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3 Reasons Why Your Dentist Takes Your Blood Pressure

April 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 8:12 pm

Along with brushing twice and flossing once per day, limiting your sugar intake, and consuming dentist-approved foods, scheduling biannual dental visits is key to maintaining a healthy, heppy smile. During these visits, your teeth are cleaned and your dentist does a thorough examination of your mouth. But you’re probably asking yourself, “Why does my dentist take my blood pressure?” Read on to learn how this extra step is beneficial to patients.


Reasons Why the Dentist Is Nothing to Fear

April 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 6:20 pm
If you’re experiencing dental fear, read on to learn about common reasons why people fear the dentist and why it’s nothing to be scared of.

Dental fear is characterized by extreme anxiety or uneasiness revolving around visiting the dentist. If you suffer from this condition, you aren’t alone. In fact, around 75% of the adult population suffers from some form of dental fear. Read on to learn about some common reasons for dental fear as well as why visiting the dentist is nothing to be afraid of


3 TikTok Recipes You And Your Teeth Will Enjoy!

March 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 1:32 pm
woman cooking in Carlsbad

TikTok is one of the most popular apps out there, where you can watch countless videos of people doing different fun things! There’s also a collection of clips showing individuals creating delicious meals from various inspirations. Your taste buds might definitely appreciate any of these dishes, but what about your dental health? Read on to learn three TikTok recipes your dentist says you and your teeth will enjoy!


Can Spending Time Outside Benefit Your Smile?

March 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:25 pm
couple smiling at the beach in Carlsbad

It can be a lot of fun to spend time in the sun, whether at the park, beach, or simply in the backyard. With a little bit of sunscreen, you can enjoy all day out and about with your loved ones. Having a breath of fresh air can be relaxing as well, but did you know the sunlight can also help boost your oral health? Read on to learn how going outside can help maintain a strong and healthy smile!


How Do I Prepare for Invisalign Treatment?

February 24, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 6:19 pm
woman with clear aligners

You weighed the pros and cons of traditional metal braces, but after you learned more about teeth-straightening options you ended up choosing to pursue a smile upgrade with clear aligners. As the day draws near to get started, you realize you could benefit from further info on how to prepare for Invisalign treatment. Keep reading to get some helpful tips from your dentist in Carlsbad.


How Can My Smile Help My Heart Health?

February 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 6:07 pm
Heart illustration

When thinking about February, Valentine’s Day is probably the first thing that comes to mind. However, you have more than one reason to be thinking about hearts. It will be American Heart Month, after all. There is no better time to learn more about how the health of your smile and heart is related. To keep up excellent cardiovascular health, you need to maintain your oral health as well. Continue reading to learn more about their connection from your dentist in Carlsbad.


What Causes Gum Overgrowth and How Is It Corrected?

January 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:42 pm
gummy smile illustration

Imagine you are brushing your teeth one evening in front of your bathroom mirror and you suddenly notice something about yourself that may have been developing for some time. “Why are my gums growing over my teeth?” you wonder. Perhaps seen as a purely aesthetic issue by some people, gum overgrowth can lead to a higher risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay. If you want to learn more about why this problem occurs and what you can do to treat it, your dentist in Carlsbad is here to shed light on the topic so you can make an informed decision about your oral health.


Waterpik or Dental Floss: Which One Is Better?

December 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 2:31 pm
person using a Waterpik

Flossing your teeth is an important step in your daily oral hygiene routine. Without flossing, you’ll be leaving 40% of plaque on your teeth, which can sharply raise your chances of developing cavities. Though many people know how important it is to remove plaque and food particles from between their pearly whites, nearly one-third of American adults still skip the floss. Fortunately, alternatives to traditional floss like Waterpiks can help. But are they as effective? Read on to learn whether traditional dental floss or water flossers are the more effective way to clean your teeth and keep oral health issues at bay.


How Drinking Flavored Water Can Harm Your Teeth

December 8, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 4:45 pm
an orange and a blue sports drink

If you drink a lot of soda, juice, and other sweet beverages, flavored waters may seem like a good way to lessen your sugar intake without sacrificing flavor. After all, many of these beverages are advertised as being a healthier alternative to the aforementioned sweet drinks. Unfortunately, flavored waters aren’t as good for you as you may think. In fact, they often do more harm than good. Read on to learn how flavored water can damage your teeth and what you can do to protect your pearly whites from harm.


4 Tips for Staying on Track with Invisalign Treatment during the Holidays

November 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 1:14 pm
festive woman smiling and holding an Invisalign aligner

After nearly two years of dealing with the pandemic, you’ve decided it’s time to see family and friends and have some fun. You can’t wait for the holidays to get here so you can celebrate with those you love most. However, if you are in the middle of Invisalign treatment, this time could complicate your treatment if you aren’t careful. Here are four actions you can take to stay on course and straighten your smile through the holiday season.

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