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How often do you smile in a day? It has been found that kids smile as much as 400 times a day, women 62 times a day, and men about 8 times a day. Remember it takes fewer muscles to smile than to frown. 

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Keep that bad breath away by getting a tongue scraper today!  Did you know that 75% of bad breath originates on the surface of your tongue?  Even if you floss, brush, and rinse, this only removes 25% of mouth odor.

Halitosis studies (bad breath) show that the bacteria that builds up on your tongue turns into a coat of plaque.  The white coating of your tongue than releases an odorous sulfur compound.

Mints and gum only mask the odor.  In order to actually remove the plaque coating, use a tongue brush or scraper and by taking off the white coat you’ll not only have fresher breath but also  heightened taste buds. It’s both effective and inexpensive!

So the next time your in our office or your dental office, ask for a tongue brush and keep that bad breath away!

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A large number of patients have to some degree anxiety about their upcoming appointments at the dental office.  In some cases, this fear is so great that it even prevents them from seeking the dental care they might need.  At our office, we try to be as accommodating as we can with all of our patients to make our atmosphere a warm, comfortable, and caring environment.  If you do have anxiety about the dental office, do not let this prevent you from your next dental check-up.   The key to a beautiful smile is prevention through a  good at-home routine and regular cleanings.

While we cannot promise that every dental practice will help to calm your anxiety, here are a few steps that you can take to put yourself at ease.

  • Arrive early so that you do not feel rushed
  • Avoid caffeine before appointments as they will only contribute to your anxiousness
  • Inform your dentist of your fears, past experiences, etc
  • When in the dentist’s chair, close your eyes and take a few deep breaths
  • Anxiety stems from uncertainty.  So definitely ask your dental office questions in regards to your treatment.  The more you know about your dental care, the less you’ll fear it.

Half the battle is trusting the office you work with and gaining an understanding of what will be happening and why. The next time you visit your dental office, remember to try these few tips to help you relax before your appointment!

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