A Healthy Mind and Body starts with A Healthy Smile

The decision to improve our health typically starts with a new diet or a membership to a gym, but more and more, we’re finding that the mouth would also be a good place to start. Many Americans are currently suffering from gum (periodontal) disease and don’t realize it. Even more people fail to realize a

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Dental Health and Your College Student

GOING OFF TO COLLEGE can drastically throw off a young adult’s normal at-home routine. Brushing and flossing, making healthy eating choices, and keeping up with routine appointments can help students maintain a healthy weight and a healthy body; however, this can become difficult for some college students. Late Night College Life Can Be Hard On

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The Delicate Balance of Oral Bacteria

THE BACTERIA IN OUR BODIES vastly outnumber our human cells! And no matter how much we brush, floss, or rinse, our mouths will always be home to billions of microbes. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing! Different types of bacteria keep others in check, and most aren’t anything to worry about. But maintaining this

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Invisalign Treatment Provides Many Benefits

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_youtube id=”B1x3YNj9bUg” width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”” class=””/]   INVISALIGN ISN’T THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR EVERYONE, BUT if you’re a good candidate, there are LOTS of reasons for choosing Invisalign—and they’re not all

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The Link Between Osteoporosis And Gum Disease

WHAT DO OSTEOPOROSIS and gum disease have in common? Bone loss! For anyone with gum disease, osteoporosis, or both… it’s important to know about the correlation between these two conditions. How Does Gum Disease Cause Bone Loss? Are you surprised to hear that gum disease can contribute to bone loss? The first stage of gum

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How To Get A Hollywood Smile In Hernando County!

  A BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL SMILE is an advantage in every area of life. Whether you need a major dental makeover or just a few touch-ups, cosmetic dentistry can provide exactly the look you want. At Spring Hill Dental Associates, smile design is more than just whitening. We take into account all the proportions of your

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Diabetes and Gum Disease Can be Double Trouble!

PEOPLE WITH DIABETES are mindful of their bodies’ feedback. Effective diabetes management requires frequent blood sugar checks, careful dietary planning, and close monitoring of other symptoms. But with all the things diabetics have to consider, they often miss warning signs from another crucial area—the mouth. Why are oral care and diabetes so intertwined? Recent studies have revealed more

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Yes, Soda Really Is Bad For Your Teeth

HERE’S ONE REALLY SIMPLE THING that you can do to make your mouth healthier: reduce the number of sugary, acidic drinks in your diet! When we say sugary, acidic drinks we mean more than just soda. We’re including sports drinks, energy drinks, and even fruit juice. Read on! Sugar + Acid Create The Worst Possible

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Smile-Friendly Breakfast Secrets

BREAKFAST MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT meal of the day, but for many of us it’s also the most unhealthy. A bad breakfast is not only bad for our teeth, but makes us feel sluggish before we even get out the door—setting us on a track for unhealthy choices throughout the day. How Often Do

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Know Your Gum Health Numbers!

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LAID BACK in our dental chair wondering what the numbers mean that a hygienist calls out while examining your gums? They’re readings of the gum pocket depths in your mouth, and they’re an important part of monitoring your gum health. Pocket Readings Help Us Measure Inflammation Pocket depth refers to your

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This Smartphone App Makes 2-Minute Brushing Fun!

FEW OF US ARE EVER SEEN WITHOUT our smartphone in hand. We love our devices because they make our lives easier! But did you know that your smartphone can also help you keep good oral hygiene habits? How Long Do YOU Spend Brushing Your Teeth? Plaque is soft, but it hides away in nooks and

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We Love Our Moms And Here’s Why… How About You?

SHE MAY HAVE TAUGHT YOU how to count, how to share your toys, and how to brush your teeth. And although each of our family dynamics vary greatly, one thing is certain… There’s really no way that we can adequately pay back our moms for the gift of life.Mother’s Day Is A Chance To Say,

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General Physicians Are Putting Renewed Focus On Oral Exams

YOUR MOUTH SAYS A LOT… Even when you’re not speaking. It can tell us if you’ve been brushing and flossing. It also provides clues about your overall health. Dentists have been aware of this for a long time. Lately, an increasing number of general practitioners are putting a renewed focus on oral evaluations during health

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How Much Sugar Are You Really Eating?

How Much Sugar Are You Really Eating? MODERN DENTISTRY, fluoride treatments, and preventive care alone can’t stop tooth decay when our diets are filled with sugar! Sugary Foods Cling To Our Teeth And Cause Cavities When sugar clings to teeth, bacteria feeds off of those sugars, producing an acid byproduct that wears away tooth enamel.

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April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

    THIS YEAR ALONE, 400,000 people throughout the world will be diagnosed with oral cancer. 40 percent of those diagnosed won’t live another five years. Oral cancer has such a dismal survival rate because it’s usually not detected until very late in its progression. Because April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we’re encouraging everyone

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Numb Lip? Fillings Keep Small Problems From Becoming Big Ones

  [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_youtube id=”kH2P4lgMzuA” width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”” class=””/] Numb Lip? Fillings Keep Small Problems From Becoming Big Ones YOU’RE RETURNING TO WORK after your dental appointment with a numb lip, thanks to

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A Healthier Mouth = A Healthier Heart

 [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][fusion_youtube id=”FIMQhTVMjwU” width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”” class=””/] OUR BODIES ARE ECOSYSTEMS where a change in one area affects other areas. This connection is becoming clearer as scientists continue examining the links between

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March Is Nutrition Month! Eat Right To Smile Bright

IN HONOR OF NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH, we’re sharing a basic guide to a diet that supports your healthy teeth and mouth! Read on to learn how to keep your mouth happy… Eat More Of These Leafy Greens: Dark, leafy greens like kale, spinach, and collard greens have calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, and magnesium; all

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Next Time You Burn Your Mouth on Pizza…

  Next Time You Burn Your Mouth On Pizza… SOMETIMES YOU JUST CAN’T RESIST! It’s SO cheesy and saucy—right out of the oven! You dive in and take your first bite… Uh oh! Too soon! You’ve got “pizza burn!” Pizza Isn’t The Only Culprit You’ve probably burned your mouth before on coffee, soup, and other scorching

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