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It’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month! Here’s What You Should Know

April 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 1:33 pm
a person with an oral cancer awareness ribbon in Dublin

While April is typically associated with spring break and Easter, it’s also known as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. As one of the most prevalent conditions diagnosed every year, it’s highly important that you know the risk factors as well as the steps you can take to avoid this problem. Keep reading to learn more about oral cancer, the common symptoms to look for, and how your dentist can help you.


Here’s Why Investing Your Tax Refund In Your Smile Is a Great Idea!

April 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 12:32 pm
a man happy about receiving his tax refund in Dublin

If you’ve already filed your taxes, then you’re likely excited about receiving your refund for the year. With the extra influx of cash, you’re bound to want to splurge on things that are fun but not really necessary. Instead of spending your money on things you don’t need, you might consider putting it toward improving your oral health. Keep reading to learn why investing your tax refund in your smile is one of the best moves to make this year.


4 Reasons You Should Be Grateful for Your Dental Hygienist

April 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 2:31 pm
a dental hygienist smiling during a checkup and cleaning

A typical dental visit has much more going on than simply receiving treatment from your dentist. For a smooth and pleasant appointment, you’ll likely meet a welcoming front desk team, friendly dental assistants, and your incredible dental hygienist. Their job involves helping you preserve a healthy and dazzling smile, which is why we celebrate them during the second week of April! Read on to learn four reasons you should be thankful for your dental hygienist.


Top 6 Causes of Yellow Teeth & How to Fix Them

April 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 4:29 pm
a man looking up and worried about yellow teeth

One of the last things people want from their smile is to see yellow teeth in the mirror. While this is a fairly common problem shared by many, there are various reasons why it occurs. The good news is that you don’t have to settle for this situation, as you can undergo cosmetic dentistry to upgrade your pearly whites. Before choosing a treatment, here are the most common causes of yellow teeth and some of the most effective ways to address them.


4 Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Oral Hygiene Routine

March 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 8:35 pm
a woman smiling during springtime in Dublin

Do you tend to think of ways to spruce up your living space once spring comes around? While cleaning and reorganizing your house is a nice way to improve your peace of mind, you may want to do the same for your smile. The last thing you’d want is to experience a dental problem that could’ve been avoided with some easy changes to your daily oral care. Keep reading to learn four simple ways to neaten up your dental hygiene routine!


What Should I Expect From the Lifespan of a Dental Filling?

March 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 1:11 pm
a dental mirror looking at a person’s dental fillings

Did you know that overindulging in sugary treats isn’t the only reason you could develop cavities? Your teeth can begin to decay due to poor oral hygiene and even a lack of fluoride. The good news is that your dentist can successfully address this issue with dental fillings, which are designed to restore lost tooth structure. Although they are effective and durable, you’ll eventually need to replace them. Keep reading to learn what the lifetime of dental fillings is and ways you can preserve them.


3 Fun Products to Get Your Child for Children’s Dental Health Month

February 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 7:33 pm
a girl and her mother brushing their teeth

Now that it’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, it’s a good idea to consider your little one’s smile. Since their teeth, gums, and oral hygiene habits are still growing, you’ll want to help set them up for success down the road. One of the best ways to encourage them to care for their pearly whites is by providing them with the reliable and exciting tools they need to make teeth cleaning a pleasant experience. Keep reading to learn about a few products that’ll make brushing and flossing something your child can look forward to!


How Does a Healthy Heart Start with Your Smile?

February 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 6:36 pm
a woman showing off her bright smile in Dublin

Other than Valentine’s Day, February is known for being American Heart Health Month. You might try boosting your cardiovascular well-being by going to the gym more frequently or eating a vitamin-rich diet. Did you know taking care of your smile is also crucial for maintaining a healthy heart? According to recent studies, those with neglected teeth and gums are more likely to experience more serious systemic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease. Keep reading to learn about the connection between your heart and oral health, and how you can preserve both.


What Is the Connection Between Sleep Apnea & TMJ?

February 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 4:11 pm
a man snoring with sleep apnea in Dublin

Have you been struggling to get a sufficient amount of rest due to sleep apnea? Do you also suffer from jaw pain or discomfort due to TMJ? While these two problems may be distinct, it may surprise you to discover that they’re closely connected. Fortunately, both of them can be addressed with the same solution: oral appliance therapy. Keep reading to learn about the link between sleep apnea and TMJ, and how your dentist can help you.


New Year’s Resolutions That Don’t Include Gym Time

January 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Buck @ 7:45 pm
small carved wood that spells 2023

Now that the new year is in full swing, you might be thinking of ways to improve your lifestyle. Many people consider changing their diet, traveling more often, or heading to the gym. However, you should also consider prioritizing your oral health. Read on to learn several New Year’s resolutions you could implement to help encourage a healthier smile for the future.

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