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5 Health Problems Caused by Poor Oral Health

May 9, 2023

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person with oral health problems covering mouth

From our early years, we were taught the significance of maintaining a healthy smile through daily brushing, nightly flossing, balanced nutrition, and regular dental checkups. While oral health problems can undoubtedly impact your smile, they can also have far-reaching consequences on your overall well-being. Join us as we explore five health issues that can be triggered by an unhealthy smile.

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6 Ways to Banish Bad Breath

May 6, 2023

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a woman checking to see if she has bad breath

One thing that wearing masks during Covid revealed was how your breath smelled. You may have been shocked to discover it wasn’t so pleasant. If so, you are not alone. It’s estimated that approximately 80 million Americans suffer from chronic halitosis (bad breath). The good news is that this oral health condition is completely treatable! Read on to learn six ways you can freshen your breath.

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How Makeup Impacts the Brightness of Your Smile

April 26, 2023

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a woman wearing blue-red lipstick which shows off her white teeth

Makeup has been used for thousands of years to enhance facial features. It’s truly a testament to the power of color! Certain hues can either downplay or illuminate your eyes, cheekbones, and even your smile. By carefully choosing certain colors, you can highlight a bright smile, especially if you have recently gotten professional teeth whitening. Read on to learn about how makeup can either enhance or dim your teeth and how your dentist can help.

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Why Summer Is The Best Time to Start Clear Aligner Treatment

April 16, 2023

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Young woman holding her clear aligners

Summer is here, which is a great time to try and look your best, whatever that means for you. For some people that means starting a diet or buying a new swimsuit. But have you considered that part of looking your best may involve straightening your teeth?

If you want to look your best, clear aligners may be for you. They can subtly and conveniently straighten out your teeth, without the need for wires or brackets. Here’s how clear aligner treatment can make this summer everything you’d want it to be!

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The Right and Wrong Ways to Whiten your Teeth

March 19, 2023

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young adult with a perfectly white smile

Whether it’s  due to coffee stains, aging, or just a genetic predisposition, millions of people are unhappy with the color of their smile. Naturally, there are also plenty of people who advertise easy solutions to deal with tooth stains.

If you look up how to whiten teeth at home, there are dozens of over-the-counter treatments available to you, and many more home remedies. Unfortunately, these alternatives to professional whitening treatment can be problematic. Here’s why. 

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Tips for Enhancing Your Spring Oral Hygiene Routine

March 3, 2023

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a woman brushing her teeth during the spring

Winter is over, the flowers are blooming, and it’s as good of a time as any for a little bit of spring cleaning! For many of us, that means tidying up our homes and getting rid of all that extra clutter. But your living space isn’t the only thing you should consider cleaning up this season; your pearly whites could probably also benefit from some care! Here are a few tips from your dentist to help you bolster your oral hygiene routine this spring so that you can set your smile up for a healthy and bright rest of the year!

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3 Things You Should Know About Dating with Clear Aligners

February 26, 2023

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Young couple out on a date

Valentine’s day is almost here, which means it’s a good time to think about how you appear to potential romantic partners. If you’re wearing clear aligners, you might be wondering how that could affect your love life this year.

You may have to do a little bit of planning, but you should still be able to enjoy your night and make a good impression while wearing your SureSmile aligners. Here are a few things you can keep in mind.

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How Gum Disease and Heart Disease Are Related

February 5, 2023

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Graphic with a heart on a blue background

February is American Heart Month, which is an opportunity to remind people of the importance of a healthy heart. Heart disease is the most common cause of death among adults in the U.S., so it’s important that people understand the risk factors involved with this condition.

Believe it or not, dentists can play a pretty important role here. If recent scientific research is to be believed, then gum disease can increase your chances of contracting this condition. If you want to know more about the link between the two, here’s a guide that should tell you what you want to know.                      

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Can Medications Cause Cavities?

January 12, 2023

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Woman holding medication and glass of waterWhether you require daily medications or you’re battling a cold with OTC remedies, they can leave a lasting mark on your smile. Believe it or not, many can lead to tooth decay and other oral health issues. Although your teeth are protected by the hardest substance in your body, your enamel isn’t any match for certain medications. Don’t worry, here are the tips you need to protect your smile.

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Four Ways to Stick with Brushing and Flossing

January 5, 2023

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A family brushing in the mirror

A lot of the time, it can be hard to even get started with simple things, especially if you’ve been putting them off. Life is busy, forming habits is difficult, and so little things might fall through the cracks.

Maybe that’s why a recent study found that 30% of millennials are only brushing their teeth once a day, and that’s to say nothing about flossing. It can be easy to let dental hygiene fall by the wayside, but brushing and flossing are the most important things you can do to prevent oral health problems. If you find yourself struggling to keep up the habit, here are a few tips that might help you.

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