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Smile-Friendly Snacks for National Nutrition Month

March 11, 2020

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Smile-friendly snack ideas for National Nutrition Month

Now is an excellent time to start eating healthier since March is National Nutrition Month! Good nutrition is essential for every part of your body, including your mouth. In fact, the right additions to your daily diet can strengthen your teeth, fight off gum disease, and improve your oral health. So this month, start snacking your way towards a better smile with these nutritious foods.


5 Habits That Can Ruin Your Oral Health

February 24, 2020

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person opening a bottled beverage by using their teeth

Even if you take great care of your mouth by brushing, flossing, and rinsing every day, if you participate in bad oral habits, it could still cause common problems such as cavities and gum disease to arise. Something that you’re used to doing every day could be causing your enamel to erode or bacteria to accumulate in your mouth. Read on to learn whether your habits are bad news for your mouth.


It’s Gum Disease Awareness Month! How is Your Gum Health?

February 21, 2020

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Close-up of gum exam

February is known for the color red because of Valentine’s Day—a time for cupids, hearts, roses, and everything else that is the color of love. However, this month is also a time for awareness of a different type of red: gum disease. This issue currently affects about half of the American population, which is why February is now officially Gum Disease Awareness Month. Keep reading to learn more about this problem and when you may need gum disease treatment in Springfield.


3 Healthy Foods to Help You Improve Your Smile in 2020

January 6, 2020

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a dentist and female patient smiling

It should come as no surprise that what you eat can either positively or negatively impact your oral health as well as your overall well-being. The mouth and body are closely interconnected, so if what you consume contains a lot of sugar, you can expect decay to develop on your teeth and problems to occur elsewhere that can lead to serious health conditions. If you’re like millions of other people who have established resolutions for 2020, you probably want to lose some weight. Why focus on just your waistline when you can improve all aspects of your health? To help you get started, check out these 3 food items that will make a big difference in keeping your teeth and body happy and healthy.


Can Tooth Enamel Last a Lifetime?

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model of tooth enamel cracking

Do you know your tooth enamel is important, but aren’t exactly sure why? This incredibly hard and resistant outer shell of your teeth helps protect them from decay and infection, preserving the structure of your smile. Although many people are aware that it’s the strongest substance in the body, researchers recently learned that with proper maintenance, it can last an entire lifetime. Read on to learn about the latest dental findings and how you can avoid enamel erosion.


A Holiday Wish List from Your Dentist: How to Stay Cavity-Free This Holiday Season

December 16, 2019

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holiday party

No matter how old we are, we all want something for the holidays, whether it’s a new toy or simply to spend time with the ones you love. Your dentist is no exception! Believe it or not, they have holiday wishes too – mainly that your teeth and gums stay in good condition. That can be hard this time of year, what with all the sweet treats readily available. Here are a few tips to honor your dentist’s wish list and stay cavity-free this holiday season.


What Can Cause Discoloration in Porcelain Veneers?

December 7, 2019

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Beautiful and clean porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers can make you feel like a movie star. They are a popular cosmetic choice in Hollywood, helping stars like Tom Cruise and Miley Cyrus perfect their smiles for the big screen. These thin shells of porcelain can dramatically transform chipped, cracked, or stained teeth into a flawless, durable, and natural-looking smile. They’re stain resistant too, so you can flash those pearly whites confidently even after your cup of black coffee. However, if your veneers ever do become discolored for any reason, regular teeth whitening won’t be able to restore their brilliant shine. Read on to learn from your cosmetic dentist what can cause discoloration in your porcelain veneers, and what you can do about it!


Discover How Dental Implants Can Keep Your Facial Appearance from Changing

November 9, 2019

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an older woman smiling

Missing teeth don’t just negatively impact your oral health, but they also affect your outward (and inward) appearance. Depending on their location, your incomplete smile may or may not be noticeable to others, but that’s not the only aesthetic that changes. In fact, you might even notice that your face begins to change shape as a result of the gaps in your smile. To keep this from happening to you, find out how dental implants can keep tooth loss from wreaking havoc on your self-confidence and facial features.


If You Have Dental Insurance, Here’s Why It’s Time to Use It!

October 15, 2019

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dental insurance form pen glasses

As 2019 winds down, you’re working hard to tie-up any loose ends so you can close the year feeling accomplished. How nice would it be, then, to know that by applying a little effort now, you can reap big benefits down the road? If you don’t want your dental insurance to go to waste, then now is the time to act by visiting a local dentist to put your coverage to good use. As you continue reading, you’ll find out about the benefits you stand to gain!


Enhance Your Smile: Discover How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Your Confidence

October 5, 2019

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a woman having her teeth checked at the dentist’s office

You and your friends are planning for a weekend of fun on the beach, and you’ve already got your bathing suit, beach essentials, and camera ready to go. Before you head out the door, you take a quick look in the mirror only to see stains and discoloration on your teeth staring back at you. Realizing this isn’t the smile you want to be remembered in pictures, you stow away the camera. If this situation sounds familiar, don’t let your camera continue to gather dust. Find out how your cosmetic dentist can fix your imperfections and give you the appearance you want to smile with confidence at your next social gathering.

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