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5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Dental Implants

February 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:06 pm
older man about to brush teeth

If you’re missing a tooth, the best way by far to replace it is with a dental implant. Implants are the only solution to tooth loss that replicate the entire structure of the tooth, not just the visible crown. Because of this, they prevent bone loss associated with missing teeth. Not only that, but they can last for 30 years, possibly even the rest of your life if you take care of them. Here are five tips for making your dental implants last as long as possible.


5 Foods That Will Keep Your Gums Healthy

February 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 3:19 pm

Your teeth might get all the attention, but your gums play a vital role in your smile as well as your overall oral health. Not only to they hold the teeth in place, but they also protect oral bones and fight against harmful bacteria. If these important tissues can become infected, you could suffer from devastating consequences such as tooth loss. Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to start giving your gums the attention they deserve – and that means choosing foods that keep them healthy. Here are 5 foods your dentist might recommend making a regular part of your meals.


Does Charcoal Really Whiten Your Teeth?

January 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 8:54 pm
Woman with white smile

People are obsessed with having the appearance of white teeth, and for good reason, too. Studies show that a whiter smile automatically helps people perceive you as more youthful, successful, healthy, and trustworthy. There are many teeth whitening trends, but an at-home remedy that has become incredibly popular is activated charcoal. But is it effective? Is charcoal safe to use on your smile? How can something black turn your teeth white? Keep reading to learn the answers!


How to Choose the Toothpaste That’s Best for You

December 17, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 9:29 pm
Woman choosing between several toothpastes

Have you ever stared at a store shelf lined with rows of colorful toothpaste boxes and been amazed at just how many there are? With so many of them claiming to freshen breath and fight plaque even better than the last, it can be an overwhelming task to find the one that’s right for you. But don’t just grab a random toothpaste off the shelf! Certain ones can target specific dental issues and help your brushing become even more effective. Here are some different types of toothpastes and how they can help you get the happy, healthy smile you deserve!


3 Tips to Help You Handle a Dental Emergency While Traveling

December 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 4:25 pm
a young man holding his cheek in pain

Whether you’re going out of town on vacation with your family or traveling for business purposes, a dental emergency can happen at any point. Your teeth and gums are susceptible to all types of possible crisis situations, especially when exposed to certain foods that are not consumed on a normal basis. To help you feel better prepared should a situation like this occur while you’re away, let your emergency dentist share 3 tips you can use to handle a dental problem until you return.


How Do These 4 Cold and Flu Remedies Affect Your Smile?

November 25, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 4:18 pm
Woman with cold

It’s that time of year again for runny noses, frequent coughing, sleepless nights and unpleasant workdays. During cold and flu season, there’s no end to the number of remedies you can try to overcome your illness, but be careful; many of these treatments could end up damaging your smile as a side effect! Here’s how 4 common remedies might affect your dental health – as well as how you can try and offset the damage.  


Why You Need to Replace Your Tooth – Even If No One Else Will Notice

October 23, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 5:12 pm
Dental implant

You lost one of your molars crunching on some ice, and you were unable to get to the dentist in time to have it replanted. Looking in the mirror, though, it doesn’t seem too bad. When you smile, you can’t even tell there’s a tooth missing. You might think that this means you don’t have to worry about replacing it, but that would be a mistake. Getting dental implants isn’t just for improving your grin; it’s also important for protecting your oral health.  


Use ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Why You Should Use Your Benefits Before the End of the Year

October 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 7:45 pm
a woman having her teeth checked by the dentist

Dental insurance is one of the most beneficial investments you’ll make. Just like any other type of insurance (health, auto, life), this protects you and your wallet from unnecessary out of pocket expenses should problems arise. However, if you opt not to use the many benefits you’re paying for each month, you could be losing thousands of dollars in unused dental benefits. To prevent this from happening, find out why it’s better to use them now instead of waiting until next year.


Don’t Panic in a Dental Emergency – Here’s What to Do Instead!

September 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 10:54 pm
young man frowning from tooth pain

If you had to make a top-10 list of experiences you’d like to avoid, a dental emergency would probably be somewhere near the top of the list. Unfortunately, you don’t always have control over what will happen, so instead of panicking when a dental emergency strikes, it’s best to have a plan of action to effectively respond. Therefore, you can stabilize the situation as quickly as possible and proceed to receive the expert care you need. Read on as your dentist provides more details!


Coffee, Tea, and Cider: What Hot Drinks Are Doing to Your Teeth

September 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Megan Shelton @ 8:25 pm

It’s Fall, and that means cozy sweaters, stylish boots, and of course, your favorite hot drinks to warm your body and soul. While these delicious beverages might keep you warm during the football game or by the fire, they’re wreaking havoc on your teeth. How so? Read on to find out just how harmful these tasty brews can be and what you can do to maintain good oral health this Fall season.

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