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Why Is Scheduling a Dentist’s Appointment Early in the Year Such a Great Idea?

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 8:43 pm
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The beginning of the year is a time for new beginnings, and many people use it as an opportunity to improve themselves in some way. While it’s common to resolve to exercise more, read more books, and quit smoking for the new year, it’s also a great idea to get ahead of your dental health in the earlier months. Here are a few reasons why scheduling a dentist’s appointment early in the year is an excellent idea.

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3 Holiday Drinks that can Cause Problems for your Teeth

December 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 10:02 am
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One of the best things about the holiday season is the food, and while indulging a little bit in what the season has to offer is nice, there are some things you’re likely to run into this December that you ought to exercise a little bit of caution around for the sake of your teeth.

While you might ordinarily keep your guard up around certain foods, you may also want to think about what you’re drinking to wash down your meal. Here are a few examples of holiday drinks that could cause problems for your teeth.

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4 Thanksgiving Tips for Healthy, Happy Teeth

November 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 8:32 pm
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Many people get excited this time of year because of the delicious recipes and delectable treats. It’s also a great time to take a moment and express gratitude for the things in your life that are sometimes overlooked, like your teeth. They play a key role in your ability to eat and speak, meaning the holidays just wouldn’t be the same without them! It’s important that you care for them to avoid any potential issues down the road. After all, prevention is the best offense against disease and decay when it comes to your teeth. Keep reading to learn 4 tips for keeping your pearly whites pristine this Thanksgiving!

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Am I a Candidate for General Anesthesia for Dental Care?

September 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 7:52 pm

Dentist looking in the mouth of sedated female patientSedation dentistry allows you to sit back and relax when needing dental work or dealing with anxiety. Nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation are effective, but some situations may require a stronger solution. General anesthesia is the highest level of dental sedation and is only reserved for certain patients. Here’s what you need to know to determine if you might be a candidate for general anesthesia. 

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3 Procedures You May Need Before Getting Dental Implants

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 2:40 am
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For people dealing with missing teeth, dental implants offer a lasting and natural solution. These artificial tooth roots, often made from titanium, are surgically placed in the jawbone to support replacement tooth restorations like dental crowns. Dental implants not only provide a natural appearance but can also endure for many years with proper care. However, there are situations where preparatory steps are needed to guarantee successful implant placement. Continue reading as we discuss three important treatments that might be necessary before getting dental implants.

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