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Want a healthy mind and body?

Want a healthy mind and body? Start with a healthy smile.

The decision to improve our health typically starts with a new diet or a membership to a gym, but more and more, we’re finding that the mouth would also be a good place to start. Many Americans are currently suffering from gum (periodontal) disease and don’t realize it. Even more people fail to realize a […]

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A better smile with fewer trips to the dentist? Yes, please!

If you dread visiting the dentist (and even if you don’t) you’ll be thrilled to hear about some of the differences today in advanced dentistry. For many, it’s a whole new experience that’s resulting in better smiles with fewer trips to the dentist. And let’s face it—who can argue with that? Some of these game-changing […]

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What Should I Use to Clean My Baby’s Teeth?

Ask a Dentist continues with this practical Q&A. With February being National Children’s Dental Health Month, pediatric dentist Dr. Eric Ellis answers some questions submitted by our readers and followers. QUESTION: What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth? DR. ELLIS: A toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft-bristled […]

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Should I Take My Child to a Pediatric Dentist?

Smile Generation®-trusted pediatric dentist Dr. Eric Ellis answers your questions about pediatric specialists and your child’s oral health Dr. Eric Ellis is a specially trained pediatric dentist and multi-practice owner in the Greater Phoenix, Ariz. region. Dr. Ellis was kind enough to answer some frequently asked questions about children’s oral health. Find a My Kid’s Dentist pediatric […]

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Can I Wear My Old Retainer?

Let’s say it mal-uh-kloo-zhun. That’s  malocclusion – it’s the word that dentists use to describe the misalignment of teeth. When your dentist notices this, they recommend you see an orthodontist, who will then determine if you need braces or another orthodontic treatment to correct your bite. Our blog receives many questions about braces, retainers and […]

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Ask an Orthodontist: Wearing An Old Retainer

Orthodontic retainers are custom-made devices that hold teeth in position after braces or any method of realigning teeth. This week, Dr. Ron Maddox, an orthodontist at Smile Generation-approved office Crossroads Dental Group in Upland, CA, answers a question about retainers. Sean O sent us the following message: “Hello just seeking some advice here. So I […]

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Ask a Dentist: How can I enhance my smile for my wedding day pictures?

So the saying goes:   “Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you will go.”  This week our question comes from a June Bride.  She emailed:  “I am getting married this summer and I haven’t been to a dentist in over a year, what can I expect when I visit the dentist? How can […]

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Ask A Dentist – What is Periodontal Disease?

This week,  someone asked our dentist:  “I was told that I couldn’t have a regular cleaning because I have periodontal disease. What is that? And what kind of cleaning can I have?”  Dr. Mallory, a Smile Generation-approved dentist, based in Arizona replied: Periodontal Disease is a bacterial infection in the gums,which causes inflammation and loss […]

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Ask a Dentist – What about implants?

This week,  one of our Twitter followers asked us:  “I would like to replace a missing tooth with an implant? What are considerations for having this done?”  Dr. James Mallory, one of our Smile Generation-approved dentists, had this to say. “Implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. As a matter of fact, it […]

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Knocked Out Tooth

This week we are reprinting a Q&A from Dear Doctor Magazine. A parent asks: “How long will a tooth last after replantation?” Q. Dear Doctor, My 10-year old son knocked out one of his front teeth last year playing baseball. It was a good hour before our dentist put his tooth back into the socket. […]

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