Painesville Dental Group Blog

Teeth Cleanings: Are They Painful?

September 24, 2021

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Aside from brushing and flossing every day, you must visit your dentist bi-annually for a dental checkup and cleaning to keep your smile healthy. Professional teeth cleanings are crucial for maintaining good oral health because they remove bacteria and plaque that brushing alone can’t get to. However, if it’s been a while since your last routine visit, you’re probably wondering whether teeth cleanings hurt. Read along as we discuss what to expect, tips to prevent discomfort, and the importance of keeping up with your appointments.  

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Can Poor Oral Health Affect Your Metabolism?

September 15, 2021

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Metabolism is the process by which your body converts the calories you consume into fuel that your body needs to function. Some well-known factors that determine your metabolism are body size and composition, gender, and age. Well, it may surprise you to learn that there’s a growing body of evidence indicating oral health can be another one. Read on as we discuss the link between oral health and metabolism.

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Rare Oral Health Problems Everyone Should Know About

August 26, 2021

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Dentists are always warning patients about the dangers of cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. However, some uncommon dental issues may arise that need professional treatment – and they’re not as preventable. Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, these unusual tooth disorders can still occur. Are you interested in learning more? Here are a few rare oral health problems that everyone should know about.

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3 Dental TikTok Trends You Shouldn’t Try at Home

August 11, 2021

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young woman on TikTok

Thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever to stay up to date on the latest fads and trends. TikTok, in particular, is home to several viral hacks that claim to be affordable and effective methods of improving your appearance. However, some can cause irreversible damage to your oral health – and you may not realize it until it’s too late. Read along to learn the risks of three dental TikTok trends that are spreading like wildfire.   

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How Can I Sleep Through a Nighttime Toothache?

July 22, 2021

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young woman with toothache at night

Right as you’re drifting off into dreamland, you’re suddenly jolted awake by an intense toothache. Unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to see your emergency dentist for treatment until the following day. If the discomfort is preventing you from falling asleep, several remedies can help alleviate the pain just enough for you to catch some z’s! Read along as we share a few ways you can manage a toothache at night.

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The Dangers of Mouth Breathing

July 16, 2021

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young child mouth breathing while sleeping

Have you ever had a cold that stuffs up your nose so badly, you can’t breathe through it? We’ve all been there! When that happens, it’s normal to default to mouth breathing instead. Although it might not seem like a big deal, the habit can lead to some serious oral health concerns – especially if it begins in childhood. Read along to learn how breathing out of your mouth can harm your smile.

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4 Tips to Clean Your Toothbrush

June 28, 2021

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How to clean your toothbrushWhen you reach for your toothbrush in the morning, you assume it is clean. You don’t want to think about germs and bacteria hiding in the bristles. Although the thought might make you cringe, your toothbrush can host several harmful pathogens. You don’t need to buy a new toothbrush every day to avoid exposing your teeth and gums to germs. Here are 4 tips to clean your toothbrush to ensure your mouth is much cleaner than it was before brushing.

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Is Swimming Bad for Your Teeth?

June 18, 2021

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Is swimming bad for your teethSummer is here! If you’re ready to spend your days soaking up the sun and cooling off in the pool, the last thing on your mind is your teeth. While you may not think twice before diving into the pool, is swimming bad for your teeth? Pools and hot tubs contain chlorine to kill harmful water pathogens. Although it is safe for swimming, it can damage your enamel. Here’s what you need to know to keep your smile safe while taking a dip.

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Painful?

May 24, 2021

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woman admiring her new smile after getting cosmetic dentistry

Everyone wants to feel confident about the way they look, but most of us weren’t born with a perfect set of pearly whites. That’s where cosmetic dentistry comes in. It can help stains, chips, or gaps in your smile become things of the past. One thing that keeps many people from pursuing cosmetic dentistry is their worry that the procedures will hurt. Continue reading to find out whether you need to worry about pain when getting cosmetic dental work.

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Is a Toothache Considered a Dental Emergency?

May 4, 2021

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man with a toothache holding his cheek in pain

If your tooth starts hurting, you probably take an over-the-counter pain reliever and forget about it once the discomfort subsides. But is this the right thing to do when you have tooth pain? Is a toothache considered a dental emergency? Read on to find out whether you should seek emergency dental care for a toothache.

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