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Losing Baby Teeth

Do you have a child who is losing their baby teeth? Losing a baby tooth is the ultimate sign of a child stepping into the big kid world. To a child, losing their baby teeth is significant and more often even more memorable then learning how to read, write and even ride a bike. If […]

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Most Common Reasons for Tooth Pain

Here at New Smiles, a Sherwood Dentist, we care about your overall health. Visiting the dentist every six months is an important and easy way to stay up to date with your oral health. Most of your oral care is preventative which means the majority of the health benefits happen with the care you do […]

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The History of the Toothbrush

As patients of Drs. Doyel and Aanderud well know, brushing and flossing regularly can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. While most dentists didn’t start to regularly advise their patients about the benefits of preventative dental care until after World War II, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss have been around for hundreds of years. […]

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A Healthy Diet Is the Key to a Healthy Smile

When viewing the body as a complicated machine, it’s easy to understand how the foods we eat affect our overall health. Fuel the machine with a properly balanced diet, and you provide it the energy needed to get through the day. Fuel your body with foods that don’t offer enough needed vitamins and nutrients, and […]

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Filling You in on What You Need to Know About Fillings

Unless you list brushing your teeth as your favorite hobby, and are more likely to find a piece of floss stuck in your teeth than food, you probably have had a cavity. When the sticky bacteria known as plaque comes into contact with sugar, the pesky plaque starts producing acids that slowly eat away at […]

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Unique Ways to Get a Brighter Smile

The New Year is a time when healthy patterns emerge. It is out with the old and in with the new. If getting a brighter smile is on your New Years Resolution list then we have some creative ideas to help you reach your goal. Think Positive Sure it may sound a little hokey but […]

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Keep Teeth Healthy over the Holidays

The Christmas holiday celebrations tend to bring excess food into our lives, especially traditional desserts, candy and other goodies. Keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright through the holiday season with these simple tips. Keep Daily Dental Routines Along with excess, the Christmas season brings chaos when it comes to regular schedules and routines. […]

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Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Going to the dentist is an essential part of a comprehensive dental care plan. Avoiding regular dental exams and teeth cleanings can lead to a number of serious complications when it comes to taking care of your smile. However, just considering going to the dentist results in overwhelming fear for a variety of people. If […]

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Interpreting Tooth Pain

Symptom #1: Momentary hot or cold sensitivity to foods or drinks. Possible Problem: May not be a problem. You may have experienced some minimal gum recession exposing sensitive portions of your teeth. Or you may be clenching your teeth while you sleep and the following day the teeth are more sensitive. There could also be […]

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Teeth Whitening

Whitening is a bleaching process that gently lightens stained or discolored teeth. Whitening uses a safe and effective gel designed to produce oxygen when in contact with the surface of the teeth. The outer layer of each tooth, called the enamel, contains pores that can hold stains. The whitening process virtually erases stains and brightens […]

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