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Know what to do in an orthodontic emergency.

Orthodontic Emergency? Here Are Tips on What to do if Your Braces or Aligners Break

Do you know what to do if you experience an orthodontic emergency? If you experience an emergency involving your braces or aligners, do you know what to do? Are you able to fix your braces or aligners at home, or do you need to make an appointment to see your dentist?  At Sheppard Family Dental…
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Don't fall for these dental myths.

Myth or Fact? Don’t Fall for These Common Dental Myths

Myth or fact? Do you know what is best for your dental health? There are many dental myths out there that people believe about their dental health. However, believing some of those dental myths could have negative repercussions on your dental health. Make sure you are informed about your dental health and reach out to…
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Choose the best healthy snacks.

Autumn Treats: 5 Delicious and Nutritious Tooth-Friendly Snacks for Kids

Planning healthy snacks can be hard. Food can be stressful. First, you have to come up with three healthy meals per day for yourself and everyone else in your family. This is made more difficult by the fact that those little ones can be rather picky at times. Then, of course, they get a little…
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Save your teeth with periodontal therapy.

Understanding Periodontal Therapy: What It Is and 5 Ways It Can Help Treat Gum Disease

Periodontal Therapy Basics Periodontal disease, or gum disease as it’s often called, is a prevalent oral health issue in the United States. Recent studies show that roughly half of Americans over the age of 30 have some form of periodontal disease, whether it be gingivitis or periodontitis. This disease is not just widespread, but it…
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Your child's oral health

Back-to-School Dental Eval: Why It’s Important for Your Child’s Oral Health

Get ready for the school year with a dental check-up. Are you busy getting your children ready for the new school year? Along with purchasing school supplies and new school clothes, make it a priority to have your child visit the dentist for their biannual dental oral health evaluation before the new school year starts.…
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Orthodontic treatment options

Traditional Braces vs. ClearCorrect: Which Option is Right for You?

What are my options for braces? Traditional metal braces have been used for years by teens and pre-teens to straighten their adult teeth as they come in. But gone are the times where braces are just for teens–many adults are using braces to get the straight smiles they’ve always wanted. And thanks to new advances…
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Know what to do in a dental emergency.

Avoid Dental Emergencies While On Vacation

Be prepared for a dental emergency, especially while you are on vacation. You’ve finally got some time off from your busy, everyday life, and are on vacation. But a dental emergency happens. Should you find an emergency dentist right away, or can it wait until you get back home? What is a dental emergency? A…
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Root canal therapy saves teeth.

The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy can help relieve tooth pain and preserve your natural teeth. If you have infected or damaged teeth that are causing you pain, you may have spoken to your dentist about ways to relieve the pain. At Sheppard Family Dental Care, we offer root canal therapy as one option to help give you…
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Here are some good dental safety tips

Summer Dental Safety Tips: Protecting Teeth During Outdoor Activities

Enjoy the sunshine, but be careful. When summer rolls around, it’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! Many fun activities can be enjoyed in the summer, from picnics to pool parties. However, it’s essential to remember that summer can also present some dental safety hazards. Whether you’re playing sports or indulging in sweet…
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Oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment

Top 5 Tips for Maintaining Oral Hygiene While Wearing Braces

Don’t neglect your oral hygiene while wearing braces. If you’re reading this, chances are you or someone you know is wearing braces. While orthodontic treatment can lead to a beautiful, healthy smile, maintaining oral hygiene requires extra effort. Neglecting your teeth while wearing braces can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other health issues.…
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Prevent periodontal disease

4 Things You Can Do To Prevent Periodontal Disease

What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is a common oral health problem affecting many adults in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately half of adults 30 years and older suffer from periodontal disease in some form or another. The condition leads to gum inflammation, tooth loss, and…
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Regular dental checkups are important

Don’t Skip Your Six-Month Visit: Importance of Regular Dental Checkups

Healthy Teeth Start Here: The Importance of Regular Dental Checkups According to an article by USA Today, many Americans are avoiding their routine dental checkups. The article states that around 30% of Americans don’t visit the dentist every six months, with cost being a significant factor. While it’s understandable that dental care can be expensive,…
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