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Best Back-to-School Tips for Acing Your Next Dental Exam

August 15, 2023

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teenagers giving a thumbs up while going to school

With the new semester upon you, you’ll likely be busy with homework, assignments, and new schedules throughout the year. Still, it’ll be important for you to keep up with good oral habits to maintain your pearly whites. Neglecting your teeth early on can lead to costly complications in the future. To ensure that you ace your next dental exam, here are several back-to-school tips for taking care of your smile.


An Essential Dental Implant Guide to Enjoying Summer Foods

July 13, 2023

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a table full of safe summer foods for dental implants

Looking forward to summer cookouts and BBQs with family and friends during the sun-filled months? Now that you’ve replaced your missing teeth with dental implants, you’ll likely want to indulge in all your favorite treats and meals. However, even with these long-lasting and durable tooth replacements, certain foods can still damage your new pearly whites if you aren’t careful. To avoid any problems, here are several tips for enjoying your summer meals with dental implants.


5 Ways to Keep Your Smile Healthy During Summer Vacation

June 15, 2023

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a woman with a healthy smile during summer vacation

Are you excited about heading out for your planned summer vacation? Even if you’ve decided to travel overseas or spend time with your family at the beach, it’s best to ensure that you’re in great condition throughout your fun in the sun. Other than picking out your outfits and swimwear, you should consider prioritizing your oral health. After all, you wouldn’t want dental issues ruining your trip. Here are five easy ways to keep your pearly whites in check during your summer vacation.


Visit Your Dentist for a Summer Vacation-Ready Smile

May 9, 2023

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a woman smiling at the beach during summer vacation

Have you already made plans for some summertime fun? Are you thinking about vacationing overseas during these sun-filled months? If you said yes to either of these, then you’ll want to be sure that you’re in good condition before heading out. Other than planning your outfits and itinerary, you should consider getting your oral health checked as well! Read on to learn a few reasons why a visit to your dentist before your summer vacation is a good idea.


Do You Know If You’re Protected from Oral Cancer?

April 11, 2023

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a person holding an oral cancer awareness ribbon

Did you know that roughly 54,000 cases of oral cancer are estimated to be diagnosed this year in the US alone? Even though this condition is prominent, most people aren’t generally aware of the specifics and how to handle it. To help you understand more about oral cancer and how to keep yourself safe, here are the risk factors, signs to look out for, and the importance of seeing your dentist for regular screenings.


4 Easy Ways to Tidy Up Your Oral Hygiene This Spring

March 15, 2023

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a woman smiling after upgrading her teeth cleaning routine

With the winter season finally over, it’s that time of year to see plenty of renewal in mother nature. People tend to do the same with their homes, as they clear out any clutter they have collected over the previous months. However, you might want to consider sprucing up your smile as part of your spring cleaning ritual. Keep reading to learn four simple ways you can tidy up your oral hygiene routine to make the most of your healthy teeth.


Oral Hygiene Products to Get for Children’s Dental Health Month

February 9, 2023

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a child brushing her teeth in Marion

If you’re a parent, you can understand how difficult it can be to get your little one to clean their teeth and gums properly. Even so, brushing and flossing are incredibly important for ensuring their mouth stays clean and healthy in the long run. Now that it’s Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s a good idea to prioritize improving their oral hygiene regimen. Read on to learn about four fun products that can are kid-friendly and effective for maintaining your little one’s pearly whites!


3 New Year’s Resolutions that can Benefit your Oral Health

January 4, 2023

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closeup of a man snapping a cigarette in half

If you’re looking to take on a new year’s resolution, it’s a good idea to get all the motivation you can. That’ll ensure that you can stick with your commitments not only into February, but all year long.

As it turns out, a lot of the most common new year’s resolutions also have another benefit; promoting oral health. If you want another reason to stick with your new year’s resolutions, here are the ways that some of the most common ones are also good for your teeth.


The Holiday Season: The Worst Time of Year for Your Oral Health

December 6, 2022

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young woman smiling in a Santa hat

January is one of the busiest times of year for dental checkups and cleanings. There are many reasons why this might be the case, but a leading theory is that the holidays are so rough on people’s teeth that they feel like they need a professional to undo some of the damage. Some people go so far as to say that the holidays are the absolute worst time for people’s teeth. There are a few reasons why that might be the case, but fortunately, there are also things you can do to protect your teeth. Here are some of the holiday hazards to your oral health, along with what you can do to counter them.


4 Tips for Appreciating Your Smile This Holiday Season

November 9, 2022

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a family eating after visiting a dentist in Marion

With the air getting chilly and the beautiful lights springing up around town, you know it’s that magical time of year. You’re likely excited about spending time with the family or watching the holiday parades. While you’ll also be looking forward to enjoying your favorite festive meals, be sure to give thanks to your pearly whites. The season just wouldn’t be the same without them. Keep reading to learn four ways to appreciate your teeth during the holidays from your dentist in Marion!

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