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  • What is hand-foot-and-mouth disease?
    Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD, is a type of contagious viral illness that causes a rash in the mouth and on the hands and feet of infants and young children, and, Read more
  • Make Every Day Earth Day
    Earth Day began in 1970 as an event to raise awareness of our environment. What began as a single day in April is now recognized around the world to bring Read more
  • Cleaning Your Teeth—Time for a Refresher Course!
    Let’s face it, by now, brushing our teeth is something we pretty much do on auto-pilot. A quick brush after breakfast, a minute or so at night, floss when we Read more
  • April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
    What is oral cancer? April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you have been putting off a visit to our Lithia, Florida office, now is an excellent time to schedule Read more
  • Five Reasons for Your Bad Breath
    Bad breath, or halitosis, is probably not a matter of life or death. But it can make you feel self-conscious and have a negative impact on your life. The majority Read more
  • I chipped a tooth. What can I do?
    You just crunched down on a piece of hard food when you suddenly realize there is something hard still in your mouth. Your nightmare is confirmed when you retrieve a Read more
  • St. Patrick's Day: Celtic pride, green shamrocks, and lucky charms!
    “St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.” Adrienne Cook Lucky green shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold – it must Read more
  • Does Your Filling Need Replacing?
    No matter how wonderfully something works for us, there comes a day when a replacement might be necessary. This holds true whether it’s the latest and greatest smart phone, or Read more
  • March is National Nutrition Month!
    While you don’t have to wait to start eating right, March is the month the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asks everyone to pay special attention to what goes into Read more
  • Tooth Sensitivity
    Most of us know that unpleasant feeling. You’re happily enjoying an icy milkshake with lunch or having a piping hot cappuccino break, and suddenly an innocent binge turns to cringe—your Read more
  • Three Signs You May Have Gingivitis
    Gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums, is an early stage of gum disease. If you have gingivitis, it’s important to visit the doctor to get proper treatment, since home care Read more
  • The Transformation of Valentine's Day
    Did you know the actions leading to the beginnings of Valentine's Day were actually centered on the avoidance of war? A Catholic priest named Valentine defied the orders of the Read more
  • February is Heart Month
    The American Academy of Periodontology stresses the importance of good oral health since gum disease may be linked to heart disease and stroke. Thus far, no cause-and-effect relationship has been Read more
  • I’m on a diet and getting MORE cavities!
    Health gurus rave about replacing unhealthy food choices with healthy ones in your diet. If you want to maintain your beautiful smile as well as your waistline, choose foods that Read more
  • Does Your Child Need Endodontic Treatment?
    Baby teeth come with a built-in expiration date. That charming first smile is meant to make way for a healthy, beautiful adult smile. Unfortunately, before they are ready to make Read more
  • Implants: Why it's important to replace missing teeth
    The average adult has 32 teeth, a combination of molars, canines, and incisors. By middle age, however, most adults are missing at least one tooth due to an injury, decay, Read more