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6 Really Good Reasons to Wear a Mouthguard When You Play Sports

Posted on 5/31/17 1:00 PM By John Schmidt

Any change in the line-up of your teeth will impact your life, so why wouldn't you do everything possible to protect them? When you think about what it would be like to lose just one tooth, the idea of a mouthguard becomes much more appealing for children and adults alike. Whether you are a parent trying to keep your kids safe or a weekend warrior on the basketball court, consider these six reasons to include wearing a mouthguard as part of your dental care plan.

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How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?

Posted on 5/24/17 1:00 PM By John Schmidt

A beautiful smile is highlighted by strong, white teeth, but many different factors conspire to make your pearly whites being less vibrant than you desire. Today's dental professionals offer a complete solution for your dental care needs. In addition to dental exams, x-rays and fillings, your dentist provides you with an array of cosmetic options that help you get the bright and healthy smile you desire.

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When Should My Baby Go to the Dentist for the First Time?

Posted on 5/17/17 1:00 PM By John Schmidt

Many people think of childhood trips to the dentist as a rite of passage for children— in addition to being a necessity for good oral health —  but they’re not so clear on the age a child should be during that first visit. This helpful guide will provide you with advice that is designed to get your baby's teeth off to a good start.

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Fear of Dentists? Make Your Child's Visit More Comfortable.

Posted on 5/10/17 1:00 PM By John Schmidt

As a parent, your job requires two things when it comes to dental care: First, you must ensure your children have good oral health and that means regular trips to the dentist. Second, you need to make that journey as comfortable as possible. That can be a tall order.

Most pediatric dentists are accustomed to dealing with stress and anxiety when treating their small patients—both yours and your child’s. But you can make the whole experience easier be taking steps to help your children understand how important their teeth are and why going to the dentist matters.

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How to Improve Gum Health With Minimal Effort

Posted on 5/3/17 12:30 PM By John Schmidt

Healthy gums are the foundation of a strong and healthy mouth. Without healthy gums, your overall oral health will suffer—both now and long into the future. Fortunately, there are a number of quick and easy ways to improve or maintain the health of your gums without disrupting your schedule or breaking the bank. Below are a few ways to get you started.

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Time Shouldn't Be the Biggest Factor in Your Dental Care Decisions

Posted on 4/26/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

These days, everyone seems to be busier than ever. Even with all the technological advances that were designed to save time and money, most Americans have hectic lives that put their time at a premium. In other words, you're not alone if you find yourself trying to cram dental appointments into a schedule already filled with job, family and other responsibilities.

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How to Make Dental Care a Family Affair

Posted on 4/19/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

It's not too early to start thinking about your child's oral health even before that first tooth pokes through the gum. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends scheduling a first appointment with a pediatric dental specialist within six months, certainly by your child's first birthday. This first appointment is critical to confirming that a child's mouth, teeth and jaws are developing normally. It's also a way of getting a youngster familiar with a dentist's office and what occurs during a dental appointment.

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Are Same Day Crowns as Good as Traditional Crowns?

Posted on 4/12/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

A dental crown is an important tool in the dental care arsenal that your dentist uses to keep your teeth in tiptop shape. Your dentist will fit one of these tooth-shaped “caps” over your teeth for a variety of reasons: to hold the pieces of a cracked tooth together, to strengthen a weakened tooth, to restore the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth, to provide support for a tooth with a substantial filling, and more.

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Are Dental Implants a Good Choice for Me?

Posted on 4/5/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that around 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and there are plenty of ways to deal with this particular dental problem. A certain percentage of the population will choose to live without the tooth. As with most dental problems that are ignored, this can be problematic. It can lead to shifting of your remaining teeth, irritation of the gums, infection and even change the way your face looks. Some will decide to fill the gap with a removable prosthetic or fake tooth that comes out at night. Others will turn to a more permanent solution – the dental implant, a practical choice if you have problems with dentures or just want to avoid them.

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7 Ways to Get Your Kids Interested in Oral Hygiene

Posted on 3/29/17 1:30 PM By John Schmidt

You know how important dental care is for your kids—both for their health now and well into the future. What's not so easy sometimes is convincing your children of this fact. The following strategies are designed to get this message across in a way that's just as fun as it is effective.

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