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Are You Missing Teeth? Learn TODAY about why Dental Implants Are The BEST Option for YOU! new

  • Oct 19, 2017

Affordable dental implants that let you show off a dramatic new smile without the discomfort and hassle of dentures! Forget about soaking dentures overnight and waking up to a toothless smile. Enjoy the confidence that comes with a beautiful smile 24 hours a day. Dental implants are the number-one way to replace missing or decayed teeth, restore bone structure, and prevent bone loss. With a 98% success rate, dental implants are your path to a stunning smile! WHY Dental IMPLANTS? Gaps in your smile are unattractive and missing teeth make talking and eating difficult. But did you know that missing teeth actually cause bone loss in your jaw? Bone loss around the mouth and jaw can shrink the contours of the jawbone, producing wrinkled lips and a recessed mouth and chin. In a nutshell – missing teeth make you seem older! Cosmetic dentists are trained to solve these problems with dental implants. Over 3 million Americans already have dental implants, and that number increases by half a million each year. That many people can’t be wrong! Dental specialists combine art and science to create a perfect, lasting smile at an affordable price. Dental implants provide a practical, effective, and safe alternative to traditional bridg...
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Which Toothbrush Is Best?

  • Oct 17, 2017

BACK IN THE GOOD old days before the 1930s, toothbrush bristles were made of animal hair. We’re pretty happy to live in the era of nylon bristles, but how can we tell which toothbrush will be best for our teeth and gums? How hard should the bristles be? Are electric toothbrushes better than manual ones? Soft Versus Hard Bristles It’s true that hard bristles make it a little bit easier to scrub away the plaque from your teeth than soft bristles. It isn’t worth it in the end, though, because those hard bristles can also scrape away enamel and even agitate your gums to the point of putting you at greater risk for gum recession, which could be permanent. In the case of hard bristles versus soft, the costs of hard bristles clearly outweigh the benefits, which is why dentists always give out and recommend soft-bristle brushes. Powered Versus Manual Brushes In the past, there wasn’t a significant difference between the effectiveness of electric toothbrushes and manual ones. However, the technology has come a long way, and modern electric toothbrushes are better at getting plaque out of hard-to-reach spots. Electric toothbrushes reduce plaque by up to 21 percent more than manual toothbrushes and reduce the risk of ...
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Cash for Candy, Nov. 1 - 8 file

  • Oct 14, 2017

Johnson Family Dental is announcing their 10th annual Cash for Candy kid’s event November 1-8th. Trick-or-treaters who are looking for some quick cash can sell up to five pounds of Halloween candy back to any Johnson Family Dental location for $2 per pound. From Wednesday, November 1st, through Wednesday, November 8th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, the buyback will give youth a chance to sell their candy. That candy will then be donated to local charities including the Unity Shoppe and to our troops through Operation Gratitude. Children ages 1 to 12 are encouraged to come weigh their candy and get paid for donating it at two dollars a pound (Five pound maximum per child). In 2016 we were able to collect over 1,200 pounds of candy! This year we are looking to exceed that amount and get 1,500 pounds. "It's great for me to see that there are children who are practicing preventive dentistry," Johnson says. "They are applying exactly what all the hygienists and other dentists are prescribing to the children in our area. And they are learning about giving back to our community. So really it is a win, win for children." Global sugar consumption for children is at an all time high of 50 million tons per year and it increases 2% each year....
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Maintaining Your Post-Invisible Aligner Smile

  • Oct 05, 2017

WHILE TRADITIONAL WIRE braces are still the most efficient at straightening teeth, fixing crowding, and correcting an underbite or overbite, invisible aligners have become an attractive alternative in recent years. Being able to get all the benefits of braces with such a low-profile appliance that can be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating can make the orthodontic process far more palatable. But what’s next after you’ve progressed through every aligner tray and your teeth are perfectly aligned? What will it take to maintain the smile you’ve always wanted? Wear Retainers As Recommended In some cases, the final invisible aligner tray can be used initially as a full-time retainer and eventually as a nighttime one after the patient’s teeth are correctly aligned. In others, a separate retainer will be recommended, and those tend to be sturdier. No matter what type of retainer you end up with, be sure to follow the care instructions in order to keep it clean and effective as long as possible. The reason it’s important to use retainers after the teeth are straight is that it can take around a year for the periodontal ligaments–the tiny connective tissue fibers that hold our teeth in place in our...
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Chocolate And Your Teeth

  • Sep 19, 2017

UNDER MOST CIRCUMSTANCES, dentists are not fans of candy. The sugar in candy is the favorite food of bacteria that cause tooth decay. However, when it comes to chocolate, certain types may actually be good for oral health! To be clear, this is not a blog post in which we give you a free pass to eat all the chocolate you want. Only certain types of chocolate have any health benefits, and too much of even the healthiest kinds probably isn’t a good thing. All Chocolate Is Not Created Equal How can you tell where any given chocolate falls on the spectrum from most processed to least? It helps to know a little about how chocolate is made. The most important ingredient is the cocoa bean. After fermenting, the beans can either be roasted and made into cocoa powder, or cold pressed into cacao powder, which retains more of the original nutrients. You’ll get the most nutrients from cacao nibs or powder, but the stuff is pretty bitter and the chocolatey taste isn’t as strong. If you’d rather stick with the chocolate you’re used to, there are still factors to consider. The main ingredients in a chocolate bar are cocoa solids, cocoa butter, sugar, and milk (if it’s milk chocolate). White chocolate is made wi...
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