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10 Reasons You Have a Toothache According to a Dentist

July 31, 2019

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man with mouth pain

Very few things can ruin your day faster than a toothache. A sudden pain shooting through your mouth can make you unable to focus on anything else until the problem is solved. Besides making the discomfort go away, the next thing on your mind is usually “why is this happening?” A dentist is here to talk about the top 10 reasons why you have a toothache.

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6 Reasons to Schedule a Checkup with Your Dentist

July 18, 2019

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woman at dental checkup

A lot of us try to be healthy in as many ways as possible. We schedule regular appointments with our primary care doctors, our eye doctors, our OB/GYNs. But not everyone sees their dentist twice a year like they should. It can bring so many benefits and prevent a whole bunch of health problems from developing. Here are 6 reasons why you should book a regular appointment with your dentist.

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5 Non-Dental Issues Your Dentist Might Find at Your Appointment

June 13, 2019

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man and dental assistant in the office

Visiting your dentist for a checkup at least every six months is crucial for your oral health. At these appointments, your dentist can diagnose problems with your teeth, gums, and mouth and prevent them from growing worse. However, by examining your mouth, your dentist might also discover that you have health issues in other parts of your body. Let’s look at 5 non-dental issues your dentist might find at your appointment.

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Your Dentist Weighs In On Whether To Use An Electric Or Traditional Toothbrush

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person confused between electric and manual toothbrush

When you walk down the oral hygiene aisle at your local department store, all the different products can be overwhelming. How do you know which one is best for your mouth? Which product is worth the investment? Today, electric toothbrushes are significantly pricier than traditional toothbrushes. But, you want what’s best for your mouth, and you’re not sure if there will be that big of a difference between the two. Read on to get the pros and cons of electric and traditional toothbrushes from your dentist.

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Why Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?

May 30, 2019

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person in pain drinking ice water

A survey of 37 dental offices in the United States found that 1 out of every 8 patients has sensitive teeth. If you can’t stand the discomfort of eating or drinking items that are hot or cold, you’re not alone. Knowing why your teeth are so picky when it comes to temperature can help you tackle the problem. Keep in mind that sensitivity could be a symptom of a more serious oral problem. Read on to learn the causes of tooth sensitivity and when it may be time to schedule an appointment to visit your emergency dentist.

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What Benefits Can Dental Implants Offer You?

May 15, 2019

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model of dental implants

Whether you lost your teeth from decay or trauma, dental implants are a highly recommended restorative procedure. With missing teeth, the simple things in life like chewing and speaking can become difficult and frustrating. You can improve your quality of life and your oral and overall health by investing in implants. Other restorative options such as dentures can slip and shift in your mouth, creating awkward moments. As one of the most advanced newer treatments in the dental field, implants can offer you benefits that no other restorative treatments are able to. Read on to learn about the procedure and what it has to offer you.

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Your Dentist on 7 Ways Your Age Can Affect Your Oral Health

April 30, 2019

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As you start to age, you notice your physical health beginning to change and become more mindful of your body. Even though you may not have stopped to pay attention, your oral health is changing too. After having your smile for so long, you are more likely to deal with issues such as tooth loss, gum disease, and discoloration. Knowing the effects that aging has on your teeth and gums is the first step to building a better and healthier you. Your dentist helps you address and prevent oral issues. Read on to discover 7 ways your age can affect your oral health.

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See A Dentist for Oral Cancer Screening

April 29, 2019

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Your dental visit is for more than just cleaning your teeth. Your check-up is crucial to finding other problems that may occur in your mouth. One of these is oral cancer. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so there’s no better time than now to schedule a screening at the dentist. 

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Cracked Tooth? Learn How You Should Handle a Dental Emergency

March 17, 2019

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a dental emergency

It can be difficult to know what to do in an emergency. First, there’s the initial shock, then panic, then fear, and then it snowballs until you or someone else calms down enough to take action. When faced with a dental emergency, the first thing you should try to do is remain calm. This will enable you to take the right steps to prevent further damage. But what if you don’t know the steps? That’s okay! Let us further explain what constitutes a dental emergency and how to handle such situations should they arise.

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The Domino Effect: Discover How Gum Disease Can Be Linked to Poor Heart Health

March 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 5:07 pm
a toothbrush with blood on it

With so many kinds of doctors treating different areas of the mind and body, you might be surprised to learn just how intertwined it all can be. While you’re seeing a counselor about the stress in your life, your dentist is providing you with a nightguard to prevent teeth grinding, which you started doing because of the stress. Did you know the same type of connection can be made between gum disease and poor heart health? To further explain, read on to find out how oral infection can lead to cardiovascular disease.

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