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5 Practical New Year Resolutions For Dental Health

Everyone likes to use the new year to mark the start of healthy lifestyle changes to enhance their lives. Understandably, most of these changes involve diet, exercise, and stress management techniques. Not many people think to implement better oral care strategies into this plan as well. In this month’s blog we are going to explore some EASY modifications you can…
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Oral Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in October, we highlight some of the oral health side effects that these brave warriors might endure while battling breast cancer. When a woman finds herself requiring treatment after a breast cancer diagnosis, it is understandable that the last thing on her mind may be proper oral hygiene. In fact, it is recommended…
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Mouthwash Myth Busting!

Our hygienists at Floss Dental Boutique are asked a lot of questions about the proper use of mouthwashes in patient’s at-home oral health regimen. While mouthwash is a very common product that can be found at any grocery or drug store, the large variety can sometimes be more confusing than helpful. Hopefully we can offer some tips and guidance to…
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The Dramatic Increase in Bruxism and TMJ/TMD During the Pandemic

Floss, and other dentists around the country, have seen a dramatic increase in patients with TMJ/TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) as a result of bruxism, or teeth grinding throughout the pandemic. According to a study done by the National Center for Biotechnology in Poland and Israel, the emotional aggravation caused by the Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in intense bruxism and TMD…
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Get Your Oral Cancer Screening During Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, there is a death from oral cancer every 60 minutes. The reason your providers at Floss Dental Boutique stress both professional and self-screenings is that we know the survival rate from these cancers is dramatically affected by early diagnosis. In fact, four out of every 10 cases are fatal within five years without early…
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Things You Need to Know When Shopping for Dental Insurance

September is a good time to start researching your dental insurance options. As a private practice, Floss is contracted with many dental insurance companies. Dental insurance can be very confusing if you do not have the proper information to make the best selection for you and your family. In this article, we discuss dental insurance with and without waiting periods,…
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Sippy Cups and Your Child’s Dental Health

The Misuse of Sippy Cups can Lead to Cavities The sippy cup can often be an essential tool in a parent’s arsenal. They help in the transition from bottle to regular cup at that unstable toddler stage that is primed for big messes. But sippy cups should be used sparingly to protect your child’s dental health - and what you…
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What Snacks for Kids are Good and Bad for Their Teeth?

Ah, snacks. They are a staple in the diets of almost all kiddos. As most moms can attest, leave the house without snacks at your own peril. So what snacks are good for your kid’s teeth and which should you leave on the shelf? At Floss, we see a lot of kids and families. Pediatric patients are some of our…

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