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Is Your Child Eating a Mouth-Healthy School Lunch?

September 2, 2020

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four girls eating school lunches at cafeteria table

Over the last decade or so, children’s health has become a popular topic of discussion in America. However, this dialogue has mainly been focused on reducing kids’ caloric intake. Very few people are talking about how various foods affect children’s teeth. In fact, some foods that are marketed as healthy may actually contribute to cavities! Let’s look at how school lunches may affect your little one’s pearly whites.


5 Surprising Powers of a Smile

July 8, 2020

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Woman smiling with porcelain veneers in Blaine  You know what they say, “There is always a reason to smile; you just have to find it!” While smiling is known for boosting your mental health and feelings of positivity, it can do more than just that. In fact, decades of research have compiled an extensive list of the benefits of smiling. Read on for five surprising powers of a smile and how porcelain veneers in Blaine can give you a reason to flash your pearly whites every day!


5 Dangerous Dental Activities to Watch Out for This Summer

June 17, 2020

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Pained man with popsicle hand to cheek should see Blaine dentistSummer is finally here, which means it’s time to enjoy your favorite warm-weather activities, backyard barbeque snacks, and seasonal pastimes. Unfortunately, if you don’t take a few extra precautions, your fun in the sun could be cut short by a toothache or trip to your emergency dentist. Here are five common summer activities that could damage your teeth and what your Blaine dentist recommends you do to protect your smile.


Which Symptoms Count as a Dental Emergency in COVID-19?

May 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 9:16 pm

Pained woman wonders if she should see her Blaine dentistThe best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to practice social distancing. Thankfully, your Blaine dentist is still treating dental emergencies if you find yourself in need of immediate dental care. However, it may be safer for you to treat some situations at home without increasing your risk of exposure to the coronavirus. Read on to find out which dental symptoms you can manage in quarantine and which ones need urgent professional attention.


Maintaining a Healthy Mouth Until Your Dentist Reopens

April 20, 2020

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man flossing to maintain oral hygiene during COVID-19Out of concern for the health and safety of both patients and dental team members, many dental offices are temporarily closed. In some areas, local law has even required that dental offices suspend their normal operations. While that is certainly an excellent precaution for supporting social distancing and fighting the spread of COVID-19, it may leave you wondering how you can maintain a healthy mouth until you are able to see your dentist again. Use these tips on oral hygiene during COVID-19 to protect your smile.


What to Eat to Avoid Dental Emergencies

March 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 3:31 pm

person chewing on ice

With all the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing you want to deal with is a dental emergency. Although your dentist is still open to treating these situations, you’ll want to avoid all that panic and confusion if you can. To help prevent needing an emergency dentist, we’ve written this guide on what to eat to avoid dental emergencies.


Why Your Neighbors Opt for Metal Dental Filling Removal

February 4, 2020

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Three teeth with fillings, one with metal dental fillingMetal dental fillings have been used to restore decayed teeth for well over 100 years, but these days many men and women are opting for metal dental filling removal. Why? Well, for starters, the dark color of metal fillings does not blend in with a person’s natural smile, making it highly noticeable when speaking or laughing around others. However, there are also emerging health concerns connected to the mercury contained in metal dental fillings. Do you have fillings made from metal on your teeth? Keep reading to find out why some dentists strongly recommend metal-free restorations.


How Oral Health Relates to General Wellbeing

January 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 7:26 pm

woman holding toothbrushThe American Dental Association recommends everyone visits their holistic dentist in Blaine at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. If you tend to delay your routine visits, did you know you’re putting your smile at risk of avoidable complications? Preventive dental care keeps your teeth and gums healthy to promote your oral health, but it is also necessary for your overall wellbeing. Believe it or not, your oral and general health are linked. You can support a healthy mouth and body with a trip to your dentist at least twice a year.

Why Choose Holistic and Biologic Dentistry?

December 15, 2019

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hands forming heart around toothA dentist’s primary goal is to help patients achieve and maintain sound oral health. Thus, a dentist works hard to ensure that the treatments they provide result in improved dental function and a lowered risk of future oral health problems. However, some dentists do more than just focus on the teeth and gums. Instead, they practice holistic and biologic dentistry in Blaine. What does that mean, exactly? How can visiting a holistic dentist benefit your overall wellness? Let’s discuss these important questions.


Your 2019 Dental Insurance Benefits Are About to Expire!

October 19, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgreen @ 1:22 pm

time to save moneyThis time of the year, you’re probably thinking about the holidays—visiting family that you don’t see often, enjoying all of your favorite traditional treats, and hearing those songs that will soon be everywhere. But, on top of all that, you should be thinking about your dental insurance as well. Why? On January 1st, 2020, any remaining money you have on your 2019 plan will expire, which means a lot of benefits you’ve already paid for could be lost. How can you make sure this doesn’t happen to you? A holistic dentist is here to explain. (more…)

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