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Helping Care for Your Children’s Teeth

Tooth decay can be prevented with good oral care. Children learn their habits from their parents and caregivers. You can help your children learn healthy habits by setting a good example by brushing with them daily, taking them to the dentist regularly and giving them healthy foods. Brushing and flossing remove plaque that leads to disease and breaks down the teeth. Untreated tooth decay can lead to pain, loss of teeth and loss of self-confidence. Children who have good oral care at ... Read more
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Thank You Giveaway

All of us at Midtown Dental want to thank you for the support you've shown us as a community. We see over 2,000 patients all over the Tri-Cities, and some that travel hours just for our doctor's care. All of your reviews, comments, and Likes on Facebook help give our office recognition online to prospective new patients. That's all thanks to YOU! So let's give back to you! Starting in February, when you "check-in" on Facebook, you'll be entered into a drawing for ... Read more
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Benefit From Your Unused Benefits Before They’re Gone

Fall is here, and you only have a couple of months left to get the most out of your yearly dental insurance. Though visiting the dentist may not be your favorite item on your annual to-do list, it is key to maintaining optimal oral health. With the holidays — and all of those treats and sweets — on the horizon, now is the perfect time to prepare and protect your pearly whites so you can enjoy the celebratory season that lies ... Read more
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Five Bad Habits That Affect Your Oral Health

You brush and floss your teeth twice a day, use dental rinses regularly, and visit your dentist twice a year for your routine checkups and cleanings. You should be acing every exam! Instead, your dentist is worried about worn-down enamel, weak or discolored teeth, and the overall heath of the soft tissue in your mouth. The following are five bad habits that may be contributing to your quickly declining grades. If these habits sound familiar, don’t worry — we have quick ... Read more
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Treating Periodontal Disease Is More Important Than Ever Before

Recent research has shown that the health consequences of gum disease are perhaps much more serious than previously believed. Certain strains of bacteria found in neglected gum tissue have been linked to an increased risk of heart attack, diabetes, and even adverse pregnancy outcomes. Gingivitis is the onset of periodontal disease in its mildest form. Most people learn from their dentist at a young age what gingivitis is and how to know if they have it: Gums that are slightly red, swollen, ... Read more