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8Mar, 2019

3 Simple Ways to Get Ready for Your Dentures

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3 Simple Ways to Get Ready for Your Dentures Let’s face it, nobody wants to end up in a set of dentures. But, if we’re fortunate enough to get into our more advanced stages of life, sometimes dentures are the only option. Below are a few ways that you can get yourself ready for dentures — that way you can make the denture transition as comfortable as possible. 1.) Engage in Cheek Exercises Your buccinator muscles (also referred to commonly as your cheek muscles) have the function of helping you […]
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1Mar, 2019

Calcium and Phosphorus, 2 Essential Vitamins for Your Oral Health!

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Calcium and Phosphorus, 2 Essential Vitamins for Your Oral Health! Calcium and Phosphorus just happen to be two essential vitamins for your oral health. Calcium helps keep your teeth strong and healthy for a number of reasons, while phosphorus maximizes calcium’s bone-strengthening capabilities. More on Calcium Calcium continues to play a huge role in making your jaw bones healthy, which help hold your teeth in place, too. Foods which have been known to have high amounts of calcium include dairy foods like milk, cheese, and yogurt, but readers might also […]
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22Feb, 2019

4 Smile-Friendly Foods

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4 Smile-Friendly Foods When it comes to our diets we might change them due to some sort of health condition, like diabetes. Or, we’ll change our diet to reach specific ends when it comes to our bodies, like cutting carbs or processed sugars in order to reduce inflammation and lose unwanted pockets of weight. However, very rarely do we consider what we can do to help fortify our smile through our diet. Below are a few foods you can focus on to boost your oral health. 1.) Carrots, Cucumbers, Broccoli […]
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15Feb, 2019

4 Signs You Need an Oral Health Checkup

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4 Signs You Need an Oral Health Checkup As January comes to a close, it’s important to take inventory of your brushing and your overall oral health habits for 2019. Keeping on track with your oral health routine isn’t just about keeping up with appearances, either. Having a healthy smile has immense health benefits. Not only that, having poor oral health is linked to a host of health conditions you don’t want any part of, like diabetes, heart disease, even Alzheimer’s Disease. Below are 4 signs you should schedule a […]
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8Feb, 2019

3 Things You Might Not Know About Dental Bridges

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3 Things You Might Not Know About Dental Bridges Dental bridges are a commonly-utilized treatment for gaps that occur due to 1-3 missing teeth. You may only think that treating missing teeth has benefits limited to appearance, but this is simply not the case. Dental bridges can not only improve your smile’s appearance after experiencing losing a tooth, but it’s also a way to improve your ability to speak and to chew properly. Below, we go over a few things you may not know about dental bridges to clear up […]
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1Feb, 2019

Gum Disease and its Link to these 3 Health Conditions

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Gum Disease and its Link to these 3 Health Conditions It’s become a widely accepted fact that poor oral health is inextricably linked to overall health — meaning that not taking care of your teeth and gums have larger implications than simply affecting aesthetics and overall appearance. Below are 3 health conditions linked to periodontal disease, conditions that can seriously disrupt your quality of life and even lead to a shorter lifespan. 1.) Alzheimer’s Disease You might have read it in the news recently, that AD is linked to gum […]
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25Jan, 2019

3 Ways to Brush Perfectly at Home

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3 Ways to Brush Perfectly at Home When it comes to taking care of your teeth and gums, your primary line of defense should be a one-two punch combination. This will include both brushing great at home and keeping your biannual commitment of coming in to see us at Audubon Dental Center for your routine checkup and cleaning. The truth is, not everyone knows how to brush properly to begin with. That’s why we thought we’d list a few pointers below that will help you on your way to a […]
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18Jan, 2019

4 New Year’s Resolutions that Will Protect Your Smile

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4 New Year’s Resolutions that Will Protect Your Smile It’s that time of year when everyone keeps their new year’s resolution list close by for reference. Many of us are focusing on our weight or achieving that perfect beach body. Some of us might be looking to transition into a new career. With the year just starting, anything is possible. However, at Audubon Dental Center, we thought we’d provide a few new year’s resolutions that will benefit your teeth and gums, since they always get shortchanged this time of year. […]
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21Dec, 2018

6 Bad Habits that Sabotage Your Smile Pt.2

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Our last blog went over a few bad habits that are harmful to your pearly whites, but we realized that we still had plenty more to list, so we decided to split this blog entry into two parts. It’s pretty obvious and well-known that smoking and chewing on hard objects and foods (like your nails, jawbreakers, and even ice cubes), can damage the teeth. But there are other less obvious activities that you might be engaging in that put your smile at risk. We’ll list a few below, because preventive […]
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14Dec, 2018

6 Bad Habits that Sabotage Your Smile Pt. 1

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There are certain activities and bad habits that some of us might be engaging in that are really bad for the tooth and gums. Some of us might take our teeth for granted, but they can suffer from wear and tear just like any other body part, despite their seeming hardness. Read on for a few ways that you might be damaging your smile — some of these are more obvious than others. 1.) Smoking This is one of the obvious candidates that are bad for your oral health. Bad […]
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