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How Not Visiting the Dentist Can Cost You Money

March 27, 2020

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tooth in one hand, coins in the other

Most people like saving money and try to find opportunities to save whenever they can. For this reason, a lot of people skip out on their regular dental checkups and cleanings. After all, if you already brush and floss at home, do you really need to see the dentist? The answer is yes. Visiting your dentist the recommended two times a year isn’t actually expensive, especially if you have dental insurance. What’s expensive is neglecting these checkups. Keep reading to learn why going to the dentist a couple of times a year can save you money in the long run.

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4 Tips from a Littleton Dentist to Overcome Sensitive Teeth

February 1, 2020

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Woman with sensitive teeth in pain from hot tea

After a fun-filled day shredding some fresh powder on the slopes, you make your way back to the ski lodge for a hot mug of tea. However, as soon as you take a sip – ouch! – you feel a sharp pain shoot through your teeth.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, at least 40 million men and women suffer from sensitive teeth in the United States. Tooth sensitivity can make it tough to eat and drink your favorite foods and beverages. Fortunately, there are some measures you can take to avoid or overcome this common dental condition – just check out the oral care tips below!

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Can Tooth Decay Be Cured?

January 6, 2020

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woman putting toothpaste on toothbrush

Right behind the common cold, tooth decay (also known as cavities) is the most common disease in the whole world. In fact, it’s estimated that upwards of 90% of the population will develop at least one cavity at some point in their lives. If you’ve ever had a cavity, you know how annoying they can be. They might be painful, and you have to take time out of your busy schedule to see your dentist for a filling. Once you have tooth decay, is there a way to cure it? How can you prevent decay in the first place? Keep reading to learn the answers.

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5 Tips to Maintain Excellent Oral Health During the Holidays

December 3, 2019

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holiday treats

Now that it’s December, the holiday season has officially begun. While that means plenty of quality time spent with friends and family, the holiday season also presents lots of opportunities for dental problems like cavities and broken teeth. In order to keep your oral health in good shape, a dentist is here to share five tips.

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How Can You Keep Flu Remedies From Causing Oral Health Problems?

November 9, 2019

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person pouring cough syrup onto a spoon

Having a cold or the flu can leave you confined to the couch for days on end, feeling so horrible that you have to motivate yourself every time you need to get up. During flu season, you’ve already got enough problems on your plate, the last issue you would want to deal with is a painful tooth infection or sensitive cavity that causes you to need an unexpected visit with your dentist. The cold and flu medication that you may be relying on could be harming your teeth, especially if you’re having difficulty keeping up with your oral hygiene routine. Read on for some tips on how you can keep certain medications from ruining your oral health.

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Crunching Ice and 4 More Everyday Things That Might Damage Your Smile

October 29, 2019

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You might feel pretty good about how well you take care of your teeth; you brush twice a day, you see your dentist on a regular basis, and you never forget to floss. However, that doesn’t mean your smile is perfectly safe. There are many everyday habits that, sooner or later, could leave you with unsightly chips or stains on your pearly whites. Here are 5 surprising threats to your teeth that you might not be aware of; don’t do these things if you want to avoid extra trips to the dentist!

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Managing Your Halloween Stash: 5 Tips for Candy Consumption

October 28, 2019

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Trick-or-treating can be fun for the whole family, but it can become a lot less enjoyable if it leads to cavities. Extra treats means more candy consumption, which in turns means more exposure to sugar and an increased risk of tooth decay. If you want to keep your family smiling bright after October, try following these 5 Halloween Candy tips.

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This Pumpkin Spice Season, Protect Your Teeth From Hot Drinks

September 20, 2019

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cup of coffee by a campfire

For most people, autumn is all about getting in the mood for the holidays, taking family trips to the pumpkin patch, and fighting off the chilly weather with hot drinks. The last thing you’re probably thinking about is how all the coffee, tea, and hot chocolate you’re drinking to keep you warm is impacting your oral health. While hot drinks aren’t always bad for your teeth, there are some precautionary measures you could put into practice so they cause less damage. Here are some tips you can follow to keep your oral health in tip-top shape this pumpkin spice season.

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4 Reasons To Put a Checkup With a Family Dentist On Your Back-To-School List

August 7, 2019

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Smiling little girl getting a dental exam

Much to the disappointment of kids everywhere, summer is almost over. And that means getting ready for the new school year by buying clothes, supplies, books and more. But one thing you may not have on your list is scheduling a checkup with a family dentist. While it may seem like just “one more thing” on your busy schedule, it’s well worth it to take care of it now when your kids don’t have school, sports, and other activities to think about! Keep reading below to learn about 4 great ways a checkup will benefit your child’s oral health and prevent many dental problems that need attention down the road. 

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Good Oral Health Habits Recommended by Your Dentist

July 24, 2019

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Smiling woman

Are you looking for ways to give your teeth that extra sparkle? It may be surprising, but simply following a strong oral health routine can help keep your smile beautiful. Make sure you’re not missing a crucial step, like brushing your tongue just as much as you brush your teeth. In this post, your dentist will outline some important oral hygiene habits to keep your smile happy and healthy.

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