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Mouthguards are an essential part of your uniform if you play contact sports such as football, basketball, lacrosse, or boxing. When you participate in these activities, your front teeth are at risk of breaking or getting knocked out. The soft tissue in your gums, lips, cheeks, and tongue are also at risk of injury if a mouthguard is not worn. They are also necessary if you grind your teeth while sleeping. In fact, nearly 20% of adults and one-third of children in America have bruxism—a conditi...
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As we enter into a season of celebration whether it’s prom, graduations, weddings, or family vacations, you’re sure to take countless photos. In fact, you’ll be in most of them. If you’re nervous about your smile, wishing that your teeth were whiter and brighter, we’re here to help! Don’t spend these special moments shying away from the camera. Instead, use the following tips to recapture a smile you’re proud of.
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Wisdom teeth are the third row of molars that show up in your late teens or early twenties. This extra set of teeth was necessary for our ancestors who ate tough foods like meat, leaves, and roots. Considering the fact that their molars would fall out or get worn down, a new set of teeth was just what our ancestors needed. But over the course of time, the human jawline has adapted to a new diet of softer foods and the advancement of oral hygiene. We don’t need a third set of molars and in fact,...
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You’ve done the hardest part—you scheduled your next dental appointment. Many people tend to avoid the dentist until they experience tooth pain or have a dental issue. But maintaining regular dental check-ups will go a long way to keep your mouth healthy. If you’re new to our practice or it’s been years since your last dentist appointment, we’ll tell you exactly what you can expect from a dental check-up at Anderson & Atkins, DDS. Our goal is to ease your fears and answer your questions so ...
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Nearly 15% of Americans claim to be afraid of the dentist. You are not alone in your hesitation to schedule an appointment. Whatever your reason for fearing a dentist appointment, Anderson and Atkins, DDS is here to help ease your anxiety. We want you to have a positive experience in our office and we want you to schedule regular visits so that your mouth can be healthy. Follow our advice and your next appointment may just be one of your best yet.
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When you’re sick, it’s important to take care of your body, including your teeth. Brushing your teeth is still a necessary habit and may even help you feel better. However, there are certain things you want to avoid and special practices to adopt in order to take care of your mouth while you don’t feel well.
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The idea of "same-day" dentures may be appealing to you. But it’s not quite as simple as the name makes it out to be. Let us show you the details behind same day dentures so you know exactly what to expect. At Anderson & Atkins, DDS we want you to be informed and confident when it comes to making decisions about your teeth. Find out if same day-dentures is the best course of treatment for you.
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As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be making dinner reservations, chocolate covered desserts, and plans for sharing a romantic night with your loved one. But you may also want to make your mouth healthy before the 14th. Kissing has many benefits—it even helps reduce cavities. But if you share kisses with someone who has an unhealthy mouth, you may be sharing more than you bargained for. Take these five steps to get your mouth ready for Valentine’s Day.
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Flossing tends to be one of the most overlooked forms of dental hygiene. Yes, brushing your teeth is important, but so is flossing daily. In order to effectively protect your teeth from cavities and decay, you need to add this habit to your oral care routine. Let us teach you how to properly floss so that you get the best results.
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The most common New Year’s resolutions for 2019 in America are: save money, lose weight/exercise, get a new job or hobby, and make new friends. We know that many of you are already working diligently to begin fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions. While we want to cheer you on towards your goals, we also want you to consider another resolution—take care of your oral health. It’s never too late to enhance your smile by resolving to care for your teeth and gums. Here are five things you can d...
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