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Chesapeake VA DentistDuring the month of October it’s almost impossible to stay away from sugar. It’s around every corner in the grocery store, your home, workplace, and schools. Every party, festival or candy dish is filled with candy corns, chewy caramels or sugary treat in the shape of a pumpkin, ghost or monster. The sugar monster is lurking around every corner waiting to tempt every member of your family.

Our dentists and professional staff at Midgette Family Dentistry want to encourage you to conquer the sugar monster this year by using a few small tricks to avoid the sugary treats.

Trick #1

Replace your “no” with a “yes.” Instead of constantly saying “no” to yourself and your kids this fall, why not find things you can say “yes” to? There are great sweet alternatives that will satisfy your cravings, but not harm your dental health. Reach for natural fruits such as strawberries, apples and grapes. You can even make a yummy treat of dark chocolate covered strawberries to enjoy. Dark chocolate has many benefits for your mouth and body!

Trick #2

Choose sugarless gum. According to the American Dental Association chewing gum for 20 minutes a day can actually help prevent cavities. You can read all about the benefits of chewing sugarless gum on the ADA’s website here. Make sure you look for gum that has the ADA seal of approval on it, and you can chew with confidence.

Trick #3

Book your appointment with Midgette Family Dentistry this fall. During our cleaning and checkup we will inspect your mouth for signs of tooth decay and also perform routine cleanings to ensure your entire family is on the right track for optimal dental health.

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“I am always greeted with a warm welcome & a smile when visiting Midgette Family Dentistry. The staff is phenomenal & very knowledgeable. They are professional but yet very down to earth, I enjoy going there along with my family.”

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“I have been a patient for 28 plus years and have always had a great experience. All staff is professional personal and pleasant. They all make going to the dentist enjoyable!! First rate all the way!!!”

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“A little over two years ago I had to switch from Dr. Midgette’s Dentistry due to an insurance change. Recently I was able to obtain coverage that listed Dr. Midgette as an approved provider. It feels sooo good to be back home!”

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“The staff at Midgette Dentistry are so friendly! They always makes me feel very comfortable and welcome. I am confident that I am receiving excellent patient care and know they are looking out for my dental needs. I would highly recommended this office!!”

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