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5 Ways to Maintain Healthy Gums

September 29, 2020

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Woman with healthy gums

When you think about your smile, you’re probably usually focused on your alignment and the whiteness of your teeth. However, those aren’t the only things that matter. A beautiful, strong smile relies on healthy gums in order to function properly. However, approximately half of Americans who are over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. Continue reading to learn some tips that can help you maintain healthy gum tissue and avoid developing periodontal disease in the future.

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How Hot Drinks Affect Your Teeth

September 17, 2020

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Woman drinking coffee

Fall is finally here! It’s getting cooler outside and the leave are beginning to change colors. Not only does this mean sweater weather, but it also means that pumpkin spice lattes, among other hot beverages, are the latest trend again. However, you may not think about how they affect your smile. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about how hot drinks affect the health and appearance of your smile.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Porcelain Veneers

August 27, 2020

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Woman getting porcelain veneers

So, you’ve made the decision to invest in porcelain veneers! There are so many advantages to them which is why they are so popular, especially among celebrities. These custom-made shells can cover all sorts of imperfections including discoloration, minor chips, gaps, and undersized teeth. They will certainly improve your confidence and enhance your smile in a way that will make you eager to show them off to the world. Since they are such a big investment, you want them to last as long as possible before you need to have them touched up. Here are some tips from your dentist about how to increase the lifespan of veneers.

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Why Do I Have White Spots on My Teeth?

August 13, 2020

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Man with white spots on teeth

Have you ever wondered about the tiny white spots on your teeth? They are fairly common and are a form of acute discoloration known as decalcification. This cosmetic dental problem is something that many different people will experience at some point in their life. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce the appearance of these spots. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about the cause of white spots on teeth and what can be done about them.

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10 Easy Ways to Keep Your Smile Happy & Healthy

July 20, 2020

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Closeup of beautiful smile after visiting Painesville dentist

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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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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