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How Athletes Can Avoid the Most Common Dental Emergencies

September 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 11:31 am
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Are you an athlete? Whether you play a team sport like basketball or prefer going it alone on a skateboard, you are at risk of experiencing a dental emergency. According to the American Dental Assistants’ Association, roughly 15 million Americans experience some type of sports-related dental injury each year. Here’s a look at some of the most common oral injuries among athletes and how you can protect your mouth from unexpected trauma.

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Is One-Sided Jaw Pain a Sign of a Heart Attack?

August 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 5:27 pm

Woman with jaw pain on one sideIf you experience sudden or gradual jaw pain on one side of your face, it’s normal to be concerned there’s a serious problem causing your discomfort. Although it can indicate a potential complication, it isn’t always something significant. Depending on the cause, you can wait to see your dentist, or you may need to head to the closest hospital. One-sided jaw pain can indicate a heart attack, especially in women. Here’s what you need to know to determine if it’s a dental issue or a medical emergency.

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Have Something Stuck Between Your Teeth? Here’s What to Do

July 13, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 7:29 pm
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Have you ever gotten something stuck in between your teeth while eating? You’re certainly not alone – it happens to all of us from time to time! Sometimes, even non-food items can get caught between teeth. However, that’s more likely to happen with children and teenagers as they have a habit of putting pens, pencils, plastic, and other miscellaneous objects in their mouths. If dental floss can’t dislodge these objects, it can be quite distressing. But don’t worry – here are some ways you can safely remove any food or debris that’s stuck in between your teeth.

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3 Potential Dental Problems You Might Face During Pregnancy

June 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 7:37 pm
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Did you know that pregnancy can often cause other harmful dental issues to occur? It may not seem possible, as a woman’s reproductive system and the mouth are two completely different parts of the body; however, hormonal changes and additional factors tend to create a perfect environment for tooth decay, gum disease, and other common dental problems. Here are 3 potential issues that may arise while you are pregnant and how seeing your dentist regularly can help you avoid more complex treatment in the long run.

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5 Healthy Foods You Should Eat to Keep Your Teeth White

May 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 1:40 pm
man smiling showing off white teeth

Once you achieve that blinding, celebrity smile after a teeth whitening treatment, you’re going to want to maintain it!

Most people know of the food and drinks that cause dental staining, but do you know which common foods can actually help whiten your teeth over time? Here are five foods you should include in your diet to keep your grin bright.

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Dangers of DIY Home Teeth Whitening

April 8, 2021

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Woman using charcoal DIY whitening treatmentIf you want to save money, you have likely tried a variety of DIY projects. There are a plethora of videos and how-to guides online, from home renovations and beauty hacks to teeth whitening techniques. While some do-it-yourself projects can be effective, when it comes to your teeth and gums, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Despite trending home remedies for DIY teeth whitening, your dentist advises against them. Here are 4 home whitening methods that claim to be safe but have hidden dangers for your smile.

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4 Reasons to Celebrate Your Dental Assistant

March 1, 2021

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When you go to the dentist, you probably aren’t usually thinking about just how much work your dental assistant puts into your experience. However, they do a lot more than you probably know around the practice just to ensure that your experience is as positive as possible. Since the first week of March is Dental Assistant Recognition Week, this is a great time to learn more about the different job responsibilities of your dental assistant so you know how much you should appreciate them each time you come into the office.

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No Insurance? Our Patients Don’t Need It

March 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 1:26 am

Dental no insurance and dentistry instruments. Your teeth can last for a lifetime with the right care over the years. You might think your toothbrush and floss are enough to keep your smile healthy, but the American Dental Association recommends everyone over the age of 2 visits their dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Unfortunately, 42% of Americans don’t see a dentist often enough. Although there are various reasons people delay their appointments, it’s often because they don’t have insurance. In fact, 37 million people in the United States don’t have the dental coverage they need. Don’t have insurance? No problem! You can still see a dentist with no insurance when choosing White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. We will help you get the services you need without breaking the bank.

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How Your Dentists Met and Opened Their Own Dental Practice

February 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 8:12 pm
A person holding a heart made from string.

Valentine’s Day gives you and your significant other a chance to cherish and celebrate the love you’ve developed for one another. While everyone has their own way of showing that love, Dr. Brandon and Julia White get to celebrate it just about every day at their office! As a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’d like to highlight the ways that you can show love for your (or your valentine’s) smile as well as tell the story of how dentistry brought your hard-working dentists together!

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Partner With Your Dentist for a New Look in 2020

January 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhendricksen @ 1:25 pm
man and woman running in the park

As we continue to get settled into the new year, many people are already starting to drop the new year’s resolutions they made just a few weeks ago. It’s difficult to make big changes, after all — unless you have someone to help you along the way. 

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