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Why You Should Take Care of Your Child’s Baby Teeth Even Though They Fall Out

February 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandberg @ 8:23 pm
little girl in red shirt holding toothbrush

Your dentist often hears new parents ask, “why should I bother taking care of my child’s baby teeth if they’re just going to fall out anyway?” At first glance, that question makes sense. But in actuality, your child needs their baby teeth for a few reasons. In today’s blog post, let’s go over a few of the reasons why your child’s baby teeth are actually quite important.

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Wondering What To Look For In a New Dentist? Start With These 5 Tips

January 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandberg @ 1:24 pm
Woman getting a dental exam

If you want healthy smiles for you and your loved ones, the first step is finding a high-quality dentist. Since you’ll be seeing them at least twice a year for dental care (and possibly more if you need additional treatment), spending a little time researching on the front end will really pay off later on. But if you’re wondering what to look for in a new dentist in Marlton or aren’t sure where to start, keep reading below. You’ll learn about 5 things to watch for that will help you find outstanding care from the start!

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What to Do When You Have a Dental Emergency While Traveling

December 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandberg @ 7:13 pm
man with mouth pain

You’re just about as prepared as you can be for your upcoming trip this holiday season. Your clothes are packed, your airplane ticket is reserved, and your hotel room is booked. Suddenly you develop a toothache while your overseas, and you realize that you’re not as prepared as you could have been. What should you do in that situation? An emergency dentist has the answers.

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Cold and Flu Season Tips to Protect Your Smile

November 7, 2019

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Cold and flu season is in full swing. If you find yourself with the case of the sniffles, you could unknowingly damage your smile while combating the symptoms. There are several home remedies that can be used to help you recover, but some may be harmful to your teeth and gums. Here are a few cold and flu season tips to protect your smile.

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Have Dental Insurance? It’s a Use It or Lose It Situation, So Schedule Now!

October 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandberg @ 4:39 pm
Computer screen that reads, Dental Benefits

If someone offered you $900, you’d probably take it, right? Well, if you have dental insurance and forget to schedule before the year ends, you might be passing up that same amount of money! In fact, the American Dental Association found that the average person has an annual benefit of $1,250, but only gets about $323 of dental work each year. Since dental insurance is a “use it or lose it” situation, that means missing out on over $900 in benefits. Not to mention that you aren’t getting the dental care you need to have healthy teeth and gums. Keep reading for tips on how to benefit from your plan and find out why preventive care is so important for reducing your dental care costs.  

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Do You Qualify for Invisalign Treatment if You Wore Braces in the Past?

September 19, 2019

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young man smiling holding Invisalign aligner

Invisalign clear aligners provide a way to fix crooked, crowded, gapped or misaligned teeth in a discreet manner. Is this still a viable means of straightening teeth for patients who have previously worn braces or undergone some other form of dental work? As you continue reading, an Invisalign expert provides the answers you need so you can move forward with achieving the smile you’ve always wanted in the safest and most effective manner possible!

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3 Ways to Keep Your Child’s Oral Health on Track During the Busy School Year

August 29, 2019

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student in class

The beginning of the school year means dozens of papers to sign, making sure your little ones have the supplies they need to be successful, and getting their health needs taken care of. With the addition of homework, school projects, and exhausting learning-filled days, it can be easy for your child to put their oral hygiene routine on the backburner. However, this could cause toothaches and common oral health problems like cavities to develop, resulting in missed days of school and academic distractions. To make sure your child is prepared for success, follow these three tips to get their oral health on track.

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Energy and Sports Drinks Are Wreaking Havoc On Your Oral Health, According To Your Dentist

July 12, 2019

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person drinking a sports drink

Once you get in the habit of getting routine boosts from energy and sports drinks each day, it can be hard to ween yourself off of them. Before you introduce these sugary, acidic beverages into your diet this summer, learn how they can impact your enamel and oral health from your dentist. Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, excessive consumption of these drinks has been proven to increase your risk of experiencing oral health problems. Read on to learn about what makes sports and energy beverages so bad for your teeth.

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Can Gum Disease Affect Your Heart?

May 16, 2019

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heart with a stethoscope

Have you ever found blood in your sink after brushing your teeth? Do you have bad breath that just doesn’t seem to go away? Do your teeth look longer than they used to? These are all early signs of gum disease, which can cause a whole mess of problems in your mouth. But can it also lead to issues in your heart? Let’s examine the possible link between gum disease and heart health.

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A Dentist Says Oral Cancer Screening is One Reason Not to Skip a Checkup

April 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandberg @ 1:31 pm
a woman at the dentist

If you think dental checkups are nothing more than a hygienist performing a quick sweep over your mouth, cleaning your pearly whites, and letting the dentist look everything over before giving a thumbs up, you’re going to the wrong dentist. Each time you visit your dentist office, not only should you receive a thorough examination and cleaning, but you can expect to be screened for oral cancer. Here is why that reason alone should keep you from skipping out on your next appointment.

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