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Protect Your Teeth: Preventive Steps Toward Better Oral Health

Taking preventive measures to protect your teeth from decay is essential for maintaining your natural smile. While prevention includes maintaining good at-home oral hygiene practices and making it to your routine dental visits, there are additional steps you can take to help keep your teeth healthy, strong, and safeguarded against the harmful bacteria that leads to decay and cavities. Some of the following preventive measures are commonly associated with protective treatments appropriate for children, but they can be just as beneficial for ... Read more

Summer is Here! Are your Lips Ready?

“Summer loving had me a blast, oh yeah. Summer loving happened so fast…” —Grease, Summer Nights Its’ the stuff dreams and movies are made of: summer love. Warm summer nights, afternoons at the beach, vacations to the Caribbean—whether you are hoping to meet your next crush or are looking forward to romancing your long-time love —summer is sure to heat things up. Did you know that June 19th is National Kissing Day? Are you ready to get romantic? A healthy mouth and ... Read more

What can you do about bad breath?

Bad breath can be caused by a number of factors. We all know that certain foods, such as garlic, can lead to an unpleasant odor on the breath. This is not just the result of food residue in the mouth, but often comes from the lungs after food is absorbed into the bloodstream. Factors other than pungent food that may contribute to bad breath include: Improper dental hygiene leading to bacteria in the mouth Improperly cleaned dentures Gum (periodontal) disease Dry mouth (xerostomia) Some medications Tobacco   In some ... Read more