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Common Causes of Bad Breath and How to Get Rid of It

February 9, 2022

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person with bad breath covering mouth

Bad breath, which is also called halitosis, can cause you to feel insecure in social situations. It can make important outings like dates and business meetings hard to get through since you may feel uncomfortable smiling and laughing. Knowing what can cause bad breath is a good way to narrow down what’s causing it. Read on to learn about six of the most common causes of halitosis as well as five things you can do to get rid of it.

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5 Dentist-Approved Valentine’s Day Gifts

January 14, 2022

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person kissing partner’s head and giving them Valentine’s Day gift

Have you come up with a Valentine’s Day gift idea for your partner? Are you tired of giving them the same old roses, chocolates, and teddy bear? You’re in luck! There are numerous options for creative presents for your loved one, including gifts that will give them a healthier smile. Read on for five ideas for Valentine’s Day dental gifts that are sure to impress your date.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Benefit Your Smile

December 29, 2021

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Champagne on New Year's Eve

Now that 2021 is coming to a close, it’s about time that you start thinking up some New Year’s resolutions to implement into your life. Whether you’re thinking about drinking more water, spending extra time at the gym, or reading more books, they are all great ways to make progress in your life. If you’re still struggling to come up with one, or you want to add a few more, you’re in luck! Here are some ideas for New Year’s resolutions that will benefit your smile.

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How Can I Handle Winter Mouth Issues?

November 4, 2021

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woman applying lip balm in winter outside

As the wintry weather rolls in, some particular oral health problems return each year. Struggles with sensitive teeth, dry mouth, and chapped lips elevate.

You don’t have to be one of the many to endure these troubles. Read on for some tips from your dentist in Virginia Beach about combating winter mouth issues.

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Why You Should Appreciate Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

October 4, 2021

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enjoying thanksgiving meal

You’re eating that mound of dressing and a second helping of turkey while chatting up your close friends and family – your teeth are hard at work each Thanksgiving. Not that they don’t help you out every day, but that day specifically entails a lot of chewing.

There are some steps you can take on Thanksgiving, and during the holiday season in general, to ensure your teeth are up to the task for many years to come. Read on for some easy-to-do tips that make a difference for your holiday oral health.

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Dentist This Halloween

September 14, 2021

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young woman covering her face out of fear

Halloween is certainly one of the scariest times of the year. From haunted houses to scary movies to fun pranks, it’s exciting to get into the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve and find amusement in the things that easily frighten us. However, there’s one place that terrifies people year-round, even though there’s no reason to be afraid of it – the dentist’s office. Although it may not seem like a big deal, here’s how dental fear can affect your oral health and why you shouldn’t let it prevent you from regularly seeing your dentist.

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Can I Use My Dental Insurance for Emergency Dentistry?

April 4, 2021

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Woman using dental insurance for emergency careAlthough no one ever expects it to happen to them, dental emergencies are common. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans requires urgent dental attention annually. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you might hesitate to contact your dentist because you’re worried about a large bill; however, as with any emergency, time is of the utmost importance. You don’t want to lose valuable minutes stressing about finances. If you have dental insurance, there isn’t any reason to fret. You can get the immediate care you need without breaking the bank.

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4 Reasons to Appreciate Your Dental Assistants This March

March 2, 2021

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Many patients don’t realize exactly how much their dental assistants do, because it’s always behind-the-scenes. The first week of March is Dental Assistant Recognition Week, which means that there’s no better time to appreciate just how much effort, time, and care they put into making sure that each of your appointments goes smoothly. Read on to learn four reasons to appreciate your dental assistants even more than you already do, and how you can show them that you care!

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What to Expect at the Dentist During the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 3, 2021

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Dentist wearing PPE

Just think about how much our lives have changed in the past year. Whether you are going to the grocery store, contacting family members, or working on earning your college degree, things are looking a lot different that they have before. This includes your visits to the dental office every six-months for regular checkups. In order to help keep patients and team members safe during this time, numerous new protocols are being implemented. Continue reading so you can learn what to expect when it comes to dentistry during COVID-19.

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5 Common Questions of At-Risk Patients, Answered

August 10, 2020

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Woman wears mask during COVID-19 as recommended by Virginia Beach dentistThe COVID-19 pandemic is a scary time for all of us. However, some people are at a higher risk of developing serious, even life-threatening illness if they catch the coronavirus. Nearly every aspect of our daily lives has been changed because of the pandemic, so it’s completely natural to have some questions about how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in these unusual times. Read on as your Virginia Beach dentist answers five common concerns about daily life as an at-risk patient during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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