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Water Works

Water Works

Our bodies are made up of 70% water. Water helps keep us hydrated, helps flush toxins and remove waste, and keeps our skin looking healthy, and helps keep our muscles moving. Water is the healthiest drink available. Did you know water works as a vital resource to our teeth and oral health as well? Hydration…

Teeth Are Essential

Your Teeth Are Essential

Our teeth are essential. We need them to speak and chew. We need our teeth so that we can smile to boost our confidence. In fact, our entire mouths are important! Our mouths house saliva which aids in digestion. And a healthy mouth helps reduces the chances of contracting any harmful viruses or bacteria.  Home…

Fluoride Facts

Fluoride Facts

Fluoride has been named one of the top 10 most important public health measures of the 20th century. It’s a naturally occurring mineral in both foods and water. Fluoride strengthens enamel from the outside and inside of the teeth. There are many benefits to know about both systemic and topical fluoride. Drinking fluoridated water helps…

Vaping Is Damaging Your Teeth

5 Ways Vaping Is Damaging Your Teeth

While cigarette smoking is declining, vaping is rising, especially among teenagers and young adults. However, vaping still involves a heating element and nicotine. The side effects and health risks of vaping have not been studied long term.  But what we know so far is that vaping is just as bad, if not worse, than regular…

Dental X-rays Safe

Are Dental X-rays Safe?

X-rays (radiographs) are a vital part of your dental visit. They are images of your teeth, used to evaluate bone level, decay and impacted teeth. They can even show cysts and be used to diagnose cancer in your jaw bone. Digital technology has improved the quality of images and has reduced the amount of radiation…

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer Screenings Save Lives

Did you know that oral cancer kills one person every hour in the United States? Every year, oral oropharyngeal cancer affects close to 50,000 Americans. Easy Oral Cancer Screenings The good news is your dentist and dental hygienist at the Dental Store are trained to look for oral cancer and any signs of tissue change…