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Make 2015 the Year of Your Smile

Happy 2015 to you and yours! We are so excited to begin this new year with you! We hope you have some great resolutions lined up to accomplish this year, but we hope you haven’t forgotten the power of a beautiful smile. Let’s work together to make 2015 the year of the smile by improving your greatest asset: your smile! Take a look at a few of our suggestions below. Make Cosmetic ...

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The Importance of Routine Appointments

You’ve heard it for a long time: see your dentist every six months. Maybe you follow that advice, but research shows that a large percentage of us do not follow this advice. It’s a shame, really, because those routine appointments make a big difference in your overall oral health. Take a look at a few advantages of maintaining six month appointments and then think about how you might improve ...

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Know How to Handle a Dental Emergency

We don’t like to think about it, but emergencies happen all the time. You never know when something can go terribly wrong, which is why we encourage our patients to be prepared for dental emergencies so that if anything should happen, you know exactly what to do! Once the situation is under control, you can call our office. Even if we aren’t in, you will be provided with another number to get ...

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Cosmetic Work That Isn’t a Hassle

If you could change your smile, what would you do to improve it? Would you want to do something dramatic, or would you rather correct small flaws without much hassle? Most people prefer the latter. Yet when we think of cosmetic dentistry, we think about the complex procedures and decide against having the work done. At Overmeyer Family Dental, we have a cosmetic solution that allows you to ...

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Know the Signs of TMJ

If you’ve ever studied the body, you will notice just how hard it works for you. Your joints, muscles, and bones all play important roles for you health and your ability to do what you love, whatever that may be. Your jaw also has a joint that enables you to chew, speak, laugh, and yawn. This joint is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and it moves your lower jaw thousands of times each ...

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Treat Gum Disease with Efficiency

Do you know the number one cause for lost adult teeth? We’ll give you a hint. Eighty percent of you will have this type of infection. Ready for the answer? Gum disease. Gum disease is rampant in our society. We see gum disease in huge numbers because most people aren’t giving their teeth the care necessary. Gum disease can strike anyone, so take a look below at the levels of gum disease and ...

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Don’t Fear a Tooth-Saving Procedure

Naturally, we fear medical procedures of all kinds. We don’t want someone poking and prodding around on our bodies and in our mouths. It’s a natural feeling of unease and discomfort. Even so, there are some procedures that we fear more than others simply because it has been dramatized so much over the years through media. A root canal is a prime example. What viewer doesn’t cringe when a ...

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Avoid Amalgam: Choose Composites For All the Best Reasons

At some point, we are all going to end up with cavities that need to be filled. There is really no way around it. Excellent oral health care will prevent cavities, but sometimes they still find a way to show up! Many of us have experienced amalgam fillings, the dark silver fillings that have been used for decades, but there is a new player in this game, and it is knocking the ball out of the ...

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Orthodontics Without the Discomfort of Wire and Brackets

There may come a time when we let you know that orthodontics might not be a bad idea for you. Generally, patients request orthodontics to correct cosmetic flaws, but that’s not the only job of orthodontic treatment. In many cases, orthodontics can end jaw discomfort by aligning your teeth into a more comfortable position. However, we sometimes get a look of disgust from patients when we start ...

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Three Ways to Boost Your Smile This Holiday Season

The next few months are a season of change. New family members will join the tables for the first time, and old friends will find a way to move forward. People are thinking about their resolutions for 2015, and you can, too. You can begin by thinking about how you would love to see your smile improve! Below are a few ways that you can change the look of your smile completely, so that you can ...

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