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5 Tips to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

November 5, 2019

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woman blowing her nose

It’s November, which means flu season is here in full swing. People all around you have started coughing and blowing their noses. Once you get sick, your dental health is probably the last thing on your mind. But having a cold or the flu can severely impact your teeth and gums in a negative way. A dentist is here with five tips to stay healthy during flu season.

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Follow These Halloween Candy Tips and Protect Your Child’s Oral Health

October 12, 2019

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Halloween candy

Gummy bears, suckers, caramel apples, and chocolate bars can all be found in your child’s Halloween candy bucket. Beaming in bright colors, it is tempting to dive in and start grasping at your favorites, but if you want yours and your child’s teeth to remain healthy this holiday season, these Halloween candy tips can help ensure you both enjoy a few sweet treats while keeping decay away.  

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“Why is There Blood in My Mouth?” 4 Questions for Your Dental Hygienist

September 25, 2019

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When you visit the dentist every six months, it’s not just for a cleaning and examination; it’s also a chance for you to learn about taking better care of your mouth, get yourself up to date with advancements in dental care, and ask about potential problems with your oral health. Here are 4 questions to ask your dentist or oral hygienist during your next appointment.

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Gum Disease: The Progression From Gingivitis to Periodontitis

August 4, 2019

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person brushing their teeth

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, nearly half of American adults suffer from the harmful effects of gum disease. That’s nearly 65 million adults that are 30 or older. This condition seems catastrophic, but it’s actually easily preventable with routine visits to your dentist and a good oral hygiene routine. Knowing how the disease progresses and catching it while it’s in its early stages can keep you from experiencing permanent symptoms. To learn more about this public health problem, keep reading.

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Your Dentist Helps You Figure Out Which Kind of Toothpaste is Best for You

July 26, 2019

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Toothpaste and a toothbrush

You (hopefully) use toothpaste twice a day, but do you spend a lot of time thinking about which kind you buy? The various types of toothpaste available may seem no different than each other, but they’re each designed for a specific function. To help you choose which type of toothpaste is for you, your dentist has described each kind that’s available at your local drugstore.

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Your Dentist Explains the Dangers of DIY Braces

June 26, 2019

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Smiling mouth with braces

If you’ve been told that you need orthodontic treatment, you’ve inevitably wondered if there’s a cheaper option than metal braces or Invisalign. A simple Internet search will result in hundreds of tutorials on how to straighten your teeth with superglue, rubber and hair bands, floss and even paper clips. Vloggers promise ways to fix your smile at home and at a fraction of the normal cost. If this sounds too good to be true, you’re right — DIY braces can actually cause further damage to your teeth. In this post, your dentist explains why you should always leave dental work to the professionals.

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How a Visit to Your Dentist Could Impact Your Overall Health

April 4, 2019

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April has been set aside as National Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and the focus is on preventive care, and how it can contribute to preserving more than just your oral health. As you continue reading, discover how a visit to your dentist for preventive maintenance, which includes an oral cancer screening, could save your life!

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Need a Mint? A Dentist Discusses Common Causes of Bad Breath and How to Fight It

March 16, 2019

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a woman holding her nose next to a man with bad breath

Everyone battles bad breath at one time or another. Whether you’ve just eaten a pizza with lots of garlic and onions or just woken up and haven’t brushed your teeth yet, bad breath can happen to the best of us. However, just because it happens doesn’t mean it should be a normal occurrence. In fact, if bad breath is a common occurrence for you, it may be because of an underlying issue. Hear from a dentist who shares some of the common causes of bad breath and what you can do to combat it.

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Why Dental Implants May Be the Key to a Better 2019

March 3, 2019

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examples of dental implants

Dental implants are more than a way to restore lost teeth. They’re also the key to a bright and beautiful smile and all the possibilities it entails. Implants avoid the problems and limitations of adhesive dentures and other, more traditional approaches. When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime, just like healthy natural teeth.

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A Dentist Explains What You Can Do about Canker Sores

January 20, 2019

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Why do I need a crown in Newburyport?

Canker sores affect about 20% of the US population. Controlling this problem comes down to knowing its causes and managing the symptoms. Obtaining lasting relief may require dietary changes or seeking professional care from your dentist.

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