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Child opening a present
Dec 23, 2019, 9:44 PM
While it’s unlikely that your children included ‘good oral health’ on their holiday wish list this year, it’s one of the most important the gifts you can give them! As a parent, it’s fun to give your child gifts that they…
Man bitting his nail
Dec 17, 2019, 10:14 PM
Biting your nails can be a habit that is hard to break! Nail-biting leaves your nail beds and fingertips to be red, painful, and swollen, but it’s also a habit that can damage your oral health. The Academy of General…
Child in dental chair with curring light
Nov 27, 2019, 6:00 PM
Options for teeth that become chipped or cracked or are slightly decayed or deformed include dental crowns, veneers, and dental bonding. Dental bonding is the quickest and most cost-effective of all of these options, but it’s…
Child with a cleft lip
Nov 13, 2019, 7:35 PM
Cleft lips and palates are birth defects of the mouth and lips. In the United States, as many as 6,800 children a year are born with cleft lips, cleft palates, or both. These birth defects occur early in pregnancy when the…
Woman eating chocolate
Nov 12, 2019, 6:52 PM
The urge for midnight snacks can be tough to ignore for some people, especially the ones who are currently dieting. Other contributing factors to late-night snacking include insomnia, stress, or simply boredom.
Woman in dental chair smiling
Oct 21, 2019, 6:49 PM
Making sure to find the best dentist for you and for your family can be overwhelming and somewhat confusing. When you have a family comprised of both adults and children that need dental care, it can be a challenge to find…
Male dentist and female assistant
Oct 14, 2019, 9:45 PM
One of the most common ways to address the problems of cracked, discolored, or weakened teeth is through the use of a dental crown. Crowns may make some people anxious, but it’s a very simple and common procedure that Dr.…
Child holding nose
Sep 23, 2019, 8:24 PM
Having chronic bad breath can cause people to feel embarrassed and even begin to withdraw from friends, family, and social engagements. Using breath mints, mouthwash, and chewing gum can help mask bad breath for a short time…
Head in Hands
Sep 9, 2019, 9:15 PM
Migraines can be the result of some dental problems. Many dental patients who suffer from migraines or chronic headaches have discovered that fixing their dental problems can help reduce or even eliminate headaches!
Gum
Aug 26, 2019, 10:12 PM
People are very divided on whether chewing gum is good or bad for your teeth and health. In order to answer the question of whether or not chewing gum is detrimental, there are a few things you should know about how chewing…
Pre-teen Teeth Exam
Jul 22, 2019, 7:19 PM
When your child’s permanent teeth start to grow in, you may notice ridges on the ends of the teeth. These bumps and ridges are known as tooth mamelons. Mamelons vary from person to person. While some are quite prominent and…
Adult Braces
Jul 8, 2019, 11:38 PM
These days, it’s more common than ever for adults to seek orthodontic treatment. The reasons include correcting improper bites, improving the beauty of a smile, and boosting confidence. We know that many adults hesitate to…
Airline tenant
Jun 25, 2019, 9:20 PM
While you’re planning your summer vacation, you need to add ‘dental checkup’ to your travel to-do list. While this may seem like a random suggestion, air travel can actually have an impact on your dental health. For example,…
Berry Pie
Jun 4, 2019, 7:36 PM
When you initially think of teeth stains, you may be quick to blame coffee or tobacco. However, even if you abstain from these notorious teeth-staining substances, you may still be consuming foods or beverages that can stain…
Teenager with beautiful smile
May 23, 2019, 11:04 PM
Here at Meadows Family Dentistry, we know that a lot of work goes into growing a healthy and beautiful smile. The best way for both parents and teenagers to help maintain a teen’s growing smile is to know the most common…