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3 Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatments to Boost Your Appearance

April 1, 2024

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Woman showing healthy smile

Most people are not born with teeth and gums that look picture-perfect; however, there are ways to improve your appearance. With so many different cosmetic dentistry treatments available, it may be difficult to choose which one matches your unique goals. This is especially true if you prefer something that doesn’t require extensive procedures and prolonged healing times. If you’re interested in boosting your smile’s aesthetics in a minimally invasive way, here are three services to consider.


How To: Give Your Teeth a Spring Cleaning

March 7, 2024

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Bamboo toothbrushes in toothbrush holder

Although Floridians enjoy gorgeous weather year-round, you might be tempted to do some spring cleaning as summertime approaches. Whether it’s finally taking down your holiday décor, tidying up your patio, or clearing out your garage, it’s important that you don’t skip over your oral hygiene regimen. With this in mind, keep reading for a few ways you can give your teeth a spring cleaning this year!


What is That Smell? Why Your Dentures Have an Odor

February 7, 2024

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full dentures

Wearing custom dentures may have you feeling more confident in your appearance as well as in your ability to eat certain foods and speak clearly. But if you’ve recently noticed a foul odor coming from your mouth, it may not be the garlic or onions you just finished. Instead, it could be that your dentures are giving off a displeasing aroma. To prevent others from keeping their distance, find out why this problem occurs and what you can do to avoid it.


Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Schedule Your First Dental Visit of 2024

January 2, 2024

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a patient attending their dental checkup

The new year is finally here, which means you probably have all sorts of new goals, resolutions, and plans that you’re hoping to tackle in the upcoming months! But before you get too caught up in the hustle and bustle of 2024, something you might want to find time for is your next dental checkup! Planning and attending this visit will set your smile up for long-term success, and it’s in your best interest to go early in the year. Here are a few reasons why.


Cheers to the Season: 3 Holiday Drinks That Can be Hard on Your Teeth

December 6, 2023

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friends cheering with holiday drinks

The holiday season is synonymous with joy, festivities, and (of course) indulgent treats. While enjoying holiday drinks is a tradition, it’s incredibly important to be mindful of the impact some of these delightful beverages can have on your oral health. In this blog, you’ll learn which popular holiday drinks might pose a challenge to your teeth and offer tips on maintaining a healthy, radiant smile throughout the season.


4 Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Turkey Day

November 3, 2023

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Beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape in backyard

Although it may feel like summer was only a few weeks ago, it’s already time to prepare for Thanksgiving! In addition to making travel arrangements, planning the dishes, and going grocery shopping, there is something else you should keep in mind: your smile. After all, you definitely don’t want to start 2024 with a mouthful of cavities. With this in mind, here are a few tips for a tooth-friendly Thanksgiving.


3 Ways to Protect Your Smile From Your Sweet Tooth This Halloween

October 4, 2023

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a bowl of Halloween candy

There’s no denying that Halloween trick-or-treat bags will pour out this year with some of the most delicious and satisfying sweet treats. In fact, it may be difficult for you not to swipe a few of your favorites after your kid goes to bed. Saying no to your sweet tooth can be difficult, especially around the holidays, but it’s not impossible. Discover three ways you can safeguard your smile and avoid putting your oral health at risk this Halloween.


Why So Red? 3 Facts About Gum Disease  

September 5, 2023

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Woman with gum disease

When it comes to oral health problems, gum disease is considered to be one of the most common among adults. Causing symptoms that can include everything from tender, inflamed, and bleeding gums to bad breath, loose teeth, and even bone loss, it’s no surprise that dentists urge patients to seek professional help the moment they notice a problem. However, knowing the symptoms of the disease is not the only thing that is beneficial to know about. Here are 3 additional facts about gum disease that every person should know.


Suffering from Tooth Loss? Don’t Feel Embarrassed About It!

August 1, 2023

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a person covering their smile

Missing teeth can have grave psychological, emotional, and physical impacts on your health, leading to drastic changes in your day-to-day life ranging from isolation to worsening dental health. What you may not know is that this issue is causing millions of others across the globe to feel similarly, and that tooth loss can impact people at any age. The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that around 178 million people across the country are missing at least one tooth, and if you’re included in that statistic, it’s time to start your journey towards building yourself back up. Read on to learn why you shouldn’t be embarrassed about struggling with tooth loss.


5 Bad Denture Habits to Avoid to Keep Your Smile Healthy & Beautiful

July 1, 2023

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a woman smiling and showing her healthy dentures

Dentures have restored and completed millions of smiles decade after decade. They are a reliable and cost-effective way to have a full set of functioning teeth once again. However, your restoration needs care and attention to keep it healthy, beautiful, and long-lasting. Read on to learn four bad denture habits to avoid so your smile can continue to thrive.

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