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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Do you know the signs of oral cancer?

According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, almost 50,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. The good news is there is an 80-90% survival rate when diagnosed and treated early. To help make sure as many people as possible get that early diagnosis, the month of April has been designated […]

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Nibble, nibble! It’s National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month, and we think it’s a great time to start eating rich—as in eating foods that are rich in vitamins, nutrients and all things good for the smiles in your family. Of course, the trick is often finding foods that are healthy that your family will love. If you have a […]

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Dental Assistants: Patient focused with Passion and Purpose

Celebrate the Dental Assistant?

As a patient, when you go to the dental office, do you ever think to yourself who is that person taking my x-rays that is at my side throughout most of my dental visit? What do you call them? A nurse, technician, or helper. Maybe you haven’t ever thought about it because they are just […]

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How To Prevent The Most Common Dental Problem For Kids

How To Prevent The Most Common Dental Problem For Kids

Tooth decay has the dubious distinction of being the #1 chronic childhood illness in America. According to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation®,  one in five children go without dental care and more than 40% of children have cavities by the time they reach kindergarten. Beyond the immediate health concerns this represents, kids with poor […]

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Good Dental Habits For Kids You Should Already Know

Good Dental Habits For Kids You Should Already Know

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 19 percent of kids between the ages of 2 and 19 have untreated cavities. It’s up to parents to help kids learn good oral hygiene habits early in order to enjoy a healthier smile. Here are some of […]

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February is Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month—or American Heart Health Month, depending on whether you’re talking to The Heart Foundation or The American Heart Association. Whatever you prefer to call it, the point is clear. Heart Health Month 2017 is here and it’s a good time to take a look at your ticker and make some healthy […]

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Losing Baby Teeth & Negotiating With the Tooth Fairy

Baby teeth come and baby teeth go. It’s all part of the process Of how little grins grow. It’s cutesy but true—that really is part of how little grins grow. And in case it’s been a while since you lost your first tooth, it may be helpful to remember that for some kids, losing a […]

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Halloween and Braces: Which Foods You Should Avoid While Still Having Fun

It seems like braces and Halloween candy mix like oil and water—or vampires and werewolves, if you prefer. But the truth is not ALL Halloween candy is off-limits for braces wearers. Of course, there are foods to avoid with braces. You probably learned about those at one of your initial orthodontist visits. Fortunately, the news […]

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month. (No, this is not a trick!)

Tips to Make Your Halloween Happy and Healthy October is known for more than just Halloween. It’s also National Dental Hygiene Month. Does that seem ironic? In fact, with all the treats that will be consumed, we think the timing is perfect! Here are a few tips to help make Halloween healthier and safe for […]

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Orthodontics For Adults

Orthodontics for adults is a trend you’ve probably noticed in recent years. In fact, one in five orthodontic patients today is over the age of 21. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that more than 1.2 million adults in the U.S. received orthodontic treatment in 2012, the most recent numbers available from the American Association […]

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