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  • How do I handle my child’s dental emergency?
    Kids are active, and with lots of activity comes the potential for mishaps. Before an emergency occurs, you’d be smart to stay informed about the problems your child may encounter. Here Read more
  • Losing a Baby Tooth Prematurely
    Losing a baby tooth is often an exciting event in a child’s life. It’s a sign your child is growing up, and might even bring a surprise from the Tooth Read more
  • When should I floss during the day?
    A vital step in your oral health routine is flossing. We hope our patients at Ballenger Creek Dental Associates maintain good oral hygiene, including daily flossing between each visit to Read more
  • What's the connection between gum disease and diabetes?
    People who have diabetes are usually familiar with many of the other health risks they face, including damage to the nerves, eyes, heart, and kidneys. But did you know that Read more
  • Fall’s in the Air? Think Fall Dental Care
    Whether you already miss the sun’s bright rays, or can’t wait for some cool, crisp weather and colorful leaves, summer is making way for fall. And the change of seasons Read more
  • Make Brushing Teeth Fun!
    It’s understandable that kids would rather be playing outside or watching their favorite movie instead of doing a “boring” task like brushing their teeth. But there are ways to make Read more
  • Dental-Healthy Snacks for Your School-Aged Child
    Kids are constantly active and constantly growing. No wonder they’re constantly hungry! When it’s time for a snack, here are some tips to make between meal treats timely, tasty, and Read more
  • Stress and Your Oral Health
    Stress symptoms—which include high blood pressure, severe aches, and insomnia—may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is the culprit when in Read more
  • Summer Smiles
    The “Back to School” ads are out already? Halloween candy’s showing up in stores? Just a minute—summer isn’t quite over yet! While the days are still warm, let’s look at Read more
  • Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away
    Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. Read more
  • Fewer Adults are Visiting the Dentist
    Our team at Ballenger Creek Dental Associates recently learned that in the decade between 2000 and 2010, the amount of adults who regularly visited their dentist declined, according to research Read more
  • Why Do Molars Seem to Get More Cavities?
    Probably because, for many kids, molars do get more cavities. So let’s answer two better questions: Why do molars get more cavities? And, how can we help prevent them? It’s the Read more
  • Is Charcoal Teeth Whitening Safe?
    Health and beauty trends surface on the web every day, and it can be difficult to tell which ones are worth your time, or even safe, for that matter. Perhaps Read more
  • The Dog Days of Summer
    Here we are in the middle of the hottest time of the year. Yes, it’s the dog days of summer. But, wait—just what are “the dog days of summer,” anyway? The Read more
  • Teens and Gum Disease
    You have a lot going on. School. Sports. Activities. Family. Friends. Teens lead busy lives and have busy schedules, so you need to budget your time and energy. One thing Read more
  • Periodontics and Pregnancy
    Periodontal health — which refers to the condition of the structures that support your teeth — is an important part of your oral and overall health. However, periodontal health becomes Read more


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