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Achieve Better Dental Health Using Your Tax Refund

April 8, 2024

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Woman in dentist’s chair for teeth cleaningIf you’ve been putting off seeing your dentist because money is tight, there’s no better time than now to schedule an appointment. Chances are your tax refund has hit your bank account. Don’t waste it on a frivolous purchase or lavish vacation. Instead, invest it in a healthy mouth and body. Your oral health and overall wellness are connected. Delaying dental care not only increases your risk of tooth loss but also affects your health negatively. Here’s how you can use your refund to achieve healthy teeth and gums to support your well-being.

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Mind Matters: How A Healthy Smile Preserves Your Memory

March 5, 2024

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Older man touching his forehead while the back of his head fractures artistically

You probably already know that brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily is a simple way to prevent dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Did you know, however, that it also helps you retain your memories? A study shared in 2023 revealed a connection between oral issues and deterioration in certain areas of the brain that impact cognitive functions. Keep reading to learn more about it!

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A Healthy Heart Starts with a Healthy Smile

February 8, 2024

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An illustration for American Heart Month

Since it’s February, you’ve likely been thinking of Valentine’s Day. Perhaps you’ve even prepared a gift for your sweetheart. Still, don’t just focus on your emotional heart right now. The truth is that February is American Heart Month – a time to value physical heart health and its role in good living. So, consider helping that special organ in your chest. Your Enterprise dentist will even assist you. Here’s a primer on how a healthy smile can strengthen your heart.

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6 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile in 2024

January 16, 2024

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Woman in blue sweater smiling while brushing her teeth

Now that 2024 is here, you might be thinking of all the ways you can make this YOUR year. If decay-free teeth, healthy gums, and a clean bill of health from your dentist are on your list, then this blog is for you! Below are six simple (but effective) New Year’s resolutions for a healthy smile.

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6 Smile-Friendly Gift Ideas

December 15, 2023

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Friends exchanging smile-friendly gifts

It’s that time of year again. The weather is cold, the leaves have fallen, and the air is filled with the smell of fireplaces and cinnamon. Soon, families will gather to exchange gifts and hope for a great new year. This is also the time of year when your teeth are the most vulnerable. If you want some ideas for smile-friendly gifts, continue reading.

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Thanksgiving Thoughts: 4 Tips to Show Your Teeth You Care

November 21, 2023

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Woman in white sweater smiling and holding 2 pumpkins

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.

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

October 12, 2023

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Family in coordinating outfits smiling with Halloween decor

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!

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Everything You Ought to Know About Gum Disease

September 7, 2023

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Close up of swollen gums

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.

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

August 5, 2023

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Young student smiling for the camera

 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.

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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.

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