Painesville Dental Group Blog
February 24, 2020
Since 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.
January 28, 2020
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.
January 2, 2020
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.
December 3, 2019
Dental emergencies can leave you with even more stress and take you away from your family during the holidays. Whether it’s because you chipped or knocked-out a tooth, the last place you want to end up during the most joyous time of year is with your dentist in their office. Instead of putting your oral health at risk over the next month, read on for five preventive tips to follow to reduce your risk of experiencing a dental dilemma. (more…)
November 3, 2019
Believe it or not, we are already in the last few weeks of the year. Your dental insurance is the last thing on your mind as you shop for the perfect gifts and plan tasty family meals; however, it should be a top priority. When the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, you’re going to lose any remaining dental coverage. With less than 3% of Americans meeting or exceeding their annual limits, you could be throwing thousands of dollars down the drain if you don’t visit your dentist before the year ends.
October 1, 2019
Collecting candy is as much of a Halloween tradition as dressing up in costumes, but one of these traditions is significantly worse for your teeth than the other one. When you eat candy, the bad bacteria in your mouth get even more excited than you do, because they get to eat candy too. The only difference is when they consume sweets, they produce an acid that wears down your tooth enamel and causes cavities. To prevent this, let’s look at 5 Halloween candy tips to keep your mouth healthy this spooky season.
September 23, 2019
Now that it’s fall, the weather is getting colder and colder. It seems like the perfect time to enjoy pumpkin spice lattes and other hot drinks, doesn’t it? However, before you take a sip, you should take the time to ask, “Are hot drinks bad for my teeth? And if they are, how can I keep my pearly whites safe while still enjoying my favorite beverages?”
August 12, 2019
With kids, it can be difficult to motivate them to go above and beyond when it comes to taking care of their mouths. The good news is that there are countless ways to improve your son or daughter’s oral health outside of routine visits with their children’s dentist and brushing and flossing. Encouraging a nutritious diet is one of the best ways to ward off cavities and common oral health problems. Based on recommendations from the American Dental Association, below are five foods you can introduce into their lunchboxes to protect their pearly whites from common oral health problems. (more…)
July 8, 2019
Nowadays, when you run into the gas station for a quick pick-me-up, you usually go for one of the many energy drinks that line the shelves. You probably haven’t stopped to wonder what kind of effect your daily routine will have on your oral health though. Recent research has found that drinks containing high amounts of acid can have an irreversible impact on your oral health, making it even more vital to visit a dentist every six months. Read on to find out what impact energy and sports drinks can have on your mouth. (more…)
June 17, 2019
As a parent, it’s your job to worry about potential dental emergencies. Whether it’s playing rough with the other kids during sports or having one too many sugary snacks, there are many reasons why your child might need an emergency trip to the dentist, and the best way to protect your child’s oral health is to make sure such emergencies don’t happen in the first place. Here are some tips to help keep your little one’s smile safe.