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Your oral health is like a window to your overall health. In fact, there are some serious health problems that dentists are often the first health professionals to discover during routine dental exams. The condition of your mouth can reveal health problems such as:
* Diabetes
* Acid reflux
* Crohn's disease
* Heart disease
* Cancer
* Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
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Are you nervous about visiting the dentist? There are a few things you can do to help alleviate dental anxiety:
* Discuss your anxiety with our team so that we can best care for you.
* Establish a signal to give our team if you need a break.
* Ask us about sedation options to help you relax.
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Those of us with a sweet tooth know how difficult it can be to resist a craving. Fortunately, a new study found that you can retrain your taste buds to crave less sweets! http://ti.me/1JWghe8

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Sugar-free candy and sodas are often thought to be a healthier alternative to their sugar-containing counterparts. However, even sugar-free products can contain acids that erode tooth enamel, making your teeth more susceptible to decay. http://wb.md/1lHfMyz
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November is American Diabetes Month. You may be wondering how diabetes is related to oral health. Diabetic patients are more vulnerable to bacterial infections like gum disease, and the bad bacteria that cause gum disease can also impair the ability to process insulin. You can learn more about the connection between diabetes and oral health here: http://bit.ly/1sJD7QJ
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October is National Dental Hygiene Month. We'd like to use this month as an opportunity to remind our patients about good oral hygiene practices. You can learn more about proper oral hygiene practices here: http://bit.ly/1BZanHi. If you have questions about your oral hygiene routine or would like to see demonstrations of proper technique, talk to us at your next visit!
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How do zookeepers train gorillas to let them brush their teeth? One Zoo Atlanta keeper says she used some of the same techniques for her own children! http://nyti.ms/1DUPz8a
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What are some of the biggest mistakes parents make with their kids' teeth? Some of these might surprise you! http://fxn.ws/1KAoUwq
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Only a few weeks left to enter to win a BIG SCREEN TV!  Pick up you complimentary pair of Via Verde Dental sunglasses at your next checkup!   #ViaVerdeDental   #BigScreenTV   #ProtectYourEyesAndYourTeeth   #DoctorsOrders  
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Happy National Fresh Breath Day! Here are some tips to help you keep your breath fresh all day long:
* Brush and floss daily.
* Use a tongue scraper.
* Rinse your mouth.
* Chew sugarless gum after meals.
* Visit the dentist regularly.
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