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Pro Tip: Invest Your Tax Refund to Improve Your Oral Health

April 5, 2022

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It’s that time of year again! Tax day, April 15, is fast approaching. If you haven’t already, be sure to file your tax return before the deadline, especially if you think you may be in line to receive a tax refund. According to CNBC, the average tax refund in 2021 was $2,815. That’s a lot of money! You may be tempted to use your tax refund to splurge on an expensive item like a new gas grill or a bigger TV. However, the smarter route would be to use the money to invest in your smile. Keep reading to discover why you should visit a dentist in Highland Park after filing your taxes.

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Freshen Up Your Smile with These 4 Spring Cleaning Tips!

March 23, 2022

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With spring in the air, you’re probably thinking about dusting off your cabinets or getting rid of the junk you’ve accumulated and stashed in your closet over the past year. However, your home isn’t the only thing that deserves a spring cleaning. Why not take some steps to also spruce up your dental hygiene this year? Read on as a dentist in Highland Park shares four simple tips for helping your smile look and feel fresh and clean!

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Keep Your Heart Healthy by Caring for Your Smile

February 3, 2022

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February is finally here! While you are probably preparing for a date with your special someone this coming Valentine’s Day, there is another reason that you should be thinking about your heart at this time of year. February is Heart Health Month! One of the many ways you can work to keep your heart healthy is by maintaining your oral health. The two are related more than you may think. Read on to learn about how you can keep your cardiovascular health in check.

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

January 6, 2022

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Did you know that 80% of Americans are unsatisfied with their smiles? If you’re part of that statistic, New Year’s resolutions are an excellent way to perfect your pearly whites. By taking better care of your teeth, you’ll have the confidence it takes to be the life of the party. To help you get started, read on for four ideas for resolutions that will help you end the year with a healthy smile.

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5 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

December 9, 2021

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Christmas is almost here! As the most wonderful (and most hectic) time of the year, it can be difficult to keep up with everything you need to get done before your family arrives or you leave town to go visit loved ones. If the busyness of the season caused you to forget to buy stocking stuffers, here are five smile-approved options as well as tips to keep your oral health in good shape.

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How Understanding the Parts of Your Mouth Promotes Oral Care

November 4, 2021

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Can you love vegetables if you’ve never grown your own in a garden before? Certainly, but when you put effort into nurturing tomatoes, carrots, and bell peppers of your own to serve to your family, your appreciation for these foods is likely to elevate.

This concept can be applied in other areas, even oral care. When you are young, and maybe even now, you are taking care of your teeth because someone relentlessly told you to. But when you understand other parts of the mouth and the roles they play, it can make you more invested in taking care of yourself and your oral hygiene.

Keep reading to learn more about your mouth from your dentist in Highland Park.

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Have a Sweet Tooth? Here’s How to Keep Your Smile Healthy This Halloween

October 4, 2021

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Do you have the sweet tooth of an eight-year-old in the body of a 48-year-old? You’re definitely not alone, since many adults never give up their love of candy. You may not be compiling candy door-to-door in your costume anymore, but one way or another there’s a good chance you will have a lot of opportunities to eat candy this time of year.

Here are some tips from your dentist in Highland Park to prevent your consumption of Halloween candy from wreaking havoc on your teeth and gums.

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Why Sharing General Health Info with Your Dentist Matters

September 4, 2021

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What’s better than one doctor looking out for your health? Two doctors! Well, how about your doctor and your dentist?

When you provide your dentist with information about your general health, they can offer insight to help more than your teeth and gums. It’s great to go see your family doctor multiple times each year so they can check on you, but don’t underestimate how beneficial visiting your dentist can be.

Ahead of your next appointment with your dentist in Highland Park, be thinking about the information you can share on these topics.

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Improved Oral Health, Improved Academic Success?

August 6, 2021

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Although it may be hard to believe, back-to-school season is here! To prepare your child for a great semester, you’ll spend the next couple of weeks ordering supplies, organizing carpools, and updating their wardrobe. However, it’s crucial not to forget one important to-do: scheduling your child’s six-month dental checkup and cleaning, especially since oral health affects academic success in such a big way. Keep reading to learn more about the link between the two.

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Oral Hygiene Practices You Should Never Skip

July 14, 2021

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It’s 7:30 AM, you’re fresh out of the shower, and you realize that you’re going to be late to work if you don’t pick up the pace. You rush through your oral hygiene routine, skipping a few steps to save some time. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, letting certain habits fall through the cracks can have detrimental effects on your smile. So, no matter how lazy or rushed you’re feeling, here are a few oral hygiene practices you should never skip.

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