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April Showers Bring Terrible Allergies

April 26, 2021

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Woman with allergies blowing her noseApril is here, which means allergy season is in full swing. As pollen, animal dander, and other allergens circulate in the air, you can experience a variety of symptoms. Although you might believe itchy eyes and a runny nose are the worst of them, allergies can also affect your oral health. Here’s how you can protect your smile from any complications while managing your allergies.
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3 Holidays to Be Wary of This Month

March 4, 2021

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Green beerAre you excited to celebrate all of your favorite March holidays in Athens this year? After such a long year of uncertainty, you certainly deserve it! However, you definitely don’t want to be spending extra time in the dental chair because you weren’t cautious about all of the questionable foods that you were consuming during this time. Fortunately, you can enjoy yourself this month while watching out for your smile. Here are some of the holidays that you should be wary of this year so they you can maintain excellent oral health!

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5 Signs That You May Need to Replace Your Dentures

February 5, 2021

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dentures soaking in a glassOne of the best things about living in today’s world is that you no longer need to settle for missing teeth. Gaps in your smile can be a thing of the past. Thanks to modern dental technology, there are several different tooth replacement options out there, including dentures. They can be lifechanging for people who are missing most of or all of their teeth, but they don’t last forever. Here are some signs that you may be needing some new dentures in Athens pretty soon.

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Will I Need Periodontal Therapy Before Cosmetic Dentistry?

January 14, 2021

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Cosmetic dentist showing model of gum disease.Are you unhappy with how your teeth look? You’re not alone. As much as one-third of adults don’t like the appearance of their teeth. Thankfully, you don’t need to live with the imperfections. Your cosmetic dentist can create a smile you’ll want to show off; however, you might need gum disease therapy before moving forward with the transformation process. To achieve a picture-perfect smile, you’ll need to have a healthy foundation. Here’s why you might need periodontal therapy before any cosmetic procedures.
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How Do Face Masks Affect Your Oral Health?

December 19, 2020

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Woman wearing a maskYou have been taking all sorts of steps to protect others from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to staying home more often and stocking up on hand sanitizer, you have been wearing face masks in Athens to help keep others save from the virus. While this is a great step, have you thought about the effect that face masks have on your oral health? Continue reading to learn what those are, as well as some tips to help you keep your smile healthy during this time.

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Why You Should Get Your Root Canal Before the End of the Year

November 2, 2020

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Woman with toothacheEveryone dreads the moment that they’re told by their dentist that they need a root canal. For many people, this brings on feelings of anxiety and even fear. For others, the worry is about what it may cost. However, you should never wait to get a root canal. If you put it off, you could end up with serious consequences and having to pay more due to the renewal of your insurance benefits. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about what happens when you put off a root canal in Athens and how dental insurance plays a role.

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4 Surprising Foods that Cause Cavities

October 3, 2020

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RaisinsThis October, you are probably already aware that you should limit your intake of Halloween sweets for the sake of your smile, but there are all sorts of other foods out there that have similar effects. Some of them you probably thought were healthy snacks and you eat them year-round! Continue reading to learn about some cavity-causing foods in Athens that you should be careful about in the future.

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How Can Flossing Every Day Save Your Life?

September 4, 2020

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Woman flossingWhile it may not be your favorite pastime, flossing is an important step that everyone should take each day in order to maintain optimal oral health. However, many people neglect to floss daily despite there being dire consequences. It is estimated that only around 31.6% of American adults floss every day. 31.9% of adults reported not flossing regularly at all! Continue reading to learn about how flossing in Athens can keep your smile healthy and even save your life!

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6 Benefits of Choosing a Dentist with an Intraoral Camera

August 3, 2020

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Intraoral camera in AthensAs technology in dentistry becomes more advanced, so does the standard of dental care. One piece of technology that is highly beneficial to patients is the intraoral camera. These are tiny digital cameras that allow dentists to go inside the mouth and capture images in hidden areas. The latest cameras allow dentists to freeze their shots and examine them in depth. Continue reading to learn about multiple benefits of choosing a dentist who uses an intraoral camera in Athens.

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8 Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

July 3, 2020

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Woman with mouthguardDental emergencies never seem to happen at a convenient time. They are stressful, painful, and it can be difficult to know what to do if one occurs. Even when you have a great dentist that can help you get through emergency dental problems, you still want to avoid them as much as you possibly can. Luckily, there are plenty of ways that you can maintain good oral health and reduce your chances of an emergency. Here are some tips so you can prevent a dental emergency in Athens.

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