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What to Expect While Recovering from a Root Canal

December 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — joannebancroft @ 10:06 pm
a dentist using a dental dam and preparing to perform a root canal on a patient

Learning you need a root canal probably isn’t the news you prefer to hear. Fortunately, these common procedures are extremely safe and offer patients the opportunity to feel relief from the pain caused by a serious infection. If you’ve received a breakdown of the actual procedure, you may be wondering what kind of recovery you’ll endure. A dentist in Westminster is here to alleviate your concerns and explain what you can expect while healing at home. They’ll also share which signs to watch for should you need to call your dentist for help.


4 Holiday Foods That Can Harm Your Smile

December 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — joannebancroft @ 10:34 pm
a table full of holiday cookies and treats

The holidays are a time for indulgence. Whether your cravings call for gingerbread cookies, your mother’s chocolate pie, or a delectable glass of eggnog, it seems as if most people ditch the careful observance of how the foods they eat might impact their waistline or oral health. Before you fall in line with the idea that you’ll make healthier choices come January 1, a dentist in Westminster explains which foods you should avoid if you want to keep your smile New Year’s ready.


4 Tips to Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

November 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — joannebancroft @ 10:36 pm
a woman sitting on a couch checking her daughter’s temperature

Cold and flu season are upon us, and your child is likely going to come down with one or the other. Keeping them protected from germs and bacteria isn’t always easy, but you can take added precautions to ensure their teeth remain free of tooth decay should they require medications to help them feel better. A dentist in Westminster shares 4 tips you can use to keep your little one’s smile looking and feeling its best while they recover from the seasonal cold or flu.


Which Side Dishes Should You Avoid This Thanksgiving?

November 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — joannebancroft @ 10:32 pm
a table full of Thanksgiving side dishes

Who doesn’t love all the amazing side dishes served at Thanksgiving? Mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, honey-glazed carrots, stuffing, and green bean casserole are the staples for many families, but as delicious as they are, do you know which ones are the worse for your oral health? While filling up your plate this holiday season, a dentist in Westminster explains which foods you should avoid if you want to keep your smile free of cavities and gum disease this year.


Why It’s Beneficial to Whiten Your Smile for the Holidays

October 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — joannebancroft @ 10:38 pm
two young females standing outside in the snow wearing coats and smiling after receiving teeth whitening treatments

The holidays are right around the corner, and if you’re like most people, you want your smile to look picture ready. While you can venture to your local drug store and purchase one of the many store-bought whitening products off the shelf, you’ll likely be disappointed by the time and money spent on results that are often lackluster. Instead of spending additional time at home to try and brighten your smile, consider the benefits that come with professional teeth whitening. Why is it a better solution? A dentist in Westminster explains what you can expect when choosing to invest in this safer, more effective cosmetic treatment.

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