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Oral Connections: Gum Disease & Your Heart

February 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 2:36 pm
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Many people don’t realize just how much their dentist can improve their overall wellbeing. In fact, within the last several years, researchers have found that treating and preventing gum disease can benefit your cardiovascular system and reduce your risk of serious medical issues. Even though scientists have more research to conduct on the topic, they have discovered just how beneficial it is for people to take great care of their teeth and gums.


3 Tips to Save Money at the Dentist

February 6, 2020

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If you’re on a strict monthly budget, needing to get a costly procedure from the dentist can set you up to struggle financially for the following months. Many people aren’t aware that they can avoid those situations by keeping on top of taking care of their teeth and gums. Read on for three tips that can help you save money at the dentist.


How to Take Advantage of Your Dental Benefits in the New Year

January 31, 2020

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Now that it’s 2020, your dental insurance benefits from last year have likely reset – and if you want to save money on oral health care, you should start planning how to use them right away! Every year, many people lose hundreds of dental dollars that could have gone towards keeping their smiles healthy. If you don’t want this to happen to you, follow these 3 important tips that will let you get a head start on maximizing your benefits.


Porcelain Veneers: What They Are, and How They Transform Your Smile

January 28, 2020

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For years, you’ve seen your grin in the mirror and in photographs and wished it was different. The shape, the color, the overall appearance of your front teeth – there are so many changes you want to make that you don’t know where to start. Luckily, your cosmetic dentist can offer a solution that many a Hollywood celebrity has used in the past to create dazzling smiles: porcelain veneers. Read on to learn everything you need to know about these beautiful restorations.  


Do You Have Everyday Habits That Hurt Your Teeth?

December 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 6:09 pm
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Do you take good care of your teeth? Most people would say they do. Roughly 52.3% of adults visit their dentist every six months, and 70% brush their teeth twice a day. Yet, even with most of us practicing great dental habits, the American College of Prosthodontists reports that about 120 million people are missing at least one tooth, and 36 million don’t have any teeth at all! Unfortunately, you can have great oral hygiene habits, never miss your dental checkup, and still be hurting your teeth on a daily basis. Here’s what your dentist wants you to know about everyday habits and routines that could be damaging your teeth, and what you can do about them.


Discover 4 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Smile During the Holidays

December 6, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 5:28 pm
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A new year is quickly approaching and as you prepare for a “new you” in 2020, you must first come face to face with your grandmother’s sugar-filled treats she has laid out for all to consume this holiday season. Everything from candies, drinks, cookies, and pies, you can bet the hours she put in to make these delicious goodies will not be easy to dismiss. But if you want to keep from planning a full smile makeover because of decay and disease plaguing your mouth, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind. Like what? Let your dentist share 4 things you can do to better protect your pearly whites and soft tissues this holiday.


The Blurred Lines Between Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

November 21, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 4:50 pm
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What’s the difference between cosmetic and restorative dentistry? Some people may need a combination of dental treatments while others could benefit from one type over another, depending on what dental situation you have on your hands. If you’re wondering whether a crown or porcelain veneer seems to be the best option for you, look no further. Read on to learn the difference between restorative and cosmetic treatments, and how to find out if you need one or both.


Can Cold & Flu Medicines Cause Cavities to Form?

November 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 1:32 pm
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This time of the year is notoriously known as cold and flu season because everyone seems to be stuffy, coughing, and congested. From a study conducted between the months of November 2016 and January 2017, it was found that 59 percent of annual over-the-counter cold and flu remedies were purchased. This includes everything from decongestants to cough drops. The only problem is that many people aren’t aware of how these remedies can impact their oral health. Instead of fighting off an unforgiving cold only to find out cavities have formed in your mouth, follow these flu season tips from your dentist to learn how you can keep your oral health in great shape this winter.


The Cost of Skipping Routine Dental Visits: 4 Reasons To Schedule One Today

October 25, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 1:44 pm

One primary reason that people put scheduling their checkups and cleaning with their dentist on the backburner is because they don’t want to spend the money. The problem with this logic is that it’ll actually cost you more money down the road when you don’t keep up with your semi-annual preventive visits. After all, who wouldn’t want to keep oral health problems from ever developing in the first place? Read on for four reasons to pick up the phone and visit your dentist today.


5 Tips To Avoid Cavities From Halloween Candy

October 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 3:29 pm
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It’s the end of October and Halloween is just around the corner. Your child will get to prance around dawning their favorite ghoul or goblin and collect buckets of candy that will be stashed away in your house for the following months. As fun as that sounds, and as much as you want your child to enjoy the holidays, you’re worried about them getting cavities from eating too many sweets. Read on for five Halloween candy tips that will keep your little one’s mouth healthy.

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