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February is National Gum Disease Awareness Month

February 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tarponshoresdentalenglewood @ 11:48 pm

Concerned blond woman in need of gum disease treatmentFebruary is that magical time of year when everyone’s thinking about hearts, chocolates, and… gum disease? That’s right, February is also National Gum Disease Awareness Month! It’s the perfect time to take a moment between making dinner plans and buying flowers to look at your gums. Have you noticed recently that brushing or flossing can easily give you bleeding gums? That could be an early indicator of this common oral health condition. Here’s everything you need to know about the effects, symptoms, and treatment of gum disease.

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Why You Should Celebrate National Handwashing Awareness Week

December 1, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — tarponshoresdentalenglewood @ 4:05 pm

person washing their hands

December is a pretty busy month, with plenty of holidays to go around: Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanzaa, to name a few. But there are also a few more obscure observances going on this month. For example, did you know that the first week of December is National Handwashing Awareness Week? It sounds like a silly holiday, but as your dentist will tell you, it’s an important one to celebrate. Keep reading to learn why.

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The Connection Between Postmenopause, Tooth Loss, and High Blood Pressure

October 11, 2019

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person getting their blood pressure takenNew research has unveiled an illusive connection between postmenopausal symptoms, tooth loss, and an increased risk of developing high blood pressure. While the relationship between the three isn’t exactly clear, it makes sense that all of these would be related. When you visit your dentist for checkups and cleanings every six months, they ensure that you have good overall health by examining your mouth, because your body is connected. Read on to learn what you’re at risk for if you’re postmenopausal.   (more…)

Which Should Come First: Brushing or Flossing?

August 27, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — tarponshoresdentalenglewood @ 5:10 pm

flossing woman

Dogs or cats? Coffee or tea? Movies or TV shows? These are some age-old questions that have no real answer. However, there is one question that has a definite answer: is it better to brush or floss first? A new study from the Oral Health Foundation has found the answer. Read on below as a dentist in Englewood talks about the study.

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Start Oral Health Awareness Month Off With A Family Visit To Your Dentist In Englewood

June 24, 2019

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parent brushing their teeth with their childWith school being out for the summer, it’s hard to get your little ones into a new routine. They may want to take a vacation from their oral hygiene, but developing a new schedule for them can keep their oral hygiene and overall health on the right track. It’s no surprise that your children look up to you and are curious when they see you practicing healthy habits like brushing and flossing. Leading by example and educating them on how important oral health is can encourage them to build lifelong healthy habits. Keeping their smiles happy and bright into adulthood starts with a visit to your dentist in Englewood. Read on for 4 ways to engage your children in taking care of their little pearly whites. (more…)

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