Family Dentistry Blog

Oral Cancer | A Candid Conversation | Part I

Everyone has a Cancer Story The more we know, the better we become at taking healthy measures towards fighting and preventing disease Though cancer can be an uncomfortable topic of conversation, it is nevertheless a very real issue that should be addressed with your health and well being in mind. There is not one of us who has not been…

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The Daily Grind | A Bruxism Breakdown

Emergency dentistry

Have you ever woken to the sound of mysterious grinding in the night and looked over to see your partner lying next to you with tension in his or her jaw?  Do your children clench their teeth as they sleep?  Do you?  If so, your partner, your children and you could be suffering from a condition…

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Oral Hygiene | Choosing the Best Toothbrush For Your Oral Health

When we were young we were taught to brush our teeth to prevent cavities.  Routine dental checkups promised a thorough cleaning, and a how-well-we-are-brushing progress report that no amount of pre-appointment brushing seemed to remedy. Choosing the Right Toothbrush | Leads to Better Oral Health Choosing the best toothbrush for your teeth and gums is simple As we age,…

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Bad Breath | The Many Causes of Halitosis

There is nothing quite like the embarrassment and fear that stems from the knowledge that we have bad breath.  Because this epidemic is not going away any time soon, it is time once again to make bad breath the focus of our weekly blog. You can also read the previously written post about bad breath, “Bad…

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Nutrition | How Maintaining a Vitamin-Rich Diet Can Lead to Oral Health

  Our televisions, radios, magazines, bookstores, and even grocery stores are overflowing with words like “organic”, “paleo”, “vegan”, “low carb”, and “gluten-free”.  Today, many are searching for the diet or lifestyle that will help them feel better, look better, and perform better.  Yet as we work towards our weight, fitness, health, and life goals, it is important that…

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Orthodontics | What’s Available for Patients Seeking Adult Braces

In last week’s post, Orthodontics | Why More and More People Are Choosing Adult Braces, we discussed the growing numbers of adults who are seeking orthodontic correction as well as the “whys” behind those decisions. These days there are many orthodontic correction opportunities available.  Whether it be traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or veneers, there…

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Orthodontics | Why More and More People Are Choosing Adult Braces

They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To | Lightweight Brackets, Increased Comfort & Less Wear Time Braces aren’t just for teens anymore. According to an article by Cherie Berkley, MS, more and more adults are pursuing a healthier, more beautiful smile every day by way of orthodontic correction and adult braces. What has caused this growing…

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How Oral Hygiene Can Prevent Heart Disease

We hear it time and time again—“Decrease stress, lose weight, don’t smoke and watch your cholesterol for heart disease prevention.”   Did you know though that there is another preventative measure you can take which doesn’t require the prick of a needle or hours on the treadmill? Periodontist Sally Cram, DDS says, “There are a lot…

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Merry Christmas from Lake Cities Dental

We’re thinking of you this time of year, Wishing you happiness, joy, and cheer. May all your days be warm and bright, And your nights enhanced by holiday light. Enjoy your delectable holiday foods, As parties and gifts create holiday moods. Favorite people play a meaningful part, While treasured rituals warm your heart. You are…

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Getting Familiar with Dentures

Dentures are made in place of missing teeth to help with biting, chewing, and recreating one’s smile.  Typically dentures are created due to gum disease, tooth decay, and accidents or injuries in which a person has lost their natural and permanent teeth. Dentures are made to increase one’s appearance and health by way of being…

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