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Why are regular hygiene appointments important?

Summertime is full of fun, and your schedule is packed with activities, or lazy days at home. During the summer, you may have extra time to get the entire family in for their regular hygiene and dental exams. Regular dental maintenance can save you big dollars on reconstruction in the future. Here are a few…

Sweet Summertime & Healthy Teeth

School is out and the weather is warming up! It is time to break out the popsicles and swim suits and enjoy fun with your family and friends! While you are enjoying all the summer has to offer, don’t let keeping your teeth healthy slip your mind. Here are a few tips. 1.       Brush your…

To Eat…Or Not To Eat??

How often do you consider the effect that your favorite foods have on your teeth? Did you know that some foods actually promote good oral health? Check out our list, and be more mindful of what foods you choose. Dentist APPROVED Foods!  1.       Dairy- The calcium in dairy products helps to prevent decay. The casein…

Schedule Your Spring Cleaning!

While you may think that regular, bi-annual dental hygiene appointments are unnecessary, they are vital to your health. You do a great job brushing and flossing at home, but it is not enough. If you are skipping out on cleanings, you are skipping out on your health. At your cleaning, your dental hygienist and dentist…

Tips & Tricks: How To Overcome Your Fear of the Dentist

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you feel uneasy? Do you avoid the dentist at all costs until you are in pain? Some people fear the tools, while others do not like having their personal space invaded. Whatever your obstacle is, we are here to help you overcome it so that you…

Flossing 101

We get it….You HATE TO floss. During your cleanings, you promise that you floss regularly. Your mouth says otherwise. You are cheating yourself out of great oral health! Flossing removes hidden plaque and debris between your teeth. When you skip out on the floss, you are missing 35% of your tooth’s surface. Here are a…

New Year Resolution: Healthy Teeth

Another year has come and gone. 2018 is in full swing! With the start of another year, are you contemplating any new year resolutions? Sure- we know the typical ones. You want to eat better and exercise more. You are going to kick all of those bad habits. On the weekends, you are going to…

Tips & Tricks: How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During the Holidays

We have just made it through Thanksgiving, and Christmas is right around the corner. One thing that we can all associate with the holidays is delicious food and sweet treats. During all of the holiday hustle and bustle, do you consider how to keep your teeth healthy and white? We have a few tips for…

Life Hack: 5 Ways to Use Floss When Cooking

Did you know that there are a number of things you can use dental floss for other than flossing between your teeth? Dental floss can actually be used BEFORE you eat your meal. Of course, you’ll need to grab some non-flavored, unwaxed floss in order to do this the right way because nothing is worse…

How to Have a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. For most children, this means a night of staying up past their bedtime and a free bag full of candy to snack on for at least a week! Our dentists at Vicksburg Family Dental Group say it’s ok to eat candy, however, parents need to monitor their child’s consumption…