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replacing a missing tooth

Is Replacing A Missing Tooth Important? Yes!

May 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Is Replacing A Missing Tooth Important? Yes!

When you break, chip or lose a front tooth, there’s little delay in getting it fixed. If it’s a molar or tooth that doesn’t have much of a smile presence, then you might think there’s no hurry in taking care of it. It’s not all that painful. It’s annoying, but doesn’t seem to impact much, […]

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When should you change your toothbrush

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

April 26, 2018 | Comments Off on How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

Your toothbrush is always there for you in the morning, but over time it can become ineffective and a breeding ground for bacteria. When was the last time you changed your toothbrush or your electric toothbrush head? If you can’t remember, then it’s probably past due. Many people forget about changing their toothbrush regularly and […]

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Motivating kids for good dental hygiene

Motivating Kids For Good Dental Hygiene

April 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Motivating Kids For Good Dental Hygiene

Kids are wonderful, but it’s not always easy to get them to practice good dental hygiene. With so many distractions from video games to YouTube, they likely don’t want to take the time out to brush their teeth after dinner. It could be they’d rather sleep a few extra minutes before going to school. Setting […]

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dental care during pregnancy

The Importance of Dental Care During Pregnancy

March 19, 2018 | Comments Off on The Importance of Dental Care During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, there are a million things that go through your mind and there is a whole new world of rules and regulations soon-to-be-moms need to follow in order to have the best chances at a happy and healthy baby. You’ll see your doctor on a regular basis, but don’t forget about your dentist […]

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Sports can lead to tooth problems

Four Ways People Abuse Their Teeth

March 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Four Ways People Abuse Their Teeth

Your teeth take a lot of punishment throughout your life, but people routinely do things that unnecessarily add stress and higher chances of tooth decay. These are totally avoidable, but many people think their teeth are invincible. We see them come in with chips, breaks and cavities that didn’t need to happen. Your Teeth Are […]

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bruxism or teeth grinding in adults and children

Teeth Grinding: Why It’s Harmful and What You Can Do

February 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Teeth Grinding: Why It’s Harmful and What You Can Do

Do you often wake up with a headache or a sore jaw, but don’t know why? You’re likely dealing with bruxism, or the more common name, teeth grinding. While seemingly innocuous at first glance, teeth grinding can cause serious problems if not taken care of quickly. The problem is most people don’t even know they’re […]

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don't ignore a toothache

Don’t Ignore Tooth Pain and Call Your Dentist

February 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Don’t Ignore Tooth Pain and Call Your Dentist

Toothaches are common and can be caused by many different things from the mundane to the dangerous. They can be a slight annoyance or a mind-splitting pain, but if you get them it’s best to contact the dentist and take care of it. While they may seem innocuous, tooth pain can be a sign of […]

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Signs You Need A Dentist Appointment

Top 5 Signs You Need To See A Dentist

January 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Top 5 Signs You Need To See A Dentist

Along with regular dental checkups, there are times when it’s important to see the dentist. The signs may seem small or you may not want to admit that you have a tooth problem, but the impact of waiting could be a much more painful and costly procedure.  Here are five signs that that your tooth […]

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Don’t Let Fear Stand In Your Way Of Dental Services

Don’t Let Fear Stand In Your Way Of Dental Services

January 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Don’t Let Fear Stand In Your Way Of Dental Services

It’s not uncommon to have a measure of fear and trepidation when going to the dentist, but for some the fear can be almost paralyzing. They know they need dental help and either never call or make an appointment and cancel at the last minute. Dr. Ed and the staff at Lifetime of Smiles want […]

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Diabetes and your teeth

Does Diabetes Impact Your Teeth?

January 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Does Diabetes Impact Your Teeth?

Diabetes is a disease running rampant through our society and along with a myriad of health effects from blindness to organ failure, people often forget that it can impact your teeth as well. Diabetes is when your body is unable to process sugar effectively and is associated with insulin resistance. The most common type of […]

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