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Word of Mouth: The importance of being earnest about flossing

FLOSSING LIKELY IS NOT your favorite part of your oral routine, but it’s necessary for tip-top oral health. Flossing reaches spots between your teeth that your toothbrush just can’t get.

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Word of Mouth: Myths About Implants Debunked, Part III — Are they affordable?

IN MY LAST TWO COLUMNS, we debunked some common myths about the practicality and effectiveness of dental implants. Now let’s talk affordability. Nearly 70 percent of adults have lost a

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Word of Mouth: Myths about implants debunked, Part I: Are they practical?

DENTAL IMPLANTS are a viable option for most patients experiencing tooth loss. Fused with the patient’s jaw, implants can replace bridges and dentures, and they look and feel very natural.

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Q&A on stopping dental problems before they start

Doug Harvey, dental program manager at FDOH-Polk, talks preventive care to help you remain the picture of oral health FIRST IMPRESSIONS are the currency of our culture, and you want

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Healthy Smiles: Dental implants — a smile makeover solution

BEFORE THE DEVELOPMENT of dental implants, removable partial dentures or fixed bridges were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. In some cases, implants can be used

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Medical Advice: The keys to unlocking a healthy mouth

FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL DENTAL HEALTH MONTH and a great time to remind individuals about the importance of good dental health and hygiene. It’s easy to take our teeth for granted;

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Healthy Smiles: Diabetes and your oral health

PEOPLE WITH DIABETES tend to have more serious cases of oral disease, which can trigger diabetic complications. That’s why your dentist is so important as part of your health team.

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Word of Mouth: Resolve to have better teeth this year

’TIS THE SEASON for resolutions, and the most common resolutions that people make is for better health. If your resolution this year includes a commitment to being the healthiest you

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Word of Mouth: All I want for Christmas is a better smile

A BEAUTIFUL SMILE brightens your look like a Christmas tree lights up a room. However, many people feel uncomfortable with their smiles due to cosmetic issues, like uneven teeth spacing,

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Healthy Smiles: Alternatives for missing teeth

THIS MONTH we are sharing some information on dentures. No matter the reason for missing teeth (trauma, periodontal disease, etc.), missing teeth can affect the way you eat or speak.