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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.

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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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Visiting Your Dentist Is a Money-Saving Move

October 4, 2022

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That magical time of the year so many people look forward to – the holiday season – is on the horizon. If you’re like most people, you are probably looking for ways to save money in preparation for all the gift-giving and festivities. While you may think canceling your dentist appointments is a good way to reduce expenses, it can cost you much more in the long run. Not convinced? Read on as a dentist in Marion explains how regular checkups and cleanings can definitely fatten your wallet in the long run.

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3 Tips for Finding a Good Emergency Dentist ASAP

September 14, 2022

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An emergency dentist in Marion treating a patient

You’re usually pressed for time when you have a real dental emergency. After all, it’s essential to treat severe dental issues as soon as possible! If you don’t, you’ll suffer major harm to your oral health. That said, you may not know how to find urgent care for your problem. Luckily enough, though, your local dental practice can help speed up the process. Read on to learn three great tips for finding an emergency dentist in Marion.

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How Excellent Oral Health Can Set Your Child Up for Success!

August 3, 2022

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Child at dentist

All parents want their children to succeed in life, and that starts with doing well in school. Doing so helps to give them a head start once they reach adulthood. Numerous factors play a role in your child’s academic success, but one thing that you may not think about is their oral health. The healthier your child’s smile is, the more likely they are to earn good grades. Read on to learn why this is the case and what you can do to ensure that your kids maintain healthy smiles.

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3 Popular Trends That Are Bad for Teeth

July 20, 2022

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Activated charcoal, one of the popular trends that are bad for your teeth

When you consider harmful trends, you might think of social media stunts. You know, “viral” things like the Tide Pod Challenge, the cinnamon challenge, or the choking game. Maybe your mind goes to the pranks performed by Johnny Knoxville. However, did you know there are popular trends that are bad for your teeth? Some DIY health items can increase the risks to your oral health. Your Marion dentist, though, is here to keep your mouth safe. Read on to learn three current health trends that hurt your pearly whites.

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Here are 3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments Perfect for Summer

June 7, 2022

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Beautiful woman in a straw hat

Now that summer is here, you may be getting ready for vacations and other activities. Pool parties, beachside tanning — you can have all sorts of fun in the sun! However, you may need to ensure your pearly whites are ready for these things too. After all, you wouldn’t want to show off chipped, yellow teeth. Fortunately, your dentist in Marion is here to help. Read on to learn three cosmetic dental treatments that’ll give you the best possible summer smile!

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Tips for Preventing Dental Emergencies During Summer Vacation

May 3, 2022

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People enjoying summer vacation on a beach.

There is no opportune time for dental emergencies. In fact, they often happen when it’s least convenient and can be quite frustrating, especially if one unfolds during your summer vacation! But luckily, there are many preventive measures you can take to reduce the chances of experiencing a serious problem that will derail your fun! Here are five tips from your dentist to help you prevent a dental emergency this summer.

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What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

April 3, 2022

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Oral cancer screening.

Oral cancer is no joke; according to the American Cancer Society, this serious disease claims over 11,000 lives annually—and affects many more! Despite the constant advancements in science and healthcare, oral cancer has no true cure; and many people receive a late diagnosis that makes treatment very difficult and complicated. However, there are many warning signs and risks factors associated with oral cancer, and a little knowledge and prevention can go a long way towards protecting your smile and overall health. Keep reading to learn more.

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Tips to Give Your Teeth a Spring Cleaning

March 4, 2022

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electric toothbrush

There were actually three U.S. presidents to take office in 1841: Martin Van Buren, William Harrison, and John Tyler. This would only happen one more time – in 1881. In perhaps less significant 1841 news, the first-known use of the term “spring cleaning” occurred. Conveniently for a dental blog post, the place where said cleaning is occurring can be your mouth! Spring is a great time to dust off the cobwebs and seek a fresh start. Your oral health isn’t too far removed from what is likely its most difficult time of the year – the holiday season – and a teeth cleaning could be just what the doctor (or dentist) ordered. Keep reading to get some helpful tips from your dentist in Marion.

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