Randall Nameth, DDS Blog

Are Toothpicks Bad for Your Teeth?

December 23, 2022

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Containers full of toothpicksNothing is more annoying than having food caught between your teeth. Toothpicks are handy to have around the house to clean your teeth. Whether you use them to pick your teeth or chew on them out of habit, dental professionals recommend keeping them out of your mouth. Although they are marketed for oral use, they can damage your gums and teeth. Here’s what you need to know to protect your pearly whites, so you don’t end up at an emergency dentist.

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4 Influencers Who Upgraded Their Smiles with Veneers

October 10, 2022

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a social media influencer with veneers in Worthington

Social media influencers are one of the newest and hippest occupations to emerge over the last decade. Many of these content creators have built a major following and earned money by advertising products, sharing advice, and vlogging their day-to-day lives for others to see. Since they have to be in front of the camera constantly, the majority of them have turned to cosmetic dentistry to improve their smiles. Keep reading to learn about four social media influencers who chose veneers to enhance their pearly whites!

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Dental Implants: History and Evolution

August 19, 2022

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person with dental implants smiling

Dental implants are titanium screws that replace the roots of missing pearly whites. They fuse with the bone through osseointegration, which makes them as stable and lifelike as your natural teeth. Modern dental implants are a great way to prevent oral health issues and complete your smile, but they weren’t always as dependable as they are now. Read on to learn about the history of implants as well as how they evolved to become what we’re familiar with today.

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What Causes Yellow Teeth?

June 22, 2022

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Woman looking at smile in mirrorAre you embarrassed by brown or yellow teeth? You are not alone. Tooth discoloration is a common concern amongst adults of all ages. However, did you know not all stains are the same? As a result, there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution to combat the issue. Determining the underlying cause is crucial to creating a personalized treatment plan to reveal brighter teeth. Here’s what you need to know to turn back the clock to restore a white smile.

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Dental Implants After Menopause is Possible

May 20, 2022

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Older woman with dental implants smilingMenopause is a milestone in a woman’s life, marking the end of her reproductive years. As the body’s estrogen levels decrease, post-menopausal women are at risk of certain issues, like low bone density. Since dental implants rely on a strong jaw, many women believe they aren’t an option for replacing their missing teeth, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. It isn’t uncommon for both men and women to experience bone loss, but that doesn’t mean dental implants aren’t an option. Your dentist can create a strong foundation to replace your lost teeth using the next best thing to your own. 

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3 Tips for Talking With Dentures

March 4, 2022

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women talking in Worthington

Have you recently received your dentures? It can be quite exciting to have your smile completely restored, and you’ll enjoy not having to feel self-conscious about your appearance. However, talking with dentures can still prove to be a challenge. Keep reading to learn a few tips for perfecting your speech with your new teeth!

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4 Questions to Ask Your Smile Makeover Dentist

January 18, 2022

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Woman at dentist for a smile makeover consultationEveryone deserves to have a beautiful smile, but few people win the genetic jackpot when it comes to the appearance of their teeth. Not to mention, lifestyle choices, poor oral hygiene, and other issues can contribute to a less than perfect smile. You don’t have to let the weight of tooth discoloration, chips, gaps, or missing teeth affect your self-esteem any longer. You can look and feel your best with a smile makeover. Your first step toward a confident future is scheduling a consultation with your cosmetic dentist. Here are 4 important questions you’ll want to ask during your appointment.

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5 Questions to Ask Your Dentist Before a Smile Makeover

November 17, 2021

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smiling patient after getting a smile makeover in Worthington

If you’re considering getting a smile makeover in Worthington to correct imperfections, it’s important to make sure you’ve thoroughly thought through your decision before taking the plunge. Though smile makeovers are an excellent way of revitalizing your pearly whites, they aren’t cheap and may require a significant time commitment. So you can be sure that you’re making the right choice for your smile, ask your cosmetic dentist these five questions at your consultation.

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What Causes Teeth Shifting?

September 8, 2021

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man with crooked teeth in Worthington

In the United States, 120 million people are missing at least one tooth. This can lead to a variety of oral health issues such as other teeth shifting into the gaps. When teeth shift, this changes your bite and can weaken your remaining teeth. Thankfully, you can take your dental health into your own hands. Here are some common reasons why this happens and methods your dentist may use to prevent teeth shifting.

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3 Tips to Prevent Cavities During Invisalign

August 20, 2021

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Woman holding clear aligner for InvisalignAlthough it is preventable, tooth decay is the biggest threat to the health of your smile. You might believe your teeth are safe from cavities during the next few months because you’re investing in Invisalign, but this isn’t true. In fact, you might you can even have a higher risk for them. The aligners don’t provide a protective barrier for your teeth against cavity-causing bacteria. They can actually trap it between the enamel and aligner. Here’s why it’s more important than ever to step up your oral hygiene routine to prevent cavities during Invisalign.

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