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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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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Dental Health Before Bed

Before you lay down to sleep at night, what do you do for your dental health? Bedtime is a very vulnerable time for your mouth. While you sleep, your flow of saliva decreases because metabolism slows down. As a result, your mouth can become dry and inflamed, and bad bacteria multiply. Essentially, without the proper […]

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Options for Dental Phobia

If you’re one of the many people who fear the dentist, there are effective ways to deal with your phobia. There’s no reason that your oral health has to be at risk. Neglecting regular dental checkups and cleanings is a serious gamble. Problems, such as periodontal disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer, only get worse […]

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Gum Recession and Tooth Sensitivity

Dentin hypersensitivity, more commonly known as tooth sensitivity, is often much more aggravating than it is dangerous. The main symptoms are discomfort and/or pain in response to hot and cold drinks, food, or air. The sensitivity may be caused by exposed teeth roots at the base of your teeth. Gum recession uncovers dentin that is […]

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