28Nov, 2015

Get Your Smile Ready for the Holidays

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As houses are decorated for the holidays and party clothes are purchased in anticipation of meeting friends and family, many of us forget about our smiles. A smile can warm anyone’s heart and a whiter smile is always more attractive. There are a few ways to mix the celebrations of the season with a set of good looking teeth. The malic acid in strawberries are a natural way to remove surface discoloration on teeth. They are also festive, healthy, and delicious so indulge in this treat all you want! Nuts […]
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28Oct, 2015

The Sweet Tooth Needs a Parachute: A parent’s guide to a healthy Halloween!

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Halloween is surely creeping in. While candy and other various treats will fill their bags, our little ghouls won’t be receiving dental floss and toothpaste on their annual journeys throughout neighborhoods, shouting “Trick or Treat” at every door. Instead, they will be handed all of the chewy goodies dentists’ fear the most, so we’ve taken the time to relay some health tips to parents to keep this year’s All Hallows experience safe and healthy (courtesy of the American Dental Association). • Consume sugary treats shortly after mealtimes. Once activated during […]
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26Jun, 2015

Preventing Dental Decay in Young Children

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Every parent wants their child to have perfect health and oral hygiene. What many parents don’t know is that dental decay is the most common childhood disease worldwide. Although you may think your child isn’t at risk, sometimes limiting sugar and keeping up a good routine is not enough to shield them. So what can you do to protect your child? 1. Check the Sugar Content Although you may think that you are limiting your child’s sugar intake (especially if your child is still a baby), you’d be surprised to […]
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12Jun, 2015

4 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Your Child

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Children are often reluctant to participate in hygienic activities and unfortunately, dental care is usually no different. If your child has begun brushing their own teeth you probably know how frustrating those four minutes of the day can be. What many parents don’t know is that there are ways to get your child excited about brushing their teeth. Yes, excited. In order to make teeth brushing time easier on both you and your child, try out these simple tricks: 1. Let them pick out their toothbrush Allowing your child to […]
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27May, 2015

3 Tips For Your Child’s First Dentist Visit

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Your child’s first visit to the dentist can often be a stressful experience, especially if your child is anxious around strangers, unsure about this new experience, or unwilling to sit still for very long. There are so many questions and concerns that surround it: at what age should I bring them? What can I do to ensure the visit is a good one? Here are 3 tips to consider before you book an appointment! 1. Go when they are 1 year old, or when first tooth emerges Each dentist will […]
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8May, 2015

A Quick Guide to Cavities

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Every time you sit down in your dentist’s chair for a cleaning, one thought is sure to cross your mind: I hope I don’t have any cavities! We all know that eating a lot of candy and not brushing will help cavities form in our teeth, but how exactly does a cavity form? What can we do to prevent them? We’ve put together a quick guide that we hope will be useful! What is a cavity? – A cavity is a hole in the tooth that happens as the result […]
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10Apr, 2015

Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?

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While watching TV or browsing online, you’ve probably noticed a celebrity or two with dazzling teeth and wondered how they got such perfect smiles. Chances are, they have porcelain veneers! A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that covers the front of each tooth. They bond directly to the front of the tooth and look exactly like a natural tooth. It is a purely cosmetic procedure that is minimally invasive. So how do you know if porcelain veneers are right for you? Here are a few reasons: 1. […]
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25Mar, 2015

How to Nail a Perfect Smile on Your Wedding Day

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So you’re getting married- that’s super exciting! We know how stressful and hectic planning a wedding can be, and we also know how important it is to look your best on that day. After all, there will be lots of pictures, and lots of people focused on you. Here are some tips on how to beautify your smile for the big day: 1. Wear a blue-based lipstick Pink, red, or coral lipsticks that have a blue base will really make your teeth pop, appearing much whiter than they would otherwise. […]
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11Mar, 2015

3 Reasons Why In-Office Whitening Lasts Longer

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Have you tried at-home whitening kits, just to forget to put the strips on and get frustrated? Or did you do it religiously, yet still end up with so-so results? Most of us have had an experience with an at-home kit, looking for a convenient and budget-friendly way to whiten our teeth. Many people are afraid to go to their dentist, thinking in-office whitening is expensive and complicated. At Smile Haven Dental Center, we pride ourselves on offering a low-cost in-office whitening treatment that IS effective. So why is in-office […]
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