The 4 Best Dental Apps for Patients & Parents

The 4 Best Dental Apps for Patients & Parents

By:    |   Published November 3, 2017

Technology inside a dentist office has changed dramatically over the years. But so has the technology in your pocket! Your smartphone can be an incredible tool to help you and your family perfect their dental habits. From better brushing to better understanding of dental procedures and conditions, learn about some of the best dental apps for patients.

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Planning for Dental Care During Pregnancy

Planning for Dental Care During Pregnancy

By:    |   Published October 26, 2017

When you’re expecting, nothing is more important than your health. While you may be planning to spend a lot of time with your primary physician, it’s critical not to forget about your dental health too! Pregnancy causes many changes in your body and the side-effects impact your teeth and gums. Ignoring dental care during pregnancy can lead to health issues for you or your baby. Read on to learn about how to plan and what to expect during this exciting period in your life.

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Sensitive Teeth Pain: Why It Happens & How You Can Prevent It

Sensitive Teeth Pain: Why It Happens & How You Can Prevent It

By:    |   Published September 18, 2017

Do you experience sudden pains in your mouth when you eat or drink? Sensitive teeth are one of the most common complaints in dentistry – and it affects all ages. That sensitive teeth pain you’re suffering from can be extreme. In some cases, it can even stop you from enjoying foods you love. But before you can start fighting sensitive teeth pain, you need to understand why it’s happening.

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Tips for Taking Care of Dentures

Tips for Taking Care of Dentures

By:    |   Published August 7, 2017

Taking care of your dentures can sound like a lot of work. But it’s actually very simple if you know the proper steps and pitfalls to avoid. While there are a lot of similarities between cleaning dentures and cleaning your natural teeth, there are some differences. Read our tips for taking care of dentures and keeping yours like brand new – including common mistakes to avoid!

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The Dangers of Stress on Your Dental Health: Grinding Teeth, Gum Disease & More

The Dangers of Stress on Your Dental Health: Grinding Teeth, Gum Disease & More

By:    |   Published June 30, 2017

Stress is an unavoidable part of life, from childhood all the way through our golden years. No matter the type of job you have or what’s going on in your life, something is going to have the potential to cause you some degree of stress. Many health issues are often spurred by underlying chronic stress – such as hypertension or anxiety.

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The Best Way to Whiten Teeth & Reduce Staining

The Best Way to Whiten Teeth & Reduce Staining

By:    |   Published May 24, 2017

Studies show that a person’s smile is one of the first things we notice about them. So, it’s no surprise that a healthy, confident smile is at the top of most people’s wish list. But over time, staining and other causes start to make your teeth lose their natural luster. While the Internet is full of DIY teeth whitening methods, it’s important to know what’s safe and what isn’t when it comes to finding the best way to whiten teeth. Learn the safe methods for teeth whitening from Dr. Larry at Schmakel Smile Design, and discover the dangers of one of the most commonly recommended home whitening solution.

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The Dangers of Sugary Drinks

The Dangers of Sugary Drinks

By:    |   Published April 26, 2017

Do you love pop, juice, energy drinks or other sugary beverages? You might be causing serious damage to your teeth! Even with all the information out there, many people find sugary drinks a hard habit to kick. Knowing the risks is important, especially when it comes to the oral health of you and your family. Learn the facts about how sugary drinks cause cavities and some of the best ways to minimize your risk of tooth decay!

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Debunk the Top 5 Myths Around Root Canal Treatment

Debunk the Top 5 Myths Around Root Canal Treatment

By:    |   Published March 27, 2017

Ask anyone you know what they think about root canal treatment and you might hear all kinds of stories and warnings. Root canals, also known as root canal therapy, can give some people anxiety!

The reality is that modern procedures for root canal treatment are relatively pain-free, and most patients that need them are surprised to find it’s not much different from having a cavity filled. Let’s tackle some of the most common root canal myths out there.

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The Connection between Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease

The Connection between Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease

By:    |   Published February 24, 2017

February is heart health month and, while Valentine’s Day is over, there are still a few matters of the heart at hand.

Studies show there are increasing connections between dental health and your overall health. One of the strongest connections is between heart disease and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is infection and inflammation of the gums and bones around the teeth, caused by bacteria in dental plaque. Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal disease and only affects the gums. In severe cases, oftentimes the gums will pull away from the teeth, bone is lost and teeth loosen and eventually fall out.

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CEREC® Crowns – One Day. One Appointment. One Beautiful Smile.

CEREC® Crowns – One Day. One Appointment. One Beautiful Smile.

By:    |   Published January 25, 2017

“You’re going to need a crown,” – 6 words that nobody wants to hear from their dentist. Getting a crown used to mean scheduling multiple dental appointments over the course of several weeks, taking a sizeable chunk out of your busy schedule. But a CEREC® crown can be made and put permanently in place the same day – making the news that you need a crown not so bad after all.

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