Skip sparkles in your water!

Skip sparkles in your water!

This time of year has a little bit extra sparkle. We want to help you make sure your sparkles are in all the right places— not in your water! The bubbles in sparkling water are carbon dioxide from carbonation, which turns into carbonic acid in the mouth. Acid from sparkling water can erode your tooth enamel just like soda. So skip sparkling water in favor of plain, still water, or indulge in moderation!http://on.today.com/206VyM5

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There's no better time than now!

There's no better time than now!

There's no better time than now to quit smoking. Today is the Great American Smokeout, a national event that encourages tobacco users to quit or make a plan to quit. Take charge of your oral and overall health and quit smoking today! Ask us how we can support your efforts at your next visit.

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Cavity filled in the last 3 years?

Have you had a cavity filled in the last 3 years? If so, you’re at an elevated risk for getting another cavity. But the good news is that cavities can be prevented with an excellent brushing and flossing routine, as well as visits to the dentist. That reminds us, are you due for twice-yearly dental check-up?

Join the fight against diabetes

Join the fight against diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month, and this year, the American Diabetes Association is inviting people to share their real-life stories of living with diabetes to raise awareness. Did you know that diabetic patients are more vulnerable to bacterial infections like periodontal (gum) disease and are two times more likely to experience tooth loss? Learn more about the connection between diabetes and oral health here: http://bit.ly/1Ffognf#ThisIsDiabetes

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Changing the face of Men's Health

Changing the face of Men's Health

Movember isn't just about growing fun facial hair! Men are statistically less likely than women to visit the dentist regularly. We'd like to remind all of our patients that we look for signs of health issues at each of your dental exams in order to help you prevent and treat them as early as possible. If you haven't seen us within the last six months, call us today!

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Best Halloween candy for your teeth

Best Halloween candy for your teeth

We know that candy is part of what makes Halloween fun! You can indulge your sweet tooth responsibly by making smart choices and maintaining your hygiene routine of brushing for two minutes twice per day and flossing daily. When it comes to choosing which candy to indulge in, chocolate is your healthiest option, especially dark chocolate. Chocolate doesn't stick to your teeth, and it washes away easily. See how other Halloween candy compares here: http://bit.ly/2e71sNr

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Brush and floss for breast health

Brush and floss for breast health

Did you know that women who have periodontal (gum) disease are 14% more likely to develop breast cancer? This new research finding further reinforces the connection between oral and overall health. To help lower your risk of gum disease or treat existing gum disease, remember to brush your teeth for two minutes twice per day, floss daily and visit the dentist regularly. You can learn more about the connection between breast cancer and gum disease from Breastcancer.org: http://bit.ly/2e2xoCU

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Hygiene tips for Breast Cancer Patients

Hygiene tips for Breast Cancer Patients

October isn't just National Dental Hygiene Month— it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You may be wondering how breast cancer is related to oral health. Periodontal (gum) disease puts you at a higher risk of developing breast cancer, and breast cancer treatment can cause dental issues such as bleeding and inflamed gums, decay and dry mouth. Don't forget to notify us of changes in your health history such as cancer treatment. We'll work with you and your other healthcare providers as a team.

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