It’s a fact, flossing daily helps protect against gingivitis by removing plaque and food particles, keeping your teeth and gums healthy, while giving you a beautiful smile. So, do you floss daily? Probably not! Well, you’re not alone because according to an American Dental Association (ADA) survey, only 16% of patients report flossing daily.  The main […]

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First, what exactly is TMJ? TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint. Your TMJ is like any other joint in your body, and good preventive health habits will help a lifetime of happy smiles and chewing. The TMJ is located at the base of the skull in front of the ear structure and connects […]

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Approximately 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes? Also, around 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year and 8.1 million people living with diabetes don’t even know they have it. So what does this have to do with your smile and how can you protect it?  If diabetes is left untreated, it […]

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According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer in 2020. They estimate that it will cause over close to 10,000 deaths. In the late stages, oral cancer can be life-threatening, which is why early diagnosis is so important. Because early detection is the key to early-stage diagnosis, […]

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Does a visit to the dentist make you feel nervous or even scared? Well, you’re not alone! Studies have shown that over 30% of the population suffers from dental fear with 12% having extreme fear, called odontophobia.   Dental-related anxiety is the number one reason why patients do not seek regular care. But staying away from the […]

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We live in a society that seems to always be searching for ways to reverse signs of early aging. We stay out of the sun, use various facial moisturizers, and eat healthy to reduce wrinkles. But have you ever considered that your missing teeth could be causing signs of aging? Most of us realize that […]

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Dental radiographs or x-rays are an important part of your dental care. Along with an oral examination, they provide your dentist with a more complete view of what’s happening in your mouth. BENEFITS OF X- RAYS X-rays give your dentist a picture of your hard tissues (teeth and bones) and the soft tissues that surround […]

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Peanut butter is a heart-healthy food with good fats, but that classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich from your childhood might not be such a great idea for your mouth. Most kinds of peanut butter are made with a lot of sugar that feeds acid causing bacteria. Here at Fox Dental, we recommend looking for […]

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A Registered Dental Hygienist is an important part of your dental team. Hygienists are dental professionals who have completed training at an accredited college, graduated with at least an associate degree, have passed both written national boards and clinical regional boards, and have obtained state licensure to practice.  While state regulations for the scope of […]

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If you’re brushing your teeth like you are scrubbing your sidewalks, you’re brushing too hard. Overzealous scouring with your toothbrush will lead to gum recession and wear on tooth surfaces and roots. Brushing mistakes can actually cause problems like gum recession, tooth sensitivity, and weakened tooth enamel.   Here are some tips to remember when brushing […]

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