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There’s an entire industry devoted to creating perfect smiles — stark white and straight as an arrow. Some people march to the beat of a different drum, however. Here are 3 trends that have changed the way people look at smiles. 1) Beautifully Flawed Teeth Not everyone is looking for a perfectly aligned smile. Some have embraced their imperfect grins, gaining confidence from celebs like Jewel, Anna Paquin, Steve Buscemi, and Kirsten Dunst, who have stayed away from orthodontics on purpose and have instead opted for gap teeth and crooked smiles. 2) Tooth Accessories For some, plain white teeth are […]

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The food we consume has the power to nourish our bodies or make them sick, and the same holds true for our teeth. We all know that sugary foods and beverages are bad for our smiles; but what most people don’t realize is that certain foods and drinks can actually contribute to stronger, healthier teeth. Here are some things you can start incorporating into your diet to keep your pearly whites in great shape. #1 Apples While apples and other fruits do contain relatively high levels of sugar, they act to stimulate the flow of saliva and therefore lower the […]

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Most people have heard that alternative treatments such as acupuncture, massage, and even hypnosis can be used for pain relief. In particular, massaging the hand on the web between the thumb and index finger on the same side of the body where a patient is experiencing oral pain has been reported to relieve the pain. Additionally, it’s well known that putting ice on painful areas of your body will help relieve discomfort. Most dentists rely on pain medication to make procedures easier, but a new study may change that in at least some clinics. A Canadian research group recruited patients […]

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Be prepared, Mom and Dad.  They’re bound to ask at some point. To enstill good habits, it’s important to start early on.  Teach your children how important it is to maintain good oral health by showing them proper brushing and flossing techniques, providing a healthy diet, and taking them for regular visits to the pediatric dentist. Contact us today to schedule your appointment, and remember: We’re open seven days a week with extended hours!

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For many people, flossing is like an old friend who happens to live nearby: You only see him every so often, but you feel like you should visit every day. And there’s good reasons you should floss every day! Here are five: 5. Brush or Floss? Flossing Wins If you had to choose only flossing or brushing, most people would choose brushing; but in reality, flossing would be the better choice for protecting your oral health! Seriously. The bacteria that dwell in between your individual teeth can be much more harmful than the bacteria on the rest of the surface. […]

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Sensitive teeth are a common complaint for dentists to hear; but what actually causes this sensitivity? Here are some possibilities. Source: ayushveda.com via Jo on Pinterest   (1) Acidic Food Eating acidic foods like tomatoes may be good for your body, but eating too many of them can erode your tooth enamel. If you don’t want to cut back, try pairing it with something like cheese or milk to neutralize the acidity. (2) Too Much Mouthwash Mouthwash itself isn’t bad for teeth, but using it too frequently is. Since it’s acidic, it can start to eat away at tooth enamel […]

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Fear of going to the dentist is extremely common. In fact, it’s one of the most commonly held fears out there. However, fear or not, seeing a dentist is also essential for good oral health. Fortunately, overcoming your fear may not be as hard as you think; here are some tips to get back in that exam chair. Identify Your Fear Knowing exactly what it is you’re afraid of is the first step to getting over it. Are you afraid of seeing the dentist because of a bad experience? do you not like the way the tools feel in your […]

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Everyone already knows the importance of flossing. It helps prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar, keeping your pearly whites happy and healthy. But is it really best to floss after brushing, as we’ve always been taught? One study found out. Source: discoverdentists.com via Discover Dentists on Pinterest     The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine looked at this issue. 50 participants were rewarded for regular flossing, with half of them brushing first and half flossing first. The study went on for four weeks, and their flossing frequencies were measured eight months after the study had finished. The […]

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Oral cancer screenings in Las Vegas

Around 40,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, and 8,000 will die as a result of oral cancer, according to statistics provided by Las Vegas dentist Dr. Sarika Ananad, DDS and Boston Dental Group manager Bridgit Fly in the daily news show “The Morning Blend”. Early detection is crucial for successful treatment because as Dr Anand explains in the video clip below, 80-90% of people who are diagnosed in the early stages of the disease will survive. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FnpRu4zVYY#at=14 This is one reason why it’s so important people visit the dentist at least twice a year to receive an […]

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Did you know that Americans spend over $10 billion every year on breath freshening products? Additionally, bad breath is not only uncomfortable for you and those around you, but it can be a sign of other health conditions that may be affecting you without your knowledge. For example, bad breath can be a sign of: * chronic kidney failure * diabetes * inflammatory bowel disease * Crohn’s disease * oral infection If you suffer from bad breath and know you’ll be snuggling up with someone you love sometime this month (it’s Valentines Day month after all!), then here are five tips […]

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