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Opening Our Heart This Holiday Season

Let me take you on a trip back in time. The year is 2004 and the Groves’ little family of three was about to change. Unbeknownst to them, their decision to become foster parents would soon set off a series of events that would ultimately take their family of three and...

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Brushing Habits

Brushing Habits

The most important tooth-brushing habit is to use it twice each day, brushing for two minutes. But there are a few other habits, some good and some bad, to remember. Here they are… It’s possible to keep a toothbrush in use for too long. As a rule, it’s safe to...

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Habits to keep Your Mouth Healthy and Happy

Habits to keep Your Mouth Healthy and Happy

There are several everyday habits that can damage our teeth. We know that overconsumption of sugar, poor brushing/flossing habits, and drinking too little water can cause tooth decay. But there are other things that can harm our teeth, a few of which may or may not...

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Sealants to Fight Tooth Decay:

The main way to ward away tooth decay and dental disease is to brush teeth twice daily, and floss at least once. However, even a careful brusher may miss the nooks and crannies on the tops of teeth. Molars especially can have an irregular shape, and in the spaces...

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How Connect Are Allergies to Your Teeth?

Allergy sufferers already have a lot to deal with. While the rest of us can enjoy springtime blooms and autumn hay rides, a change in seasons means itchy eyes, sneezing, stuffed noses, and sinus headaches for those with seasonal allergies. And did you know on top of...

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Healthy Summer Smiles:

Every season and holiday poses a unique challenge to a healthy, bright smile. But it’s possible to enjoy the seasons and holidays, partaking in the typical treats and participating in the seasonal activities, and still keep that smile bright and healthy. Here’s a few...

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Gum Disease

Gum disease is preventable, and easily treated in its early forms. When it begins it’s nothing more than an infection—an infection that’s usually painless—in the gum tissue. Most people do not know they have the early stages of gum disease, but your dentist at Premier...

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When/How Should Children Begin Flossing

Flossing is an important component to daily oral care. We know that it’s important that everyone should brush twice daily, and floss at least once. But at what age can we teach our children to floss? A child can begin to learn to brush his or her teeth as soon as he...

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Toothbrushes: Battery-Powered vs Traditional

A quality toothbrush is the cornerstone of everyday oral care. A quality toothbrush with soft bristles will clean the surfaces of the teeth, removing plaque and food debris, keeping the teeth both clean and healthy. But there are so many different options for a...

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Food/Drink to Benefit Oral Health

There are foods that can actually benefit your mouth; these foods either contain vitamins/minerals that are good for teeth or help clean the debris and sugar from the inside of your mouth. Here’s a few… Water, Water, Water Water is everything. Water is the basis of a...

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Flossing

Flossing is an important component for dental health, and here’s why. First, flossing cleans the plaque between our teeth. In most cases these spaces are too narrow for the bristles of a toothbrush to clean adequately. So, uncleaned, plaque is allowed to thrive within...

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Cold/Flu Season and Dental Health

Illness can wreak both mental and physical havoc on the body. And while the common cold and the flu bring the most noticeable symptoms to various parts of the circulatory system, it can also have a negative impact on our dental health. Good hygiene is absolutely...

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Links Between Diabetes and Dental Health

Diabetes is a difficult disease for the entire body; it takes a toll on everything, including dental health. Diabetes, like other types of systemic disease, can increase the risk of dental disease. Practicing quality dental health is a necessary component to both...

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Holiday Candy Season… Survival Guide

Halloween has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the candy season. There are plenty of opportunities to imbibe sweets—both of the candy and pastry/cookie variety—throughout the next few months. And while those sweets are delicious and fun, there...

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Fluoride: Nature’s Cavity Fighter

People are becoming wary of chemicals, especially chemicals that get added to food and water. And in most cases, it’s a good thing to be wary of certain chemical additives; however, one such additive (considered a mineral) that should not be grouped with others is...

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