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Facial Harmony

Harmony is a beautiful thing. It describes anything that promotes agreement, accord, peace and a beautiful balance. Harmony can describe a relationship when two people are together and don’t fight. It can also be heard in music when musical notes are played and produce a symphony of sounds. Harmony can be found in nature as […]
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Clumsy Lately?

You’ve fallen yet again! That slip on the sidewalk was a total pain, and was anyone watching? And that curb, you never noticed it before. That trip was totally surprising. So awkward. Do you feel like you’re a total klutz lately? Somehow you’ve earned the nickname “Clumsy.” If this is you, you may have experienced […]
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How “Getting A Grip” Could Be Causing Your Jaw Pain

Have you ever heard the term, “get a grip?” Typically this refers to taking hold of something and controlling the situation. It also means to keep or restore your self-control. While this is legitimate advice, the figurative statement can actually translate to literal physical pain and suffering. When we are stressed, or feeling out of […]
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Fall – A Time For Change

The cycle of seasons is so beautifully displayed in our beloved state of Virginia. People drive to our state just to behold the changing of the seasons with our leaves displaying brilliant colors of red, yellow, orange, green, brown and every hue of color in between. It’s glorious. During this time, it can often trigger […]
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If You Fall Asleep Before You Brush

It’s late at night. You’ve had a long day at work. You’re exhausted and can hardly make it off the couch to get into your bed. You finally reach your bed and fall face first into your pillow….and you’re out for the night. Has this scenario (or one similar) ever happened to you? It’s common […]
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Dental Appliances For Your Mouth

There are several reasons you may need the help of an oral appliance for some of your dental needs. If you’re experiencing smile dissatisfaction, you may choose to utilize Gardner & Swanner’s Invisalign technique to straighten gapped or misaligned teeth. Invisalign utilizes clear aligner trays to adjust your teeth. Dental appliances are also used in […]
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Caring For Your Dental Implant

Gardner & Swanner offers an innovative solution to your missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants have the ability to securely replace the space that is missing in your mouth with a natural-looking artificial tooth that is placed on your implant. Implants have a 95 percent success rate. Most of the very first dental implants that […]
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Old Toothbrush? Don’t Trash It! Reuse it!

For proper dental care, it’s important to remember to brush twice a day and floss daily. Brushing twice a day can cause wear and tear on your toothbrush, so it is recommended to replace it every three months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. That means you should be using at least four different […]
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Important Dental Numbers And Periodontal Charting

When it comes to your dental care, it’s important to know a few key numbers that will help guide you to dental health. Numbers help track many things in life. Do you track your steps with a stepper that you wear around your wrist? Do you set your alarm in the morning taking into consideration […]
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The Symmetry Of Spring

Happy Spring to you! Isn’t it a glorious season of the year? It’s a time of new growth. Your eyes get filled with all of the beautiful new colors bursting forth in floral majesty. Your nose begins to smell the scents of new life and fresh cut grass. You can begin storing away your winter […]
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