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Thanksgiving Thoughts: 4 Tips to Show Your Teeth You Care

November 21, 2023

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It’s Thanksgiving, and if you’re like many others, you’re looking forward to your favorite festive dishes and treats. It’s also a time to pause and share our gratitude for the many blessings in your life, and your teeth should be top of that list. They’re with you your whole life, after all, and play a crucial role in eating and speaking. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to catch up with friends and family over turkey and pumpkin pie. This Thanksgiving, express your appreciation for your teeth with some extra tender love and care. Keep reading to learn 4 tips from your dentist that will keep your grin in top condition.


5 Fang-tastic Tips for Avoiding Oral Health Problems During Halloween

October 12, 2023

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The National Retail Federation recently shared that families spend about $2.6 billion on candy for trick-or-treaters. Perhaps even more shocking, however, is that Americans consume about 3.4 pounds of candy and children eat about three cups of sugar on the 31st alone. So, it’s safe to say that preventing cavities should be a top priority during spooky season. With this in mind, here are five tips for avoiding oral health problems during Halloween!


Everything You Ought to Know About Gum Disease

September 7, 2023

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Gum disease, medically known as periodontal disease, affects countless individuals worldwide. Its silent progression and potential systemic effects make understanding it crucial for our overall health. Here’s everything you should know about this condition.


How to Help Your Kids Ace Exams, In and Out of the Dental Chair

August 5, 2023

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 As with performance in any field, there are a lot of factors at play in your child’s academic success. There are thousands of studies that have demonstrated a connection between kids’ home life and their success at school, but one thing that doesn’t get quite as much attention is how poor oral health can negatively affect academic performance.

You might find this connection hard to believe, but there’s mounting evidence that getting your child to the dentist is one of the best things you can do if you want them to succeed academically. Here’s what the studies say.


How to Handle a Dental Emergency While on Vacation

July 12, 2023

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Woman with a toothache at dentistYou probably never expect a dental emergency to happen to you, but it’s more common than you might think. 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency every year. Although there’s never a good time for one to happen, the last thing you want is an oral health problem ruining your vacation. A stressful situation can be more difficult when you’re away from home. Don’t panic, here’s what you should do if you need an emergency dentist while you’re away.


Ways to Protect Your Oral Health this Summer

June 9, 2023

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Someone smiling in the summer sun

Summer is here, so people from all walks of life are gearing up to go on vacation. If you’re one of them, it’s a good idea to figure out how best to care for your oral health so that you don’t have to deal with cavities when you get back.

Traveling can make it a little bit difficult to keep up with your dental hygiene. If you want your teeth to stay healthy over the course of the summer, here are some tips that may help you do that.


Don’t Forget to See Your Dentist Before Leaving on Your Summer Vacation!

May 16, 2023

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Plenty of families take advantage of the summer months to go traveling. If you’re planning a big vacation, making time to visit your dentist might be one of the last things on your mind. However, scheduling an appointment before you leave on your trip can make a bigger difference than you might think! Here are just a few of the reasons why.


Invest Your Tax Refund in a Healthy Smile

April 25, 2023

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Hand putting coin in blue piggy bankIf you’re like many Americans, your tax refund is probably in your bank account. If you are contemplating ways to spend the extra cash, don’t blow it on a big-ticket purchase or shopping spree. Instead, invest in a healthy, beautiful smile. Here are 3 ways you can use your tax refund to improve your teeth and gums.


5 Easy Ways to Get Your Smile Ready for Spring!

March 4, 2023

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a woman with a beautiful smile holding spring flowers

The days are getting longer, and the flowers are beginning to bloom. That means springtime has arrived! Everything becomes new again as the weather begins to warm up. You can include your smile in this season of renewal, too. There is no better time than now to refresh your oral health with some simple actions. Read on to learn from your dentist in Enterprise about five easy ways to get your grin ready for spring.


4 Awesome Gifts to Celebrate Your Child’s Smile for Children’s Dental Health Month!

February 4, 2023

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children taking care of their teeth

February is usually associated with Valentine’s Day, but it is important for another reason: it’s Children’s Dental Health Month. By teaching your little ones how to implement a great dental routine, you will help keep their oral health in top condition. Essentially, this specially designated oral health month is still about love…showing them how to appreciate their teeth by brushing and flossing! And what better way to celebrate than to buy them cool dental products? Here are four ideas that your children are sure to enjoy (and better yet, use!).

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