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3 TikTok Dental Trends You Shouldn’t Try

December 23, 2021

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Woman brushing teeth with charcoalTikTok is a popular social media platform that can keep you entertained for hours. While you’ll find the hottest outfits, hairstyles, and dance moves, you’ll also see several dangerous trends. Unfortunately, not all gain the same media attention as the Tide Pod Challenge, so you may not know some dental TikTok trends can harm your smile. Don’t worry, here are 3 online challenges you do NOT want to try.

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5 Fun Ways to Introduce Your Child to the Tooth Fairy

November 10, 2021

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plush toy of tooth with a fairy crown in Beaumont

Teaching your child how to properly care for their teeth and gums at a young age will help them maintain good oral health as they get older. If you’re looking for fun ways to get your little one excited about their oral health, introduce them to the Tooth Fairy! This is a great way to infuse their oral health journey with fun and magic. Read on to learn five ways you can use the Tooth Fairy in Beaumont to help your child maintain a healthy smile.

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How to Keep Your Child from Cavities This Spooky Season

October 7, 2021

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Children trick-or-treating

Now that the spooky season has come around, you have so many exciting activities to look forward to. This includes carving pumpkins, putting together fun Halloween costumes, and eating lots of candy. However, the big downside to Halloween is the risk of cavities. After all, no one wants to spend extra time in the dental chair having cavities filled. Read on to learn some tips to help your family enjoy Halloween without tooth decay!

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Why Making Pickles an Occasional Treat Is Best for Your Teeth

September 1, 2021

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woman ready to eat pickles

Dill pickles, sweet pickles, bread and butter pickles, sour pickles – pickles are pretty good in the opinion of many. But, like so many things that are enjoyable, pickles should be eaten in moderation. Look no further than taking care of your teeth for why you should only have a pickle occasionally.

Pickles are highly acidic due to the vinegar used to make them, which affects your teeth. Read on to see why pickles are generally a concern for your oral health as well as how some particular pickles can actually be helpful to your teeth!

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Should You Still Get Fluoride Treatments as an Adult?

August 20, 2021

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young woman waiting for a fluoride treatment at her dental checkup

When you were a child, you remember being told not to eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after all of your dental checkups. That’s because most checkups end with your hygienist applying fluoride to your teeth, and it takes about half an hour for fluoride to get fully absorbed into the teeth. Fluoride is a vital mineral that strengthens children’s teeth while they’re still developing, so for most kids, these treatments are par for the course. But do adults need fluoride treatments too? The answer is a resounding yes! Keep reading to learn the benefits of fluoride for adults and how to tell whether it’s right for you.

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Stressed Out? Your Feelings May Be Affecting Your Oral Health

June 9, 2021

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woman stressed out

It’s no secret that chronic stress can impact your health. People may experience digestive issues, headaches, chest pains, acne, or other symptoms if they feel anxious. But did you know it can harm your teeth and gums as well? Stress-related conditions often show up during routine checkups and cleanings. Read on to find out how stress affects your oral health and ways to prevent the negative effects.

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You Have Full Dentures – Do You Still Need to Visit a Dentist?

May 6, 2021

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woman receiving dental checkups with dentures

If you’ve been fitted with a set of full dentures, you can finally eat a wider selection of foods and smile with confidence. Without any natural teeth remaining, is it still important to maintain dental visits? A local dentist says, “yes.” Continue reading to find out why dental checkups with dentures are still so vital to your oral and overall health.

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Bridge or Partial: Which is Right for Me?

April 9, 2021

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Model to show difference between partial dentures and dental bridgesThe latest innovations in dentistry allow your dentist to preserve your natural teeth for longer; however, tooth loss is still a prevalent problem. If you’ve lost several teeth, you have more options than ever to replace them. Among the most traditional solutions are partials and bridges. Although they may seem similar, there are several differences between partial dentures and dental bridges. Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for your smile.

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How Long Can You Expect Your Dental Crown to Last?

March 15, 2021

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dentist in Beaumont holding a dental crown on their finger

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body – even harder than bone! That said, your teeth are subjected to an onslaught of acids and bacteria every day. As a result, they might end up becoming so weakened that they need a dental crown for protection. But how durable are crowns compared to natural enamel? In other words, what is the average dental crown lifespan? Read on as a dentist in Beaumont talks about how long you can expect your dental crown to last.

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What to Expect When You Go Back to the Dentist

February 19, 2021

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Woman giving a thumbs up in the dental chair

There are many reasons why you might have stayed away from the dentist in Beaumont for years. Perhaps you don’t have dental insurance and struggled to fit checkups into your budget. Maybe you had to cancel your last appointment due to time constraints and just never got around to rescheduling. Or perhaps you simply suffered from dental anxiety that got the better of you. Whatever the case, no matter how long it has been since your last dental appointment, it’s never too late to set up a new one. Here’s what you can look forward to during your next visit.

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