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    • What to Expect When Getting a Dental Filling

      When it comes to needing a filling, there’s no need to be uneasy! The procedure is fairly quick and done right in the dental office. In fact, most people will receive at least one filling in their lifetime. But it’s normal to wonder what the procedure will entail so you can be prepared.  What is…

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    • Cold sores — which may also be called oral herpes, fever blisters, or HSV-1 — infect more than half of the U.S. population by the time they reach their twenties. These small blisters can be found around the lips and last several days. While there isn’t a permanent cure for cold sores, there are treatments that can […]

    • We often get questions about how dental insurance works. What is covered? How are claims processed? Why am I getting a bill? With many types of dental insurance plans available, the answers to these questions often depend on the specific coverage you have. What’s true for you won’t necessarily be true for a friend using […]

    • The powerful role of the gut on physical and mental health is becoming better understood. Research connects the gut to mood disorders such as anxiety and depression as well as conditions like autoimmune disease and cancer. With approximately 60 – 70 million Americans suffering from some form of digestive disorder, conversations around how to best […]

    • November is American Diabetes Month. When it comes to the connection between oral health and overall health, we’ve touched on Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, women’s health and respiratory diseases. But did you also know diabetes can affect oral health too? According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 37 million Americans have either Type 1 or […]

    • During National Dental Hygiene Month every October, we salute our amazing hygienists while raising awareness about the importance of keeping our teeth and gums healthy. You may have heard a term or two during your hygiene visit and wondered what it meant. Gingivitis? Periodontitis? Pocket depth? What do these actually mean? We’ve covered a few […]

    • September is World Alzheimer’s Month, which aims to raise awareness and challenge the stigma around dementia. As we’ve touched on in previous blogs, the impact of oral health on overall wellness is becoming better understood. Research now shows associations between oral health and systemic conditions like heart disease, diabetes — even Alzheimer’s.  So, what does […]

    • Around 1.3 million people in the United States have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues. This causes painful inflammation which can affect your joints — and in some people can even affect the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. Something you may not realize is […]

    • The impact of oral health on overall wellness is becoming better understood, with research showing associations between the health of one’s teeth and gums and systemic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and more. Oral health is also influenced by conditions that are specific to women, including their menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause. In […]

    • Asthma Awareness Month is recognized every year in May. What many people may not realize is that respiratory diseases such as asthma, COPD and even pneumonia can be affected by poor oral hygiene. That’s why it’s important to keep up with routine visits to your dentist to ensure that your smile is healthy. Lungs that […]

    • Every April, we recognize Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month. The Oral Cancer Foundation tells us that nearly 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year. While smoking and alcohol consumption have long been known as risk factors, oral cancer among young non-smokers has steadily increased due to HPV16 — […]