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Is Rebuilding Your Smile with Dental Implants Right for You?

March 22, 2020

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Smiling older man happy with his new dental implants

While you have many options when it comes to replacing your missing teeth, dental implants have a unique set of advantages. This state-of-the-art method for restoring your complete, functional, and healthy smile touts permanent and lifelike results that you simply can’t find with dentures or dental bridges. Is this modern tooth replacement option right for you? Here are a few indications that you could benefit from rebuilding your smile with dental implants.

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Are Your Teeth Sensitive? Find Out Why and What You Can Do

March 11, 2020

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Woman with ice cream and sensitive teeth should see dentist

Have you ever experienced a flash of sudden, sharp pain in your mouth when drinking a soda, eating a cookie, or simply breathing in cold air? According to the Academy of General Dentistry, at least 40 million Americans suffer from this condition commonly known as tooth sensitivity. While it may fade just as quickly as it came about, sensitive teeth can make it difficult to enjoy your favorite foods and drinks and negatively impact your oral health. Read on as your Burlington dentist explains what’s causing this uncomfortable sensation and what you can do to keep your smile happy and healthy.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Mouth Healthy

February 20, 2020

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parent brushing their teeth with their child

As a parent, nobody gives you step-by-step instructions on how to care for your child’s mouth when you first have them. Whether your child has already visited their family dentist or not, it’s important to protect their mouth starting at an early age, so their adult smile will be happy and healthy. To preserve their teeth and gums and reduce their risk of developing oral issues down the road, read on for four tips to help keep their mouth healthy this Children’s Dental Health Month. ß

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Answering All Your Questions About the Perfect Toothbrush

January 28, 2020

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Man choosing between toothbrush options.

Have you ever been overwhelmed when shopping for a new toothbrush? Rows of colorful toothbrushes that all look similar can make choosing the right one feel like a guessing game. However, not all toothbrushes are the same! In fact, the wrong one could do your teeth more harm than good! So before you randomly grab one off the shelf and hope for the best, find out what questions you should be asking. Read on as your family dentist helps you weigh every decision in your search for the perfect toothbrush.

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Get Healthier for the New Year with a Dental Checkup!

January 7, 2020

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Smiling woman celebrating the New Year

Are you thinking about making a New Year’s resolution? Now that it’s January, many people are starting new healthy habits to become the best version of themselves. If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your health this year, commit to a regular dental checkup! Visiting your dentist twice a year for cleanings and examinations can keep your teeth looking good now while saving you money and discomfort later. Here’s what to expect every six months when you visit your dentist, and why these important checkups should be your New Year’s resolution for 2020!

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Traveling this Holiday Season? Tips for a Happy, Healthy Smile

December 21, 2019

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Santa reminding you to pack your toothbrush

As the year ends, many people are getting ready to take planes, trains, and cars all over the country to spend the holiday season with their loved ones. According to a report conducted by AAA, roughly 107.3 million Americans will journey at least 50 miles from home between December 23rd and January 1st. If you’re one of those people, while you’ve been packing and planning, have you considered how to keep your teeth healthy? Both traveling and the holidays can be difficult on your teeth, so keeping good oral health this time of year is essential to avoiding dental issues in the New Year. Here are the best holiday travel tips for maintaining a happy, healthy smile all season long!

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Are You at a Higher Risk for Cavities than Others?

December 7, 2019

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Cavity prone woman in pain

You walk into your dentist office and sit down in the examination chair with a big smile. You’re feeling confident about how well you’ve taken care of your teeth since the last time you came here. You’ve been brushing twice a day for two minutes, and even flossed a little! Surely your dentist will see how flawless your teeth are. The dentist comes in and pokes around your mouth before sitting back to break the bad news: you have two cavities! It can be frustrating to practice great oral hygiene and suffer from tooth decay, especially if you feel like you get more cavities than your friends or family. If this sounds familiar, you may be cavity prone! Find out what factors in your life could be putting you at a higher risk for tooth decay.

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Feeling Sick? Here Are 5 Flu Season Tips to Help You Stay Healthy This Year

November 18, 2019

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Feeling Sick? Here Are 5 Flu Season Tips to Help You Stay Healthy This Year

It’s that time of year again. A time when people are calling in sick to work because they’ve come down with the dreaded flu. The aches, pains, running nose, and other more cringe-worthy symptoms are never welcome, but if you don’t take the proper steps to stay well, you could find yourself laid up in bed, too. Instead of carrying around a bottle of Lysol and spraying the area around you to prevent germs, why not try these 5 flu season tips to keep yourself healthy this year.

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Do You Understand Why You Need to Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits Now?

November 5, 2019

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a woman having her teeth checked by a dental hygienist

In a single calendar year, millions of people lose, on average, close to $1,000 in unused dental insurance benefits. The reason is that most people don’t realize that what they’ve accumulated throughout the year does not roll over. If this is a new revelation to you, and you want to avoid it happening to you, take a few minutes to read through the steps you can take to maximize your plan before the clock strikes midnight on December 31.  

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6 Tips To Enjoy Halloween Without Ruining Your Oral Health

October 18, 2019

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children trick-or-treating

Your child is probably counting the days until Halloween. Trick-or-treating is a family tradition that transforms your house into a child survivalist’s dream bunker. With bags of candy hiding in every corner of the house, eating it over the couple of months following October is hard to resist. However, constantly exposing your teeth and gums to sugar can create the perfect environment for harmful oral bacteria to live and plaque to form. To avoid an unexpected appointment with your dentist, follow these six tips for candy consumption at Halloween. 

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