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 If you’re an athlete and you participate in high-impact activities, you should consider regularly wearing an athletic mouth guard. Without an athletic mouth guard, a direct impact to the front of your face can easily break or even knock your front teeth out. Athletic mouth guards protect your teeth and jaws from cracks and breaks. […]

Summer is full of fun activities like playing sports or taking a family vacation. And yet, all that fun can often come with a lot of mishaps and accidents. Remember last year’s family baseball league when little Susie tried her hand at batting and to everyone’s (mostly your) surprise her fly ball left you with […]

Extended breaks from work, and occasionally life, are much needed and very exciting, but we can sometimes fail to adequately maintain our oral health while we’re on vacation. It happens. We get it. Luckily, there’s an easy and effective way to keep up with brushing your teeth even while you’re away from home: build your […]

There are so many reasons why taking care of your teeth is important for your overall health. But, what if we told you that your smile can also affect your overall mood? When you smile, you get a big boost of self-confidence as well as some other physical and mental benefits. Here’s a list of […]

The question of whether or not fluoride toothpaste is safe for young children continues to be an issue that parents have been concerned about for a long time. The American Dental Association used to recommend parents wait until age 2 to start using fluoride toothpaste with their children. But, that recommendation changed in 2014, and […]

TMJ is a type of temporomandibular disorder that can cause pain in your jaw join and in the muscles that control jaw movement. Is there a link between stress and TMJ? The short answer: probably. Stress and TMJ have similar symptoms, which means they’re frequently misdiagnosed. For patients experiencing either it’s important to understand the […]

When it comes to getting a filling for your tooth – metal fillings have long been the standard of care.  As technology has improved over the years, more and more people are getting (and more and more dentists are recommending) tooth-colored, or composite, fillings. So, why are dentists recommending tooth-colored fillings over the silver amalgam […]

If you’ve ever had to have unexpected major dental work done, you know how important it is to have quality dental care available. Having a great dental health plan can also help you as it will reduce the stresses incurred of having to face unforeseen dental issues and subsequent expenses. Of course, not all dental […]

When it comes to oral care, the cost of each cleaning and treatment plan is a big factor for every patient. That’s why at Willow Spring Family Dentistry, we want to ensure that our patients have all the information about their care, including how much it will cost upfront. While we are doctors, we are […]

We get it.  Just overhearing the phrase “root canal” can send shivers down your spine. Who knew two words could strike such fear into the average person? Would you believe us when we said that root canals are not as scary as you may think? Let us explain.  Root canals protect you against potentially serious […]

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