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Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring!

Spring has sprung here at Keystone Dental Arts! The beautiful sunshine, longer days and warmer weather have us feeling grateful for this wonderful season. To welcome the incoming spring, we’d like to share what puts a spring in our step this time of year! What We Love About Spring Take A Moment Life is busy and it seems our attention is demanded at every turn. We invite you to take time out (don’t your deserve 1 minute?) to simply enjoy the gift of this soothing spring themed video. It just might bring some zen to the rest of your day!...

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

THE CDC REPORTS THAT 1 in 5 children (between ages 5 and 11) in the US have untreated tooth decay. Not only should tooth decay be treated in regular dental appointments, it should be prevented! Tooth decay is 100 percent preventable with effective personal care and regular dental cleanings. In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month, we’re spreading the word

Protect Your Teeth This Cold And Flu Season

Protect Your Teeth This Cold And Flu Season

The last thing you want to worry about when you’re sick is your dental health. Unfortunately, your teeth can be extra vulnerable when cold and flu season strike. If you find yourself under the weather, read on for helpful tips on protecting your mouth! Watch Out For Dry Mouth You know that feeling when your nose is so stuffy you can’t breathe out of it even if you tried? We all have the potential to become mouth breathers when we’re sick, especially at night. Consequently, our mouths become dry, creating the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive. Some of the medications we take...

Love Pumpkin? Your Smile Does Too!

Love Pumpkin? Your Smile Does Too!

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR everything pumpkin. As the poster child of fall, pumpkin doesn’t just star in our autumnal decorations, it shows up on our menus too. And as far as we’re concerned, that’s a good thing. Pumpkin is great for your oral and overall health!

The Legend of the Tooth Fairy

The Legend of the Tooth Fairy

When the Tooth Fairy pays a nighttime visit to a home, she’s doing more than just picking up a lost tooth. Her visit is part of a family tradition – a rite of passage that marks a child’s transition from childhood to adolescence. August 22nd is National Tooth Fairy Day We’re celebrating National Tooth Fairy Day by sharing some fun facts about her legend, provided by our our friends at Delta Dental! The fact that most family photo albums feature a cherished photo of a child with his or her two front teeth missing suggests that parents agree that each...

Teeth Whitening | Options To Brighten Your Smile

Teeth Whitening | Options To Brighten Your Smile

Your smile says a lot about you and it is not uncommon for your teeth to lose their luster over time, which is why so many people are interested in teeth whitening. In fact, when the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked what people would most like to improve about their smile, the most common response was whiter teeth! Teeth Get Yellow For A Number Of Reasons Teeth becoming yellow over time is as normal as graying hair–it is a natural part of the aging process. If you’ve ever heard the expression, “you are what you eat,” the same goes for...

Seasonal Allergies And Your Oral Health

Seasonal Allergies And Your Oral Health

SPRING IS IN THE AIR…and that means so are allergies. Seasonal allergies affect millions of people every year, but did you know that they can also affect oral health? Why Do We Get Seasonal Allergies? While there are plenty of allergens that can make us sneeze year round, such as dust and pet dander, seasonal allergies typically flare up twice a year: in the spring and the fall. This can mean long months of congestion, an itchy nose, mouth, eyes, or throat, puffy eyes, sneezing, and coughing for people with allergies. The reason our allergies act up the most during spring and...

HPV & Oral Cancer | What You Need To Know

HPV & Oral Cancer | What You Need To Know

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and as your oral health care provider, Dr. Christian joins the nation’s top dental associations and health organizations in this campaign to raise awareness of HPV, oral cancer screenings and the importance of early detection. I am sure that you recall having your tongue examined during your hygiene visits (sorry to those of you who do not like the feel of cotton in your mouth). We call this the “Oral Cancer Exam.” Of course, we are looking for anything abnormal about the tongue, floor of the mouth, and other soft tissue structures. One of...