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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.


6 Everyday Activities That Can Harm Your Teeth

September 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 6:46 pm
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If you regularly brush, floss, and visit the dentist, you would think that your teeth would stay perfectly white and intact, right? Unfortunately, even the best-laid plans can go awry sometimes, thanks to everyday activities that harm your teeth. Let’s take a closer look at 6 everyday activities that could harm your teeth.


What Toothbrush Should You Use?

September 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 6:51 pm
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When it comes to taking care of your teeth, there are a lot of questions to ask yourself. What toothbrush should I use? Firm or soft bristles? Electric or manual? Fortunately, your dentist is here to help you make that decision. Continue reading below to learn how to select the right kind of toothbrush for your needs.


5 Easy Habits for a Healthy Smile

August 1, 2019

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woman brushing her teethA healthy body takes a balanced diet, regular exercise, and a proactive approach to your general wellness. Your mouth isn’t any different. It also requires commitment. The right oral habits help to ensure your teeth last for a lifetime while preventing an array of complications that can occur in your mouth, like gum disease. These 5 simple habits can help to prevent any unexpected news during your next visit to the dentist.


How Can You Find a Great Dentist? Start With This How-To Guide

July 1, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 9:55 pm
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Finding a new dentist that you trust to care for your smile can feel like a tricky business. Any dentist can claim to be the best, but how can you know for sure? And since you’ll be visiting them at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings, it’s worth it to make sure you’re getting great care from the very beginning. The best place to start is looking through their website. Then you can call or email with any questions before scheduling your first visit. In the short guide below, you’ll get an idea of what you should look for during your search!


6 Reasons Why You Should Leave Braces and Invisalign to the Professionals

June 20, 2019

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little girl with braces

DIY braces and teeth-straightening kits have exploded in popularity recently as a way to save money. However, the results are not nearly as effective or long-lasting as professional braces or Invisalign, and can even cause more damage to your teeth in the long run. Dental care is best left to the professionals, as they understand the proper way to take care of your teeth. Here are 6 reasons why you should leave teeth straightening to the professionals.


Struggling with Sensitive Teeth? Your Emergency Dentist Explains the Cause

June 11, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — willowgrovedentist @ 5:40 pm
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According to a study published in The Journal of the American Dental Association, an estimated 40 million Americans (1 in 8 people) have sensitive teeth. This condition can result in discomfort when certain types of food are consumed, including those that are cold, hot, spicy, sweet or sour. Avoiding these triggers is an easy solution, but the cause of tooth sensitivity is more complicated and can signal an underlying dental issue. In this post, your emergency dentist explains why your teeth may be sensitive and what signs to look out for to avoid a dental emergency.

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