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  • November Marks National Diabetes Awareness Month
    Diabetes is a chronic disease that increases the risk for many serious health problems, including severe gum disease. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and it’s a great time for us Read more
  • When should I floss during the day?
    A vital step in your oral health routine is flossing. We hope our patients at Dr. Susan A. Hockaday Family Dental Practice maintain good oral hygiene, including daily flossing between Read more
  • Ouch! Are You Biting Your Cheeks More Often?
    You’re biting into something delicious, and, Ouch! You bite into something you didn’t mean to—the inside of your tender cheek. Painful moments like this happen every now and again. But if Read more
  • Top Five Best Foods for Oral Health
    Some foods are just terrible for your teeth — think cookies and candy bars — but there are certain foods that are beneficial to your oral health. Below, the doctor Read more
  • Headaches: The Dental Connection
    Many people suffer through headaches for years without getting to the root cause of their problem. If you find yourself constantly popping painkillers to get through the day, it might 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
  • The Evolution of the Toothbrush
    Oral hygiene has always been an important part of maintaining overall health. For thousands of years, humans have found ways to keep their teeth and mouths clean. According to the Read more
  • Ancient Grains for Modern Diets
    One of the latest foods in dietary news is also one of the oldest—ancient grains. What makes these old-timers so appealing to modern tastes? Let’s run down the menu! Why Are Read more
  • Can Your Dentist Tell If You’re Left-Handed?
    Sherlock Holmes, that most famous of fictional detectives, observed clues, analyzed them, and used his powers of deduction to arrive at the solution to his cases. the doctor and our team Read more
  • Some Benefits to Giving Your Smile an Extra Boost
    For many individuals, autumn brings with it a number of new beginnings. Fall is the time that many people return to school, get back to the daily grind after an Read more
  • Healthy Gums and Older Adults
    One of the most important parts of staying healthy as we grow older is being open to learning new ways of staying healthy! While worrying about braces or wisdom teeth Read more
  • Electric Toothbrushes vs. Regular Toothbrushes
    Convertible or sedan? Downtown or suburbs? Electric or manual toothbrush? As life decisions go, it’s certainly not choosing your next car, or deciding where you want to live. But, even Read more
  • Why You Should Avoid Energy and Sports Drinks
    In a world where everything moves so quickly and teens and young adults find themselves pulling “all-nighters” or working long hours, energy drinks have grabbed the spotlight. You’ll have one Read more
  • What should I do if my child has a toothache?
    Toothaches in children can be tricky ordeals that cause distress for both the child and the parent. You may feel helpless and frustrated because you cannot pinpoint the location of Read more
  • Be Prepared!
    When you’re busy at work or school, when you’re on vacation, when you’re on the road to adventure—preparation helps everything go smoothly. Especially when the unexpected happens! So, how can Read more
  • Does Your Filling Need Replacing?
    No matter how wonderfully something works for us, there comes a day when a replacement might be necessary. This holds true whether it’s the latest and greatest smart phone, or Read more