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Oral Health and Heart Health: The Surprising Connection

February 2, 2020

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Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. It only makes sense, then, that an entire month is dedicated to promoting heart health awareness! February is American Heart Month, so you may hear a lot of information about things you can do to protect this precious organ. For example, media campaigns might focus on promoting good dietary choices and regular exercise, both of which are essential. But there is another element that factors into heart health — your oral health. Let’s discuss how gum disease in Midtown East is related to heart disease, and how you can protect both your smile and your heart.

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Three Reasons to Make Your Smile Your New Year’s Resolution

January 10, 2020

With the 2020 New Year upon us it is a great time to make some resolutions and improve ourselves.  Why not make this year about caring for your oral health?  There are many reasons why taking care of your teeth is a great resolution.  The Drs. Boyd in Midtown East go over the top three.

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How to Cope With Dental Anxiety

October 23, 2019

Frightened woman at the dentist office.

Let’s face it, the dentist office is not the first place people tend to want to go.  Most dental procedures are not painful but even just examining someone’s teeth can cause a level of anxiety.  Dental fear and dental anxiety is a problem that faces as many as 20% of Americans. Unfortunately the problem often snowballs, the less people go (or never at all) the worse and more serious any potential problems will tend to be.   This is why at Drs. Boyd we take every step to ensure that patients feel comfortable and we take away their anxiety.  Here we will discuss what brings about dental phobia and how we can deal with it!

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National Dental Hygiene Month — Time for a Checkup!

October 11, 2019

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Generally speaking, a clean mouth is a healthy mouth. Keeping your teeth and gums free of harmful bacteria prevents decay and helps you maintain fresh breath. It can even play a role in preventing significant overall health problems. Since October is National dental hygiene month, it is the perfect time to pause to consider how you are doing at maintaining a clean mouth. It may also be the ideal time for you to schedule a professional cleaning and dental checkup in Midtown East. In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of oral hygiene and how you and your dentist can work to keep your smile clean, healthy, and beautiful.

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A Mouthguard Can Protect More Than Just Your Teeth

October 9, 2019

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A little girl karateka in white kimono and in a red belt with a mouth guard.

Fitness has become such an important part of all of our lives.  We lift weights, take classes and participate in all sorts of recreational sports.  Lets face it, accidents happen but serious injury to our teeth can be avoided with a custom mouth guard.

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7 Myths of Teeth Whitening

September 26, 2019

There are SO many “tips and tricks” for teeth whitening.  I am here to remove some of the myths about bleaching your teeth.

Photo of woman smiling.

Whitening Toothpaste Whitens Teeth

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Top 5 Questions from Patients on Bleaching Teeth

September 4, 2019

Before and after images of whitened teeth

People want whiter and brighter smiles these days.  We are all being bombarded with every facet of teeth whitening product from over the counter whitening strips to activated charcoal.  Drs. Boyd wants to clear up the confusion on bleaching teeth and answer our most common questions from patients.

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How Gum Disease Treatment Could Save Your Brain

June 15, 2019

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Your brain is the center of everything you are. It stores your memories, enables you to make decisions, processes your emotions, determines your personality, and so much more. This precious organ is worth every effort you make to protect it. Research has shown that regular exercise, learning new things, and eating a healthy diet can all play a role in preventing Alzheimer’s. But did you know that gum disease treatment in Midtown East could also help you keep your brain healthy and functioning? Because June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, now is the perfect time for us to talk about the fascinating connection between your gums and your risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

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Celebrate National Smile Month with Your Dentist in Midtown East

June 2, 2019

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National Smile Month, which runs from May 13 to June 13, 2019, is a campaign designed to encourage people to pay extra attention to their oral health. It is the ideal time for you to consider if you are doing everything you can to keep your teeth and gums in good shape. Or, this month might remind you about the cosmetic flaws in your smile that you haven’t gotten around to fixing yet. In either case, a visit to your dentist in Midtown East can help you achieve your goals for your precious smile.

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Your Dentist Offers 4 Tips to Save Your Teeth

May 24, 2019

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Your teeth are designed to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, however, various factors can shorten their lifespan. Decay or trauma might endanger your teeth and lead to the need for extractions. How can you protect your pearly whites and help them to endure for decades to come? Since May is National Save Your Tooth Month, now is the perfect time for you to think about how you can protect your precious, natural smile. Here are some useful tips from your dentist in Midtown East:

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