The prevalence of do-it-yourself (DIY) projects has turned regular people into interior designers, carpenters, wedding planners, chefs, and, alarmingly, dentists. DIY trends empower consumers to create their own unique products, but when it comes to dental care, some trends are better left to the professionals. DIY dental care can offer whitening products, teeth-straightening tools, and…

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Regular brushing is crucial to maintaining strong, healthy teeth, and developing that habit while you’re still young is vital for forming healthy oral hygiene habits. Now that you’re older with your own children, you can set them up for success with this step-by-step brushing guide by Dr. Meg Ling! Your Guidance: As an adult, you…

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If you have ever been to the dentist, you have likely heard them singing praises about flossing. But for something so small and simple as a string of floss, does it really matter if it glides between your teeth twice each day? Yes. It does. Flossing cleans the 33% of your teeth that regular brushing…

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Arming your Mouth with the tools it needs! With major advancements in the oral health industry, patients have more options than ever. But you don’t have to break the bank to keep your chompers healthy and clean. Follow these tips for better at-home oral health care.  Whitening Products  The dental health industry has made loads…

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Life is busy. You may think there’s no way you could possibly fit a regular dental exam in between juggling your family’s schedule, completing tasks for your job, and maintaining a clean home. Think again! In fact, your finances may require it. Attending regular dental cleanings is the best way to prevent costly and painful…

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Autumn’s journey began after months of fighting illnesses, constant trips to the doctors; becoming lethargic; losing her appetite; pale skin; back pain; blacking out; bruising and more!  Her family doctor ordered blood work and Autumn – aka Squeaks – was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (standard risk B-ALL) at just 5 1/2 years old. At…

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As a parent, you’re busy. You have to prepare lunches, get your kids ready and sent to school on time, and remember that there’s piano practice tonight and youth group tomorrow. When you get a message from our dental practice that it’s time to schedule your next dental appointment, you may think you don’t have…

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We’ve all been there. After a particularly onion – or garlic – filled lunch, our breath reeks. We’re one invasion of personal space away from causing someone to pass out! This is usually mended by brushing our teeth, popping in some sugar-free gum, or rinsing our mouths out with water, but if you struggle with…

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Why does your dentist recommend fluoridated toothpaste? What is so special about Fluoride? Fluoride is commonly used in dentistry and highly recommended by oral health care professionals. Fluoride makes your tooth (the enamel or white part of your tooth) stronger and more resistant to acid attack. Therefore, Fluoride significantly lowers your risk of tooth decay…

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