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5 Ways Your Diet Is Affecting Your Oral Health

The health of your mouth isn’t just determined by how often you brush or floss, it’s also impacted by the variety of foods you choose and how often you eat them. Many people are unaware of how their diet affects their teeth, so this information is particularly important for those who want to experience excellent…

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Are You Embarrassed to See a Dentist?

Do you avoid smiling because you’re ashamed of your teeth? Have you stopped going to the dentist because you’re worried that they will lecture or shame you? If so, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, this mindset is not uncommon and prevents many people from seeking the dental care they need. What Are Some of the Reasons…

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What You Should Know About WaterLase

Does the sound of a dental drill remind you of fingernails across a chalkboard? Do you tend to put off scheduling your dentist appointments because they make you nervous? If so, you’re going to love the revolutionary technology we’re using here at Cardinal Family Dental, called the WaterLase dental laser. Even if you’re tough as…

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4 Tips for at Home Dental Care

As your dentist, we can only do so much. Even if you visit us every 6 months—as the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends—you still need to supplement your dental visits with at home care. To assist you in this endeavor, we’ve compiled a list of our top at home dental care tips. 1. Brush for…

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Oral Cancer and Overall Health

Has it been a while since you’ve visited the dentist? If so, we’d like to encourage you to come in for a dental appointment. We do more than check your mouth for cavities—we’re also your greatest weapon against oral cancer! What Is Oral Cancer? Oral cancer can appear as a sore, lump, growth, or lesion…

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Everything You Should Know About Full Mouth Extractions

Because of fear or finances, patients will often avoid the dentist’s office. Unfortunately, this allows relatively small problems to grow progressively worse. When these problems persist for a long period of time, a full mouth extraction is one procedure your dentist may recommend. Learn what a full mouth extraction is, why one might be necessary,…

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Everything You Need to Know About Dentures

If you are considering getting dentures, you have come to the right place! We have all of the information you need to learn whether or not dentures would be beneficial for you. Read on to learn more about why you might need dentures, what the different types are, and how you can go about scheduling…

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Your Guide to National Children’s Dental Health Month

Here’s a fun fact for you: National Children’s Dental Health Month actually began in Ohio. Initially, it was celebrated in Akron and Cleveland before eventually being adopted nationwide by the American Dental Association in the late 1940s. Go Buckeyes!!! In honor of this month, we would like to take the time to promote pediatric dental…

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Has It Been a While Since You Have Been to the Dentist?

Have you been putting off seeing the dentist for a long time? If so, do not worry. While many people fear returning to the dentist after a lengthy absence because of the judgments, the criticisms, and the dentist’s angry scowl— just know that you will not find any of that with us. At our office,…

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Cardinal Family Dental – We’re Closer than You Think!

We know that you are familiar with the phrase, “location, location, location.” Well, this phrase is not only true for purchasing real estate, but it is also something that people look for when selecting a new dentist. Fortunately, with our Marengo dentist office, we are located just a quick drive away from a number of…

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