons Why Spending Your Tax Refund on Dental Care Is a Smart Move!

April 22, 2022

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woman pointing to her smile after spending tax refund on dental care

Few things are more exciting than getting your return after filing your taxes. Your mind is probably brimming with possibilities on how to spend that money. Maybe you’d like to upgrade your TV or take a well-deserved vacation. But what if you spent your tax refund on something that will pay major dividends in the long run? One easy way to do that is by investing it in your dental health! Here are three reasons why it’s a great idea.

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Freshen Up Your Smile with These 4 Spring Cleaning Tips!

March 25, 2022

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woman putting toothpaste on an electric toothbrush

Even if it’s not exactly warm outside yet, spring is officially here. If you’ve been meaning to get rid of some of the old junk that has accumulated in your home over the past year, now would be the perfect opportunity. However, your counters and closets aren’t the only things that deserve a spring cleaning – why not freshen up your smile while you’re at it? These four tips from a dentist in Enterprise can set you up for better dental health in the months to come!

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The Relationship Between Oral and Heart Health

February 11, 2022

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people making a heart with their hands

February is often regarded as the season. Every year, numerous couples purchase, flowers, chocolates, and other gifts to show their love on the 14th day of the month. Though Valentine’s Day has been ingrained into our culture, it’s not the only heart-related topic to discuss this month. February is also American Heart Health Month, a time dedicated to concentrating on cardiovascular health. Though it may come as a surprise, taking good care of your smile can actually result in a healthier heart. Read on to learn about the relationship between oral health and your heart.

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Start the New Year Right with a Great Smile!

January 5, 2022

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woman smiling for New Year’s resolutions from Enterprise dentist

Are you wondering what you should do for your New Year’s resolutions? Everyone talks about extravagant changes they can make for themselves, but some improvements just sound way out there. Fortunately, there are a few easy goals you can work on this year, and they have everything to do with building a healthier smile and better you! Here are some New Year’s resolutions for improved oral health that your Enterprise dentist recommends taking on this year.

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