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Mon, 09/19/2016 - 09:37
For many Millennials, taking selfies is a daily occurrence. According to a survey performed last year by tooth whitening brand Luster Premium White, these young adults take on average nine selfies a week and spend seven minutes capturing the perfect moment. Popular selfie preparations include moving to a better location, fixing hair, and practicing smiles.Despite devoting more than an hour every...
Tue, 08/16/2016 - 09:55
You’ve seen the headlines:Flossing may be a waste of time. Feeling guilty about not flossing? Maybe there’s no need. Medical benefits of dental floss unproven.The Associated Press reported in August that there is no solid evidence that flossing actually helps your teeth. After researching studies on flossing, focusing on reports comparing the use of a toothbrush to the combination of toothbrushes...
Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:45
When considering options for replacing missing teeth, patients ask us about the benefits of dental implants versus dentures. In this article, First Choice Dental dentist and dental implant expert Dr. David Penwell shares his perspective on how dental implants compare with bridges or dentures for tooth replacement, as well as how dental implants can be used in combination with partial or...
Mon, 04/04/2016 - 08:13
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. At First Choice Dental, our commitment to your complete health includes free oral cancer screenings, whether you’re a patient or not.There are a lot of misconceptions about oral cancer and oral cancer screenings. Let’s bust those myths and help you get the information and care you need to stay healthy. Here are some of the most common myths about oral cancer...
Tue, 03/08/2016 - 14:22
March is National Nutrition Month! Healthy eating habits are good for your body and your smile.Dr. Christine Wu, a pediatric dentistry researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Dentistry, explores and identifies plant-derived oral antimicrobial agents for the control of oral pathogens and their biofilms. In plain language, that means she studies foods that slow or prevent...

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