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A Dentist Reveals The Best Flossing Technique

July 31, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 1:00 pm
person flossing their teeth

Have you visited the dentist for your routine checkup and cleaning, and did they ask you whether you’ve been flossing every day? At that moment, you may have panicked a little because you haven’t. Flossing your teeth may not seem like a necessity if you’re brushing twice a day, but it can have more of an impact on your oral health than you may think. Read on to learn the importance of your oral hygiene routine and the best way to floss your teeth.


Why Your Dentist Wants You to Avoid Sports Drinks This Summer

July 17, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 1:55 pm

Being an athlete means taking every step to keep your entire body healthy, and that includes your mouth. If you or someone in your family plays a lot of sports, you might think a refreshing sports drink is a great way to stay hydrated during a workout, but did you know that these beverages are actually three times more damaging to the teeth than soda? Here’s why your dentist is recommending that you go easy on the sports drinks this summer.


The Benefits of Getting a Custom Sportsguard from Your Dentist

June 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 7:41 pm

If you have a loved one at home that likes sports or physical activity, it’s important that you protect them. Just as you would get them a helmet for their bike, their smile needs extra defense during physical activity. Your child should always be wearing a sportsguard to reduce the possibility of dental injury, but not all of them are made the same. Keep reading to learn the difference between store-bought sportsguards and customized oral appliances from your dentist.


Daytime Drowsiness? 7 Ways You Can Tell if You Might Have Sleep Apnea

May 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 3:45 pm

Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea. But did you know this common sleep disorder isn’t always easy to diagnose? Many of the symptoms associated with it can go undetected for many years, especially if you do not have a partner who can tell you if you snore loudly or stop breathing. If you’re concerned that you might have sleep apnea, here are 7 ways you can tell.


Follow These Tips from a Dentist for Dealing with a Dental Emergency

April 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 2:34 am
Woman with tooth pain.

Dental emergencies can strike at any time. Knowing what to do until you can see a dentist is an important part of any preparedness plan. Key tips include using cold to minimize swelling, managing discomfort with over-the-counter pain relievers, and using dental wax or sugar-free gum to coat a jagged tooth. Having a little knowledge in your corner can make all the difference in the world when the unexpected occurs.


Why Your Dentist Says Early Detection is Key When it Comes to Oral Cancer

April 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 2:22 pm
a stethoscope and the words “oral cancer” written underneath

Anytime there’s a problem with your oral health, it’s always better for the dentist to catch it early, right? If gum disease is discovered in its early stages (gingivitis), it can be reversed, whereas, once it has advanced, you could be facing missing teeth and bone loss. The same goes for oral cancer; however, if found too late, it can be fatal. Find out why your dentist says early detection is key when dealing with this disease and why it’s important to be screened during your regular checkups.


The Little-Known Connection Between Gum Disease and Heart Problems

March 25, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 1:06 am
man showing teeth with receding gums

Is it possible for the condition of your gums to impact your heart health? A local dentist says there is, but how is that possible? The link between them is gum disease, which is caused by prolonged bacteria growth. Find out why it’s important to receive treatment for gum disease and how ignoring the symptoms could have a negative impact on your heart and can lead to life-threatening issues.


5 Foods and Drinks that Help Your Gum Health with Your Dentist

March 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 4:20 pm
man eating healthy food

You’re probably already aware that while certain foods can fuel and empower your body, others can harm it. Well, the same is true for your mouth. Your teeth are responsible for chewing your food, and the ways you can strengthen them are pretty clear with fluoride treatments and dental cleanings with your dentist. But what about your gums? They offer essential protection and support for your teeth—how can you provide reinforcement for them? Well, for National Nutrition Month this March, keep reading this post from your dentist in Covington to learn about the foods and drinks that can promote your gums health.


Learn This Dentist-Approved Technique for Safe and Effective Flossing

February 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 8:44 pm

Admit it: you’ve seen the look of disappointment on your dentist’s face when asked if you have been flossing. Maybe you genuinely haven’t been flossing, which is cause for concern, or it could be that you are but you’re doing it the wrong way. No matter the excuse, flossing is important to your overall oral health. If done incorrectly or not at all, it can be damaging to your gums and can lead to serious diseases that require additional dental visits. Keep your dentist happy with this safe and effective flossing technique that is sure to get you the thumbs up at your next appointment.


A Family Dentist Explains the Importance of Baby Teeth

February 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Madelaine @ 7:59 pm
laughing baby

Most kids are excited when their primary (baby) teeth become loose and start to fall out. It is a milestone in their development and a noticeable sign that they’re growing up. But what if those teeth come out too early? Or what if they suffer significant damage? Some parents fall into the trap of thinking that primary teeth aren’t that important, so dental visits during a child’s earliest years aren’t as critical as they are later on. As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, a family dentist is here to set the record straight and explain just how critical primary teeth are.

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