Becoming More Aware: Oral Cancer

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Many People Are Familiar with cancer awareness ribbons. Colors such as pink are associated with breast cancer and blue with prostate cancer. Because of increased awareness, more men and women are getting preventative screenings and diagnosing these diseases in early stages. Over the past 20 years, there have been many working to provide the same…

Oral Health and Weight Loss

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A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is the best prevention for illness and chronic disease. It can also be just as effective as any medicine a doctor could prescribe. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, or simply live a healthy life, the good choices you’re making not only do wonders for your body and overall health, but they…

Celebrating our Moms

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WE WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE an important figure in all of our lives—our mothers! We’re grateful for all of the time, attention, and care our mothers provide for us throughout our upbringing and beyond. The positive impact they have is immeasurable and we want to express what they mean to us this…

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ARE YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA? We are too. We know it might seem crazy to follow a healthcare provider on Facebook or Instagram, but we honestly treasure our relationships with you. We consider you friends, and we care about what’s going on in your lives! We are becoming more active on Facebook in order to…

Fun with Flags!

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Do you celebrate ‘Flag Day’ on June 14th every year? Of course, one might wave a flag or fly a flag, or even ‘flag’ someone in a particular direction. You might flag an item to point it out or mark it in order to find it later. Dr Hill and Dr Schneidmiller are in constant…

The Daily Grind

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MOST PEOPLE GRIND OR CLENCH their teeth for a moment when irritated. That level of tooth contact isn’t really something to worry about. It’s when it’s done far more often, even without realizing it (eg during sleep), that it can potentially become a serious problem. The medical term for this type of tooth-grinding is bruxism.…

Vacation Smiles

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SUMMER IS HERE (and how!) — you know what that means–family vacations, longer getaways and fun trips! It’s our favorite season of the year but as dental professionals, we want to make sure that when you leave on vacation, you don’t forget your awesome oral hygiene routine. Check out these tips to keep your teeth…

Cold Sore Cooties

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Cold sores or fever blisters not only are ugly and painful, they are contagious! It starts out as a tingle somewhere on or near the lips and grows into an unpleasant bunch of little virus-filled ulcers. They can be passed along to others by kissing contact, sharing lipstick or ChapStick or even using the same…

Retainers are Keepers

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So the ordeal of orthodontic braces is over…now begins the Age of the Retainer. And how long does this last? Well, since the mouth is a part of a living and breathing organism (that is, YOU!), the changes that occur with each birthday will affect the alignment of your teeth. Did you know that parts…

Dry Mouth

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Do you wake up with your lips stuck together? This is one indication of dry mouth, a condition that seems only annoying, but can actually lead to bad breath, cavities and even mouth infections. Your mouth needs its usual flow of saliva to keep itself moist and clean, especially during the night, but certain medical…