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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Embarrassed at the Dental Office

March 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 6:55 pm
Woman embarrassed at the dentist

How often do you go to the dentist? The average person should be heading to the dental office about every six months for regular cleanings and checkups. However, this isn’t a reality for many people. There are all sorts of reasons why you may be skipping your dental visits, one of them being feeling embarrassed at the dentist. Here’s why embarrassment shouldn’t be something that concerns you when it comes to receiving oral healthcare.


Why Are Temporary Veneers So Important?

February 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 11:50 pm
A dentist comparing temporary veneers to a patient’s smile.

If you’ve been thinking about getting veneers for a long time, you should keep in mind that part of that process is wearing a set of what are called “temporary veneers” prior to the placement of the permanent veneers. Temporary veneers are just that, temporary, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of them over the two-week-long period that’s needed before permanent versions can be placed. According to a dentist, the following reasons are why temporary veneers are so important ahead of your second appointment.


Cosmetic Dentist vs. General Dentist: What’s the Difference?

February 5, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 12:27 am
Woman pointing at her new smile from a cosmetic dentist.

While dentists can specialize in many things, there’s actually no specific specialty for cosmetic dentistry. This means that any dentist can technically call themselves a cosmetic dentist even if most of the treatments they provide fall under general dentistry. For this reason, it’s more important than ever to choose a dentist that not only has experience in the treatment you’re considering, but is willing to give your unique dental needs the attention they deserve. Here’s how you can tell these two types of dentists apart.


Why It’s a Huge Mistake to Ignore Your Gum Health

January 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 4:11 pm
woman concerned with oral health

Because they are so visible, it’s natural to place an emphasis on the appearance and health of your teeth. However, the care of your gums is of equal significance. If your gum health is ignored, the soft tissue can become infected and even impact your overall wellness. As you continue reading, discover some of the health issues that dental negligence can lead to and what you can do to maintain strong gums.


5 Reasons Why It’s So Important to Maintain Your Teeth

January 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 3:57 pm
woman taking care of oral health

It may seem like your teeth will just take care of themselves. After all, they appeared in childhood – on their own – without you having to do anything. Although they miraculously emerge from the gums in the toddler stage of life, they still require proper care to remain healthy and strong. As you continue reading, a dentist lists 5 reasons why it’s important to take your oral health seriously.


Flossing with Implants Can be Tricky – Here’s How to Do It Right!

December 26, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 1:48 am
demonstration of flossing dental implants

If you’ve had your missing teeth replaced with dental implants, then congratulations on receiving the most effective form of tooth replacement available. The work isn’t done, though. You still have to take care of your new teeth, which involves flossing on a regular basis. Not only will this aid in better oral health, but it will help to maintain your implants and gorgeous smile. To get some easy tips for flossing dental implants, keep reading!


I’m Considering Cosmetic Dental Work, But Will It Hurt?

December 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 2:09 am
woman working with pioneering cosmetic dentist

How much is a beautiful new smile worth to you? Are you willing to endure some pain to achieve it? If you’re considering having some cosmetic dental work done, these are questions that may be surfacing. Thankfully, you don’t have to guess. A local cosmetic dentist has some expert input. Continue reading to discover why you don’t have to worry about any discomfort!


The Importance of Dental Care for Seniors in Assisted Living

November 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 7:52 am
Older woman holding a toothbrush as someone puts toothpaste on it

With age, it’s normal for a senior’s health to decline. Because of this, you’ve made the difficult decision to move a loved one into an assisted living community. You know that dental health affects one’s overall well-being, but finding a good dentist for seniors can be just as challenging as finding the right place for them. Oral health has been connected to medical conditions like heart disease, stroke, and heart attacks, and retirees can easily become more vulnerable to these conditions. Below are a few things to consider as you keep your loved ones healthy and happy for years to come.


3 Dental Problems that Can Hinder Your Cosmetic Treatments

November 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 7:42 am
Dentist and patient sitting at a desk discussing an X-ray and dental issues

You did it! You’ve finally decided to invest in yourself and consult a cosmetic dentist to improve your smile. The only concern is that your current oral health is not exactly where it needs to be. While cosmetic dental work will improve the look of your teeth, certain problems may slow or negatively impact your treatment. Below, you will find a few factors that can delay your procedures.


7 Good Oral Health Habits

October 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 8:55 pm
Woman eating apple

Everyone wants to have a healthy, beautiful smile that they can show off to the world. However, for optimal oral health, it is necessary that you stay committed to caring towards your smile on a daily basis. For people who want to work towards and maintain excellent oral health, there are some things you should get into the habit of doing every single day. Your dentist shares some steps you should be taking to work towards your smile goals.

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