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Knowing the Risks of Mouth Cancer Can Improve Your Oral Health

Knowing the Risks of Mouth Cancer Can Improve Your Oral Health We often discuss how regular visits to our office can help you maintain good oral hygiene. Did you know those dental visits can also help you screen for oral cancer? National Mouth Cancer Action Month was observed in November, but cancer doesn’t occur once […]

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Tips for Brushing Your Teeth Properly

One-third of adults are under-brushing or over-brushing their teeth, according to Dentistry Today. Following National Brush Day earlier this month, let’s revisit proper techniques for brushing your teeth. Start by Choosing the Right Toothbrush When it comes to toothbrushes, advances in technology have led to more options now than ever before. While you may have […]

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Dental Check-Ups Before School Check-Ins

Shopping for school gear and physicals at your kids’ primary care physician’s office shouldn’t be the only thing on your back-to-school to-do list. It’s also a great time to schedule dental check-ups for your kids. Here in Illinois, the State Board of Education requires all students in kindergarten and second, sixth and ninth grades to […]

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What You Should Know About Calcium

Calcium is an essential mineral for our bodies. There are many benefits, but there are also many myths about it as well. Let’s explore both. Exploring the Benefits of Calcium Calcium helps to strengthen our teeth and bones and helps your heart, nerves, and muscles function correctly. According to the Mayo Clinic, children who don’t […]

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Swooning Over Dark Chocolate

Ditch the Guilt: Go for Dark Chocolate During National Chocolate Lovers Month, and Beyond! You may have felt some guilt as you bit into your Valentine’s Day chocolates, but if your sweetie went for the dark chocolate, we hope you let go of the guilt and just enjoyed it.  Did you know that February doesn’t […]