Painesville Dental Group Blog
December 4, 2018
‘Tis the season for colds, flu and spending time with your doctor. Unfortunately, the remedies your doctor, conventional wisdom and even old wives’ tales recommend can lead to bad news at your next dental appointment. If you’re sick, it’s important to factor in your dentist’s flu season tips, too.
November 11, 2018
There’s nothing more frustrating than realizing you passed up a chance to make or save money. But that’s the situation many people find themselves in when they forget to schedule with a dentist before the end of the year. In fact, a recent study by the American Dental Association found that the average person has an annual benefit of $1,250, but only gets about $323 of dental work each year. If you don’t use your benefits, you lose them – and wind up missing out on over $900. Keep reading to find out which procedures are usually covered and how you can maximize your plan this year!
October 16, 2018
2018 will soon become 2019. Time to plan your festivities and consider your aspirations for the upcoming year. While you’re at it, make an appointment to see your dentist sometime soon. By doing so, you’ll get the most benefit from your dental insurance.
August 13, 2018
It’s common for adults to ask about innovative orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign. In fact, many of these patients wonder if they’re still able to get orthodontic work if they already had treatment as a child or teenager. As a result, this has become one of the most common questions dentists hear.
If you’re not sure whether you’re previous or current orthodontic care will interfere with Invisalign treatment, then you should keep reading. You may be surprised by what you learn!
July 11, 2018
Everyone wants a beautiful, straight smile – but not everyone wants to pay for one. DIY braces and at-home teeth straightening kits use a variety of materials such as superglue, rubber bands, paper clips and dental floss and promise fast results for a fraction of the price of professional braces. But are makeshift braces actually safe and cost-effective? Your dentist lists 6 reasons why you should think twice before trying to straighten your teeth at home.
June 12, 2018
Enjoying excellent oral health requires more than just maintaining the necessary routines. It is equally important to know what not to do. Could you be taking steps, daily, that could cause a dental emergency or contribute to tooth decay? As you read on, your local dentist will discuss some of the more detrimental behaviors that you may be unknowingly participating in.
May 31, 2018
In your quest for a clean and healthy oral cavity, you are sure to brush and floss your teeth every day, but is there more that you could be doing? Your local dentist says there’s a part that you may be forgetting about – the tongue. As you continue reading, he’ll explain why cleaning your tongue is so important and will provide tips on how to do it the right way to prevent bacteria growth.
April 3, 2018
Everything changes with age. Some of those changes are positive, like the maturity and wisdom that comes with decades of life experience. Other changes are a little tougher to deal with, like cranky knees and higher insurance premiums!
With all the changes that happen in later years, your mouth is no exception. Keep reading to learn about three easy tips from a dentist that will keep your smile healthy and beautiful well into your golden years!
March 1, 2018
The health of your family’s teeth and gums are important to you, which is why you practice proper oral hygiene habits at home. While brushing and flossing are essential, they also need the care from a dentist. Finding the perfect one to care for your loved ones can be a challenge. Everyone has unique oral health needs that constantly change. Not to mention, everyone has different comfort levels. You need a location that will treat your family as their own while delivering superior services. To make the right choice, the are 5 factors to consider when making your selection.
February 3, 2018
It’s that time of the year again – time for your dental checkup! Although you love the feeling you get after having your teeth cleaned, you might dread hearing the news that you always seem to get, no matter what: “You have cavities!” Sigh…
Why is it that you get so many cavities, even though you follow all the recommendations and work hard at keeping your teeth clean? Especially when you know people who don’t do so well but never seem to get decay. If you’d like some clarification on this topic, a dentist explains why every mouth is different and what you can do to reduce your risk for future decay.