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Fact-Busting 4 Myths About Gum Disease

January 27, 2023

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Myths and facts revealed

Brushing and flossing are important for preventing cavities, but did you know tooth decay isn’t the only threat to your smile? Gum disease is also a leading cause of tooth loss, but the infection can also increase your risk of many health issues, like heart disease and diabetic complications. While you might believe your smile is safe from the infection, here are the facts behind 4 common myths about gum disease.


4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy & Happy Smile

December 8, 2022

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a couple smiling about New Year’s resolutions in Englewood

One of the most popular things to do in January is to make New Year’s resolutions for self-improvement. However, according to recent studies, about 60-75% of these goals don’t typically make it past February. While many of these promises are optimistic, there isn’t usually a solid plan to help manifest the desired results. That said, if you’re looking for something beneficial and practical, you may want to simply start with your oral health. Read on to learn four smile-friendly resolutions that can promote stronger and healthier pearly whites in the new year!


Brrr! 3 Winter Mouth Issues and How to Protect Your Smile from the Cold

November 4, 2022

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woman smiling in winter weather

A warm cup of hot chocolate. A cozy hat. A sizzling fire. There are so many things about winter that make you smile. Unfortunately, the cold weather can cause some uncomfortable symptoms as you flash those pearly whites! Here are three of the most common issues that affect our mouth during the cold months and what you can do to help them.


Why You Might Need Root Canal Retreatment

October 4, 2022

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Patient receiving root canal retreatment in Englewood, FL

Root canal therapy is arguably one of the best possible ways to salvage a damaged or compromised tooth. A tooth that has undergone this treatment is essentially given a second chance at life; but only if you’re able to properly maintain it moving forward! That said, in some cases the procedure needs to be completed a second time in the future in order to ensure its continued success. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about root canal retreatment and what you can expect during the process.


Tips on Recovering from Getting a Dental Crown

August 4, 2022

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3D illustration of dental crown

Have you been struggling recently with a cracked or broken tooth? You are probably looking forward to that dental visit to get some relief from the discomfort. They recommended you get a dental crown, but you are wondering if the procedure will hurt. Your dentist in Englewood going to ensure you are comfortable during the procedure, but it may take a few days afterward for your mouth to feel normal. Keep reading to learn what to expect and get some tips on managing discomfort and temporary crown care.


Will My Gum Disease Go Away After Tooth Extractions?

June 2, 2022

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Gum disease letter cubes

Gum disease is usually easy to prevent by maintaining an excellent oral hygiene routine and seeing your dentist every six months for cleanings and checkups. That being said, nearly half of American adults over the age of 30 are suffering from gum disease at one stage or another. As symptoms progress, it becomes much more difficult and even impossible to reverse. If you’ve been suffering from advanced gum disease for a while, it probably feels like you’re running out of options. You may think that extracting your teeth is the best chance at eliminating the infection for good. Here’s what you should know.


3 Signs That You’re Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard

May 10, 2022

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Man brushing his teeth

Did you know there’s such a thing as brushing your teeth too hard? You might find the fact somewhat surprising. Given dentists’ constant advice, many patients would think there’s no such thing as brushing too forcefully. Still, it’s true: applying too much pressure during the process can harm your oral health.

Are you wondering if the hard brushing habit applies to you? Then read on to learn its effects, its signs, and ways to be a better tooth brusher.


Can Good Oral Hygiene Actually Fortify My Immune System?

April 4, 2022

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Magnifying glass showing bacteria in mouth.

Have you ever thought about how dirty the inside of your mouth is? Every time we drink or chew something, we are exposing our teeth to the elements, as well as bacteria. Although it’s a little unpleasant to picture your mouth as a pigsty, that is exactly what it becomes when you neglect your oral health. There are many good reasons for why dentists want us to brush and care for our teeth daily, the primary one being the preservation of our teeth. But were you aware that good oral hygiene can actually help protect your whole body, beyond your mouth?


Want to Avoid a Root Canal? Use Your Preventive Coverage!

October 6, 2021

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young woman smiling in dentist chair

It’s officially October, and do you know what that means? Halloween is right around the corner! During spooky season, most people enjoy finding amusement in the things that easily frighten them. However, there’s one thing that completely terrifies people year-round – root canals. According to a recent study by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), findings show that more people are afraid of getting a root canal than speaking in public! Luckily, there are many ways you can avoid needing one. Read on to learn about one of the most effective tactics – using your preventive coverage.


Wondering If You’re “Too Old” for Invisalign? Read This!

August 27, 2021

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Dentist placing Invisalign aligner on patient

Since its debut in the late 1990s, Invisalign has helped more than eight million patients transform their smiles. With its discreet trays and quicker treatment time (on average), it’s not hard to see why it’s continued to be one of the most popular orthodontic treatments on the market. However, since a large number of patients undergoing this teeth-straightening treatment are teens, many people wonder, “Am I too old for Invisalign?” Keep reading for the answer.

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