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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Serving more than Smiles in 2016

Serving really starts in the heart with the desire to help someone else in need.  It then leads to the head and asks the questions, “Do I really want to do something?” and then hopefully “What can I do to get involved?” Next, it transitions into the actual task of serving someone else.  If all […]

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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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Are dental benefits really worth the investment during the holidays?

Are dental benefits really worth the investment during the holidays?

The end of the year is literally days away, and amidst the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and gatherings, scheduling a dentist appointment may not be at the top of your to-do list. Here’s why it should be. Two words: Dental Benefits. Did you know millions of dollars in dental benefits go unused every […]

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What Your Mom Never Told You About Holiday Treats

What Your Mom Never Told You About Holiday Treats

Be Smart About Your Smile With These Sweet Dental Tips “While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads” is a famous line from the beloved holiday poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore. You’re probably familiar with it. However, you may not be entirely familiar with the damaging acids and havoc […]

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The Link Between Holiday Weight Gain and Periodontitis Part 2: Diabetes and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Research has increasingly shown a strong connection between oral health and overall health. Considering that more than 47% of adults in the U.S. have periodontal (gum) disease, the connection merits serious examination. That’s why we’re continuing to look at the link between gum disease, diabetes and diet. In part one of this series, we offered […]

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Your Holiday Diet and Diabetes: The Link Between Holiday Weight Gain and Periodontitis Part 1

The CDC reports that 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. With the holidays coming up, that’s 29 million people who need to be a lot more careful about their holiday eating. After all, they need to be careful with their diet every day of the year. People with diabetes also run a particular […]

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