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21st Century Dental Blog

Don’t Let Popular Holiday Foods Ruin Your Smile

December 10, 2021

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Smiling woman wearing holiday hatThe holidays are right around the corner, which means so are your favorite seasonal dishes and plenty of sweet treats. If you’re like many adults, you’ll likely indulge during the next few weeks. Besides having to loosen your belt a few notches, some holiday foods can come back to haunt your smile. Don’t worry, you can enjoy tasty meals and delicious, but here are 3 foods you’ll want to skip.

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5 Reasons to Be Grateful for Your Dental Implants!

November 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 8:02 pm
Birds eye view of Thanksgiving dinner

Just like that, it’s the time of the year when everyone gives thanks. Your family, friends, and the good food are all reasons to be grateful this Thanksgiving. However, if you have missing teeth replaced by dental implants, this amazing dental treatment is surely something you should appreciate. For a quick reminder, read to learn some of the top reasons to be thankful for your dental implants this holiday season.

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Upcoming Implant Surgery? Learn Some Easy Aftercare Tips!

October 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 8:35 pm
Woman relaxing on her couch while smiling

If you have implant surgery coming up, congrats! You’re on your way toward a healthier, more beautiful smile that allows you a variety of benefits. While dental implants do require surgery, they have a success rate of 95% even after 10 years. Once you get them, it’s up to you to follow your dentist’s instructions for recovery. To ensure that your healing period goes as smooth as possible, here are some aftercare tips you can use!

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5 Easy Tips for a Healthy & Fun Halloween!

October 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 8:19 pm

Halloween is the best time of the year for children – they’re allowed to dress up, and of course, get free candy! However, goblins and ghouls aren’t the only things scary about Halloween. This sugary season causes a dramatic increase in cavities, which is down-right spooky! Thankfully, your dentist has included 5 tips for helping your son or daughter enjoy October 31st without putting their teeth at risk.

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Autoimmune Disease & Dental Insurance: Save Money, Stay Healthy!

September 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 7:09 pm
Woman smiling in dental chair giving thumps up

Your immune system is so important because it helps your body fight illness. Well, that’s what it’s supposed to do. If you have an autoimmune disease, it will actually attack the healthy cells in your body. Of course, this issue isn’t exclusive to your physical wellbeing – it can negatively impact your oral health as well. Thankfully, you can prevent dental issues by attending your routine dental checkups before the end of the year while also saving some money if you have insurance. Read on to learn how!

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Bump on Your Gums? Here are 4 Potential Causes!

August 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 6:11 pm
Woman with hand on her cheek due to dental pain

You may have experienced gum pain or irritation in the past, but do you know why it occurs? Plaque and bacteria build up without proper dental care, causing inflammation and infection. But is this what’s also causing the bump on your gums? While this symptom may be alarming, it is typically not an urgent emergency. Read on to learn the top 4 most common causes as well as your treatment options.

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Why TikTok’s Toothless Princess’ Message Is So Important

July 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 4:19 pm
Closeup of TikTok app on smartphone

TikTok is an app that has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. In fact, they have over 1 billion active users! Although it’s most known for endless dance videos and must-know hacks, some creators are using their platform to spread awareness on important topics. For example, Alicia (also known as Princess Glitter Head) is a young mom who has made it her mission to normalize dentures… toothless! Keep reading to learn about her journey and the benefits of implant dentures.

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The Surprising Link Between Alzheimer’s & Gum Disease

June 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 6:14 pm
Older man with greying hair smiling with glasses

You’ve been told to care for your smile your entire life, but did you know that great oral health could mean better overall health? In a recent study, research suggests that gum disease may increase your risk of Alzheimer’s. During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, your dentist has included some useful information on this surprising connection as well as some ways you can keep your mouth AND mind healthy!

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Dental Tips for a Healthy & Safe St. Patrick’s Day!

March 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 6:50 pm
Group of people clinking glasses of beer together

St. Patrick’s Day is officially just around the corner, which means lots of fun, family, friends, celebration, and of course, beer! While many are looking forward to the “lucky” traditions surrounding this holiday, it can actually be unlucky for your teeth. In fact, dentists see an increase in appointments by an average of 64%. Whether it’s bar fights, alcohol-induced accidents, or not using teeth properly, it’s important to protect your smile so you can avoid a dental emergency. Read on to get some quick and easy tips for having a safe St. Patrick’s Day!

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Teeth Hurt When You Work Out? Here’s Why!

January 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsmith @ 9:40 pm
Man and woman without tooth pain smiling outside while working out

Running, lifting weights, playing sports, yoga, CrossFit—there are so many different ways to exercise, and they’re all great for your body and your mind. However, do you ever feel pain or sensitivity in your smile while you’re participating in your favorite activity? This uncomfortable problem can be annoying, or it might be a significant issue if it’s keeping you from your workout! Read on to learn more about your tooth pain and why your smile may be hurting while you exercise.

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