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February 20, 2019

A smile is universal. No matter where you go, a smile is a symbol of joy, happiness, and pleasure. Unfortunately, many adults are holding their smiles back because of tooth loss.

According to the American Dental Association, the average adult has three or more decayed o...

February 7, 2019

One of the biggest health trends today is adding apple cider vinegar to your daily diet. Many claim that it has numerous health benefits including lowering blood pressure, aiding in weight loss, lowering cholesterol levels, and having antibacterial properties... just t...

November 20, 2014

Diet soda may be helping you cut calories, but it’s actually harming your teeth. Drinking any kind of soft drink can cause enamel erosion or tooth decay. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the inherent acids and sugars in soft drinks have b...

November 12, 2014

Did you know 1 in 5 cases of total tooth loss is linked to diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease which affects your body’s ability to process sugar. High blood sugar can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of your body.

According to t...

November 7, 2014

Brushing your teeth is an essential part of keeping your mouth healthy and infection free. But when is the best time to brush your teeth? First, let’s go over the basics.

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day. When you do th...

October 29, 2014

Happy Halloween from the office of Shane McDowell, DMD! We all know that even as adults, it challenging not to resist joining our kids in celebrating Halloween by eating some candy. Unfortunately, some candies out there are worse than others for your teeth and can caus...

October 16, 2014

As we age, our bodies change in addition to the way we look. Our hair can turn gray, and we might even develop a few wrinkles with our wisdom. According to the American Dental Association, the average number of people keeping their natural teeth into older age is incre...

October 9, 2014

With so much information out there about dental health, it can be hard to distinguish what information is accurate. Today, our team at Shane McDowell, DMD is debunking common dental myths to help you with your dental hygiene routine.

Myth: Brushing alone is sufficient e...

October 2, 2014

Our smiles are very public. We smile at strangers, at our friends, coworkers and loved ones. For those of you dedicated to keeping our pearly whites bright, we’re sharing our secrets to keeping your teeth strong and sparkling white!

Brush 2x per day
 

Studies show that o...