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3 Tips to Keep Your Smile in Check This Holiday Season

December 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskateam @ 7:38 pm
holiday foods

Are you getting ready to enjoy some of your favorite holiday foods? If so, you’ll want to make sure that you take proper care of your teeth to avoid cavities and tooth decay. While some dentists might recommend that you avoid certain treats, there are ways to minimize the risk of restorative care while still indulging in delicious holiday goodies. Here are three tips to remember this season.

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3 Ways to Prevent Cavities When Living With a Sweet Tooth

November 16, 2022

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woman surrounded by sweets

Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, you’re not alone. Many individuals who cannot deny the temptation of biting into cookies, cakes, pies, cobblers, and candy often find that while these things may taste delicious, they also pose a substantial risk of tooth decay. What can you do? You want the taste of these sweet treats, but you also want to prevent cavities. To help you navigate this dilemma, here are three things you can do to avoid a visit to your emergency dentist.

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Cavity Prevention: How Coffee and Green Tea Might Be the Answer

October 30, 2022

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cup of coffee

No one wants to learn they have cavities. These small holes that form within the tooth enamel can cause immense pain while also requiring timely and costly restorative care. If you’re like the millions of people who are looking for ways to minimize the risk of dental caries and maintain a healthier smile, you might be surprised to learn of two beverages that can help – coffee and green tea. Learn more about their benefits and how you should approach consuming them to avoid the potential for stains.

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Can Sugar Substitutes Cause Cavities?

October 11, 2022

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a spoon and sugar substitute

Refined sugar is found in all types of foods and beverages. From sodas and alcohol to candies, cookies, and crackers, sweets and starches are two of the most common culprits linked to cavities. But what about sugar substitutes? When making your morning cup of coffee or baking a pie for a special event, can these “healthier” alternatives keep your pearly whites safe from decay? Read on to hear from a dentist who sheds light on the topic.

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What Kind of Aftercare is Expected With a Root Canal?

September 26, 2022

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woman after root canal

After undergoing a root canal, you may wonder what the recovery will be like. Will you be in much pain? Will there be swelling? Should you be watchful for certain symptoms that might indicate trouble? Knowing what to expect after this type of procedure is important, which is why you can expect a local dentist to answer these questions and more in the following article.  

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Can I Drink Flavored Water Without Harming My Teeth?

September 11, 2022

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flavored water

Does the idea of plain water make you less likely to drink it? Do you need something added to make it tasty and consumable? You’re not alone. Many individuals prefer flavored water, which is why there are endless products available at the grocery store to make a regular glass of water taste like cherry, grape, tropical punch, or even watermelon strawberry. But are these additives helping or hurting your teeth? A local dentist explains what to watch for to avoid the potential for cavities while consuming your daily water intake.

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Which Foods and Beverages Result in Tooth Stains?

August 21, 2022

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before and after teeth whitening

When drinking a cup of coffee or enjoying a few pieces of dark chocolate, you may not be thinking much about the possibility of tooth stains. The reality, however, is that foods and beverages that contain tannins – astringent compounds commonly found in nature – can wreak havoc on your pearly whites over time. Read on to find out which snacks and drinks you should limit or stay away from as well as why teeth whitening can help to transform your smile.

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How Long Can I Expect a Root Canal to Take?

August 11, 2022

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patient undergoing root canal

Are you preparing for a root canal but are unsure how long the process will take? The idea of sitting in a dentist’s chair for a prolonged period of time might seem daunting or even worrisome, but if you want your dentist to save your natural tooth from possible extraction, it’s a necessary step, no matter how long it might take. Fortunately, a local dentist is here to explain what you can expect with this type of procedure and why it’s worth the time and effort.  

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Which Foods Are Fine to Eat After Teeth Whitening?

July 14, 2022

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woman after teeth whitening treatment

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. Capable of eliminating stains and discoloration from above and below the surface of your teeth, it’s no surprise that dentists recommend this type of cosmetic solution for big events or a simple act of self-care. When your smile looks great, you begin to feel better about your appearance and gain more confidence. But what can you do to prolong your results? In this article, we’ll look at the various foods that whiten teeth and allow you to enjoy your brighter, whiter smile for longer.

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3 Reasons You Might Need Root Canal Retreatment 

July 8, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskateam @ 8:57 pm
woman needing root canal

Learning you need a root canal may not be the most exciting news you’ll receive. Although the procedure gets a bad reputation because of the many misconceptions about it causing pain, it is actually beneficial for your oral health because of its ability to eliminate pain caused by infection. However, what if you learn you need to have the procedure redone? Here are three reasons root canal retreatment may be necessary to ensure the future of your smile.  

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