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Autism Acceptance Month: The Importance of Oral Health Care for People with ASD

In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, the Blende Dental Group is emphasizing the importance of oral health care for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They face unique challenges when…

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Apr 25 4002

Dental Innovations

Nanotechnology Could Revolutionize Dentistry: Tiny Tech for Big Smiles

Nanotechnology deals with the manipulation of materials at the atomic and molecular level, leading to the creation of particles with unique properties. Like robots, sentient computers, and bionic implants, it’s…

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Apr 18 4537

Dental Health

Hay Fever and Your Smile: The Link Between Allergies and Oral Health

Spring is in the air, and so too are the pollens that lead to hay fever. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you’re well-acquainted with itchy eyes, sneezing fits, and…

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Apr 11 11027

Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Risk and Oral Health: the Mouth-Body Connection

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. And your oral health could play an important role in preventing it. Unlike…

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Apr 4 7430

Oral Hygiene

Easter Smiles: Sweet Treats and Healthy Teeth

Easter began as an ancient pagan rite, but in the 1700s, the holiday transformed and introduced a new mascot. Since then, the Easter Bunny has been delivering treats to children…

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Mar 28 8536

Dental Health

Menopause and Oral Health: The Link Between Hormonal Shifts and a Healthy Smile

For many women, menopause marks a significant shift in their physical and emotional wellbeing. Hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings are often the first symptoms that come to mind.…

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Mar 21 16453

Oral Hygiene

Exploring Natural Oral Hygiene Products

Consumers today are increasingly interested in natural and holistic approaches to wellness, and oral hygiene is no exception. This shift reflects a desire to understand what we put in and…

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Mar 14 10919

Dental Health

Oral Health Literacy: Empowering Optimal Dental Outcomes

Oral health literacy is a growing area of focus in dentistry, and we at the Blende Dental Group are dedicated to empowering our patients with the knowledge they need to…

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Mar 7 20259

Dental Health

Understanding and Strengthening Weak Tooth Enamel for a Confident Smile

Tooth enamel is the armor that helps protect our teeth. However, not all enamel is created equally. Strong, healthy teeth are the foundation of a confident smile. They not only…

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Feb 29 21921

Dental Health

New Bad Breath Research Unravels the Secrets of Halitosis and Potential Treatments

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can be an embarrassing and socially isolating issue. However, the key to fresher breath may not simply be achieved by brushing and flossing more;…

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Feb 22 24875

Oral Hygiene

Dental Care Tips for a Sparkling Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about hearts, flowers, and smiles – and a healthy smile plays a crucial role in expressing love and confidence. Beyond the aesthetics, proper oral care contributes…

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Feb 15 14797

Special Needs

Smiles for All: Celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month with Special Needs in Mind

February is National Children's Dental Health Month, a time to focus on the importance of oral health for our little ones. However, for parents and caregivers of children with special…

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Feb 8 15530

Dental Innovations

The Rise of Minimally Invasive Dentistry

The shift toward minimally invasive dentistry is gaining momentum as advanced technology becomes more of a mainstay in modern dentistry. This transformative approach focuses on reducing the use of traditional…

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Feb 1 14915

Oral Hygiene

Oral Health Care for Seniors: Maintaining Pearly Whites in the Golden Years

As we age, oral health becomes increasingly important for maintaining overall wellbeing. Seniors often face unique challenges when it comes to dental care, from natural aging processes to specific health…

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Jan 25 17465

Dental Innovations

Seeing Beyond the Surface: Advanced Dental Imaging and AI May Revolutionize Oral Health

Advanced dental imaging technologies aren’t just about taking better pictures, they represent a new way to unlock deeper levels of understanding and precision in oral health care. The grainy and…

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Jan 18 16704

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Dental Trends of 2024: New Tech, Personalized Care, and Overall Health

Contrary to what people may believe, the dental industry is not a static and analog institution. The dental trends of 2024 demonstrate the dynamism of the practice and its rapid…

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Jan 11 16494

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Celebrating a Season of Smiles: Happy Holidays from the Blende Dental Group

Happy holidays! As the winter holidays approach and 2023 draws to a close, we at the Blende Dental Group make sure to take time out from our routines to reflect…

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Dec 21 37785

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry: A Safe and Stress-Free Approach to Dental Care

Sedation dentistry represents a breakthrough in dental care for patients. Dental anxiety and fear are common barriers that prevent many individuals from seeking the dental care they need. At Blende…

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Dec 14 19715

Oral Hygiene

Don’t Let Bad Breath Sour Your Wonderful Holiday Experiences

Halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath, can keep you at a distance from those you long to be near. And you can have it without realizing it. From the plethora…

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Dec 7 68406

Dental Innovations

The Evolving Landscape of Modern Dentistry: Stem Cells, Technology, Pain Management, and Future Trends

In recent years, modern dentistry has witnessed a wave of transformative developments that are reshaping the way we approach oral health. From harnessing the regenerative potential of stem cells to…

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Nov 30 22955

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Gratitude in Every Smile: A Thanksgiving Message from the Blende Dental Group

As the autumn leaves blanket the ground and the aroma of Thanksgiving feasts fills the air, we find ourselves reflecting on the many blessings that have graced our lives. This…

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Nov 21 46405

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Understanding TMJ Disorders: Shedding Light During TMJ Awareness Month

TMJ disorders are prevalent but not always fully comprehended. November is TMJ Awareness Month, a time when we come together to learn about this often misunderstood condition, its symptoms, causes,…

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Nov 9 53889

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National Brush Day Celebrates the Toothbrush. But Just How Did the Most Famous Dental Device Come to Be?

With Halloween behind us and more holidays on the way, along with a bevy of sweets and treats, it’s no coincidence that National Brush Day is observed on November 1…

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Nov 2 92100

Dental Health

Don’t Let Halloween Treats Become Oral Health Horror Stories

The bewitching season is upon us, and Halloween is lurking around the corner with its spooky charms and delightful confections. It’s a time when kids and adults revel in dressing…

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Oct 26 54057

Dental Health

It’s National Seafood Month, Time to Explore the Oral Health Benefits of Seafood for Those Pearly Whites

This National Seafood Month, explore the incredible oral health benefits of seafood and how it can transform your smile. October is National Seafood Month, a time to celebrate the bountiful…

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Oct 19 53117

Dental Health

Mental Health Issues Affect Oral Health, But Specialized Dental Care Is Available

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with mental health issues, but because of persistent stigmas and the fear of discussing these conditions, too few people seek…

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Oct 12 54976

Dental Health

The Future of Dentistry: Embracing Innovation and Personalization

The future of dentistry is defined by innovation in techniques and technologies, with an emphasis on personalization and comfort. For those concerned about their oral health, a brighter future and…

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Oct 5 57588

Oral Hygiene

October Is National Dental Hygiene Month – Tips and Tricks for Treating Yourself to a Cleaner Mouth

In 2009, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) helped launch National Dental Hygiene Month, which has been recognized annually in October since its inception. ADHA took these steps because it…

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Sep 25 43677

Dental Health

As New York Rallies to Address Climate Change, Advances in Sustainable Dentistry Make a Difference

With climate change as the UN's focus this week, new advances in sustainable dentistry can make a big difference. Dentistry has come a long way since its inception, evolving not…

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Sep 21 60006

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No White After Labor Day Shouldn’t Apply to Your Teeth: Here Are Some Tips for a Stunning Smile All Year

Outdated though the traditional may be, you could still face criticism from fashionistas for wearing white after Labor Day, a faux pas that invokes a throwback to the turn of…

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Sep 7 71753

News

Happy Holidays from the Blende Dental Group

The end of any year is always a time of reflection. And when we look back on 2022, despite the challenges it presented around the world, we can't help but…

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Dec 22 44239

Dental Health

How Dentistry Has Changed to Support Patients in the New Normal of Digital, On Demand, Concierge Care

According to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Americans got back 60 million hours of their time as a result of remote work during the pandemic. So…

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Dec 21 85472

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Blende Dental Group

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and as we write this, families across the nation are preparing to gather in a celebration of the bonds that unite us. The spirit of this season…

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Nov 23 83044

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You May Be Surprised to Learn that Dental House Calls Not Only Exist, They’re Thriving

House calls are firmly ingrained in the fabric of American culture and history. We’ve all heard stories about the country doctor who traveled across hill and dale to care for…

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Nov 22 89010

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No Tricks, Just Tips for a Healthy Mouth this Halloween

With Halloween falling on a Monday this year, weekend gatherings and All Hallows Eve trick-or-treating mean costumed revelers may have three days’ worth of sweets and goodies to enjoy. That’s…

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Oct 28 88494

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Virtual Reality Could Become a Real World Benefit to Dentists and Their Patients

With leaps in the development of Virtual Reality (VR), could dentistry become part of Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse? VR is being used as an educational tool for students and as an…

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Oct 7 88284

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Blende Dental Group Thrilled to Participate in the International Association for Disability and Oral Health Conference in Paris

From August 23 to 26, the 26th conference of the International Association for Disability and Oral Health (iADH) takes place in Paris. “The rights of vulnerable populations to achieve an…

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Aug 26 88107

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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe? Yes, with the Right Dentist. Here’s What to Know

Fictional stories can have profound impacts on our perceptions. So it’s fair to say that films like “Marathon Man” and “Little Shop of Horrors” did no favors for dentists. Modern…

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Aug 19 88126

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Cigarettes, Vapes and Marijuana, Oh My: The Oral Health Risks of Smoking

The good news? Tobacco use has reached an historic low. The bad news? Vaping (using electronic cigarettes filled with juice or nicotine salt) and marijuana use are climbing. Vaping may…

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Aug 12 87893

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The Cosmetic Dentistry Market Is Booming, Thanks to Technology and Technique

According to the July report “Cosmetic Dentistry Market Size, Share, Trends, By Product Type, By Patient Type, By End-Use, and By Region Forecast to 2028,” cosmetic dentistry is booming. Analysts…

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Aug 5 87726

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People with Special Needs Are Facing a Growing But Seldom Discussed Oral Health Crisis

It requires little effort to peruse the daily news and uncover stories related to the growing health crisis in the country, whether the issues involve post-pandemic outbreaks, staffing shortages for…

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Jul 15 86257

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Shape the Future Reality of Dentistry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Intelligence (AuI), once inhabitants of a realm relegated to science fiction, have become increasingly ubiquitous aspects of modern life. Every day, people tap into the…

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Jul 8 87236

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This July 4, Let’s Focus on the Oral Health Needs of Patients Who Struggle with Independence

 With the July 4 holiday right around the corner, the nation gathers to reflect on the nature of independence. Through fraught and bold decisions, the would-be founders of the United…

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Jul 1 87353

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Bad Brushing Habits: Elbow Grease and Antiseptic Mouthwash Aren’t the Answer to Healthy Teeth

There’s an old joke that goes, “You brush your teeth at night to keep your teeth, you brush your teeth in the morning to keep your friends.” Humor aside, the…

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Jun 24 87383

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June Is Oral Health Month: Time for a Shiny Summer Smile

Endorsed by the American Dental Association (ADA), Oral Health Month is a reminder about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene. Every June, we celebrate the pioneering advances that have…

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Jun 10 87266

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Proudly Display a Healthier Smile this LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June 1 marks the first day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Equality, inclusion, acceptance, and support for friends and loved ones in the community are critical to the advancement of our…

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Jun 8 87174

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Over-the-Counter or Professional Teeth Whitening? For the Brightest Smile, See Your Dentist

Memorial Day is right around the corner, signaling the start of summer. It’s also the season when people return to wearing white. However, the quest for a brighter, whiter smile…

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May 27 87107

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You May Be Surprised at How Your Dentist Can Help with Sleep Apnea

May is a month of many health awareness events, including sleep. Created by the Better Sleep Council (BSC), Better Sleep Month seeks to raise awareness about the benefits associated with…

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May 25 86801

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Before Ordering Another Round, Know How Alcohol Affects Oral Health

Need a drink after a rough day? Is it “beer-thirty” yet? Are you meeting colleagues for an adult beverage at the local happy hour? Have you been to Napa and…

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May 19 86850

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Asthma, Allergies, and Dental Problems: What You Need to Know

In 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declared the month of May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” They chose this time of year because…

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May 13 86610

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Yes, Kissing Can Cause Cavities, So Plan a Date with Your Dentist Before Your Tinder Match

All the kids are on TikTok, they say. TikTok has emerged as an immensely popular social network that relies on ​​short-form user videos that span genres such as pranks, stunts,…

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May 12 86705

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For Homebound Seniors, Consider the Gift of Oral Health for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, people around the country are preparing to pay tribute to the matriarchs of their families. Celebrations often include outings, gifts, flowers, cards, and meals at…

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May 5 86551

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Braces or Clear Aligners? The Choice Involves More than Appearance

For many teens and adults, orthodontics offers a clear path toward straighter teeth and a more confident smile. Misaligned teeth are common and don’t generally pose oral health risks. So…

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May 4 86549

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Everyone’s Stressed Out, and It’s a Real Pain in the…Mouth

We learned a lot during the past two years of dealing with a pandemic. For many people, one of those things was the word “bruxism.” Dentists around the country have…

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Apr 29 86438

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It’s Time to See the Dentist and Overcome the Pandemic’s “Dental Disaster”

Health officials are warning of fresh COVID-19 outbreaks with new variants such as BA.2.12 and BA.2.12.1, surging across the United States. The fallout from the pandemic’s initial outbreak severely impacted…

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Apr 26 86408

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It’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Time for a Spring Screening

Images courtesy of the Oral Cancer Foundation, www.oralcancerfoundation.org More than 65% of working adults put off essential visits to the dentist. Their reasons vary. Some cite rigorous work schedules or…

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Apr 22 86335

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How Teledentistry Is Removing Barriers to Dental Care

Until the pandemic, people never realized how much they would come to rely on virtual solutions. Digital communications have changed the way people communicate, shop, engage socially, and even manage…

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Apr 19 86230

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April Is Here: That Means Flowers and National Facial Protection Month

Cities and states across the country have gradually lifted mask mandates that were imposed during the outbreak of COVID-19 and its variants. Generally speaking, no states are now directing people…

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Apr 14 86197

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Looking for the Best Electric Toothbrush? Here Are Some Tips to Guide Your Decision

According to data from the Oral Health Foundation, 12 million Brits have switched to electric toothbrushes over the last five years. An estimated 34 million U.K. adults, 67% of the…

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Apr 12 85879

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With Expanded Vaccinations and Safety Practices, There’s No Reason to Skip the Dentist

Prior to the pandemic, a disconcerting number of U.S. adults had routinely skipped visits to the dentist for basic care. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, those numbers have risen dramatically.…

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Mar 9 85991

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COVID-19: What a Headache, What a Toothache

It’s probably not shocking news to most people that a resurgence of COVID-19 has come roaring back during the holiday season. Health officials warned early in the summer months that…

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Dec 17 79336

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Preventative Care Is Essential to the Nation’s Homebound as COVID-19 Surges

The recent surge in coronavirus cases hasn’t just led to an alarming rise in hospitalizations and illness, it’s also forced officials in New York and California to reinstate shelter-in-place orders…

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Dec 7 80278

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House call dental care for a homebound society

San Francisco/New York, May 6, 2020​ — House Call Dentists announces the expansion and enhancement of its innovative dental care model to safely accommodate emergencies during this time of crisis.…

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Jul 8 80055

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Activated Charcoal on Teeth – Is it Safe?

Activated charcoal is everywhere — from supplement pills to pressed juices to face masks. But is it safe to use on your teeth? Proponents say that brushing with activated charcoal…

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Oct 31 85723

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What You Need to Know About Gum Care

There is no magic when it comes to maintaining the health of your gums. The key to a healthy smile is to make sure you are effectively removing the soft…

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Sep 21 85763

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Patient Safety – What sets us apart?

The Blende Group and House Call Dentists have a unique expertise and service offering, which requires a unique set of skills. But we know skills and safety go hand in…

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Aug 6 86479

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Dental Care Tips for Dementia Caregivers

BY ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION Dental care is one of the most challenging aspects of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. Proper oral care is necessary to prevent eating difficulties, digestive problems and infections.…

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May 7 86057

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Xerostomia – The villain known as DRY MOUTH

by Blende Dental Group Seniors often suffer from Dry Mouth, which is a lack of sufficient saliva, making your mouth feel like a desert. However, Dry Mouth is not a…

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May 7 85687

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Raising the bar: our standards for being a House Call Dentist

House call dentistry is a unique and highly specialized field. This requires providers that are properly vetted to take care of the vulnerable population they serve. In today’s blog we…

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Apr 9 81565

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Resolutions Revisited – Diet trends and dental health

Happy New Year from the Blende Dental Group! 2017 is a new year, bringing with it a new opportunity to recommit to resolutions of health, like weight loss or adopting…

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Feb 8 86220

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Recreational Cannabis and Oral Health

“Researchers have found that frequent recreational cannabis use – including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil – may be associated with elevated risk of periodontal (gum) disease.” The study recently published…

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Nov 3 81530

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Sarah Marie

Sarah Marie is 90 years old and has dementia. Age Song’s memory care unit in San Francisco referred her to the practice. By performing a simple house call to her…

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Dec 20 81014

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Fears and Phobias

Have you ever postponed or canceled a dental appointment because the thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair made you feel uncomfortable, nervous, or afraid? While sitting in the waiting…

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Dec 19 81108

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Drug addiction & oral health

The Blende Dental Group focuses on treating patients with special needs, including  those with chemical, or behavioral addictions.  If you would like schedule an appointment or speak with a Patient…

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Dec 3 81062

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Emergency Services FAQ

We offer the following emergency treatments: • Diagnosis & Treatment • Crowns, Bridges, Veneers • Extractions • Infections / Abscesses • Denture Adjustments • Root Canals • Pain Management Contact…

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Nov 27 80922

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Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Need Comprehensive Dental Treatment

The Blende Dental Group focuses on treating patients with special needs, including those with head and neck cancer. Patients with head and neck cancer are often diagnosed in the later…

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Mar 31 81070