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The Grinch of Oral Health: The Effects of Holiday Stress On Your Smile

December 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccmtvernon @ 2:49 pm
a couple yelling due to holiday stress

The festive season is a time for joy, spending time with family and friends, and sharing gifts with the people you love. However, with all the planning involved for events or looking for presents and preparing feasts, this can cause some holiday stress for many people. Other than your overall well-being, feeling overwhelmed can also negatively impact your oral health. Keep reading to learn how stress can affect your smile and ways to protect your teeth.


Protect Your Smile: Beware of Tooth Risks in Holiday Foods

November 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccmtvernon @ 4:59 pm
a group of friends enjoying holiday foods

It’s that time of year to show thanks as well as the Christmas spirit! With the festive season upon us, you’re likely excited to spend time with loved ones, share gifts, and enjoy all the delicious staple meals during these months. While many treats might be mouthwatering, they might not be the best options for your oral health. To keep your teeth safe, here are a few holiday foods you’ll want to be careful with this season.


It’s Halloween! Here’s Why Visiting Your Dentist Isn’t Spooky

October 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccmtvernon @ 1:38 pm
a patient covering his mouth from his dentist

With all the Halloween spirit and ghouls during October, you might have come across a variety of online scary stories, including tales about dental treatments. If you tend to feel anxious about visiting your dentist, you aren’t the only one. Almost 36% of all Americans feel a similar way. That said, leaving your oral health unchecked can spell disaster if any underlying issues aren’t treated, such as a cavity. To help you feel more comfortable, here are several tips to practice for reducing dental anxiety so you can get the care you deserve for a healthier smile!


Top 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Gum Disease

September 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccmtvernon @ 2:42 pm
a woman showing signs of gum disease

Other than expecting autumn leaves and fall weather, September is also known as Gum Care Month. One statistic that might surprise you is the fact that almost half of American adults over 30 years old are struggling with periodontal disease. For this reason, it’s important to understand your risk factors and the best methods for maintaining a healthier smile. Read on to learn several little-known facts about gum disease and how to preserve your oral health.


How Prioritizing Your Child’s Oral Health Can Ensure Academic Success

August 16, 2023

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a student smiling with good oral health at school

With summer over and school coming back in session, there are plenty of things that your child will need to do to get ready for the new semester. Other than getting them the supplies they need for academic success, helping them maintain healthy pearly whites is also essential. After all, cavities are very common and can easily develop without proper care. Read on to learn several tips to keep your child from needing to head to the dentist often throughout the school year.


Top 4 Reasons to Start Invisalign During the Summer

July 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccmtvernon @ 1:32 pm
a man smiling during summer while undergoing Invisalign

Have you been wanting to get Invisalign to straighten your pearly whites? While the treatment is typically quicker and more comfortable than traditional braces, you may be wondering when the best time is to begin the process. Fortunately, now that the warmer weather is here, spending your days in the sun with family and friends might just be the moment you’ve been waiting for. Read on to learn four reasons summer is the ideal time to start Invisalign.


Dental Emergency During Summer Vacation? Here’s What To Do

June 13, 2023

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a woman experiencing a dental emergency during summer vacation

A dental emergency can often feel unsettling or overwhelming, especially if you’re already traveling overseas or away from home for summer vacation. If you experience one during your trip, you’ll want to remain calm and act quickly to address the situation. Read on to learn what you should do if you ever encounter a dental emergency during your summertime fun.


3 Cosmetic Dentistry Options for a Perfect Graduation Smile

May 10, 2023

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a graduate student smiling after undergoing cosmetic dentistry

Do you have a high school or college student who is finally going to graduate? To celebrate this momentous day, you can be sure that they’ll want to look their best for all the pictures you’re going to take. Other than planning a get-together afterward, enhancing their smile with cosmetic dentistry can be a major boost in their appearance and self-confidence! Read on to learn which dental procedures they can choose from to upgrade their pearly whites for their graduation day.


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

April 11, 2023

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a woman excited about her tax refund

April is typically the month when people start getting their tax refunds. If you’ve finally received yours, then you’re likely figuring out how you can spend your extra funds. Though it’s incredibly tempting to use it for things like entertainment or vacation, you should consider investing it in your oral health. Keep reading to learn the top three reasons you ought to use your tax refund for dental treatment!


Smarten Up Your Oral Hygiene Routine in 4 Simple Ways

March 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ccmtvernon @ 4:02 pm
a family smiling after practicing great oral hygiene

With the spring season, you’re likely to go through your house and clean or reorganize any clutter to renew your living space. Though tidying up your home can feel great, you might experience something better by updating your oral hygiene routine. After all, having a healthy and beautiful smile can do wonders for both your dental and overall well-being. Here are four easy ways you can spruce up your daily oral care.

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