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Have you endured gaps where teeth used to be because you heard horror stories about ill-fitting, uncomfortable dentures? If you have a missing tooth, or teeth, and are ready to have a confident smile again, dental implants may be right for you. The development of dental implants is one of the greatest advances in dentistry. Over the last 40 years, specialists discovered a way to effectively replace missing teeth using strong materials compatible with the human body.
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As we take a look at what worked last year--and what didn’t--it’s almost second nature to establish resolutions that will set us up to be more successful at work, more present in our homes, and overall, healthier. We determine that this will be the year we finally eat right or exercise daily. We resolve to wake up earlier, be kinder to ourselves and others. But have you considered the value of resolving to take care of your teeth? Don’t bring bad habits into this new decade. Instead, set a go...
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We all know the benefits of regular and consistent brushing and flossing. Plaque produces acid that causes cavities, damages tooth enamel, and may even lead to gum disease. Brushing and flossing keep our teeth healthy by removing sugar and food particles that team up with bacteria to cause plaque.
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Are you waiting for the day when your child shouts, “My tooth is loose!”? Most kids look forward to the day they feel a tooth wiggle – it’s a big milestone for them, and you. When permanent teeth begin to push through the gums, the roots of baby teeth are reabsorbed. The only thing holding them in place, once they’re loose, is a small amount of tissue. The average age most children begin to lose their baby teeth is 6 years, but some lose their first tooth as young as 4 or as old as 7. Gener...
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When your little one is fussy, one of the first things you may reach for is a pacifier. They can be miracle workers that help soothe and calm a fussy baby. Of course, they’re not a substitute for feeding and cuddling your little one, but pacifiers can satisfy a well-fed but cranky baby.
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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we naturally start thinking about all the things we’re grateful for. In addition to our family and friends, here are a few things we at Anderson & Atkins Dentistry are thankful for this year.
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When should I schedule my child’s first visit to the dentist? Does my 3-year-old need to floss? How can I make sure my kids have healthy teeth? As parents, it’s hard to know just how much dental care your kids need. You know you want to prevent cavities, but what’s the best way to accomplish that? Here are some guidelines and tips to help you help them!
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As you get your child’s costume ready and make a plan for fall festivals and trick-or-treating, you know they are already thinking about the candy that comes with Halloween. Can you blame them? There’s something almost magical about coming home and dumping all of the candy out on the kitchen table. You watch as they sort through each piece, finding their favorites, the ones they need to hide from their siblings, the ones they willingly offer up for a trade. But it’s important to monitor the a...
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You use your molars the most out of all your teeth because they help you chew your favorite foods. However, they are not that easy to reach. This makes brushing and flossing effectively difficult. You may take great care of your teeth but are still at risk for cavities and tooth decay if your oral hygiene habits prove unproductive on your molars. Rather than surrendering to the pain and problems caused by decay, you can take an extra step in protecting your teeth with sealants.
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Successful athletes have discipline, drive, and determination that propels them toward the top. Whether you’re a professional athlete or your child is just starting to play on a little league team, it’s important to be disciplined in oral hygiene and determined to do whatever it takes to keep your mouth healthy. Here are three ways athletes can take care of their teeth.
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