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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. Oral cancer includes cancer of the lips, mouth, throat, tongue, and tonsils. We don’t hear much about oral cancer and yet it accounts for close to 8,000 deaths per year. Nearly 42,000 people this month alone will be diagnosed with some type of oral cancer. Some of the risk […]

National Children’s Dental Health Month

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When you think about it, as parents we commit so much time, energy, and focus to ensuring that our children have healthy, happy lives. From the time we see that pink line on a pregnancy test or receive the call that the child we’ve prayed for is here, we change our habits to benefit these […]

Keeping Your Mouth Healthy During Flu & Cold Season

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I feel like every time I sign into Facebook over the past few weeks, another friend has come down with the flu. Even in my own household, two out of three of us have been knocked down over the past two weeks by the flu. Since we’re in the height of flu season, I think […]

New Years Resolutions to Make You Smile!

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Happy New Year! What do you think of when you hear the words “New Year”? The first things that come to my mind are new starts, new beginnings, a renewed mindset, and good starting point to a new you. There’s just a freshness about a new year that is hard to put into words. Most […]

Tips and Tricks For a Happier Halloween

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Halloween is right around the corner and for most kids that means bags of free candy. As we approach Halloween day I think we should talk about some tips and tricks from a dentist’s point of view to help your kids have a healthier day while still reaping the benefits of Halloween (read: candy!). We’re […]

National Dental Hygiene Month

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Do you know what October is besides pumpkin spice everything, Uggs, and flannels? October is also National Dental Hygiene Month, which is also the perfect time to thank your hygienist for your brilliant and bright smile! While your hygienist and dentist work hard to make sure your smile is great, you also need to take […]

Celebrating National Gum Care Month

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Did you know that September is National Gum Care month?   Most people focus so much time and energy on their teeth that we tend to forget about our gums, too. Taking care of your gums is vital because they are what protects your teeth and they can also have an impact on other health-related issues […]

Back To School Tips For Healthy Smiles

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As the summer vacations and days of loose routines start to wind down, it’s time to start thinking about how to help our kids ease back into school while still maintaining their beautiful and healthy smiles. Let’s face it. With summer comes easier days. Everything seems more relaxed, more carefree…even having the time to focus […]

Debunked: Cavity Edition

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Last month I headed into the dentist for my routine cleaning and exam. I was confident, happy, and had my head held high. I brush my teeth religiously the minute I get out of bed each morning and it’s the last thing I do before I get into bed each night. Not to brag, but […]

Kicking Off a Tooth-Friendly Memorial Day

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This Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the start of all things summer and what better way to kick it off than with a BBQ with family and friends? Whether you’re attending someone else’s BBQ or hosting your own, these tips will come in handy to keep your teeth happy and healthy this Memorial Day. […]