The Larsen Family Dentisty Blog

Toothbrushes in Action | Bringing Dental Love to Guatemala

July 2, 2019

It can be easy for people living in an area where Dental Hygiene is taught in families, TV shows, and even in schools, and where access to free and affordable dental supplies are widespread, to forget that other areas of the world might not have the same privileges. One of our family patients – Scott,…

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Is Tooth Sensitivity a Warning Sign?

Is Tooth Sensitivity a Warning Sign

April 25, 2019

Warm weather is (finally!) peeking around the corner, which is cause for celebration! Perhaps you’re going to get a hand-scooped ice cream cone to welcome the sun-filled days. As you choose from the array of flavors, you’re giddy with excitement, like a kid on the first day of summer break. You step out into the…

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Valentine’s Dental Drama

February 14, 2019

Maybe cupids arrow found it’s mark, and this Valentine’s Day you have some big plans for you and your loved one. Maybe you clicked into this article and thought, “OK – they’re going to talk about sugar candy and the importance of brushing.” And yes – while we’ve already talked a length about that (and…

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New Smile for the New Year 2018-2019

Our Recommended New Smile New Year Resolution

December 31, 2018

Another year is upon us – and for the dental-minded, that symbolizes another opportunity to take better care of our teeth! While we did a resolution list last year that we highly recommend you consider checking out, we want to challenge you all again with just one challenge that will significantly improve your dental health:…

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How to overcome your fear of the dentist

How to Overcome your Fear of the Dentist

November 27, 2018

Fear of going to the dentist, including the whole spectrum from anxiety to actual dental phobia, is a surprisingly common occurrence. The American Association of Endodontists conducted a survey in which over 75% of respondents said they fear going to the dentist! So first, know that you’re not alone in dreading a dental visit. And…

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4 Tips for a Happy Mouth Halloween Dentist Blog post

4 Tips for a Happy Mouth Halloween!

October 31, 2018

Okay, where did this year go? The holiday season is already upon us, with Halloween ghoulishly handing over the first big bucket-full of tempting sweets. As careful as we might be the rest of the year, it’s almost mindless to sneak a couple Hershey’s minis here, a Smarties pack there. Kids aren’t going to turn…

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Blog Post: Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Better?

Are Electric Tooth Brushes Really Better?

June 19, 2018

I’m a big fan of anything that makes my life easier, and I don’t think I’m alone in this. Sometime in the past couple of years, I began using an electric toothbrush. While standing over my sink, enjoying the low “whirrrrrrrrrr” of clean-feeling minty freshness and pondering all things unrelated, I started thinking . .…

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Blog Post: The 7 Benefits of a Healthy Smile

7 Benefits of a Healthy Smile

April 15, 2018

We all know that we need to maintain our teeth – and maybe we know a few of the reasons why. But here are 7 other reasons that you may not have considered – 1. Confidence When I walk out of the dentist’s office with fresh, pearly whites and a clean bill of dental health,…

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Is Flossing Important?

March 15, 2018

Maybe you’ve seen the meme where the hygienist asks, “When is the last time you flossed?” And the patient, voice muffled by the hygienist’s hands, answers: “Don’t you remember? You were there!” (If not, here it is for reference:) We laugh, we nod, we send the meme to friends . . . and still don’t…

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Dental Health and Overall Health

February 16, 2018

Maybe you’ve heard that your dental health and overall health are connected. But how closely related are they, really? Like two peas in a pod: VERY. Your dental (oral) health provides important indicators of how healthy you are as a whole. In reverse, problems in your oral health can negatively affect your overall health. Here’s…

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