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How the Bright Summer Sun Can Enhance Your Oral Health!

June 2, 2021

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women lying in the summer sun

In the northern hemisphere, the sun shines its strongest from late June until early September. It turns out that the bright sunlight is good for more than just getting a tan and having barbecues. Researchers have discovered that the rich solar beams can have a positive impact on your gum health. As you continue reading, learn about a common oral health threat that millions of Americans face and the benefits that the summer sun offers!

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Why Is My Blood Pressure Taken at Dental Checkups?

May 11, 2021

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Why does my dentist take my blood pressureWhen you visit your dentist, you know they are going to take a close look at your teeth and gums, but you might not expect them to check your blood pressure. You might be caught off guard and go home wondering why does my dentist take my blood pressure? Believe it or not, it isn’t unusual. Although it doesn’t directly relate to your oral health, your heart health plays a crucial role in your dental care.

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Tips for Protecting Your Lips from Sun Damage

April 30, 2021

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woman smiling in the sun

The sun provides many natural benefits for your overall health, such as Vitamin D to strengthen the bones and immune system, and a boost of serotonin to ward off depression. While these are great things, it’s also important to be aware that too much sun exposure without proper skin protection can cause damage to it. Your lips, in particular, are very fragile and prone to harm from the sun, and your Bradford dentist has some tips to share that can help you protect them.

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Must-Know Tips to Avoid a Dental Emergency

March 18, 2021

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Woman needing a cavity detection system.If you’re like many people, you likely never expect to need an emergency dentist; however, sudden oral health issues are more common than you might realize. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency each year. Although you can’t fully stop one from occurring, there are several things you can do to prevent an unexpected trip to your dentist, like using a cavity detection system. Here are 6 tips to help you avoid a dental emergency.

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How Keeping Your Heart Healthy Starts with Your Smile

February 6, 2021

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Red heart and stethoscope for Heart Health Month

A dental blog may not first place you’d expect to see information about the heart. However, keeping your heart healthy actually begins with your smile! That is in part because new research has linked gum disease to serious heart problems. Did you know that February is American Heart Health Month? There is no better time than now to explore the surprising connection between a healthy smile and a healthy heart. Keep reading below to learn more!

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Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Floss More

January 25, 2021

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couple flossing together in bradfordDid you know that 28% of people say that they only floss when they feel the need to, or not even at all? It is one of the most important dental hygiene practices that are responsible for keeping your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life, but unfortunately, it often gets placed on the backburner. Whether they feel they don’t have time, or just don’t think it’s important enough to go to the “trouble of it,” people have a multitude of excuses when it comes to why they haven’t been flossing. Maybe you decided to break the mold this year and choose to add flossing more to your list of New year’s resolutions – and if not, there’s still time! Keep reading to learn a few tips that can help you prioritize it this year.

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7 Common Flossing Mistakes

December 3, 2020

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woman flossingOn top of brushing, you need to floss every day in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy. This has been drilled into your head since you were very young, but many people still don’t have this step as a regular part of their routine. On top of that, there are all sorts of common mistakes that you could be making even if you are a diligent flosser. Continue reading to learn about some common flossing mistakes so you know to avoid them in the future.

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4 Ways to Help Manage Your Invisalign Treatment While Traveling

November 22, 2020

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Woman standing outside of her car in winter clothing holding a coffee mugRemembering to pack the right amount of clothing, body care, and hair products can be tough. Many people choose to make a list so they can check off each item as they go. But if you’re in the middle of an orthodontic treatment, dental care items will likely be at the top of your list. Traveling with Invisalign doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are 4 tips to help keep you on track while you’re on the move this holiday season. (more…)

6 Tips for a Healthy Smile This Halloween

October 29, 2020

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Kids trick-or-treatingHalloween is almost here! You are just putting the finishing touches on your costume and preparing by buying a large quantity of sweets that will only become bigger in the coming days. As fun as a holiday as this is, especially for kids, it doesn’t usually have the best effect on teeth. Fortunately, being worried about your family’s smiles doesn’t mean that you can’t have any fun this year. Your dentist shares some tips to help you and your kids enjoy the spooky season without needing fillings afterwards.

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Why Is Fluoride in Drinking Water?

September 27, 2020

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Woman enjoying fluoride in drinking waterYou probably know that toothpaste helps prevent cavities because it contains fluoride. However, did you know that your community drinking water is probably fortified with this important mineral as well? For over 75 years, people in the US have been drinking fluoridated tap water. While some people are concerned that this is a bad thing, numerous studies indicate that there is a wide variety of benefits to this tactic. Read on to discover five reasons why fluoride in drinking water is good for the health of your smile.

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