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.
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!
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.
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.
“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.
Looking for some festive fun this holiday season? You won’t have to look very far. From spectacular holiday lights to an incredible variety of New Year’s celebrations, there are all kinds of holiday events in Northwest Ohio to keep your holiday cheer running high.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite holiday activities. Take a look and start making plans – you may discover your new favorite holiday tradition and one more reason to smile!
It’s no secret Americans love their wine. Wine sales in this country have grown steadily over the past years, and 2016 figures are expected to show a 1% – 2% increase over last year’s sales. But did you know that the fertile soil around Lake Erie is becoming known for wine production? Ohio wines are quickly earning a following in the wine world, giving wine enthusiasts in our area one more reason to raise glass.
You’ve taken great care of your teeth, and it shows. Your healthy, white smile lights up the room. Is there anything you can do to make your smile even more beautiful? Maybe. To add a dental twist to a well-known phrase – think outside the mouth. In this case, think about perfecting your smile with a Botox or Juvéderm treatment.
Confused about the recent headlines regarding the benefits of flossing? You’re certainly not alone.
Recently, the US Department of Health and Human Services removed a recommendation for daily flossing from its 2016 dietary guidelines. They cited that the effectiveness of flossing has never been satisfactorily researched, as required. (This followed a request from the Associated Press to provide evidence under the Freedom of Information Act.) A statement issued by the American Academy of Periodontology acknowledged that most of the current evidence fell short because researchers had not been able to include enough participants or “examine gum health over a significant amount of time.”
There are always plenty of fun events and activities in and around the Toledo area year round. But if you want to stay in shape while enjoying the great outdoors, grab your walking shoes, a bottle of water, and your best summer smile and head over to one of our great Toledo Metroparks!
The Toledo Metropark system includes 14 unique parks that connect area residents and visitors alike with the all the sights, sounds, and beauty of nature. They are: