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Don’t Forget to Brush Your… Tongue

Image of a dog's tongue licking a woman's face to illustrate the need to brush the tongue

For the most part, everyone knows that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. But did you know that you should be cleaning your tongue as well? Why brush your tongue? Your tongue is covered in taste buds, crevices, and other structures that make the perfect little […]

Tis the Season for Cold Sores

chapstick with Grin Dentistry Logo

Cold Sore Causes and Their Solutions Are you one of the more than 40% of Americans who get cold sores (also known as fever blisters)? If so, you have probably tried countless ways to deal with these inflammatory viral nuisances whether it be with an over-the-counter remedy or a doctor prescribed medication. Maybe you are […]

Family Tips to Ease Into Fall

Trees with red and green leaves

Three Tips to Help Your Kids Ease into Fall October. School is in full swing and your children have already started looking expectantly towards Christmas break.  So, for our favorite parents, here are a few dentistry related tips that can help you and your young ones transition smoothly this fall. Time Change Adjustments: More than […]

Benefit From Your Dental Insurance Benefits: Use Them, Don’t Lose Them!

Use your dental insurance benefits before you lose them!

  Dental insurance benefits can be difficult to navigate. Co-pays, deductibles, limits… you might wonder, “What does it all mean? How can I maximize my benefits? Am I missing out on coverage?”  Did you know most dental insurance benefits don’t roll over from year to year? If you don’t use them, you could lose them! […]

Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month [Infographic]

Breast Cancer By The Numbers

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a yearly initiative to raise awareness about breast cancer. Spreading the word about breast cancer is vital: According to the National Cancer Institute, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer patients is nearly 90% when it’s detected in an early stage. It’s critical to recognize the risks for this disease and […]

Are Dental Implants the Right Solution for Your Missing Teeth?

Dental implants are an ideal solution for missing teeth.

Do you hide your smile because of missing teeth? If so, imagine what it would feel like to correct the problem, knowing you could smile again with confidence! Attaining a healthy, beautiful smile again doesn’t just have to be a dream – it could be a reality with dental implants. Why choose dental implants? There are many […]

Dental Care is Our Top Priority

Spa like treatment with your dental care is our goal.  Here at Grin, we strive to make our patients feel pampered and make sure they receive the best dental care. From warm, cozy blankets at the start of the appointment to headphones, music, and large screen T.V.’s for entertainment throughout the visit, and then a […]

How Good Oral Health May Prevent Breast Cancer

Good oral health can prevent breast cancer. October calendar with a 'get checked' reminder for breast cancer awareness month

Do you notice an increase in pink every October? From politicians to football players to community members, the color seems to pop up everywhere! Since 1985, when National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was founded, October has been designated as a time to increase awareness of this deadly disease. Pink ribbons – and pink in general – point to […]

Flossing: Important or Not? [Infographic]

To floss or not to floss? The importance of flossing has recently been questioned.

  There has recently been some controversy over the importance of flossing – is flossing really necessary to maintain healthy teeth? Despite conflicting reports, dentists defend keeping flossing a priority. Don’t toss your floss into the trash just yet – there are several sound reasons to keep flossing a part of your daily oral care routine. According […]

Dental Emergencies

Be Prepared for Dental Emergencies Fall is upon us! Weekend getaways, family vacations, football season, and trips to the orchard – no one plans for dental emergencies to happen. They usually come at the worst time possible and in the most unexpected ways. For example: you were eating your favorite caramel apple and all of […]