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What is a Dental Emergency

If you encountered a weird pain in your tooth or even cracked a tooth on a holiday or after hours, what would you do? Do you know the difference between a standard dental issue that can wait until business hours and a dental emergency? Knowing what would warrant an ER visit or what events can lead to you seeing an Emergency Dentist can help you feel confident in making quick decisions after experiencing a dental issue. Not everyone is aware of what a dental emergency actually is, so we’re hoping these tips can help just in case anything were to happen in the future. Here are some questions you can ask to help determine if an event you’re experiencing warrants…Continue Reading

Holiday dental woes

Surviving the Holiday Dental Woes

It’s time for good cheer, gift giving, and making merry this holiday season. There are so many things to consider such as what gifts you’ll get for friends and loved ones, what you’ll wear to holiday parties, and how to navigate family get togethers. It’s been said that the holiday season can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Indeed there’s a lot to consider. However, sometimes we forget about our health, more specifically oral health.  All those sugary cookies, desserts, and sweet treats you’ll be eating over the holidays this year can take a toll on your teeth. Here’s are four easy steps to combat the holiday dental woes. Step 1: Put a limit on sugar…Continue Reading

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Importance Of A Stunning Smile

Have you ever noticed that most celebrities have beautiful smiles? Everyone from reporters to actors to reality stars all have the most stunning smile. What gives? Hollywood has never ignored the secrets of a beautiful smile and neither should you. Your smile is important! Without it, you’ll miss out on the wonderful things that a stunning smile affords you and the people around you. For example, did you know that a smile is contagious? Two studies from 2002 and 2011 at Uppsala University in Sweden demonstrated that when people smile at you, it actually lowers the control you have over your facial muscles making you smile back. The studies also found that people have a really hard time frowning when…Continue Reading

Fun Facts About Saliva

Fun Facts About Saliva

Did you know that you could potentially produce enough saliva to fill two bathtubs a year? In fact, every day your body produces about 2-4 pints of saliva. Most saliva is produced in the afternoon while a smaller amount is produced in the evening and at night. Saliva is one of nature’s most fascinating fluids and your body constantly produces it. The fact is, saliva is incredibly beneficial to your oral health and your body as a whole. One of the benefits of saliva is that it aids in preventing tooth decay. The enzymes present in saliva work together to break down food molecules and facilitate salivary flow that washes away sugars and food particles that can cause tooth decay.…Continue Reading

How to take care of your gums

How to Take Care of your Gums

Your gums, also known as gingiva, are a very important part of oral health. They seamlessly connect your teeth to the rest of your body by providing a layer of soft tissue around your teeth and a strong barrier of protection against friction from food. The gums are a vital part of oral health, without the proper care gingivitis can set in which can lead to more serious conditions like periodontitis. Here are a number of things you can do to take care of your gums and avoid loose teeth or tooth loss. Brush and Floss Brushing and flossing is your first defense when it comes to taking care of your gums. In fact, flossing actually does 40% of the…Continue Reading