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An Apple a Day...

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We’ve all heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” There may actually be some truth to this.

The Oral Health Benefits of Apples

Apples are not only deliciously nutritious, but they can also be useful for your mouth. They can help clean your teeth by removing superficial deposits on the surface. The fiber in the apples can help act like a toothbrush by scrubbing plaque off of teeth while their acidity can help kill bacteria that encourages bad breath. Eating one after, or between, meals can be a benefit in your routine. Instead of reaching for a sugary snack, opt for the healthy choice. 

Apples are a naturally sweet, ...

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What to Know about Periodontal Disease

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A Great Smile Not Only Looks Great, It Feels Good, Too.

If your gums and teeth are healthy, you not only get to benefit from a wonderful smile; your overall health is up. Poor oral health is linked to numerous chronic and systemic illnesses like heart disease, kidney disease, pregnancy complications, diabetes, even arthritis. Additionally, if you have unhealthy gums, you’re at risk of tooth loss since periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among Americans. 

For this reason and more, having regular preventive dental visits is so important to your smile. Your dental health professionals in Columbia, IL understand the relation between oral and overall health and taking care ...

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Cosmetic Dental Procedures that Don't Break the Bank

You're tired of hiding your smile in photos with friends or when you meet someone new. However, you're pretty sure that cosmetic dentistry is expensive and out of your budget. The truth is, there are a lot of cosmetic options that won't break the bank and can help you achieve a beautiful smile. Here's what you should know about cosmetic dentistry in Columbia that is effective and affordable.

Teeth Whitening

Sometimes the best way to make a significant impact on your smile is to whiten your teeth. Better yet, you can even complete teeth whitening in the comfort of your own home, based on your schedule.

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How We Make Your Child Feel Comfortable at the Dental Office

Many people experience dental fear and anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist. Sadly, it's often a bad experience that happened during childhood that causes fear of the dentist; and it can keep people from getting the care they need. 

Creating positive experiences for children at the dentist is so important for setting them up for a lifetime of success in achieving and maintaining optimum oral health, and Dr. Workman is the children's dentist in Columbia, IL that parents trust with their children's oral health. Here's how we make your child feel welcome, comfortable, and safe at Workman Family Dental.

The Tell, Show, Do Method

Dr. Workman uses a technique called the ...

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Have You Fallen for These 3 Oral Health Misconceptions?

Do you feel like you have a pretty good understanding of the best ways to maintain good oral health? Like many people, you may think that it’s about brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist routinely.

If so, you’re off to a good start because those support good oral health. But recently, a worldwide survey was conducted in 12 countries that indicate a significant gap between what is accurate and what people think they know.

Myth 1: Brush and Floss Right after Your Meal

The results of the survey show that an average of 50 percent of people believe that it’s good for your oral health to brush your teeth immediately after eating.

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These Cosmetic Procedures Can Dramatically Improve Your Smile!

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There are lots of good reasons to want to improve the appearance of your smile. Maybe your career requires you to interact confidently with your associates. Or perhaps you have a major life event like a wedding, reunion, or graduation coming up, and you want to look your best in all the photos.

But you really don’t need a reason to want a better smile beyond the desire to present your face to the world. Cosmetic dentistry has opened up a world of possibilities for improving your appearance. Advances in dental technology, materials, and techniques allow your cosmetic dentist in Columbia, IL to personalize a smile makeover to help you achieve your ...

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3 Ways our Dental Office Environment Encourages Patient Comfort

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Do you get nervous just thinking about visiting the dentist and feel like there must be something wrong with you? The truth is that millions of people experience dental anxiety, and at Workman Family Dental, we make every effort to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident during your appointments.

A Friendly, Supportive Environment

Our team works hard every day to show you how much we value you as a patient and as a unique person. You can count on us to be there to support and encourage you with a warm smile and a hand to hold if you need one. We all have decades of experience in helping our patients ...

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