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Why is hydration integral to oral health?

Why is hydration integral to oral health?
May 27 2016

Proper hydration and good dental health are strongly connected. Water is beneficial for your overall health and wellness, and it's particularly good for your mouth. When you are hydrated, your mouth is better able to keep clean because the water washes away unwanted food residue, sugar, and bacteria on your teeth. Along with regular brushing and flossing, drinking water helps to prevent cavities.

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I have gum recession – what now?

Capitol Dental Care - Gum Recession
May 13 2016

When you visit the dentist, we check not only your teeth but also your gums to see if they are healthy. Sometimes the gums can pull away from the teeth; this is called gum recession. This can happen for several different reasons, and it can happen even if you take great care of your teeth. However, if you have gum recession, it's important to take steps to keep your gums in the best shape possible moving forward.

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Are you content with your smile's appearance?

Capitol Dental Care - Cosmetic Dentistry
Apr 22 2016

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a happy, confident reflection of yourself? Is there anything you'd like to change about your smile? Cosmetic dental services offer great solutions to dental imperfections such as discoloration, staining, broken or chipped teeth, slight misalignment, and can also improve the overall appearance and function of your smile.

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Why do you need to replace your toothbrush?

Why do you need to replace your toothbrush?
Apr 14 2016

It's spring cleaning season! When's the last time you switched out your toothbrush for a new one? We recommend changing your toothbrush (or toothbrush head if you have an electric toothbrush) every 3 months or so. Your toothbrush is instrumental in cleaning all of that plaque and food debris off of your teeth every day. After a while, your toothbrush begins to show signs of wear such as frayed and faded bristles. When this happens, your toothbrush is much less effective at cleaning those hard-to-reach spots of the teeth.

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What do we look for at every cleaning appointment?

What do we look for at every cleaning appointment?
Apr 08 2016

It's Oral Cancer Awareness Month! Did you know that we screen for oral cancer at every hygiene visit? You might remember being asked to stick out your tongue at your last cleaning, but maybe you didn't know why. When you stick out your tongue, the hygienist or dentist is able to check all sides of the tongue for any signs of oral cancer- as well as underneath the tongue on the floor of the mouth. We also look at the back of your throat and your cheeks for any abnormalities that might be cancerous or precancerous.

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A complete smile is a confident smile

Capitol Dental Care - Dental Implants
Apr 01 2016

A dental implant is a light-weight titanium post that is placed in the upper or lower jaw to mimic the root of the missing tooth. After the post integrates with the jaw bone, an abutment and crown are placed to look just like a natural tooth. Dental implants can also support partial or full dentures. The procedure can be done right in our office, and the benefits can last a lifetime.

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International Women's Day and the Celebration of Women of Dentistry

International Women's Day and the Celebration of Women of Dentistry
Mar 09 2016

Yesterday was International Women's Day. International Women's Day is a celebration focused on the respect, appreciation, and love towards women for their economic, political, and social achievements. In honor of this special day, we'd like to recognize some of the most standout women in dentistry throughout history:

1852: Amalia Assur became the first female dentist in Sweden

1855: Emeline Roberts Jones became the first woman able to practice dentistry as an assistant in the United States

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Little smiles deserve lots of love...and some fun, too!

Tiffany - Children's Dental Health Month 2016
Mar 03 2016

It was all about the kids this February in celebration of National Children's Dental Health Month. Throughout the month, we visited local elementary schools to teach kiddos about proper brushing and flossing. With the help of a furry dinosaur friend, the kids learned a lot about the importance of great oral hygiene. They even had some fun, too!

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A healthy smile = a strong heart

A healthy smile = a strong heart
Feb 10 2016

Sunday is Valentine's Day! Did you know that the health of your smile is closely connected to the health of your heart? In celebration of Valentine's Day, here are some heart-happy and mouth-healthy facts to share with a loved one:

 -Smiling naturally boosts your mood

 -Smiling lowers stress and reduces your heart rate

 -Good oral hygiene reduces the risk of heart disease 

 -People with good oral hygiene are more likely to stay active and control their blood pressure

 -A healthy smile reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke

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Treats that are Tasty AND Good for your teeth!? Yes, Please!

Treats that are Tasty AND Good for your teeth!? Yes, Please!
Feb 03 2016

Do you have plans to watch the Super Bowl this weekend? If so, everybody knows that one of the best parts of watching the Super Bowl is the chance to eat all of the delicious snack food that goes along with it! However- and this may come at no surprise- not all snack food is healthy for your teeth and body. We're here to help give you some inspiration for Super Bowl treats that are tasty and good for you!

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Do you know what First Visit, First Tooth means?

Do you know what First Visit, First Tooth means?
Jan 27 2016

It's almost February, and you know what that means: National Children's Dental Health Month! Throughout the whole month of February, we focus on little smiles and the habits that can make them healthy. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recently launched a new program titled First Visit, First Tooth that gives parents and offices resources to help make early dental visits more fun and productive.

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Achieve a brilliant, bright smile the safe way

Jan 15 2016

Everybody wants a beautiful smile. However, sometimes that smile can come at a damaging cost if you're not careful. A recent report1 indicates that the growing pressure to have whiter teeth has encouraged many people to go out and purchase over-the-counter whitening kits. Without the supervision of a dentist, whitening at home can cause serious negative health effects.

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You will Love these Holiday Health Tips for Healthy Smiles

You will Love these Holiday Health Tips for Healthy Smiles
Dec 17 2015

The holiday season is here! Despite the seasonal hustle and bustle, have you taken the time to take care of yourself? One of the best gifts you can give yourself this season is a healthy smile! While you enjoy holiday festivities, keep the following few tips in mind to maintain the best oral health you can- while still enjoying the holiday treats you love the most in moderation, of course!

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Go to the dentist regularly for a healthy smile as you age

Go to the dentist regularly for a healthy smile as you age
Dec 11 2015

20% of American adults over 75 haven't seen the dentist in the past 5 years (ADA). Older adults may experience a number of difficulties that could prevent them from seeing the dentist. For example, one may not be mobile enough or have transportation. They may also lack the support to prioritize dental care, and, in some cases, may not be able to financially manage their dental care.

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