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Category Archives: General Dentistry

When Should You Floss?

If you’ve been to Dr. Peterson, you likely already know the proper ways to take care of your oral health. Brush twice a day, floss at least once a day, use mouthwash, and if you want to take it that extra mile, scrape your tongue. But the fact is, many people skip an important step: […]


Happy Children’s Dental Health Month

It’s that time of year again: Children’s Dental Health Month. Did you know that even if your child still has a mouth full of baby teeth, their oral health is still vitally important? That’s because dental caries (cavities) are the number one most common childhood illness in the United States, causing missed school days, pain, […]


Protecting Your Teeth Against Stress

There’s no denying that the past two years have had their share of health woes across the globe. But one unexpected problem many of us are facing is an oral health crisis. That’s because not only are many people simply not visiting the dentist for routine care, they are also experiencing an unprecedented amount of […]


More Young Adults Experiencing Dry Mouth

Typically, when we think of people on prescription medications, we think of older adults. But an increasing number of younger adults are now taking prescription medications – namely antidepressants- and it is causing a dental crisis. You see, often these medications come with side effects that can be detrimental to your oral health. Side effects […]


The Truth About Dental Vitamins

We all want stronger, healthier teeth. That’s why we care for our teeth by brushing and flossing and by visiting the dentist at least once a year. But what if there were an easier way to get the strong, healthy teeth we desire? Recently, some new products have debuted in the marketplace that claim to […]


Cosmetic Dentistry in Time for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. Though this holiday season may look a little different than years past, we probably still will get together with loved ones, or take holiday photos for greeting cards and to commemorate our gatherings. But what if your teeth aren’t quite where you’d like them aesthetically? Pictures, when you’re not […]




Cancer and Gum Disease

You already know your oral health is important. Poor oral health can lead to cavities, gum disease and worse. That’s why it’s not just important to have a mouth that looks good – you must take care of your oral hygiene, too. After all, what’s the point of investing in a smile makeover if you […]


Quitting Smoking May Increase Cavities

If you’re a cigarette smoker, the single most important thing you can do for both your oral and overall body health is to quit smoking. Unfortunately, that’s usually easier said than done, especially when it comes to some of the ways people have opted to help themselves quit in recent years. Vaping, or the use […]


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