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  • Considerations When Picking the Right Mouthwash
    A solid oral health routine begins with daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Without a consistent oral health regimen, you may begin to experience tooth decay and bacterial infections. Few patients Read more
  • The Dog Days of Summer
    Here we are in the middle of the hottest time of the year. Yes, it’s the dog days of summer. But, wait—just what are “the dog days of summer,” anyway? The Read more
  • Headaches, TMJ, and Dentistry
    That ache in your head may stem from your jaw. If your jaw falls out of alignment, you could have temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. It's not clear what causes TMD. Read more
  • Broken Tooth: Is It an emergency or not?
    Have you ever had that sinking feeling after biting into something soft and chewy and feeling something hard and crunchy instead? You’ve chipped or broken a tooth, but what should Read more
  • Brushing Tips for Kids
    You’re all set for your happy morning and nighttime ritual. You’ve provided your son with his favorite action hero toothbrush and your daughter with her favorite flavored toothpaste. You’ve gotten Read more
  • Fun Facts for the Fourth
    The Fourth of July is a great time to get together with friends and family members for BBQ, games, fireworks, and other celebrations in honor of our country’s independence. While Read more
  • The Effects of Biting Your Nails
    Also known as onchophagia, the habit of nail biting is one of the so-called “nervous habits” that can be triggered by stress, excitement, or boredom. Approximately half of all kids Read more
  • Canker sores, cold sores, and mouth sores: What's the difference?
    At Healthy Smiles Dental Group, LLC, we know many people have experienced some form of mouth sores or irritation. Some mouth sores are harmless and go away on their own Read more
  • Four Great Additions to Your Dental-Healthy Diet
    Calcium from dairy products for strong bones and teeth? Check. Vitamin C from fruits and vegetables for gum health? Check. Protein from lean meats, eggs, and fish to create, maintain, Read more
  • Summer Break: An ideal time for wisdom teeth removal
    After your son or daughter departs for college, the last thing you want to get is a call or text to learn he or she is in pain. the doctor Read more
  • What exactly is a root canal?
    Hearing that you need a root canal can be highly intimidating. What is a root canal? It is the removal of the nerve supply from the tooth. Here, the doctor Read more
  • Memorial Day and Getting Ready for Summer
    Memorial Day didn't become an official holiday until 1971, but Americans started gathering annually in the spring to remember those who lost their lives in war during the 1860s, right Read more
  • Common Emergency Care Visits: Toothaches or abscesses
    Dental problems do not always wait for normal office hours. Broken fillings or damaged teeth are common reasons for emergency treatment. Toothaches and abscesses can also require prompt attention. the Read more
  • Celebrate Your Mom’s Smile with These Mother’s Day Gifts
    Mother’s Day is around the corner, and if you’re looking for some different gifting ideas for one of the most important people in your life, we have some suggestions for Read more
  • May Marks National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!
    The merry month of May also happens to be National Fitness and Sports Month, so take advantage of the warmer days to get outside and exercise! Bringing a friend, family Read more
  • When snoring becomes more than just annoying: The dangers of sleep apnea
    Sawing wood. That’s what your wife calls it when you wake her up with your snoring. This type of scenario plays out in homes around the world, and couples have Read more

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