This Year’s Resolution: Smile More

With a new year upon us, our staff at Dental Impressions would like to encourage our patients to smile more often. Smiling is essential to communication and can affect even the most mundane parts of our daily lives. Did you know there are numerous psychological and health benefits to smiling? Below are some interesting facts […]

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The Importance of Annual Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer, also diagnosed as pharyngeal cancer, causes more than 8,000 deaths a year. Surprising that such a small part of the body can cause such severe consequences, isn’t it? Oral cancer is most commonly diagnosed in its later stages. It has little to minimal symptoms at its early stages, making it less detectible at […]

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How Do I Prevent Gum Disease?

Gum disease is the result of infection and swelling of gum tissues when plaque builds up along the gum line. Plaque is a colorless film that surrounds your teeth and gums and is filled with harmful bacteria. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. Eventually, the plaque buildup can enter […]

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Beverages and Oral Health

What we eat and drink can damage our overall oral health. Despite the fact that staying hydrated is important for optimal well-being, many common beverages can wreak havoc on our teeth. Acidic and sugary drinks are a leading contributor to damage. Enamel, a thin protective coating on teeth, acts as a guardian against daily abrasive […]

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Help! Dental 911!

During this busy time of year, you don’t want your dental problems to interfere and delay your holiday fun. You can do everything you can to protect your smile, but accidents happen, and Dr. Foust is here to help you. Until you can get to our office, use a small first aid kit to relieve […]

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What is Your Dental Request?

If you deal with the public, you have probably addressed some crazy questions. Dentists hear some unusual questions from their patients, as well. Remember, no matter how crazy your request, Dr. Foust is here to help you! The Chicago Dental Society surveyed more than 300 members to discover some of the strangest requests people ask […]

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Lose Weight, Improve Your Gums

All the holiday celebrations can really add on the pounds. If one of your New Year resolutions is to lose weight, you’ll also be improving your gum health. Fat cells trigger inflammation, and your body is better at fighting disease, including gum disease, when those fat cells disappear. A study by the Case Western Reserve […]

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Dentist Away?

You’ve probably heard that “an apple a day will keep the doctor away,” but what about the dentist? December 1st is “Eat a Red Apple Day,” so it’s time to focus on how the fruit can affect your dental health. Fresh fruit contains lots of healthy nutrients, and apples, in particular, come in many varieties, […]

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Health Benefits of Holiday Spices

Some of your favorite holiday spices can add flavor to your meals. However, they also have wonderful scents and health benefits. Cinnamon: Cinnamon has medicinal curing properties. It is linked to helping people with type 2 diabetes. Half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily can reduce your blood sugar level, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol […]

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National Family Caregivers Month

More than 65 million people in the U.S. regularly care for a sick or elderly loved one. These people, called caregivers, are honored during the month of November for National Family Caregivers Month. What is National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM)? Family, friends, and neighbors who invest all of their free time to help their loved […]

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