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Articles posted by Michelle Pruitt

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

Nobody wants to hear the news of any type of cancer, much less if it’s happening to you. Oral cancer is something we should not dismiss. As stated in a previous blog, we stand by the importance of being mindful of this disease and detecting it early, is key. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness

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How to Elate Your Sweet Tooth & Keep Healthy Teeth!

Having a sweet tooth can take a toll on our oral health. Whether we’re constantly eating sugar all day or satisfying a strong craving after dinner; the bacteria in our mouths feed off of the sugars we consume causing damaging effects in the long-run. However, there are alternative ways to satisfy your sweet tooth while

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Steps of a Healthy Dental Routine Visit

We all have fears of going to the dentist…afraid we might have a cavity or two, perhaps needing another tooth extraction. These things we simply dislike, but it’s better to know about what we need to maintain oral health than not know. Some people’s fears are purely based on the visit itself, mostly because it’s

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Proper Brushing FAQs

Mouth open or mouth closed? After lunch or after dinner? Flat or at an angle? We brush our teeth every day (hopefully!), but who knew it was this complicated. Just grab a brush a get to work, right? Not so fast, my friend! There are actually some best practices to be mindful of when brushing

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What You Need To Know About Crossbites

Typically, when a parent brings a young child to the dentist, the last discussion they’re expecting to have is one centered on braces and orthodontic appliances. Yet, even at ages three and four, a talk about braces, sagittal expanders, and retainers can indeed be front and center when achild is diagnosed with a crossbite. The question

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Reasons You May Have A Dry Mouth

We all know drinking enough water is good for our health. And when you’re feeling parched, there’s nothing better than a tall drink of ice-cold water to dampen that dry mouth of yours. But what do you do when you find yourself constantly needing to wet your whistle? There are numerous reasons you could be

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Flossing 101

Of all the things you can do to maintain a healthy mouth, flossing has got to be the least expensive! But many patients don’t take the time to floss. And if you do, you might not be doing it correctly! Welcome to Flossing 101… Why should you floss?Your toothbrush isn’t enough to brush away the

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