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Dentistry Detectives: Uncovering Hidden Health Conditions

January 19, 2024

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Dentist and patient talking about health conditions

When you think about visiting the dentist, you probably think about getting your teeth cleaned or having a cavity fixed. However, what you may not realize is that a regular dental checkup could reveal much more than that! In fact, dentists are sometimes the first to detect underlying medical conditions that may not yet have shown symptoms elsewhere.

If you’re wondering what health conditions dentists can uncover, continue reading. You’ll learn how dentists become detectives when it comes to diagnosing your health.

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4 Tips to Help You Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution to Floss More!

January 1, 2024

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a closeup of a person flossing at home

As the new year unfolds, many of us embark on a journey towards self-betterment, typically by picking and choosing specific resolutions to stick to. Often, people tend to choose resolutions that revolve around health—going to the gym more often, cutting out junk foods, and improving their oral hygiene are a few of the most popular goals these days. If you’ve opted to floss more though, you’ve truly chosen a useful resolution to pursue; flossing is incredibly important for one’s oral health and should be done daily! Here are a few tips from your dentist to help you stick to your resolution to floss more heading into 2024.

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help You Progress in Your Career

December 20, 2023

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person with nice smile at job interview

As our smiles naturally exhibit signs of aging, including concerns like chipped teeth and discolored enamel, the opportunity for rejuvenation emerges within the realm of cosmetic dentistry. This transformative approach ensures that your smile becomes a source of confidence, especially crucial if you are pursuing a new job, seeking a promotion, or aiming to attract new clients. Explore the specifics to grasp how undergoing cosmetic dental treatments can significantly contribute to achieving the professional milestones you’ve been pursuing.

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So, Are the Holidays Really the Worst Time for Teeth?

December 7, 2023

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A happy couple smiling during the holidays

Well, this year’s winter holidays have nearly arrived. That means you’ve likely prepared for festive eating and family gatherings! Still, don’t assume the occasions only have upsides. It turns out that these holidays are bad for your oral health. If you act carelessly, you may end this season with cavities or gum disease. Luckily, your Montpelier dentist will help prevent these outcomes. Read on to learn why winter holidays harm teeth, including how to protect your grin from them.

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A Toast to Teeth: Caring for Your Oral Health During Thanksgiving

November 27, 2023

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A family enjoying Thanksgiving with good oral health

As you congregate around the dinner table this year, think about the teeth that got you here. Without your pearly whites, you would never have smiled quite the same, or eaten all the foods you love. Your life would have been completely different without them! If you’re serious about giving a toast to your teeth, you should be extra good about your oral health this Thanksgiving.

If you’re ready to protect your grin from the onslaught of a Thanksgiving feast, continue reading. You’ll find some great tips for keeping your turkey chompers healthy.

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The Traits of a Beautiful Smile

October 24, 2023

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Smiling woman resting her head on her handsYou can’t put a price on the benefits of having attractive teeth. A stunning smile is attributed to youth, success, and confidence. However, a beautiful smile involves more than white, straight teeth. Cosmetic dentists consider several factors when creating treatment plans. Here are 4 traits of a picture-perfect smile. 

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3 Frightening Oral Health Statistics

October 13, 2023

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person looking scared at dentist

As the arrival of October heralds the anticipation of trick-or-treating, costume parties, and delightful seasonal snacks, it’s crucial to be mindful of the impact these sugary treats can have on your smile. Halloween, with its abundance of sweet indulgences, poses a potential threat to your oral health. In the spirit of the season, explore three alarming oral health statistics that underscore the importance of year-round care for your precious smile.

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A White Smile Isn’t Necessarily Healthy

September 13, 2023

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A smiling blond senior woman

Like many, you may think white smiles are necessarily strong. That’s a typical attitude – a bright grin can often seem vibrant and functional. Still, the truth is that white teeth aren’t always healthy. They can actually suffer from oral issues, while yellowish enamel can still be strong. In fact, your Montpelier dentist will tell you why that’s the case. So, here’s how white teeth can be unhealthy, how healthy teeth normally look, and ways to get a whiter and healthier grin.

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7 Gum Disease Facts That Will Make You Want to Brush Your Teeth

September 8, 2023

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A closeup on a model displaying gum disease

Did you know that more than 80 percent of the US adult population has or has experienced some form of gum disease?  If not, then you probably won’t know about the other seven facts on this list! Continue reading to learn about this serious condition, and how it can affect you.

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5 Back-to-School Tips to Ace Your Dental Exam

August 29, 2023

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Young female student holding red foldersThe new school year is right around the corner, which means life is about to get a lot busier. As you head back to the classroom, it’s easy to forget about small tasks throughout the day, like brushing before bed. While you aim for good grades, don’t forget to give your mouth the attention it needs or you might hear bad news next time you see your dentist. Here are 5 back to school tips to ensure you pass your dental exam with flying colors.

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