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Enjoy a Healthier Smile This Year with These 3 Resolutions

January 18, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — lubbockdentist @ 2:02 pm
The words “Happy New Year 2024” in gold

If you feel like you could be doing a better job of protecting your smile, the new year is a perfect chance to start making a few changes. Picking up better habits now could go a long way toward helping you keep your teeth and gums in excellent shape in the long run. Below are 3 examples of New Year’s resolutions that dentists might suggest to patients who want to improve their oral health.

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Stocking Stuffers That Can Help Keep Smiles Pretty

December 13, 2023

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Gingerbread man

The holiday season is known for involving a lot of gift-giving. While big-ticket items like bicycles, video game consoles, and sportscars seem to get all of the attention, the smaller gifts known as stocking stuffers mean a lot too. While stockings are traditionally filled with candy and small toys, it’s not a bad idea for Santa to leave a few items in there that can help a child maintain their oral health. Here are some smile-friendly stocking stuffer ideas from your dentist to help keep smiles shiny and bright during the holidays.

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3 Easy Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Thanksgiving

November 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lubbockdentist @ 4:27 pm
A table set with Thanksgiving dinner with people blurry in the background

Thanksgiving is around the corner which for many people means planning to host family and friends or cooking for the big day. You likely are busy with all the prep work of cleaning and crossing off each item from your grocery shopping list. It’s easy to get caught up in the festive spirit, but your dentist wants to remind you that it’s important to remember your teeth even during special occasions. After all, it’s important to express gratitude for the role they play in helping you eat and speak every day. Keep reading to learn 3 tips that can keep your teeth healthy this holiday.

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5 Tips for Ensuring the Survival of Your Teeth This Halloween

October 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lubbockdentist @ 12:59 pm
A family enjoying Halloween with good oral health

Halloween is a fun and festive time of year, filled with costumes, decorations, and more sweet treats than you can shake a broom at. While indulging in candy is a beloved tradition, it’s important to remember that you need to prioritize your oral health, even during this sugary season. Continue reading to find seven tips to ensure a mouth-healthy Halloween.

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Knowing the Enemy: Interesting Facts About Gum Disease

September 13, 2023

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Woman shows her gums

Since more than 80% of adults deal with some form of gum disease, it is one of the most common ailments in America. Unfortunately, many people have it because they don’t understand how it works or what causes it, leaving them stuck with irritating and slowly worsening infections. In honor of Gum Care Month this September, here are some interesting facts from your dentist about gum disease to help you better understand how to avoid it.

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Back-to-School Tips for Acing Your Next Dental Exam

August 10, 2023

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Schoolboy smiles

The beginning of fall is a busy time of year. With kids getting ready to return to school, parents are in a rush to stock up on school supplies while making sure that physicals and immunizations are in order. Before you get caught up in the back-to-school stampede yourself, take care to see that everyone’s dental health is off to a good start for the new year. In addition to keeping on top of dental checkups, here’s what you need to know about practicing good oral hygiene for this academic season.

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4 Subtle Signs You Need More Water

July 10, 2023

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woman drinking water from a clear glass

Water—you need it to survive. It facilitates many functions, and it makes up roughly 60 percent of your body. Unfortunately, according to the National Institute of Health, about 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. During the hot summer months, more than any other time of year, staying hydrated is especially important.

Some signs of dehydration are pretty clear, while others are more subtle. So how can you tell if you need more water? Look out for these indications!

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3 Ways to Protect Your Teeth on Summer Vacation

June 9, 2023

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family playing on the beach

Summer is finally here, and now that kids are out of school families are all going on vacation. It can almost feel like summertime is an escape from the rest of your life, but the truth is that you’re as susceptible as ever to all kinds of oral health issues.

That means that you need to do a couple of things to maintain your oral health during this summer vacation. Here are a few things you’ll probably need to keep in mind.

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Visit the Dentist Before Your Vacation! Bon Voyage!

May 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lubbockdentist @ 2:30 pm
family enjoying their vacation at the beach

You’ve been counting down the days until you pack up and go on summer vacation. Needless to say you’ve been looking forward to it for a long time, and you want everything to be perfect. In addition to making all the travel arrangements, there are a few other things you need to take care of before you leave—like having someone watch your dog or feed your fish and putting in your time-off paperwork.

One must-do task is making sure you’re up-to-date with your dental checkups and cleanings. What are the benefits of having this kind of visit before going on vacation? Read on to find out!

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Invest Your Tax Refund in Better Oral Health

April 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — lubbockdentist @ 6:38 pm

Man pulling cash out of walletTax season is almost over, which means you’ve probably received your refund. If the extra cash is burning a hole in your pocket, don’t blow it on a big-ticket item or lavish shopping spree. Instead, invest in yourself by improving your smile. Here are 3 ways to achieve healthy teeth and gums using your tax refund.

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