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Make love a part of the holidays

Show Your Family Some Love Over The Holidays

Give the gift of love this holiday season. Holiday shopping. Church pageants. Work holiday parties. Extended family get-togethers. Let’s face it – the time frame from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day seems to go by quickly and those six or so weeks are often packed with events to attend, on top of the hustle and…
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A custom bite appliance could give you better sleep

Can a Custom Bite Appliance Help You Sleep Better at Night?

Get better sleep with a custom bite appliance. We all rely on a good night’s sleep to help us feel rested and ready to take on each new day—and also to help us stay healthy in the long term. Everyone struggles to fall or stay asleep occasionally, and unfortunately, even a single night of this…
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Get your oral cancer screening

Oral Cancer Is Real: Get Screened Regularly and Catch it Early

Frequently Asked Questions About Oral Cancer Oral cancer is particularly dangerous due to a lack of general awareness of risk factors, symptoms, and the importance of oral cancer screening. Statistics show a 67% survival rate over five years, which increases to 85% when it’s diagnosed and treated at an early stage. Monroe Family Dentistry aims…
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Acid reflux can hurt your teeth

Don’t Let Acid Reflux Destroy Teeth

How Acid Reflux Damages Tooth Enamel Most of us have felt acid reflux at some point in our lives. Maybe we just indulged in a delicious but greasy burger or a particularly spicy bowl of curry. At first, all seemed well, that is until up rose that familiar heartburn sensation coupled with a bitter-tasting burp…
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Time to kick bad breath for good

Causes and Cures for Dry Mouth and Bad Breath

Two Common Oral Health Problems Dry mouth and bad breath are two common oral health problems that many adults experience at one point or another. Sometimes these symptoms are mild and only linger for a few weeks, but this isn’t always the case. Chronic dry mouth and chronic bad breath can negatively impact your life,…
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What can be the causes of bruxism

3 Causes of Bruxism and What You Can Do About It

How To Stop Teeth Grinding and Clenching Do you find yourself grinding or clenching your teeth or jaw? Maybe you’ve noticed your jaw aching or your teeth seem to be suddenly wearing down? Bruxism could be the underlying cause of your unusual symptoms. Let’s dive into the common causes of bruxism, why it happens, and…
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Learn about overdeuntures or implant-supported dentures.

Enjoy the Freedom of a Denture with the Security of an Implant

Overdentures are almost like regaining your natural teeth. If you’ve lost all or most of your teeth on one or both arches, you’re likely beginning to think about getting dentures. This treatment is one of the most well-known ways to rebuild your smile after extensive tooth loss, but it’s not your only option. Thanks to…
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Positive thinking is good for our health

5 Ways Positive Thinking Impacts Your Health

The Mind-Body Connection The power of positive thinking has been studied and the results are clear: the mind and body are connected. Research is showing that your mental attitude can have a big impact on your physical health. This doesn’t mean that you can cure illnesses with just the power of positive thinking, but there…
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When do dentists recommend a tooth extraction

Does My Tooth Really Need to Be Pulled?

At what point does my tooth need to be extracted? When you have a cavity or another dental problem, your dentist is usually able to repair and restore its functionality. Sometimes this is done through a filling, sometimes a root canal and a crown, and so forth. Sometimes a tooth is simply beyond restoration. Radiographs…
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Family dentist in Greenville, SC

Monroe Family Dentistry’s’ Guide to Healthy Teeth from Babyhood to Adulthood

Here’s what your family dentist in Greensville, SC wants you to know about your child’s teeth, every step of the way  Caring for your baby’s teeth starts before their teeth even come in! Many parents don’t realize that their new baby has less saliva than they do as adults. Saliva production is integral in helping…
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Tips for your next dental cleaning

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Next Dental Cleaning

Dental cleanings are the best way to keep your mouth healthy and your smile looking great. Regular cleanings will give you a brilliant smile and keep your teeth and gums healthy. At Monroe Family Dental, we want you to get the most out of your time with us and we have some great suggestions for…
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Digital X-rays are healthier and faster

5 Reasons To Get Your Dental X-rays Done With the Latest Technology

At Monroe Family Dentistry we know that you may have questions about your dental care. One of the most common questions we hear is whether dental X-rays are safe. This is a valid question as most patients will be familiar with wearing protective, lead-lined covers during an X-ray and the technician leaving the room to…
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