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Tooth Brushing & Flossing Tips to Keep Your Family Smiling

June 4, 2018

Boy flossing his teethMost people take their daily tooth brushing and flossing routines for granted. If you’ve been brushing and flossing the same way since you were a toddler, it may be time to take a few minutes to brush up on some of the basics of maintaining your optimal oral health. Visiting a family dentistry team twice a year for dental exams and cleanings is essential, but the other 363 days of the year, oral hygiene is up to you. In this post, we’ll walk through some tips to help you make the most of your at-home hygiene routine.

5 Tips to Keep Kids’ Smiles Healthy this Summer

happy kids outdoors in summertimeSummertime is great for kids, but it can be a real struggle for parents. Keeping up with our children all day, planning activities, searching for caregivers, and other issues arise over the summer. Another thing to keep in mind to ensure your kids have a healthy and safe summer is oral health. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the things you should keep in mind to help kids maintain their optimal level of oral health all summer long.

Your Family Dentist in Springfield Discusses Dental Sealants

March 13, 2018

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little boy at dentistThe battle against tooth decay is a constant and challenging one for children. Constant because there are always bacteria in the mouth just waiting to erode tooth enamel and start a cavity; challenging because little ones may not have the patience or dexterity to brush and floss well. Fortunately, your family dentist in Springfield can help. We apply dental sealants to children’s bicuspids and molars to effectively block nasty bacteria from reaching the biting surfaces of teeth.


Your Family Dentist in Springfield Discusses Children’s Dental Health

November 3, 2017

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children smiling at family dentist in SpringfieldIs there anything more heartwarming than your children’s smiles? Well yes actually—knowing that those smiles are healthy, too, should make parents feel good. You do a lot to make sure your children’s oral health is in top condition. Did you know that helping your children manage stress can be an important influence? Read on to learn more about how stress can impact a smile and what your family dentist in Springfield recommends.


Family Dentist in Springfield: How to Order Teeth Friendly Coffee Drinks

September 15, 2017

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woman drinking coffeeC-O-F-F-E-E! For some, their coffee is ready even before they get out of bed in the morning. For others, coffee represents a way to socialize with friends, meet a client or just relax after a long day. Whatever coffee means to you, there are ways to order this ubiquitous drink that will have less impact on your teeth. Read on for tips from a family dentist in Springfield.


Family Dentist in Springfield Offers Tips for a Healthy Smile on Vacation

July 24, 2017

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Family Playing American Football Together In ParkBon Voyage! Have a safe trip! Send pictures! If you’re about to head out on a family vacation, you’re probably thinking about what to pack for yourself and the kids, who will get your mail while you’re away and all the fun you’ll have on your trip. That’s all great—but don’t forget you still need to make sure everyone takes care of his or her smiles while on vacation. Here are some tips from a family dentist in Springfield.


A Family Dentist in Springfield Discusses Dental Product Expiration Dates

May 15, 2017

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mother and daughter brushing teethOpen your refrigerator and you might find foods or beverages that have been there long past the expiration date. Some are probably safe for a short time longer, but others need to be thrown out sooner rather than later for the health and safety of your family. But what about dental products? Did you even know that they have expiration dates, too? Fact of the matter is they do, and they are worth paying attention to. Here’s some helpful advice from a family dentist in Springfield.


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