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What Your Dentist Wants You to Know About Oral Cancer

April 19, 2023

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dentist performing oral cancer screening on patient

Oral Cancer Awareness Month is a time dedicated to raising awareness about the risks and prevention of oral cancer. This month serves as a reminder to prioritize our oral health and understand the factors that contribute to this potentially life-threatening disease. By increasing our knowledge and taking proactive measures, we can reduce the incidence of oral cancer and improve overall well-being. Keep reading as we delve into the important information you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones from oral cancer.


4 Reasons to Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Smile

April 5, 2023

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person smiling while talking to dentist

During tax season, many people look forward to getting a refund. Others dread having to gather all the paperwork and clear an afternoon to get their finances in order. Tax season is not just about crunching numbers and filing returns; it’s also an opportunity to invest in your smile and improve your oral health. As you ponder how to use your tax refund, consider allocating a portion towards dental treatments. Keep reading for four compelling reasons why using your refund for dental care can be a wise decision.


3 Health Issues You May Want to Ask About at Your Next Checkup

March 30, 2023

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dentist helping a patient during a checkup

Dentists recommend that you see them biannually for a checkup, which gives you plenty of opportunities to communicate with them about your oral health. While your dentist will obviously take the time to check you for all kinds of oral health problems, you can make their job a little easier by asking about specific concerns that you have.

Here are a few issues you could ask a dentist about at your next checkup.


3 Things Your Dental Assistant Does in a Typical Day

March 2, 2023

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portrait of a smiling dental assistant

When people think about whom they’ll talk to during a regular checkup they think about the dentist themselves, or maybe the dental hygienist. What they might not consider, however, is the important role that dental assistants play in running the dental office.

If you want to learn a little more about what dental assistants do from day to day, here’s a guide that may give you some more information about their work.


The Connection Between Your Smile & Your Heart

February 24, 2023

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a man  smiling and using her hands to form a heart

February is not just a celebration of the love you have in your life, but your literal heart! The second month of the year is American Heart Month, which means there is no better time to pay special attention to one of the most important organs of your body. Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, you will want to do everything you can to care for it. But did you realize that heart health is not just about watching what you eat and exercising? Your oral health can directly impact it as well. Here’s how the state of your mouth and your heart are connected.


Make Your Valentine’s Smile Even Brighter with these 5 Dentist-Approved Gifts

February 4, 2023

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a couple exchanging smile-friendly gifts for Valentine’s Day

There is nothing quite like seeing your loved one smile! Hopefully, they feel confident enough to freely flash their grin because unfortunately, many people don’t. A new study conducted by OnePoll found that 57% of Americans cover their mouths when they laugh due to insecurity over their teeth. Additionally, one in two will always often try to smile with their mouth closed. So, in honor of loving the special smile in your life, consider some dentist-approved gifts for Valentine’s Day to keep their teeth bright and healthy! Here are five great ideas from your dentist in Oshkosh.


3 New Year’s Resolutions to Better your Oral Health

January 26, 2023

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Graphic that reads “Happy New Year”

The new year is upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. The ideal goal should be both important and achievable, and good oral health fits both of those criteria. That’s why it could be worth committing to preventing oral health problems in the new year.

Fortunately, there are quite a few ways you can do that. Here are some New Year’s resolutions that can potentially bolster your oral health.


3 Things You Ought to Know About Invisalign Before You Begin

January 4, 2023

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Young woman holding her Invisalign aligner

Invisalign aligners promise all the benefits of traditional metal braces in a convenient, discreet package. Not only will people not be able to tell you’re straightening your teeth, the fact that your aligners are removable means that you won’t have to make any changes to your diet.

That said, there are some things you should know about Invisalign before you begin treatment. This will help to assuage some common concerns, but also to let you know what you’re in for so that you can be prepared. Here are some of the most important things you ought to know before beginning Invisalign treatment.


3 Reasons That the Holidays are the Worst Time for Oral Health

December 23, 2022

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Young woman screwing in a lightbulb in the snow

For many people, it’s become something of a tradition to schedule checkups and dental cleanings in January. While there are several reasons why this may be the case, one of the more popular theories is that the holiday season is just the absolute worst time of year for oral health, which makes people want to undo the damage when the new year begins. As it turns out, there are a variety of reasons why that may be the case. If you’re curious, here are three ways that the holidays can be hard on your teeth.


Fallen Off Track with Invisalign? Here’s What Might be Happening

December 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — oshkoshcomplete @ 5:48 pm
Dentist holding two Invisalign aligners in a heart shape

When you first started your Invisalign treatment, your dentist set out a plan for you to reach your perfect smile. This plan is called a “track,” and it forms the blueprint for every aligner you’ll receive from that point.

That said, nearly a year can pass after your initial consultation. In that time, a lot can change. One day, you may show up to a regular check-up and find that your teeth aren’t where they should be, or are “off track.” While this can be discouraging, it’s also fairly common. People can fall off track with their Invisalign treatment for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the most common things that can make your teeth move more slowly than you’d like.

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