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December 7, 2017

In one of our November blogs, we mentioned that 30-40 million Americans avoid the dentist every year because of dental fears, anxieties and phobias. This number is staggering, and at Cannon Park, we believe that everyone should make their oral health a priority. As the new year approaches, consider taking your oral health seriously as a New Year’s resolution. If you are one of these 40 million Americans who has been avoiding the dentist, we hope these tips will help you. Take a look!

Admit Your Fears

The first step to overcoming a fear is admitting you have one. Looking into yourself to understand your fear of the dentist is important. It will help you come to terms with the fear and possibly hel

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November 10, 2017

As a parent, trying to get your children to understand dental health and develop good teeth cleaning habits can be really difficult. After all, it’s estimated that 30-40 million Americans avoid the dentist every year because of dental phobias and anxieties, and those are just the numbers for adults! The best way to ensure your child gets the best dental care starts with building up healthy habits at home. There are some tips and tricks that we at Cannon Park believe have stood the test of time. Here’s 5 easy ways to teach your kids healthy dental habits!

Start Them Young

Your child should have their first dentist appointment no later than 6 months after their first baby tooth has erupted. If you can’t make

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October 6, 2017

You’ve heard it a million times from your mom and your dentist: floss your teeth every night before bed. Yet 1 in 3 Americans adults never floss their teeth. Although you can’t always see the immediate results from flossing, failure to floss can result in serious dental health problems. The following are just a few of the many benefits associated with flossing:

Cleans your entire tooth

Although brushing your teeth is important, even the best of toothbrushes can only clean the front and back of your teeth. Toothbrush bristles never reach the space between your teeth, allowing trapped food and bacteria to fester.

Prevents plaque buildup

Flossing removes

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September 26, 2017

Finding a new dentist can be a long process. Do they accept your insurance provider? Is their location convenient? Are they a reputable business with a license to practice? After searching Google and reading dozens of reviews, you’ve finally picked the perfect place. What should you expect on your first visit?

Plan to arrive early

Be prepared to send your dental records in advance and come 15 minutes early to your appointment to fill out necessary paperwork. If your new dentist isn’t interested in your dental records, that’s a red flag. Keeping track of your history and watching for sudden changes is a huge part of dental care.

New tests may be required

Once your records and paperwork are on file, your new dentist will want to perform a full evaluation. This may include taking new x-rays, screening for oral cancer, and recommending a different treatment plan. However, be wary of a practitioner who claims that you

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September 14, 2017

Let’s face it: Americans are obsessed with a sparkling smile. Countless toothpastes and infomercials promise pearly whites, while advertisements bombard us with blinding grins. Fortunately, picture-perfect teeth are attainable if you take preventative measures against discoloration and treat existing stains. Much of what we eat and drink can cause yellowing, including coffee, tea, acidic fruit, soda, sugar, red and white wine, and certain berries. Other common culprits include smoking and lack of dental hygiene. Here are a few tips to help you treat and prevent stained teeth.

Watch what you eat

Instead of blackberries, blueberries, or pomegranate

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