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4 Ways Vaping Can Harm Your Oral Health

August 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — abingtonfamily @ 3:46 pm
Woman standing outside, using e-cigarette

In recent years, vaping (the use of e-cigarettes) has become increasingly popular. Many people reason that it is better than smoking, so there is no reason for them not to indulge. However, extreme caution is in order. Vaping is not only risky for your overall wellness, but it can also harm your oral health! This blog post touches on four ways that this habit could affect your smile.


How Does Salt Affect Your Oral Health?

July 8, 2023

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Friends sharing a bowl of salty chips

It is common knowledge that sugar is bad for teeth, but what about the other major flavor enhancer, salt? Whether you like to sprinkle a bit of extra salt on your nightly dinner, or you tend to gravitate toward packaged foods that are high in sodium, you might wonder if this popular mineral could be impacting your smile. How does salt affect oral health? This blog post provides useful information.


Diet Soda vs. Regular Soda — Which Is Worse for Your Teeth?

July 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — abingtonfamily @ 5:15 pm
Three cans of soda against white background

Do you like to enjoy an occasional fizzy drink? It is no secret that carbonated beverages, especially soda, are not great for oral health. But are some options better than others? This blog post provides a brief comparison of diet soda vs. regular soda. It also offers tips on how you can protect your smile from damage.


How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

June 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — abingtonfamily @ 3:22 pm
Woman standing outside, applying lip balm

As the summer weather heats up, you have probably been hearing lots of reminders about how important it is to use sunscreen and take other steps to prevent sunburn. Unfortunately, there is a part of the body that often gets forgotten about when it comes to sun protection — the lips. They are rather delicate, and they are vulnerable to burns and cancer if they are frequently overexposed to UVA and UVB rays. What can you do to protect your lips from the sun? Here are some helpful tips:


5 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Smile During Summer Vacation

June 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — abingtonfamily @ 3:51 pm
Smiling woman standing outside, wearing sunhat

Are you aiming to get away from it all this summer? Whether you are heading to the beach for some relaxing time by the water, or you are escaping for a hiking adventure in the mountains, you should think about the wellness of your teeth and gums before you take off. You can protect your mouth by applying these five tips for maintaining a healthy smile during summer vacation.


Do Tooth Extractions Cure Gum Disease?

May 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — abingtonfamily @ 2:41 pm
Gloved hand carefully holding extracted tooth

Gum disease is a serious oral health condition that can adversely affect your ability to eat your favorite foods and smile with confidence. It can even cause the teeth to become loose. If you have been struggling with it for a while, you might be thinking about getting your teeth removed. But do tooth extractions actually cure gum disease, or is there another reason why they are often included in a periodontal (gum) treatment plan? Continue reading to find out.


Dental Filling Fell Out? Here Is What You Should Do

April 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — abingtonfamily @ 4:24 pm
Illustration of tooth with missing filling

Dental fillings are very durable, but they do not last forever. At some point, one of yours will probably fall out. What should you do when that happens? Do not panic, and do not ignore the situation, either. Instead, take these practical steps so you can minimize the risk of further damage to your exposed tooth:


Crowns vs. Veneers: Which Option Is Right for You?

March 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — abingtonfamily @ 12:35 pm
Satisfied patient holding hand mirror, admiring her veneers or crowns

Would you like to enhance your smile? Your dentist is ready to help you achieve your aesthetic and oral health goals for your teeth. There are a number of different treatments that might be suitable for your situation. For example, you may be a candidate for either crowns or veneers. Which option is right for you? Read on to learn how these two services compare to one another.


Is It Time to Replace Your Veneers?

March 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — abingtonfamily @ 12:14 pm
Dental patient getting fitted for new veneers

Dental veneers are outstandingly durable. On average, they last for 10 – 15 years. If they receive excellent care, they can endure for 20 years or longer. Eventually, though, they do need to be replaced. Is it time to replace your veneers? This blog post touches on five signs that you should schedule a visit with your cosmetic dentist.


5 Reasons to Consider Getting Veneers

February 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — abingtonfamily @ 2:01 pm
Woman pointing at her smile, showing her veneers

Your smile plays a major role in how people perceive you. In fact, it is one of the first things they notice! The better it looks, the greater confidence you can have. But what if your teeth have some aesthetic imperfections? Your cosmetic dentist can help. They might recommend that you invest in veneers. How might this treatment benefit you? This blog post explains five reasons to consider getting veneers.

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