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Oral Care Tips: How to Clean Your Toothbrush

July 13, 2021

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When was the last time you cleaned your toothbrush? If you can’t remember, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Most people don’t realize that cleaning your toothbrush is just as crucial as brushing your teeth. Although you don’t have to sterilize it every day, you should still take some extra steps to keep it clean in between uses. Otherwise, it can lose its cleaning ability and fail to keep your mouth healthy. Read on as your dentist in Springfield explains how to clean your toothbrush.


Bring Up These 6 Health Factors at Your Next Dental Checkup

June 9, 2021

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Even though your dentist and your doctor have separate offices, the line between your oral health and bodily health is not so clear-cut. In fact, your mouth is very interconnected to the rest of your body. That is why it’s important to share your medical history and any recent health updates with your dentist, so they can provide the best care possible. Here are 6 health factors you should mention during your next dental checkup.


3 Oral Hygiene Habits You Should Never Skip (But Probably Do)

May 6, 2021

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man brushing his teeth in the mirror

You may think that brushing and flossing are all that’s necessary to keep your teeth healthy. And while that may be the bulk of it, there are other essential practices that most people seem to forget. Skipping important steps in your at-home dental care routine can put your oral health at risk, leading to problems like cavities, bad breath, bleeding gums, and much more. So, what are these critical habits? Read along to find out what they are and why you should always follow them.


How Seasonal Allergies Impact Your Oral Health

April 23, 2021

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Allergy Season Ahead sign

April showers bring… terrible allergies! If you get a stuffy nose, are constantly sneezing, and struggle with itchy eyes, then you know all too well how uncomfortable this season can be. What you may not know, however, is how allergy season can negatively impact your smile. Keep reading to learn a few ways it can affect your oral health!


How to Prevent 3 of the Most Common Oral Health Issues

March 23, 2021

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Woman with gum disease

Many of us have dealt with an oral health problem at one point or another. In fact, over 80% of adults have had at least one cavity by the age of 34. They are an inconvenience to your busy life and can even be painful to work with. The good news is that most oral health issues can be avoided with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dental office. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common oral health problems that Americans deal with and what you can do to prevent them.

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