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Eating These Foods Helps to Support Your Oral Health

June 15, 2021

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woman eating foods that benefit your oral health

The Greek physician, Hippocrates, is considered to be the father of Western medicine. One of his famous quotes is, “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.” When it comes to your oral health, this saying is certainly applicable. In this sense, eating the right foods can serve as a form of preventive medicine (which is always the best kind). As you continue reading, learn about the foods that benefit your oral health and help you avoid dental problems!


4 DIY Dental Trends that are Bad for Your Teeth

May 16, 2021

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Lemon used for popular trends that are bad for your teethIf you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, you might believe a beautiful smile is out of your reach. Although cosmetic dentistry can help, it can be expensive. If you’re like many people, you probably turn to DIY methods to save money; however, dentistry isn’t an area where you should pinch pennies. It’s true you’ll find many remedies online to resolve common complaints, like tooth discoloration, but they just might damage your smile. Here are 4 popular trends that are bad for your teeth.


How to Prevent Cavities If You Have a Sweet Tooth

April 7, 2021

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Woman eating candy

Sugar can cause you to develop cavities and other oral health issues. Everyone knows that, but so many of us just can’t resist the craving we have for sweets on a daily, if not hourly, basis. The good news is that your sweet tooth doesn’t have to get in the way of your oral health. There are steps that you can take to decrease your chances of developing tooth decay in the future. Continue reading to learn a few of them so you can prevent cavities without having to eliminate treats from your diet.


3 Common Oral Health Problems You Can Avoid

March 13, 2021

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Man in dental chair avoiding common oral health problemsYour smile can stay healthy for a lifetime with the proper care over the years. Unfortunately, there are 3 common oral health problems that can damage your smile. Thankfully, they are avoidable with a proactive approach at home and routine appointments with your dentist. Here’s how you can safeguard your oral health to keep the most prevalent dental issues at bay.


Don’t Forget Your Dental Checkup

January 19, 2021

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Woman at dentist for a dental checkup.Let’s face it, life can get pretty busy, which means certain things often get placed on the back burner until you have more flexibility in your schedule. Although you may not have a lot of free time, you should never skip routine appointments with your dentist. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist for a cleaning and dental checkup at least twice a year. If you tend to delay your preventive visits, here are 5 reasons you should take the time to see your dentist.


5 Foods Denture Wearers Should Avoid

December 7, 2020

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Christmas dinner place setting

One of the best things about the holidays is enjoying good food with friends and family. There are plenty of delicious treats and dinners to be had, and the last thing you’re probably thinking about is your dentures. But it’s very important to be aware of certain holiday foods that can damage them and your gums. Keep reading to learn which holiday foods are naughty and which ones are nice for denture wearers.


3 Factors that Contribute to the Cost of Dentures

October 18, 2020

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Woman with dentures

Dentures are one of the most popular options for patients who are missing multiple teeth. This is because they’re generally affordable, functional, and customized to look natural. When looking at the cost of dentures, there are a few main factors that will contribute to the price because not all of them are created equally. Continue reading to learn more about dentures and how to determine how affordable they will be.


How Are Gum Disease and Diabetes Related?

September 29, 2020

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Checking for diabetes

Diabetes is a more widespread issue in the United States than you may think. Did you know that 29.1 million people are living with it in the country? That’s 9.3% of Americans. Many people don’t even know that they have it yet. This condition affects your ability to process sugar. Another condition that is often linked to diabetes is periodontal disease, but how do they affect each other? Continue reading to learn the link between the two as well as how to prevent periodontal disease when you have diabetes.


How Dentures Have Changed Over the Years

September 10, 2020

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Dentures are the most common tooth replacement option out there and are lifechanging, especially for people who are missing most of or all of their teeth. Not only do they help patients regain chewing ability, but they also support facial muscles, improve speech ability, and improve the appearance of your smile. Dentures have been around for a long time, but they haven’t always been custom-made in a laboratory out of high-quality materials. Continue reading to learn more about the evolution of dentures into what they have become today.


5 Easy Tips to Reverse Gingivitis

August 10, 2020

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young woman flossing to prevent gum disease in Bloomington

If your dentist tells you that you have gingivitis, there’s no need to panic. Gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease, can actually be reversed. It’s worth mentioning, though, that if you don’t treat gingivitis in a timely manner, it could progress into periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease in Bloomington. At this point, your teeth could become loose or even fall out! To prevent this, it’s crucial that you reverse or prevent gingivitis entirely. Here are five easy tips to make that happen.

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