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Is Tooth Sensitivity a Sign of a Larger Problem?

May 22, 2020

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woman experiencing tooth sensitivity from ice cream

Have you been skipping your warm cup of coffee and passing on ice cream date nights from fear of triggering your sensitive teeth? You are not alone. In fact, The Journal of the American Dental Association found that 1 in every 8 people has sensitive teeth.

Although sensitive teeth aren’t inherently dangerous, they could be a symptom of a larger problem that is. Here are some things to consider when deciding if you should schedule a visit with an emergency dentist or if it can be treated at home.

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Is There a Link Between Gum Disease & Heart Health?

May 18, 2020

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Cupped hands holding heart shape untouched by gum diseaseWhen you think about how to keep your heart healthy, you probably don’t think about taking care of your gums. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that we should! Recent research into the connection between overall and oral health shows that the wellbeing of your gums can influence your risk of heart disease. Your Painesville dentist explains how gum disease and heart health are connected as well as what you can do to keep yourself healthy.

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7 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy Until Your Dentist Reopens

April 16, 2020

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Happy, healthy family stays home during quarantineTo flatten the COVID-19 curve and slow the current pandemic, the American Dental Association has recommended all dental practices postpone all non-emergency appointments for now. This means that it’s up to you to keep your smile safe until your dentist reopens their office. Since we don’t know when normal dental checkups and cleanings will resume, it’s more important than ever that we care for our oral health at home. Here are seven practical tips from your Painesville dentist for keeping your teeth and gums healthy throughout quarantine, as well as long after!

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Keeping Your Smile Safe from Oral Cancer with Dental Checkups

April 2, 2020

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A smiling man and his dentist make a heart shape with their handsDental checkups are about so much more than polishing those pearly whites. They’re also a key factor in identifying and treating other problems in your mouth as early as possible. One incredibly important oral health condition your dentist checks for during a routine examination is cancer. Oral cancer affects more than 50,000 Americans every year, and it can be deadly if left untreated. Read on to find out more about this dangerous condition and how regular checkups with your dentist can keep you and your smile healthy.

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How Should I Respond to a Dental Emergency During COVID-19?

March 22, 2020

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woman with dental emergency calling local dentistWith American citizens currently enthralled in a battle with COVID-19, the last thing anyone needs is for a dental emergency to strike. Unfortunately, one can happen when you least expect it. While most dental offices are temporarily closed for other services, you can still count on your local dentist for emergency dental care. However, you need to know what types of situations are considered dental emergencies, and what you can do on your own until you’re examined. The answers you’re looking for are coming right up!

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6 Reasons Why You Should Maintain Regular Dental Visits!

March 8, 2020

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woman happy with visiting her dentist for preventive careEverybody knows that it’s important to take proper care of your body to maintain optimum health and avoid any illnesses. Unfortunately, the necessity of maintaining excellent oral health can sometimes be taken for granted. The reality, however, is that visiting a dentist on a regular schedule provides more than just nice-looking teeth. As you continue reading, you’ll discover 6 reasons why these appointments should be maintained.

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Gum Disease Awareness Month: 3 Ways Your Diet Can Protect Your Gums

February 24, 2020

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Woman pulling down lip showing signs of gum diseaseSince February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, you should be thinking of ways you can improve your oral health. One easy change you can make is choosing foods that promote gum health. A balanced diet will keep the soft tissues in your mouth healthy, but poor nutrition can easily lead to an infection that could eventually cause you to lose your teeth. Below are 3 tips from a dentist for planning meals that fight gum disease.

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Top 10 Reasons You Might Have a Toothache

February 11, 2020

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girl in purple shirt with toothache

Nothing ruins your day quite as instantly as a toothache. Sometimes, not knowing what’s causing your toothache is almost as bad as the pain itself. Thankfully, your dentist understands this desire to know what’s wrong and has written this list of the top 10 reasons why you might have a toothache.

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How and Why Should I Be Cleaning My Tongue?

January 28, 2020

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Tongue being cleaned by scraper. What does a great dental routine look like to you? For most of us, it includes regularly brushing our teeth, flossing under our gums, and maybe even using some mouthwash. However, these methods are all neglecting an important part of your mouth: your tongue! This large group of muscles in your mouth may be easy to overlook in your daily life, but your tongue is just as susceptible to plaque and bacteria as the rest of your mouth. Read on as your dentist explains why you should be cleaning your tongue and how you can incorporate it into your daily oral healthcare routine.

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Greet the New Year with a Smile and a Dental Checkup

January 2, 2020

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"Go to dentist" on list of resolutions

According to a study from the Delta Dental Plans Association, 42% of Americans don’t see a dentist as often as they would like to. Even though a whopping 85% believe that good oral health is directly connected to good overall health, many people wait until something goes wrong before they visit their dentist. Now that it’s January, it’s the perfect time to begin bettering yourself with new habits, so why not start with a regular dental checkup? Find out why getting into the habit of a routine dental checkup should be one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2020.

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