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Why Pumpkin Spice May Not Be So Nice to Your Teeth

September 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 5:26 pm
an image of a pumpkin spiced latte with the lid off and a pumpkin behind it on a table

It’s that time of year again when leaves change colors, sandals are traded in for boots, and your favorite iced tea is replaced with pumpkin spiced lattes and hot chocolate. As the seasons quickly morph from summer to fall, you may be embracing all there is to love about the cooler temperatures, but did you know certain treats you’re enjoying could be harming your teeth? A local dentist explains how your favorite hot drinks can deal a difficult blow to your oral health and what you should do as you make your way through the coming months.

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Does Sleep Apnea Ever Go Away?

August 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 9:57 pm

According to the Sleep Disorders Guide, a whopping 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Plus, a staggering 80% of cases of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea go undiagnosed. If overlooked, it can lead to memory loss, depression, heart problems, high blood pressure, and fatigue (to name a few!). However, before seeking treatment, many patients wonder whether the condition is a “phase” that will go away on its own. If you have found yourself thinking something similar, then read on!

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Dental Implant Evolution: How They’ve Changed to Benefit You

August 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 3:46 pm
a middle-aged woman happy with the results of her smile after receiving dental implants

If you were to look back at how dentistry was performed 50-60 or even 100 years ago, it would look vastly different than today. Not only have dental offices changed in appearance, but equipment, technology, materials, and even procedures are far more efficient, customized, and safe. The same can be said for dental implants. These unique restorations have been around for quite some time, but when initially created, they looked far different. So how have they changed? Let’s take a look!

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Benefits of Having a Family Dentist

July 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 10:26 pm
Family dentist

Do you find visiting the dentist to be a hassle? With everything going on in your life, you feel like one more commitment could make everything topple over. Fortunately, there is a solution for people with busy households. By seeing a family dentist, you can get everything you need for each of your family members at one convenient location. Having one dentist that your entire family goes to can make it much easier to keep up with the oral health of your family. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of family dentistry.

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How to Protect Your Child from Dental Emergencies

July 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 9:21 pm
Kids eating apples

Dental emergencies can cause a lot of pain and always seem to happen at an inconvenient time. It is especially difficult to watch your child encounter one. By taking preventive measures, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of your kids having dental urgencies. Continue reading to learn some tips from your emergency dentist on how to keep your kid’s smile healthy and happy.

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Are Sports & Energy Drinks Worse for Your Teeth Than Soda?

June 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 3:29 pm
Colorful line of sports and energy drinks Covington dentist avoids

As the weather warms up, which of your favorite summertime beverages will you be reaching for to quench your thirst? It’s common knowledge that drinking too many sugary sodas drastically increases your risk of tooth decay. However, you’re not doing your teeth any favors by choosing energy and sports drinks instead. Read on as your Covington dentist explains how these popular drinks can permanently damage your smile and what you can do to protect your oral health.

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4 Benefits of Custom-Fitted Athletic Mouthguards

June 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 2:00 pm
martial artist holding a mouthguard in their hand

While being an athlete may mean taking risks on the field, it definitely doesn’t mean taking a gamble on your oral health. Without the proper protective gear, you could put your teeth and jaw in harm’s way. This could ultimately cause you to have to take time off to recover. With high-quality and reliable protective gear, like a custom-fitted sportsguard from your dentist, you won’t have to hold back during your games because you can rest-assured that you’ll be safe. Read on to learn four benefits that make custom-fitted athletics guards the best protective option.

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How To Practice Social Distancing at the Dentist

May 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 6:53 pm
man and woman wearing masks and touching elbows

The news is out – you can finally schedule a visit with your favorite dental team for a long overdue check-up and cleaning! As you walk into their office, you feel a sense of excitement at the thought of seeing all of the familiar faces that you’ve known for years. Then something occurs to you: what is the proper way to greet someone during COVID-19?

If you are an affectionate person, practicing social distancing can seem impersonal and distant, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some ways to connect with your dental team while practicing dental safety at your next visit.

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Oral Cancer: Another Reason Not to Skip Your Dental Checkups

April 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 12:07 am
Woman visits Covington dentist for an oral cancer screening

Your biannual visit to your Covington dentist is about so much more than keeping your teeth sparkling clean. They also play an essential role in identifying a wide range of oral health issues as early as possible. One incredibly important problem your dentist checks for is oral cancer. This dangerous health concern impacts more than 50,000 Americans every year, and it can be life-threatening if not caught and treated early enough. Here’s what you need to know about oral cancer and how regular dental checkups can help keep your smile healthy.

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How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

April 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 7:42 pm
Two toothbrushes, one new and one old

The next time you brush your teeth, take a close look at your toothbrush. If you discover that the bristles are worn down, frayed, or discolored, you may find yourself asking “When should I replace my toothbrush?” Not only are old toothbrushes unsightly, but recent studies indicate that using a toothbrush past its prime can have notable negative effects on your oral health as well. Your Covington dentist explains when you should start using a new one, and what might happen if you don’t!

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