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5 Holiday Foods That Your Dentist Approves Of

December 15, 2023

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Family at table laughing and enjoying holiday meal

As you’re probably already aware, the holiday season tends to be filled with sweet, sugary treats that can potentially make it difficult to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Luckily, there are also plenty of holiday foods that are actually good for your overall oral health. Listed below are 5 foods that your preventive dentist recommends if you want to take good care of your smile.


What to Do If a Tooth is Knocked Out

August 24, 2023

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Close-up of hands holding a knocked-out tooth

Of all the dental emergencies that you might experience, a knocked-out tooth is perhaps one of the most urgent examples. If you want to save the tooth, you will need to protect it while also making arrangements to see the dentist as soon as you can. To help make sure that you’re prepared for the worst, here are 4 steps to follow if a tooth is knocked out.


3 Tips for Handling a Dental Emergency While Overseas

July 14, 2023

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woman experiencing tooth pain

Moving overseas can be an exciting opportunity. To be able to live and experience a new culture can open opportunities you never imagined. From finding a place and learning the language to determining whether you need a car or public transportation, there is a lot to figure out. But have you thought about what to do and who to see should a dental emergency arise? Here are 3 valuable tips to keep in mind when handling this type of issue outside of the U.S.


4 Sports-Related Dental Emergencies to Be Wary Of

May 20, 2023

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Male athlete wearing mouthguard and holding ball

Did you know that every year more than 600,000 people seek emergency treatment due to dental issues related to sports? All athletes must be careful about protecting their smiles from sudden blows and impacts that can damage teeth. If you’re involved with any kind of sport, then you should be aware of the following 4 dental emergencies that you may potentially have to deal with.


Why an Untreated Toothache Can Be Life-Threatening

March 9, 2023

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Man with painful toothache rubbing his cheek

Far too many people tend to underestimate just how dangerous a toothache can be. Oftentimes, they think the discomfort is the worst of it and that they can simply live with the pain. What they don’t realize, though, is that toothaches are often caused by infection – and said infection can have deadly consequences if left untreated. Here’s why ignoring a toothache instead of seeing your emergency dentist could potentially put your life in danger.

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