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4 Ways Smiling Improves Our Health!

WE’VE ALL HEARD the old cliché that it takes more muscles to frown than to smile, so you should smile to conserve energy! That’s actually false. It takes a minimum of ten muscles to smile but only a minimum of six to frown, so the expression should really be “smile to burn calories!” But smiling will do… read more

The Effects Of Thumb Sucking And Pacifiers

BEING A PARENT, though wonderfully rewarding, can also be stressful and full of uncertainties, especially when it’s your first child and everything is new and overwhelming. Our practice might not be able to take away all of the uncertainties, but we can certainly help you out when it comes to pacifiers and thumb sucking and… read more

Swimmer’s Ear? More Like Swimmer’s Tooth!

HAVE YOUR TEETH ever felt extra sensitive after a swim at the pool? That’s no coincidence, although it can take quite a lot of swimming before the effects become noticeable. What is it about the water in swimming pools that damages teeth? Chlorine: Good For Sanitation, Bad For Teeth That’s right: the same chemical that kills… read more

Filling In The Gaps: Dental Implant Basics

  DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE permanent false teeth designed to look just like your other teeth. They’re a popular alternative to dentures or bridges, and the American Dental Association considers them to be “one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years.” How Do They Work? Unlike dentures and bridges, which don’t feel or… read more

It’s Time To Dare The Doc!

ARE YOU READY TO DARE THE DOC? We love having fun with our patients and our team! That’s why we’re excited to announce that this month in our practice, you’re going to have the opportunity to dare Dr. Diab! Participating Is Easy Would you rather see Dr. Diab hula dance or lip sync in a Facebook live video? Would… read more

The Way You Eat Fruit Matters For Your Teeth

FRUIT IS AN ESSENTIAL element of a well-balanced, healthy diet. It is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and eating it on a regular basis helps boost your immune system and reduces your risk of illness and chronic disease. There are a lot of ways people get their fruit, however, and when it comes… read more

Want To Get Rid Of Bad Breath?

  WE ALL KNOW THAT FEELING… you wake up in the morning to sun shining, birds chirping and happily lean over to your significant other to say hello! Instead you are greeted by the horrible smell of morning breath. Or maybe you run into friends after work and suddenly become conscious of that bad taste in… read more

Ever Wonder How Teeth Whitening Works?

IT IS NOT UNCOMMON for your teeth to lose their luster over time, which is why so many people are interested in whitening them! Teeth Get Yellow For A Number Of Reasons Teeth becoming yellow over time is as normal as graying hair–it is a natural part of the aging process. As we get older, our tooth… read more

Get Screened For Oral Cancer

  WHEN PEOPLE GO TO THE DENTIST, it’s generally because they have a toothache, they need some dental work done, or they want to get their teeth cleaned. But this month being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we want to emphasize more than ever how important regular, twice-yearly dental exams are. Of course your dentist will make… read more

How to Use the Tooth Fairy for Teaching Good Dental Habits

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As a delightful rite of passage for most American children, the loss of a tooth generally means a visit from the tooth fairy. Where these midnight calls from our dentally-focused nymph friends are looked forward to with gleeful relish by those children who are at the ripe age for losing their baby teeth, parents of… read more