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4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

December 8, 2021

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As another year draws to a close, have you decided what you want your resolutions to be over the next 365 days? While many people make New Year’s resolutions that revolve around money or travel, have you ever considered making ones for your oral health? Read on for four ideas on New Year’s resolutions that will help you attain a healthy smile.


Should You Be Concerned About a Bump on Your Gums?

November 4, 2021

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Sometimes, it’s all or nothing. Not everything in life is black and white but finding a bump on your gums could be one such situation. Maybe it’s nothing to worry about, or it could be a sign of a serious oral health issue.

The only correct decision is to assume that it could be a health concern, at least in terms of you getting an examination by a professional. Read on to learn some potential reasons for the bump, plus evidence that you should see your dentist in Crystal River as soon as possible.


Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving: Oral Health

October 24, 2021

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As a parent, one of the best parts of Christmas is the look on your child’s face when they are excited about the gift you picked out for them. What if you got some stocking stuffers they were happy to receive that could help keep cavities away in the process?!

Keep reading to get some gift ideas that encourage the kiddos to take care of their teeth, as well as some suggestions for their oral hygiene routine.


What Holiday Foods Could Be Harmful to My Teeth?

October 4, 2021

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While historical records are spotty on the first Thanksgiving because only two firsthand accounts of the feast were ever written, it’s believed the feast most likely happened between September and November of 1621. The 53 Pilgrims in attendance were the only colonists to survive the long journey on the Mayflower and the first winter in the new world. They were joined by 90 Wampanoag Native Americans.

Some 400 years later, you and your family help keep the Thanksgiving tradition alive. Instead of the deer and lobster featured at the first Thanksgiving, your crew may be focused on turkey and some dishes that can be a bit more problematic for your teeth. And, of course, when looking ahead to Christmastime, the sugar factor can be through the roof.

Holiday foods are terrific in the eyes of many, but for the sake of your oral health, be careful during these final months of the year. Read on to be reminded of some tasty treats that your mouth needs to handle with care.


Truly Frightening Oral Health Statistics

September 9, 2021

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Did you know that over 70% of adults ages 65 years and older have periodontal disease? Scary, right? Even though most oral health issues are completely preventable, they are still incredibly common among people of all ages. And that’s not the only scary dental fact out there! Here are some truly terrifying oral health statistics and how to avoid becoming one of them this Halloween season.


Cosmetic Dentistry – It’s Not Just for Celebrities!

August 10, 2021

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Many years ago, a perfect smile was only attainable by the richest and most famous individuals. But now, thanks to advanced materials and technologies, cosmetic dentistry is easily accessible by everyday people! It’s become an increasingly popular solution that more and more people can afford. From teeth whitening to a complete smile makeover, your cosmetic dentist can help you achieve your dream grin in no time. Here are a few ways they can make you look like a Hollywood star.


3 Cosmetic Treatments for a Beautiful Summer Smile

May 25, 2021

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Woman enjoying summer after cosmetic dentistrySummer is here, which means barbeques and plenty of sunshine, as you spend time with friends and family. While the weather is great for get-togethers and outdoor activities, if you’re embarrassed by your teeth, you might avoid social gatherings. Your imperfect teeth don’t need to prevent you from feeling confident when smiling, laughing, or taking pictures. You can look and feel your best this summer by achieving a picture-perfect smile. Here are 3 great treatments to give your self-esteem a boost.


Why You Should Invest Your Tax Refund to Improve Your Oral Health

April 27, 2021

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If you’ve received or will be receiving a tax refund this year, you are probably excited to see that you have a little bit of extra cash on hand that you didn’t already account for. There are all sorts of things that you could spend it on, but many people tend to blow it on things that they don’t really need. One thing that you could definitely benefit from is investing in your oral health. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why you should put your tax refund into your smile!


International Women’s Day: Female Dentists Who Have Paved the Way

March 1, 2021

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It’s no secret that dentistry is a male-dominated field. However, more and more women are working to become dentists. The American Dental Association reported that in 2020, about 34.5 percent of American dentists were female. Here are 3 female dentists who have forged a path for other women in dentistry.