Peterson & Cammack Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

Look Out! 4 Summer Activities That Can Harm Your Smile

June 24, 2021

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Group of friends smiling on a road trip

Summer is officially here! Whether you are planning an adventurous trip to a different country or a relaxing staycation nearby, it is important to keep your oral health in mind amid your fun in the sun. After all, the last thing you want is to end the season with a mouthful of cavities. To protect your smile, make sure to exercise caution with the below popular summertime activities.


4 Oral Health Tips to Use While Enjoying Summer Vacation

May 13, 2021

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a young woman sitting by the pool wearing a wide-brimmed hat and showing off her healthy, beautiful smile

If you’ve stepped up your oral hygiene game this past year because of COVID-19, good for you! Maintaining healthy teeth and gums will not only help to lower your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath, but it will also increase your confidence and enhance your appearance. If you are preparing for a week-long getaway with your family or friends, don’t let the excitement of vacation keep you from taking care of your smile. Here are 4 summer oral health tips you can use to ensure your pearly whites look and feel their best. 


Discover How Your Smile Can Help Improve Career Success

March 17, 2021

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Whether you’re a recent college graduate or are looking to make a career change later in life, you want to make sure you look your best when interviewing with potential employers. From the clothes you wear to the way you style your hair, your overall appearance can make or break your big day, but what about your smile? Are you unhappy with the imperfections you see in the mirror? Are you worried they will negatively impact your chances of getting the job? If so, a local dentist explains what employers are thinking when they see a beautiful smile and what kind of cosmetic dental treatments can help you seal the deal on your new career.  


4 Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist During Your Appointment

March 9, 2021

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A young woman listens as her dentist explains what is visible on the nearby monitor

Thinking back on your previous dental visits, do you remember getting the opportunity to ask many questions? Or did you spend more of your time listening to your dentist? It’s not uncommon for many patients to leave their appointment with more questions than when they arrived, but if you want to avoid this conundrum, you’ll want to make sure you speak up. To ensure you get the answers you need to take better care of your oral health, here are 4 questions you’ll need to ask when meeting with your dentist.


3 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy Year-Round

February 2, 2021

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a little boy smiling while preparing to undergo a dental checkup and cleaning

Ensuring the health and longevity of your child’s smile is one of the greatest things you can do for them. Prone to cavities and decay because of their minimal dexterity when it comes to brushing and flossing, you’re likely looking for ways to minimize the potential need for dental fillings and crowns, right? Fortunately, many dentists are raising awareness during National Children’s Dental Health Month that shines a light on the importance of good oral habits at an early age. In this article, we’re covering 3 helpful tips you can use to keep their teeth free of decay and shining brighter year-round.


Why Improving Your Smile Should Be Part of Your New Year’s Resolution

December 5, 2020

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a young woman wearing a sleeveless, green blouse and showing off her beautiful smile

The new year is quickly approaching, and if you’re like most people, you are eager for 2021 to arrive. While your New Year’s Resolutions may include losing some unwanted pounds or looking for the perfect job, you might also consider how a new and improved smile can help you feel more confident and capable of the opportunities that lie ahead this year. Read on to learn how a dentist in Lacey can address your cosmetic smile imperfections and help you feel better prepared for whatever comes your way in 2021. 


3 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers Your Kids Will Love

November 19, 2020

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Festive room with stockings hanging over fireplace

And just like that, Christmas is practically here! In just a few short weeks, kids around the world will run to their living room as fast as possible to feast their eyes on a glorious array of presents. Priority number one? Stockings! If you are looking for stocking stuffers that your child (and their teeth!) will love, then keep reading.


Why Dentists are Seeing More Cracked Teeth During the Pandemic

October 17, 2020

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an image of a single tooth standing alone with numerous cracks throughout the enamel

It’s amazing how a global pandemic can wreak unimaginable havoc on people and their daily lives. From job loss and virtual schooling to wearing face masks and avoiding family gatherings, 2020 has left many feeling increasingly stressed. Unfortunately, this added pressure and uncertainty is resulting in more and more dentists seeing patients with cracked teeth and other serious oral health problems. If you, too, are in a similar situation and need the help of a trusted dental professional, read on to learn how the pandemic is negatively impacting your smile and what you can do to avoid additional problems during this time.


Understanding Dental Insurance: 4 Tips to Learning the Basics

September 20, 2020

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an image of blocks spelling “Dental Plan” stacked on top of each other

There is a reason so many dental offices have dedicated team members who are knowledgeable and well-versed when it comes to insurance. While patients are busy trying to better understand their treatment plan, the added stress of filing paperwork and claims as well as knowing whether a particular procedure is covered can be exhausting and overwhelming. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips a local dentist recommends that will help individuals like yourself become more familiar with the basics of dental insurance. Read on to find out what you should know so you can start maximizing your benefits.


Ways to Teach Your Child About Good Oral Health While Homeschooling

August 25, 2020

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a young girl seated behind a laptop and smiling while participating in homeschooling

Are you homeschooling your child as a result of COVID-19? Are they finding it to be more difficult to put forth the effort to get ready in the mornings? Whether it’s struggling to put on real clothes or brush their teeth, you’re probably looking for ways to encourage good oral health for kids during this time. Fortunately, there are numerous resources available that can not only help your child’s smile stay healthy but as a result, make them more likely to remain focused and achieve academic success. Read on to find out what you can do to teach your child about the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums while at home.

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