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Halloween Candy-Give-Back Drive

Valley Dental is hosting a Halloween Candy Give Back Drive through Operation Gratitude starting on November 1st – November 8th. The candy collected will be placed into Care Packages and sent overseas to our U.S. Service Members currently deployed. Dr. Gavin, a U.S. Navy veteran, welcomes every opportunity to help support our service members. Operation…

Decade-long Study: Periodontal Disease and It’s Link to Esophageal Cancer by Todays RDH

Cancer Research, a journal by the American Association for Cancer Research, published an article which revealed a potential link between periodontal disease and esophageal cancer. Dr. Jiyoung Ahn, an Associate Professor and Associate Director for Population Science at the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Center at New York University Langone Health, conducted a decade-long study focused…

Wisconsin Dental Association: 2017 Community Fluoridation Reaffirmation Award

Congratulations to six Wisconsin cities that received community water fluoridation awards in 2017. Green Bay was one of 15 cities that defeated initiatives to discontinue community water fluoridation during 2017 and was awarded the 2017 Community Fluoridation Reaffirmation Award. Awards for 50 years of continuous community water fluoridation were also presented at the National Oral…

Sensitive Teeth

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include: Tooth decay (cavities) Fractured teeth Worn fillings Gum disease Worn tooth enamel Exposed tooth root In healthy teeth, a…

A Look at Forensic Dentistry & How Teeth Are Used to Identify a Person by Rebecca Perez, BSDH

Check out this awesome article by Rebecca Perez, BSDH about Forensic Dentistry! A Look at Forensic Dentistry & How Teeth Are Used to Identify a Person A big part of mainstream media is criminal investigations and law enforcement dramas. Most of the time, these involve missing persons or murder investigations. As a dental hygienist, this…

Retainer: Do's and Don'ts!

A surprising number of people wear retainers these days whether from orthodontic work, medical reasons, etc. Whatever the reason you have for wearing a retainer, here are some do’s and don’ts to follow! The Do’s: 1. Wear them as directed. Your orthodontist may want you to wear your retainer all day long, or just at…

Common Questions During Pregnancy

1. Do I Need to Change My Daily Habits? If you’re already brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and cleaning between your teeth once a day, keep up the good work! If not, there’s no better time to start, as poor habits during pregnancy have been associated with premature delivery, intrauterine growth restriction,…

Natural Teeth Whitening: Fact vs. Fiction

When it comes to teeth whitening, you may see many different methods featured online and in magazines—from oil pulling to charcoal, and even turmeric. It’s no surprise that DIY (do-it-yourself) whitening is top of mind, either. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve their smile, the most…

Warning Against New Do It Yourself Trend

A new trend has emerged where children and young adults are attempting “do-it-yourself braces.” Various YouTube videos list out the supplies and instructions for “at-home-orthodontics” which is resulting in irreversible damage to their teeth and overall oral health. If you are interested in braces for yourself or a loved one, Valley Dental offers Complimentary Orthodontic…

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