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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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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Top Influencers of Your Child’s Diet

Children are inclined to eat any food that looks yummy. Schools, television, and parents have a big influence on the food choices of kids. Many snacks, like sugary or fatty foods, as well as fast food, can harm their overall and dental health. Vending Machines Children spend a large portion of their day at school. […]

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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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Smile Makeover Is No Illusion

What you see on TV and movies isn’t always real. We’re not just talking about the cool special effects that often defy gravity, explode wonders of the world, and morph humans and animals into one being. More than the obvious, many elements of TV and movie stars are digitally enhanced. Flaws are covered, stunt doubles […]

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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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