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How Can Allergies Negatively Impact Your Oral Health?

April 28, 2023

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a woman sneezing due to spring allergies in Mesquite

Other than seeing the flowers blossom and enjoying the spring breeze, you also know that this season also comes with annoying allergies. While you may have considered stocking up on medications and tissues for this month, you might also want to keep your oral health in mind. If left unchecked, allergies can end up causing complications with your smile and oral cavity that you aren’t aware of. Read on to learn how these bodily sensitivities can negatively affect your oral well-being and the steps you can take to keep your mouth healthy during spring and beyond.


Important Things To Know During Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 24, 2023

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a person holding an oral cancer awareness ribbon

Did you know that most dentists perform oral cancer screenings during your routine dental checkups and cleanings? During your visit, they’ll check several areas of your mouth while assessing your smile, which can help keep you safer in the long run. Since this time of year is known as Oral Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a good idea to go over the details of this health condition. Keep reading to learn about oral cancer, the signs to look out for, and how you can avoid any complications in the future.


Top 5 Reasons to Show Thanks to Your Dental Hygienist

April 14, 2023

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a dental hygienist helping a patient in Love Field

Did you know the second week of April is known as Dental Hygienist Week? Other than enjoying the blooming spring weather, now is a great time to celebrate these dental professionals and all that they do to help you maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. Keep reading to learn five major reasons you should be thankful for your dental hygienist!


Top 3 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund In Your Smile

April 10, 2023

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a woman smiling about her tax refund in Duncanville

Now that it’s April, you should know that it’s also the time of year to receive your tax refund. If you already have, then you’re likely thinking about all the fun ways you can use your extra dollars. However, instead of spending your extra cash on material or fleeting things, you might want to consider investing it in something important like your oral health. Here are three major reasons you should think of using your refund on your pearly whites!


Why Dentistry is so Important for Assisted Living Patients

March 28, 2023

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seniors in an assisted living home

Most people are well aware of the unique medical needs of seniors in assisted living facilities; one of the most helpful aspects of this kind of facility is how integrated medical care is into daily life.

However, many people don’t consider the importance of oral healthcare for seniors in assisted living homes. Often, dentistry is conspicuously absent from the services that these facilities offer, which means that the impetus is often on loved ones to get the necessary dental care. Here’s why regular checkups are critically important to seniors’ quality of life, and some of the unique challenges they’ll face at the dentist’s office.


Spring into the New Season with a Fresh Smile!

March 15, 2023

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a woman with a fresh smile holding spring flowers

After the cold and darkness of winter, spring is a welcomed season! It’s a time when everything comes to life again, from blooming flowers to refreshing your home. Your smile can also be included in the restart. In addition to caring for your oral health through your regular dental hygiene of brushing and flossing, there are a few simple things you can do to give extra care to your grin. Here are four easy ways to help your teeth and gums “spring into spring”!


4 Reasons (and Ways!) to Celebrate Your Dental Assistant

March 5, 2023

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a dental assistant happily helping a patient

There’s no question about the power of a beautiful smile. It not only improves your self-confidence and spreads positivity to others but it has also been proven to benefit your physical well-being.  Healthy teeth can not only be attributed to your regular oral hygiene routine, but your dental team also plays a big part in it, too. While your dentist is normally the star of the show at your visits, your dental assistant plays a huge role in achieving excellent dental health. March 5-11 is Dental Assistants Appreciation Week so there’s no better time to celebrate them! Here are four reasons why, along with how!


4 Tips to Keep Your Smile Lucky on St. Patrick’s Day!

March 1, 2023

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a woman smiling and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Shamrocks. Leprechauns. Irish green. These are a few of the things you see a lot of on St. Patrick’s Day. This popular holiday in March is celebrated by many people, from parades to celebrations with friends. However, the luck of the Irish is not always with all the smiles on this special day! Many dental offices have an increase in dental emergencies the day after St. Patrick’s Day. Here are four tips to keep your smile whole and happy while you celebrate.


5 Oral Hygiene Products That Are Perfect for Children’s Dental Health Month!

February 22, 2023

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Closeup of girl in yellow shirt brushing her teeth

This year, Children’s Dental Health Month is brought to you by the American Dental Association. Simply put, the goal is to spread awareness on the importance of caring for growing smiles to kids, parents, teachers, and other caregivers. If you’d like to celebrate with your family, then consider adding these oral hygiene products into the mix to make dental care fun and effective!


A Look at the Link Between Heart Health & Oral Health

February 15, 2023

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Man holding cut out heart over his chest

With Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month in February – it really is the month of love! Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, there’s truly no time like the present to learn how you can keep your heart healthy. One of the best things you can do? Focus on your dental care regimen! To learn why, read on.

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