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Are the Holidays the Worst Time of the Year for Your Teeth?

December 2, 2023

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Friends at a holiday dinner

The holidays will be here before you know it! This is such an exciting time of year, as you get to spend time with family, visit with friends, and enjoy some delicious meals together. However, you should be especially mindful when it comes to your smile this December. The holiday season may be the worst time of year for your smile, and many people end up needing restorative work in the new year. Continue reading to learn why this is as well as some tips to help you maintain the health of your smile.


Travel Tips: How to Care for Your Smile While Traveling for the Holidays

November 8, 2023

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Red suitcases next to large Christmas tree at airport

Whether you are getting on a flight, taking a road trip, or just heading a few towns over, it’s of the utmost importance that you take care of your teeth while traveling for the holidays. Otherwise, you’ll start 2024 with a mouthful of cavities – yikes! To prevent that from happening, we’re sharing some helpful tips right here.


Three Ways to Slay your Sweet Tooth This Halloween

October 26, 2023

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Picture of Halloween candy

If you’re reading this, you’re probably the kind of person that’s conscientious about your health. As such, you might be the kind of person to normally avoid indulging in too many sweets. However, when Halloween comes around, it might seem like sugar is absolutely impossible to avoid.

It could be necessary to take on a more deliberate approach in order to avoid candy for the sake of your physical, and oral, health. Here are a few tips to help you stave off a sweet tooth this time of year.


Are Whiter Teeth Healthier?

October 10, 2023

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Woman with brown hair and a denim jacket in front of a blue background pointing to her white smile with 2 fingers

Beautifully bright, white smiles are reflected to us everywhere we go. We see them on models in advertisements, social media influencers, and movie stars alike. It’s easy to assume that because their teeth are shining, they must also be in perfect condition. Unfortunately, that’s not entirely true! Your dentist would be the first to tell you that just because someone’s smile looks perfect doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Keep reading to learn 3 reasons why having a whiter smile doesn’t necessarily mean better!


Set Your Child Up for Academic Success with an End-of-Summer Dental Exam

August 11, 2023

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A new school year is a time for change and learning, but it also brings risks to your child’s dental health. If they don’t keep up with proper oral hygiene, they are almost certain to wind up with an issue that could land them at an emergency dentist’s appointment. The good news is that if you bring your child in for a dental exam before the end of the summer, your dentist can catch and correct oral health issues before they become big, disruptive problems. Read on to learn how a dental exam before the school year can help your child get better grades.


How to Be Prepared for a Dental Emergency on Vacation

July 13, 2023

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Man with tooth pain

Nothing ruins a vacation like a sudden toothache or some other type of dental injury. Unfortunately, dental emergencies can strike at any time. Whether they result from injury or develop in your mouth for a long time without your knowledge, you can be left in pain and in need of a dentist. Not to mention, if you are out of town, you probably won’t know where a reputable dental professional is if you haven’t prepared. Read on for some ways to be ready for a dental emergency on vacation.


3 Reasons to Start Invisalign Treatment This Summer

June 9, 2023

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person holding Invisalign aligner and smiling

Feeling self-conscious about gaps or misalignment in your teeth can greatly impact your confidence in smiling. Fortunately, Invisalign offers a solution by effectively addressing these concerns and providing you with the harmonious smile you’ve always desired. While Invisalign treatment is advantageous at any time, continue reading to learn about the specific reasons why starting your Invisalign journey during the summer can be highly beneficial.


Why See a Dentist Before Summer Vacation?

May 18, 2023

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A group of young people enjoying their summer vacation

It’s well into May, so the summer season is back again. Given that fact, perhaps you’re itching for a lengthy vacation. Fun in the sun could be what you need! Still, don’t get too gung-ho about a trip away from work or school. You should see a dentist before summer vacation. That way, you’ll enjoy summertime even more. Your Lewis Center dental practice can even explain why that’s the case. Here, then, are four perks to visiting the dentist before summer vacation.


Got Your Tax Refund? Here’s Why You Should Invest It in Your Smile!

April 13, 2023

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Man with glasses smiling while reading tax refund paperwork

According to CNBC, the average tax refund in 2023 is about $2,753. Whether yours is significantly more or a bit less, you might be wondering what to do with this “bonus” cash. While your initial thought may be to spend it on a lavish purchase or use it toward an upcoming vacation, the best choice for your oral health, overall well-being, confidence, and wallet may be investing it in dental care. To learn why you should invest your tax refund in your smile, read on!


5 Traits of an Excellent Dental Implant Candidate

March 9, 2023

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a dentist explaining dental implants to a patient

If you considering dental implants to complete your smile, you are on the right track! They are widely considered by dental professionals as the gold standard of tooth-loss solutions. The biocompatible titanium steel posts integrate seamlessly with your jaw, replacing the tooth from the root to the crown. However, there are some essential requirements to be able to qualify for this unique tooth replacement. Here are five of them!

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