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At Pleasant Valley Dental, we are passionate about continuing education so we can ensure we’re providing the best dental care possible. But what good is our knowledge if we don’t share it with our patients and our community? If you’re interested in learning more and taking your health into your own hands, follow along on our blog for bi-monthly articles on all things oral health—from facts about crowns, bridges, and dentures (oh my), to oral-systemic health, to the history of the toothbrush!

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Posted November 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health

5 Natural Ways to Sleep Better

We think fondly of it, we all want it – why is it so hard to find? We’re talking about sleep, of course. A poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60% of adults report having trouble sleeping almost every night, with 63% saying their sleep needs are not being met.  Like water, a […]

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Posted October 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and almost 2 […]

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Posted September 27, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care

The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

Fresh breath sets the tone for every moment of your day: first thing in the morning, before an important meeting, after working out, or just before bed. Whether you prefer cool mint, invigorating cinnamon, or herbal anise, it’s your favorite trusty toothpaste that delivers that fresh, clean feeling. So, what’s the scoop on toothpaste? What […]

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Posted September 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health

Oral Health Tips at Every Age

A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise.   However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each […]

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Posted August 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health

Sugar Rush: When Sweet Turns Bitter

You’ve heard it before: too much sugar is not good for little bodies. Or, more precisely, added sugar is not good for people, big or small. The more we learn about how sugar affects the body, the more we realize that additional sugars have many downsides for health. This is particularly true of dental health. […]

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Posted July 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Services, Dental Technology

4 Facts About Dental Implants

Many people will lose a tooth at some point in their lives, but that doesn’t mean your smile needs to suffer. There are numerous ways to fix a lost tooth, but today, Pleasant Valley Dental would like to educate you about the best option for a healthy smile that will last a lifetime: dental implants.  […]

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Posted July 19, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health

Do I Have Herpes? Cold Sores 101

Cold sore. Fever blister. Herpes Simplex Virus-1. These babies go by a lot of different names, but the experience is always the same: Telltale burning or itching near the lip A red bump appears a day or so later The bump becomes a cluster of blisters The blisters dry up and scab over The scab […]

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