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Did You Know We Can Help When You Decide to Quit Smoking?
Posted on 6/20/2019 by Lemond Hunter
Smoking can have many negative consequences on your oral health. That's why we always encourage you to quit, and if you are ready to take that step, we are here to help. Learn How Smoking Affects Oral HealthWhen you smoke a cigarette, your teeth are the first part of your body that are affected. Your teeth touch the cigarette and also come into contact with the toxins within the smoke. These toxins are extremely damaging to the teeth, and with time, they will break down the strength of the tooth. Symptoms can include dry mouth, tooth decay, brown or yellow stains, hardening of plaque, and bleeding gums. Unfortunately, these symptoms can progress to bigger problems. If you experience these issues and continue to smoke, you could be at risk for cavities, tooth loss, root canals, and the loss of tooth enamel. Gum disease is another major problem when it comes to smoking. Gum disease is so common among smokers because bacteria builds up in the mouth, and when the gums become inflamed, they become an easy target for bacteria to cause periodontal disease. Nicotine constricts the blood vessels, which means the gums will bleed less, and it will be harder to diagnose gum disease in its early stages. Eventually, the gums could recede, and your teeth may loosen or even fall out. Resources for Smoking CessationIf you are interested in smoking cessation, we have the resources that can help. We can recommend pharmacological options, gums, patches, support groups, and a wealth of other avenues that can help you be successful. Plus, we will examine your teeth regularly to ensure that your mouth is healthy every step of the way. Are you ready to quit smoking? Let us help! Call us today to learn more and to set up your next evaluation....
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Dental Implants Can Greatly Boost Confidence
Posted on 6/10/2019 by Lemond Hunter
You may have seen the advertisements on TV or heard them on the radio. The commercials say that dental implants can greatly improve your overall dental health and give you confidence back that you may not have had in a while. Is that true? Can dental implants boost your confidence? Keep reading. We have some information for you about dental implants, and how much better they can make you look and feel. What Are Dental Implants?In the past, dentures were used to add teeth to a jaw where teeth were missing. In order to get dentures, you would have to have your remaining teeth pulled, so that an upper plate or a lower plate can be fitted. While dentures improve the overall look of your teeth, they do not help keep your jaw healthy. Instead, they can lead to deterioration of your jawline over time, and a loss of bone. Rather than replacing an entire set of teeth, dental implants can replace one tooth at a time, permanently. You wouldn't need to take them out. You wouldn't have to try and eat around your dentures. Instead, dental implants look and act like your real teeth. No one can really tell the difference between a dental plan and real teeth. The best part? Dental implants save your jaw from decay, because they screw into your gumline, which helps to keep your gums healthy and save your jawbone. Are They Right For You? If you choose to go with dental implants, your confidence will increase, because your mouth will look very much like it did before you started using your implants. You won't have to remove them during surgery. You won't have to take them out and soak them at night. Your mouth will look and feel better- and so will you. If you have questions about your mouth, we can help! Give us a call today and let us make an appointment for you!...
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Should You Brush Your Teeth in Circles or Lines?
Posted on 5/20/2019 by Lemond Hunter
Although we hear all the time about how important it is to brush your teeth for a certain amount of time (two minutes, in case you were unsure), we really don't hear a lot about how to brush your teeth. Your mother may have told you to brush your teeth in an up and down pattern, because that is how she learned to brush. However, a lot of people either brush from side to side or in circles. So which way is best? Is there a way you should never brush your teeth? Keep reading. We'll tell you how to brush your teeth correctly to keep them strong and healthy. Circles or Lines?Whether you brush your teeth up and down or side to side, neither way is the best way to brush your teeth. We know this may come as a shock, so you may need to sit down. To brush your teeth the best way possible, choose small, light, round strokes instead. Research has shown that if you brush your teeth in straight lines, you tend to brush harder, which may wear away tooth enamel. It may also irritate your gums. Brushing your teeth in circles helps in several ways. First, it reduces the chance that you are brushing your teeth too hard, which is better for your teeth and gums. Second, brushing in circles means you are not only making sure you brush your teeth, but that you also get your teeth along the gumline, and the gums as well. Good oral health means your gums need to stay free of food particles as well. Also, a lot of nasty bacteria and plaque tend to hang out around the gumline, and many cavities that start there are discovered right away. If you are brushing in circles along the gumline, you reduce your chances of getting both tooth decay and gum disease. Call Us to Help You Maintain Your Oral HealthIf you want to make sure you are brushing correctly, why not come and chat with us? We will be happy to look at your brushing technique!...
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All Posts:

Did You Know We Can Help When You Decide to Quit Smoking?
6/20/2019
Dental Implants Can Greatly Boost Confidence
6/10/2019
Should You Brush Your Teeth in Circles or Lines?
5/20/2019
How to Keep Your Lips from Cracking?
5/10/2019
Can Crowns Become Loose?
4/20/2019
Best Ways to Learn How to Be Proactive About Your Oral Health
4/10/2019
Loose Teeth as an Adult Signifies a Problem with Your Oral Health
3/20/2019
Let Us Help You When You Have Dental Questions Instead of Looking Them Up Online
3/10/2019
Signs Your Fillings Are Coming Loose
2/20/2019
How Sinus Pressure Can Impact Your Teeth
2/10/2019
Foods That Can Freshen Your Breath
1/20/2019
Eating a Rainbow Diet Can Help Your Oral Health Improve
1/10/2019
What Enamel Does for Your Teeth Aside from Protecting Them
12/20/2018
What Dry Mouth Can Do to Your Teeth
12/10/2018
Can You Make it To Where Your Teeth Are Less Sensitive to Heat?
11/20/2018
There Are Several Benefits that Come with Conscious Sedation
11/10/2018
How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy with Partials
10/20/2018
How to Keep Your Mouth Clean Following Pocket Reduction
10/10/2018
Mouth Guards Can Improve Your Sleep
9/20/2018
Medications That Cause Discolored Teeth
9/10/2018
What We Look for During Oral Cancer Screenings
8/20/2018
What We Look At During Dental Exams
8/10/2018
How to Ease Jaw Aches When Your TMJ Gets Inflamed
7/20/2018
Brushing Before Going to Sleep Is Necessary for Good Oral Health
7/10/2018
What People Notice When They First Meet You
6/20/2018
What is It about Sports Drinks that Harm Your Teeth?
6/10/2018
"Types of Problems That Fall Under the Category of Dental Emergencies"
5/20/2018
Types of Dental Bridges You Can Get
5/10/2018
Making Brushing Easier When You Struggle with Arthritis
4/20/2018
How Much of Your Teeth Are Situated Below the Gums?
4/10/2018
What Options Do You Have for a Gap in Your Front Teeth?
3/25/2018
What is the Difference between Power Flossers and Water Flossers?
3/15/2018
What Type of Oral Health Goals Do You Have?
2/23/2018
What to Do When a Tooth Comes in Crooked
2/13/2018
Why You Need to Replace Your Toothbrush When a Cold Sore Erupts
1/25/2018
Why You Need to Limit Drinking Acidic Beverages
1/15/2018
Types of Cracks Best Covered by Veneers
12/23/2017
Tooth Pain and Fevers Usually Signify a Dental Abscess
12/13/2017
Is There Any Benefit to Making Homemade Toothpaste?
11/27/2017
How Your Gag Reflex Impacts Your Dental Visits
11/17/2017
The Importance of Not Using a Hard Bristled Toothbrush
10/25/2017
The Damage That Can Come from Sucking on Candies and Cough Drops
10/15/2017
How Stress Affects Gum Disease
9/27/2017
How Long After a Cleaning Should You Wait to Eat?
9/17/2017
Why Your Toothbrush and Dishwasher Should be Best Friends
8/25/2017
Why You Should Go to the Dentist if Your Gum is Sore to the Touch
8/15/2017
Why Are People Afraid of Root Canals?
7/30/2017
Do You Brush Your Tongue Often Enough?
7/23/2017
Why Eating a Sweet Treat Could Cause Your Teeth to Hurt
6/25/2017
Why Do You Wait to Brush After Anything Acidic?
6/15/2017
There's More to Cosmetic Dentistry Than Whitening
5/30/2017
The Weather Can Affect the Way Your Teeth Feel
5/20/2017
The Beating Your Teeth Take When You Have an Oral Piercing
4/27/2017
Talking to Your Dentist About Having a Filling Replaced
4/17/2017
Why You Want to Indulge in Strawberries As A Spring Time Snack
3/30/2017
Why Chewing Vegetables is So Good for Your Oral Health
3/20/2017
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