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Ace Your Dental Exam with 5 Back-to-School Tips

July 2, 2023

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Young female student caring red foldersThe new school year is here, which means you have all the supplies and items you need to be successful. While you study hard to make good grades, don’t forget to give your teeth and gums a little attention. You don’t want to hear bad news next time you see your dentist. Here are 5 tips to help you ace your next dental exam.

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Summer is the Perfect Time to Begin Straightening Your Smile with Invisalign

June 10, 2023

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a woman smiling while placing her aligner in her mouth

Summer is full of enjoyable activities. Walks on the beach, family vacations, and barbeques with friends are some of the most memorable moments. But did you know that you can also begin the process of aligning your teeth with Invisalign and it won’t keep you from your summer fun at all? As a matter of fact, the sunny season is the perfect time to start the journey toward a straighter smile! Here are three reasons why.

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Reasons to See a Dentist Before Vacationing This Summer

May 10, 2023

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family on summer vacation

Summer is finally here, and if you and your family are taking a vacation, there’s always a lot to prepare. Even so, there’s one thing that’s worth adding to your to-do list: a trip to your friendly neighborhood dentist.

If you want to be able to enjoy your time off to the fullest, it’s a good idea to make sure that your oral health is as good as it can be. Here are a few good reasons why that’s the case.

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 14, 2023

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Images of oral cancerTooth decay and gum disease aren’t the only issues that can be hiding in your mouth. Over 54,000 adults in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2023. April is dedicated to Oral Cancer Awareness Month to increase public education about the benefits of regular screenings. Nearly 12,000 people will die from oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year. You can invest the power of early detection by maintaining your semi-annual cleaning and checkup.

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The Merits of Getting a Spring Cleaning For Your Teeth

March 9, 2023

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someone cleaning their house in the spring

When you hear the phrase “spring cleaning,” you might picture dusting portraits on a warm Sunday morning, or maybe clearing out the clutter that’s built up all winter. But have you ever considered that your teeth may need a spring cleaning as well?

Regular checkups and cleanings are deeply important to your oral health, and if you haven’t had one in a while, this spring is as good a time as any to get one! Here are a few reasons why preventive care is so important.

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The Connection Between Your Smile & Your Heart

February 18, 2023

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a woman smiling and using her hands to form a heart

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. And since February is American Heart Month, there is no better time to pay special attention to one of the most important parts of your body. But did you realize that heart health is not just about watching what you eat and exercising? Your oral health can directly impact it as well. Here’s how the state of your mouth and your heart are connected.

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4 Reasons to Schedule Dental Checkups Early in the Year

January 18, 2023

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person’s hand circling the word “dentist” on calendar

Are you aiming for a healthier smile in the new year? Many people are. While practicing good oral hygiene at home is key to keeping your pearly whites in good condition, so is visiting your dentist for biannual dental checkups and cleanings. There are some extra benefits to reap when you schedule dental checkups early in the year, so continue reading to learn about four of them.

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3 Treatments to Make Small Teeth Larger

November 15, 2022

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before and after photo showing small teeth becoming larger

You’re a fully grown adult, and you have a job and the bills to prove it. Yet when you smile into the mirror, you feel like your mouth is telling a different story, like your smile hasn’t grown up. Your small teeth don’t look proportionate with the rest of you.

Did you know that size of your teeth can be altered? Your dentist offers various cosmetic treatments that can make your small teeth match your mouth and face. Here are just a few options to consider.

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Need Fillings? Learn Why You Should Get Them Before the Year Ends

October 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_thomas @ 12:19 am
dentist inspecting patient’s mouth

During your last checkup, did your dentist mention that you need fillings? Unless you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, you might avoid scheduling that appointment. Maybe it’s because you don’t want to make time for a dental visit, or you simply don’t think your cavity’s a big deal. Whatever the case, you must get any fillings you need before it becomes a severe complication. Most dental insurance plans cover the bulk of the cost anyway, so you won’t be breaking the bank. If you’re not convinced, continue reading to learn from your dentist in Toledo why you should get any fillings you need before the end of the year.

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Understanding the Connection Between Coffee & Your Smile

September 3, 2022

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Woman smiling and drinking coffee.

Are you a regular coffee fiend? Do you rely on that daily cup (or pot) of Joe to fuel you throughout all of your tasks and tribulations? As amazing and refreshing as coffee can be, it’s important to be mindful of the negative effect it can have on your oral health. In celebration of National Coffee Day, here are some tips from your dentist for enjoying your favorite beverage while keeping your smile healthy and bright.

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