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How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

August 16, 2021

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young woman smiling and holding toothbrush

Everyone knows that toothbrushes don’t last forever, but how do you know when it’s time for a new one? Replacing it regularly is crucial to keep your oral health in optimal condition. Although it can be hard to tell when it’s time for a change, there are certain guidelines and signs to look out for that can alert you. Read on as your dentist in South Burlington explains how often you should swap out your toothbrush and what happens if you don’t replace it within the recommended time frame.

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Set Your Child Up for Academic Success with a Healthy Smile

August 4, 2021

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young boy smiling during school

Everyone knows that proper dental care is the key to a healthy smile. But did you know it can affect other aspects of life as well? Recent studies show that children with poor oral health are significantly associated with reduced school performance. Also, a report from the Office of Surgeon General states that more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related conditions. By encouraging your little ones to take good care of their teeth, you can set them up for academic success. Read on as your children’s dentist in South Burlington shares a few back-to-school oral hygiene tips.  

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Summer Foods You Can Enjoy with Dental Implants

July 22, 2021

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Friends eating summer foods outside

Tooth loss is a common problem that affects people all over the country. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 40 million are missing all of their teeth. Fortunately, losing a tooth today doesn’t meant that you need to go the rest of your life without it. There are several tooth replacement options out there to choose from. Dental implants have become a preferred option because of their numerous benefits, including no food restrictions when the implants completely heal. Read on to learn which summer foods you can enjoy in the meantime.

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Interested in Botox? See Your Dentist!

June 17, 2021

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Closeup of patient getting Botox from a dentist

Are you interested in regaining your healthy, youthful facial features with Botox? Many people are, but don’t want to visit a plastic surgeon or specialist. Thankfully, enjoying the benefits of BOTOX or dermal fillers could be as easy as taking a trip to your dentist’s office! After years of advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and studying the structure of the face, your South Burlington dentist is proud to offer these popular treatments. Read on to find out more about getting Botox from a dentist.

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The Hidden Dangers of Discount Dental Implants

May 22, 2021

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Man with dental pain holding cheek

From cutting coupons to searching for vintage clothes at thrift stores, bargain hunting can be both fun and save you money. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, however, the cheapest option usually isn’t the best. In fact, discount dental implants can often lead to serious – and expensive – problems later down the road. Here are 5 hidden dangers of getting dental implants for cheap.

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4 Reasons Summer Is the Best Time to Get Your Teeth Whitened

May 5, 2021

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happy smiling young woman on summer city street

Do you have big plans this summer? The long summer days are perfect for lazy days by the pool, backyard barbecues, baseball games, camping trips and so much more. Visiting your dentist may not be at the top of your to-do list at the moment. However, if you have stained or discolored teeth, you should definitely reconsider. The beginning of summer is actually an ideal time to undergo professional teeth whitening treatment. Below are 4 reasons why you shouldn’t wait to invest in a brighter smile.

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What Is the Difference Between Dental Fillings and Crowns?

April 8, 2021

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Tooth-colored filling

Just because your tooth has become damaged from decay or an injury doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life without it. There are a variety of different tooth restoration options out there that are used to restore teeth that have been harmed in the past. Two common options are dental crowns and fillings, but how do you know which one is right for you? A dentist explains the difference between the two.

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Gum Recontouring: Is It Safe?

March 5, 2021

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a young woman showing off her smile after having gum recontouring performed

When looking at the mirror, you realize your teeth are not the problem. Instead, you’re embarrassed because of the unevenness of your gums. Causing your teeth to appear short and “stubby,” there appears to be an overgrowth of soft tissue surrounding your pearly whites. This imbalanced, “gummy” smile is not only causing problems for your oral health, but it makes you want to hide behind your hands and avoid photographs at all costs. What do you do? You’ve heard about gum recontouring, but is it safe? A local dentist explains how this common cosmetic procedure is helping people with the same problem achieve healthier, more beautiful smiles each day.

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Canker Sores and Cold Sores: Causes and Treatments

February 18, 2021

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person with a canker sore on their lip

If you’ve ever taken a bite of something salty or a sip of a highly acidic drink and then suddenly felt a stinging pain in or around your mouth, then you’re familiar with canker and cold sores. These pesky oral issues are extremely common, and they’re not fun to deal with. Whether you struggle with sores inside your mouth, on the outsides of lips, or both, you might want to know what the difference is between them and how they can be treated. Keep reading to learn more.

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7 Important Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies

January 4, 2021

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Man with toothache should see South Burlington emergency dentist

Did you know that tooth enamel is the hardest material in the human body, even harder than bones? Unfortunately, there are still plenty of ways you could find yourself with a broken, painful, or knocked-out tooth. While not every dental emergency can be avoided, you can dramatically lower your risk of one with a few simple but important precautions. Read on as your South Burlington emergency dentist shares the top seven tips for keeping your smile happy, healthy, and intact.

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