A Better Smile Family Dentistry Blog


drinking water to combat dry mouth and tooth decay

Dry Mouth Isn’t Just Unpleasant…It Can Cause Tooth Decay!

Dry mouth can make it more likely that you'll get tooth decay! The presence of saliva in your mouth is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy.

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Young woman with braces

Great Reasons to Get Braces

Many people think of braces as a right of passage that we subject pre-teens & teens to in the midst of their most awkward years just to ensure they have a nice straight smile by the time they reach adulthood. But the truth is that braces can benefit people of all ages & not all of the reasons to get braces are aesthetic.

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The Zen of Brushing Your Teeth

In the daily rush of modern life it can be hard to find time to care for yourself, and this includes taking appropriate care of your smile. Brushing and flossing your teeth properly each day is vital to avoiding tooth decay and toothaches.

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Father and Daughter Brushing Teeth

A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Good Brushing Habits to Your Kids

Brushing your teeth is very important for your oral & overall health, but to kids, it’s just a chore. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are some tips for teaching your kids how to brush their teeth effectively & solidify good dental care habits for a lifetime of healthy teeth.

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5 Reasons to Visit the Dentist

There have been unanswered calls, deleted voicemails,  ignored texts, & friendly reminders that never make it out of the envelope...we both know it's been a while since you visited the dentist. If all our efforts to reconnect with you haven't convinced you, maybe the following 5 reasons to see the dentist will get you to take care of your teeth properly again!

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School required dental exam for kids

Your Child’s School May Require a Dental Exam

Many primary & secondary schools across the United States (& in some other countries) require students to have a dental exam from a pediatric dentist or family dentist before they finish certain grade levels.

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comparing the price of dental implants

Why on Earth Do Implants Cost So Much?

Dental implants are the top-of-the-line when it comes to natural and functional replacements for missing teeth, but that excellence can come with a hefty price tag. Replacing missing teeth can have a positive effect on your health,

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Boy putting in his sports mouth guard

Protecting Kids’ Teeth During Sports

Wearing a mouth guard during sports activities is one of the best ways to avoid injuries to your child's teeth & emergency dental care. Mouth guards, which are made from a plastic or rubber material & fit over the top arch of teeth, not only protect your teeth, but also protect lips & cheeks from being damaged by teeth during an impact.

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woman with bruxism grinding her teeth

The Facts & Mysteries of Bruxism

Bruxism is what dentists call teeth clenching and teeth grinding. The symptoms of bruxism are fairly easy to spot, as are the complications that can result from it.

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We Respect Your Busy Schedule

If we're honest with ourselves, we know that visiting the dentist is not high on your list of favorite activities. As much as we love dentistry & caring for smiles, we know the general public doesn't quite share our passion. That's why we do everything we can to make sure we provide dental care in a way that respects your busy schedule.

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