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New You, New Smile: Why the Early Months Are Perfect for Dental Checkups

January 12, 2024

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Group of friends celebrating the new year after dental checkups

As the new year begins, it’s time to set goals and come up with resolutions for a healthier and happier life. While many people focus on fitness or career goals, it’s not a bad idea to include improved oral health. It’s one of the easiest resolutions to make and by scheduling your dental checkups early, you’ll be halfway there.

Read on to learn why dental checkups are so important to your continued good health all year round.

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4 Holiday Drinks That Can Harm Your Oral Health

December 3, 2023

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a closeup of a holiday drink

The holiday season is a time of festive gatherings with loved ones, delicious feasts, and of course, a variety of celebratory drinks! However, while you’re enjoying the holiday cheer, you should be mindful of the impact that many of these merry beverages can have on your dental health; after all, it would truly be a shame to end up with a cavity for Christmas! Continue reading below to learn more about some of the holiday drinks that pose a threat to your smile, along with a few useful tips for protecting your oral health.

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How To Have a Grateful Smile for the Holidays

November 10, 2023

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A family enjoying Thanksgiving and smiling with good oral health

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, and as you count your blessings, don’t forget about the unsung heroes in your mouth—your teeth. These little wonders allow you to savor the delicious holiday dishes, engage in conversations with long-lost relatives, and contribute to the joyous atmosphere.

Continue reading to explore ways to show your teeth the appreciation they deserve by taking good care of them.

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Make Your Smile Shine this Dental Hygiene Month

October 5, 2023

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Someone smiling in a fall landscape

October is Halloween season, which can be a pretty rough time for your oral health. With candy as ubiquitous as it is this time of year, it’s easy to wake up in November with more cavities than you did before the holidays.

However, that doesn’t have to be a sure thing. Coincidentally, October is also Dental Hygiene Month, which means that you can take this opportunity to actually improve your oral health. Here are a few tips you can keep in mind this October.

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How Quitting Smoking Benefits Denture Wearers

September 8, 2023

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A man getting his implant dentures cleaned due to smoking

Are you a smoker struggling to quit the habit? Overcoming nicotine addiction can be challenging, especially for long-time smokers. However, if you’re wearing dentures or considering them, you might discover a fresh set of motivations to embark on the path to quitting.

Dentures and smoking don’t mix. If you’re looking for reasons to quit, continue reading. Below are several benefits you can gain just by stopping your smoking habit

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