The Top 5 Teeth-Cleaning Mistakes You’re Making

December 17, 2020

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Man wearing a white t-shirt is standing in mirror brushing his teeth

You already know that one of your goals for the new year is to step up your oral care, so you’ve decided to get a head start. You’re brushing and flossing every day and changing your eating habits, but some of the other things you’re doing may be causing more harm than good. Keep reading to learn which mistakes you might be making when it comes to your teeth-cleaning routine. 

5 Dental Problems That Might Require a Root Canal

December 8, 2020

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Drawing of an infected tooth

A root canal can treat much more than just toothaches. You could feel no pain and then suddenly during your dental visit, your dentist recommends a root canal. You’re stunned! Why would you need a root canal when you’ve felt no pain and haven’t noticed any dental issues? Keep reading for 5 dental issues that may require a root canal, regardless of whether you feel pain.


Surviving Cold and Flu Season with Invisalign

November 23, 2020

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Cold and flu season is upon us, and that means germs are abounding in even greater numbers. For those who wear Invisalign trays, it’s more important than ever to keep them clean. So, how can you make sure you stay healthy this year while you remove and replace your trays on a daily basis? Your Covington dentist has a few tips to share with you.


Do the Holidays Affect Dental Health?

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There is nothing worse than starting the new year off with a trip to the dentist for a routine checkup only to find out that you have to schedule another appointment to have a cavity filled. Oral health often takes a back seat during the holidays, such as when you’re enjoying another slice of pie or an extra helping of stuffing. This can make the holidays one of the worst times of the year for your teeth, and your dentist in Covington can help you understand why attending to your teeth is more important than ever during this time.


Do You Have Jaw Pain? It Could Be Due to Increased Stress.

October 15, 2020

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Person with inflamed TMJ considering a visit to a dentist.

With COVID-19 influencing our day-to-day lives, it’s no surprise that stress levels across the country are only increasing. Of course, that doesn’t mean you didn’t already have stress in your life to begin with. If you’ve been experiencing chronic pain in certain parts of your body, particularly your jaw, it might be a sign that you have an underlying teeth grinding and clenching disorder that could develop into a more serious condition later. Here’s why now is the time to visit a TMJ dentist before your symptoms worsen.


How Do I Choose the Best Cosmetic Dentist?

September 30, 2020

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Woman at cosmetic dentist

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Are chipped, discolored, or mishappen teeth taking a toll on your self-esteem? Fortunately, in this day and age you don’t have to live with it. However, you don’t want to put your smile in the hand of just anyone. In order to get the results that you’re looking for, it’s important that you choose the best possible cosmetic dentist to help you get there. Here are some tips that can help you make that decision.


Why Pumpkin Spice May Not Be So Nice to Your Teeth

September 5, 2020

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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.


Does Sleep Apnea Ever Go Away?

August 27, 2020

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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!


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

August 8, 2020

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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!


Benefits of Having a Family Dentist

July 22, 2020

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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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