3 Tips for Healthy Summer Smiles

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Summer sun brings summer fun. While warm months are perfect for spending time together, summer vacation can also throw off your usual dental routine. Here are three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay: Stay on a routine Whether your kids are staying up to catch fireflies or a fireworks show, resist the temptation to skip […]

Poll Shows Rising Anxiety Among US Adults

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USA Today (5/8, Molina) reports that a “poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association finds Americans’ anxiety is up from a year ago, and we’re most anxious about paying our bills.” USA Today adds, “Overall, the poll measured Americans anxiety score at 51, up five points from last year.” In a statement, Anita Everett, MD, […]

Erosion: Stomach Upset and Your Teeth

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Did you know your digestive health can affect your teeth? Frequent stomach upset can cause a gradual wearing away of the protective enamel on your teeth, a process known as tooth erosion. This can affect the appearance of your teeth and open the door for harmful bacteria that cause cavities. How Do Stomach Problems Affect […]

Dentists see a jump in emergency visits days after St. Patrick’s Day

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — As hundreds of people get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Buffalo, local dentists say the holiday has them seeing green as they’re gearing up for more emergency visits. From the St. Patrick’s Day parades to the parties, it’s that time of year again where the entire city of Buffalo […]

7 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Kids

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  If you think you’re busy, try being a kid. In addition to school, activities and family time, they’re learning how to take care of themselves and others in new ways every single day. One of those necessary life skills every child needs to learn is brushing his or her teeth. Helping your child get […]

USA Today Recommends Daily Flossing As A New Year’s Resolution

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USA Today (12/31, Oglesby) included flossing daily in a list of “small New Year’s resolutions with big payoffs.” The article added, “Though flossing’s role in health and hygiene was questioned in news articles in 2016, flossing remains ‘an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums,’ along with brushing twice daily and regular […]

Peter D. DeRose, DDS, MBA Joins Inspire Dental Group

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Amherst, NY – Inspire Dental Group, a multi-specialty dental practice with offices in Amherst, West Seneca and downtown Buffalo, announces the addition of Peter D. DeRose, DDS, MBA to the practice. Dr. DeRose, who practices general dentistry and specializes in pain management relating to TMJ and associated conditions, will see patients at Inspire’s downtown Buffalo […]

Some Popular “Healthy” Habits May Actually Cause Harm

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Business Insider (11/29, Praderio) states that over time, “myths and misinformation have given rise to a swath of ‘healthy’ habits that are popular but not actually backed up by science,” and some of these habits may “actually backfire and harm your body.” The article lists 17 of these habits, including brushing teeth immediately after eating. […]