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Which Doctor Should I See for My Tooth Problems?


Ever wonder what all those “ists” mean at the end of a medical title?? Let’s unpack the mystery of who you should see based on the discomfort you are experiencing. For starters, the suffix “ist” simply refers to a person who performs and specializes in a certain area. Now, on to the fancy part. Endodontists— Their expertise allows them to deal with dental pulp in tissues. Still confused? Best put, they are the pros when it comes to root canals and surgeries because they focus on mouth tissues and nerves. Orthodontists— They’re famous for teeth straightening procedures. You may [...]

Which Doctor Should I See for My Tooth Problems?2022-08-29T15:12:51-05:00

Keeping Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy


Like it or not, the new school year is fast approaching.  While new routines are being established, why not kick off (or continue) healthy dental habits with your kids!? Honestly, it will save YOU, in the end, because you can avoid unforeseen time off at work to manage dental issues. 10 Top Tips for Keeping Your Kid's Teeth in Tip-Top Shape 1. While you are out shopping for new school shoes and backpacks, pick up a fun, new toothbrush to match! 2. Sneak as many nutritious foods into lunch boxes as you can---avoid sugary drinks and chewy candies whenever [...]

Keeping Your Kids’ Teeth Healthy2022-08-09T08:58:30-05:00

Dental Dad Jokes


Okay, I admit that for many of us, there’s NOTHING funny about going to the dentist, but here’s an attempt at making you giggle, a little, at some dental funnies.  Don’t brush me off, just yet.  Sink your teeth into a few of these good, albeit cheesy, ones. Dental Dad Jokes Q: What Do You Call a Dentist Who Can’t Stop Working on Teeth? A: Abscessive compulsive. Q: What Did the Dentist Say to the Golfer? A: “You have a hole in one.” Q: What Does the Dentist of the Year Receive? A: A little plaque. Q: How Do [...]

Dental Dad Jokes2022-08-09T08:51:58-05:00

Don’t Put Aspirin on Your Gums. (Dental Myths Debunked)


How often do we believe what we hear without having all the facts? Are you guilty of believing things you’ve never actually researched? I think we all are…or you might be lying to yourself. Let’s debunk some common dental myths that plague the minds of old and young alike, when it comes to things we’ve “heard” about our mouths: Myth #1-Chewing sugar free gum, after a meal, is an effective replacement for brushing. Truth: NOPE. That being said, if you don’t have access to a brush, sugar free gum does help loosen up bacteria after a meal. Myth #2-It’s [...]

Don’t Put Aspirin on Your Gums. (Dental Myths Debunked)2022-07-11T09:09:00-05:00

Cosmetic Dentistry Columbus – Upgrade Your Smile


It’s okay to want a beautiful smile. It’s okay to get that beautiful smile. Too many people silently suffer behind cosmetic, oral blemishes, keeping them from a full smile in family pictures or public settings. Yes, dentists exist to help prevent oral problems. But they are also there to support you through cosmetic dental procedures as well. Wondering what options you may have when it comes to upgrading your smile? Here are some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. Teeth Whitening—while over the counter treatments are minimally helpful, a more powerful teeth bleaching method can be done in [...]

Cosmetic Dentistry Columbus – Upgrade Your Smile2022-07-11T09:09:22-05:00

How to Choose a New Dentist


At some point, you may find yourself needing to move due to a job relocation, switching medical offices because of insurance changes or leaving a beloved dentist/doctor because they’ve retired.  The relationship you have with a dentist is important because it’s personal and you could be a client of theirs for years. So... when you are on the hunt for a new dentist, here’s a checklist of questions to ask or research before making the big decision. Do they have office hours that fit your schedule? What are the credentials and experience of the dentist? What do patient reviews [...]

How to Choose a New Dentist2022-07-11T09:09:45-05:00

Top Ten Toothy Tips


What can you do to ensure your oral health is ideal? Here are the top 10 tips for keeping your gums and mouth happy: Brush (in the morning and before bed-time) and brush thoroughly. Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Replace your toothbrush every 3 or 4 months. Also, consider trying a new toothbrush after you have had a sickness like a cold or strep throat. Don't cover your toothbrush or store it in a closed container. This can encourage growth of bacteria. Eat lots of calcium rich foods like milk, yogurt, and cheese. This helps the bones; yes, [...]

Top Ten Toothy Tips2022-04-27T09:00:48-05:00

Are Bottles & Binkies Bad News?


Like most things, the answer to this question isn't black and white.   Bottles:  It isn’t the bottle, in and of itself, that is the problem!  It’s what is PUT in the bottle(juice versus water or milk) as well as how long a child is left with a bottle to drink.  Using bottles for nutrition is absolutely okay, but once nutrients are consumed, the bottle should be taken away so excessive sucking isn’t a temptation for the little one.  Prolonged use can cause misaligned teeth and jaws. Pacifiers:  Pacifiers are also okay, for a certain amount of time.  The longer [...]

Are Bottles & Binkies Bad News?2022-04-11T17:04:53-05:00

Signs You May Need a Crown


Who can’t appreciate a good, dental meme?  But seriously…how do you know if you need a crown(of the dental variety)?  A dental crown is simply a cap that covers your current tooth.  It can improve the shape, function and look of the tooth in precarious dental situations. Signs that you may need a crown: If you have a broken, fractured or chipped tooth—a crown is usually your best chance at restoring your tooth to its former glory. If you have had too many cavities for a tooth to withstand—the strength of a tooth is compromised if the same tooth [...]

Signs You May Need a Crown2022-04-03T21:08:40-05:00

Dental Myths Debunked


Like any health-related topic, there are certain misconceptions about oral health and what is or is not important.  Let’s dissect a few of the most common myths swirling about the mouth: Common Dental Myths “Diet sodas are okay to drink.” In fact, even sugar substitutes can cause major damage to the enamel. “Flossing creates spaces between teeth.”  No need to worry about this one.  Floss will not widen a gap between teeth. “Brushing harder works better.” Brushing too hard can actually damage enamel and that is irreversible. “If you have no oral concerns, you don’t need to schedule an [...]

Dental Myths Debunked2022-02-25T07:47:01-06:00
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