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Flossing in the New Year – How to Make This Resolution Stick!

December 26, 2020

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As you prepare to tackle the new year, you’ve decided to recommit to your dental health. One of the areas you’re focusing on is flossing. Why? Because it offers several benefits, which include cavity prevention, the support of your overall health and the maintenance of fresh breath. Still, with a busy schedule, it’s easy to fall short in this area. There’s a way to maintain your flossing routine; it just takes the application of some simple strategies. Continue reading to learn about three helpful tips from your dentist in Putnam!

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Are You a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

November 9, 2020

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dentist talking to patientIf you are considering cosmetic dentistry, one thing is certain – you’re ready for a smile makeover! It grows in popularity each year and by 2026, the global Cosmetic Dentistry Market is expected to reach a value of over thirty-two billion dollars! With all of the different unique needs and options available now, your experts on cosmetic dentistry in Putnam can help you identify if you are a good candidate for this treatment.

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4 Surprising Foods That Cause Cavities

October 9, 2020

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RaisinsYou know that soda and sugary candy aren’t the best choices when it comes to your smile. Cutting back on these treats is a good idea, but there are plenty of other foods and beverages that you consume on a daily basis that also have negative effects on your smile and you don’t even know it. Continue reading to learn more from your family dentist in Putnam about some unsuspecting cavity-causing foods and drinks that you should be weary of.

 

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How 5 Popular Drinks Affect Your Teeth

September 8, 2020

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Woman drinking wineEven though everybody knows that water is what we should be drinking the most, most of us still indulge in other popular beverages to mix it up a little bit. Often times, other drinks have benefits to your health, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re good for your smile. Being aware of the effects that common beverages have on your teeth can give you the power to make the best decisions for your oral health. Continue reading to learn more from your family dentist in Putnam about the relationship between beverages and oral health.

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Should You Brush Your Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

August 4, 2020

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Man brushing teethIt is recommended that most people brush their teeth twice a day, both morning and night, for at least two minutes each time. You always brush your teeth last thing before bed, but when should you brush them in the morning? Should you clean your teeth right after rolling out of bed or wait till after you finish breakfast? Your family dentist in Putnam explains which routine tends to be more beneficial for your oral health.

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Why a Healthy Smile & Regular Dental Checkups Are So Important

June 17, 2020

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Healthy woman with beautiful smile after visiting Putnam dentist Did you know that June is Oral Health Month? Now is a great time to learn more about the importance of taking care of your teeth and gums. Many people don’t realize that keeping your smile healthy is about so much more than preventing bad breath and maintaining a great appearance. Countless studies demonstrate that your oral health has wide-spread influence on several key aspects of your general wellbeing. Your Putnam dentist explains five reasons why maintaining a healthy mouth with regular dental checkups is so important—the answers may surprise you!

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Social Distancing at the Dentist: How Does It Work?

May 11, 2020

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Man practicing social distancing at dentist in PutnamAs we’re living in a new world that prioritizes social distancing, something as simple as a trip to the grocery store has changed in a multitude of ways. Keeping space from others is one of the most important things you can do to prevent exposure to the coronavirus. But how can you maintain a 6-foot distance when you visit the dental office? In this post, your dentist in Putnam explains the steps that dentists are taking to implement social distancing and limit the potential spread of the virus.

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5 Tips to Maintain a Healthy Smile While Staying at Home

April 16, 2020

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Woman smiling and getting ready to brush teethDuring these uncertain times, many folks are spending more time at home and may be less likely – or unable – to schedule a routine checkup with their dentist in Putnam. If you find yourself in this boat, consider using this time as an opportunity to evaluate your oral health habits and make some positive changes. Want some friendly advice? Here are 5 oral care tips to maintain a healthy smile at home.
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How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy Until Your Dentist Reopens

March 28, 2020

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older man about to brush teeth

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, most dental offices have postponed all elective treatments as well as regular dental checkups and cleanings. Most of them are only accepting emergency patients for the time being. If you’re usually diligent about attending your biannual cleanings, you might be worried that your oral health will start to suffer. However, that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Here are some tips to keep your mouth healthy until your dentist reopens their practice.

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5 Ways Investing in Your Smile Can Change Your Life

February 7, 2020

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Smiling woman with improved teeth from her Putnam cosmetic dentistHow many times have you laughed today? On average, most studies estimate that American adults laugh 15-17 times a day. Unfortunately, many people choose to giggle behind their hands out of embarrassment. Wouldn’t it be nice to laugh, talk, and smile without worrying what others think about your teeth? With the help of your Putnam cosmetic dentist, you can enjoy a set of pearly whites you can’t wait to show off as well as all the surprising benefits that come with it. Here are the top five reasons to invest in your smile!

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