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10 Easy Ways to Keep Your Smile Happy & Healthy

July 20, 2020

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Your smile plays a key role in your quality of life and social perception. Studies indicate that a healthy, beautiful smile can make a person seem younger, more attractive, and even more trustworthy. Researchers have also discovered that the act of showing off your pearly whites can boost your self-confidence, happiness, and your chances for career advancement. As such an important feature of your life, it’s important that you take care of your teeth and gums correctly! Your Painesville dentist shares ten healthy habits you can start today to help keep your smile beautiful and intact for a lifetime.

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Dental Checkups Aren’t Expensive—But Neglect Is

July 7, 2020

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There’s a common misconception that skipping your biannual dental checkups can save time and money. Many people think that they don’t need to visit their dentist regularly if their teeth look and feel fine. Unfortunately, forgoing these key preventive visits can be a pricey decision that costs you much more time, money, and discomfort later. Here are just a few of the most important ways regularly visiting your Pineville dentist can improve your life right away as well as in the long run!

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How Sports Drinks Can Damage Your Smile

June 22, 2020

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Are you an athlete who constantly consumes sports drinks to recharge after a game or practice? While these beverages might be a great source of energy, they can wreak serious harm to your teeth. According to a dentist, sports drinks can cause major damage to your tooth enamel, resulting in long-term oral health problems. To learn just how much damage sports drinks can do and how to protect your smile, keep reading below.

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Protect Your Child’s Smile with a Custom Sports Mouthguard

June 17, 2020

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Smiling boy holds custom mouthguard from his Painesville dentistAs a parent, you want your son or daughter to stay active, so you may encourage them to participate in sports. While this is a great way for your child to have fun while staying healthy, it’s important to consider the wellbeing of their smile as well. A chipped or knocked-out tooth can sideline your little one for the season, and they may need extensive dental repair too. Your Painesville dentist explains how you can help your child avoid a dental emergency with a sports mouthguard.

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Is Tooth Sensitivity a Sign of a Larger Problem?

May 22, 2020

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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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