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3 Tips to Better Protect Your Smile This Summer

May 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 9:12 pm
a group of people playing with a soccer ball outside

There’s nothing better than going outside to warm temperatures and preparing for a fun-filled day. Whether it is spent swimming, playing golf, or enjoying a picnic in the park, summertime offers an endless array of opportunities to get out and spend time with family and friends. It also can raise your risk for potential problems as it pertains to your oral health. From sports-related injuries to bothersome toothaches caused by an infection, here are 3 tips you can use to protect your smile and prevent a potential trip to the emergency dentist.

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Do I Need a Dental Filling?

May 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 9:11 pm
a digital image of a dental filling found in a tooth on the lower arch of the mouth

When decayed or damaged teeth leave you feeling self-conscious and unsure about your smile, you may wonder if there’s anything you can do to treat the problem. Do you need dental fillings? Is it necessary to have one or more crowns placed? Knowing the signs is important if you want to avoid more serious oral health problems, which is why a local dentist is here to share the symptoms you should look for and which type of filling can restore your smile.

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Do Teeth Cleanings Hurt?

April 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 10:21 pm
Smiling patient at appointment for dental cleaning and checkup

Do teeth cleanings hurt? If it is has been a few years since your last dental appointment, it is natural to ask this question. Perhaps you do not remember your most recent cleaning very well, or maybe you are concerned that after having missed a few appointments, it might take more effort for your dental team to get your teeth clean. Let’s talk about what teeth cleanings feel like and what you can do to ensure that your experience is as comfortable as possible.

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Buyers Beware: Avoid the Risks of “Bargain” Dental Implants

April 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 10:17 pm
Buyer beware sign, indicating dangers of getting dental implants for cheap

If you have lost one or more teeth, your dentist has probably recommended that you consider getting dental implants. They are the best possible tooth replacement solution. Their only downside is their significant upfront cost. You might be tempted to shop around and choose a dental implant provider who offers rock-bottom prices — but a word of caution is in order. There are several possible dangers of getting dental implants for cheap.

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Veneers vs. Crowns — What’s the Difference?

March 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:07 pm
Patient smiling in mirror after receiving veneers or crowns

Countless individuals across the nation would like to improve the appearance of their teeth. Are you among them? Dental prosthetics can help. Veneers and crowns are both popular options that can dramatically and permanently change the way teeth look. But which options is better for you — veneers or crowns? Let’s talk about what these treatments can accomplish and how you can decide between them.

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Why and How to Break the Ice-Chewing Habit

March 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:10 pm
Man experiencing tooth pain after chewing on ice

Summer will be here soon. When the weather heats up, you may turn to refreshing drinks like iced coffee, iced tea, and even plain old ice water to help you stay cool. It can be tempting to chew on the ice cubes that are left in your cup after you finish your drink — but it’s a temptation that you should resist. Chewing on ice can damage your oral health. Let’s talk about why it is bad for your teeth and what you can do to break free from the habit.

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Do Your Teeth Hurt When You Exercise? Here’s Why

February 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:11 pm
Woman holding dumbbell, frowning due to tooth pain

Exercise offers countless benefits for mental and physical health. It can boost your energy, protect your heart, strengthen your muscles, and so much more. But do you hesitate to exercise because you have noticed that you experience tooth pain when you work out? Let’s talk about some reasons why this may occur and how your dentist can help you get your oral health — and your exercise goals — back on track.

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How Biting Your Nails Can Damage Your Teeth

February 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 5:07 pm
Portrait of woman biting her nails against pink background

Nail biting is a common habit. Lots of people bite their nails when they are nervous, stressed, or even when they are just bored. Some individuals bite their nails when they do not have a tool nearby that can help them deal with a broken or torn fingernail. While nail biting might seem like a harmless practice, it is actually dangerous for your oral health! Let’s talk about how it may damage your smile (as well as your overall well-being) and what you can do to stop this destructive habit.

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Avoid These 5 Common Flossing Mistakes

January 23, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:42 pm
Woman in front of mirror, preparing to floss

Flossing is essential for maintaining good oral health because it removes plaque and food debris from the tight spaces between your teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach. But there is a catch — flossing is only effective if you do it correctly. Let’s talk about some of the most common flossing mistakes and how you can avoid them.

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4 Reasons to Start the New Year with a Dental Checkup

January 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — e_anderson @ 6:46 pm
Happy female patient attending dental checkup and cleaning

What are your hopes for 2021? Perhaps you are looking forward to a return to a degree of normalcy after COVID-19. You may also have set some ambitious goals for yourself with regard to your career or your fitness. Here is another item that would be good to add to your to-do list for this year: take fantastic care of your oral health. Let’s discuss some of the benefits that both your smile and your budget may experience when you schedule a dental checkup and cleaning early in 2021.

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