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You Should Be Thankful for Saliva This Season – Here’s Why

November 16, 2023

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, our minds naturally turn to gratitude for family, friends, good food, and all the wonderful blessings in life. However, there’s one often-overlooked hero in our daily lives that deserves a moment of appreciation this season – our saliva. That’s right, the fluid that we often take for granted plays a crucial role in maintaining our oral health and overall well-being. Read on to learn more about saliva and its importance!

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Why Sleep Apnea Can Be Life-Threatening

October 21, 2023

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Bearded man with sleep apnea snoring in bed

People with sleep apnea tend to feel especially tired during the day, and they may snore loudly at night. Unfortunately, these symptoms are far from the worst that this disorder has to offer. If it is left alone for too long, sleep apnea could lead to serious health issues – and it could ultimately put your life at risk. Below is a brief look at the dangers of sleep apnea and the importance of having it treated as promptly as possible.

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5 Complications of Ill-Fitting Dentures

September 5, 2023

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Lower denture held in fingertips If your dentures aren’t fitting as well as they used to, they may slip when speaking or eating. Although it may seem like nothing more than an annoyance, poor-fitting dentures can negatively affect your dental health, quality of life, and general wellness. Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore the issue.

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Is the Summer Sun Good for Your Smile?

July 28, 2023

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A variety of foods containing vitamin DYour oral and general health are closely connected. Brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly will keep your teeth and gums healthy to support the mouth and body connection. Although good oral hygiene is important, is there more you could do to support your dental health? Yes! Here is how spending more time outdoors this summer can lead to a healthier smile.

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3 Things Your Dentist Would Tell You to Never Put in Your Mouth

June 2, 2023

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As much as your dentist will tell you about how to improve your oral health, they’re human just like anybody else. They understand that indulging in the occasional scoop of ice cream is unavoidable and that everybody likes a piece of chocolate every now and then.

That said, there are some things that a good dentist would tell you to never put in your mouth if you want to avoid a dental emergency. Here are a few examples.

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Does Tooth Sensitivity Require Emergency Care?

April 10, 2023

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Are you experiencing tooth sensitivity and wondering if it qualifies as a dental emergency? Whether the sensitivity is mild or intense, it is never a good sign. Dealing with the discomfort of sensitive teeth can be quite unpleasant, but understanding the urgency of the situation is crucial. Keep reading as we explore whether tooth sensitivity constitutes a dental emergency as well as common causes and ways to prevent it.

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Why Are Toothaches Worse At Night?

February 13, 2023

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Woman with dental painIf you’ve ever laid in bed tossing and turning because of a relentless toothache, it can be difficult to focus on anything else. That’s because there are fewer distractions, but that’s not the only reason toothaches seem to get worse at night. Many things can cause your pain to intensify. Here’s how you can get the rest you need while waiting to see your emergency dentist

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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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