Peery & Woolwine Family Dentistry Blog
June 13, 2022
Having bright pearly whites is one of the most important ways to feel confident about your smile. If this is something you want, then you’re probably considering getting teeth whitening. While the results are promising, you can only make the most of your enhanced pearly whites depending on how well you care for them. Although brushing and flossing are essential for keeping your teeth clean, so is your diet! Keep reading to learn about four foods you should avoid after completing your whitening treatment.(more…)
May 12, 2022
Over time, you may notice that your teeth no longer look as lovely as they once did. From chips to oddly shaped teeth, there is a range of things that can prevent your smile from looking its best. fortunately, treatments like dental crowns and veneers can help. But how can you know if veneers or crowns are the better option? Read on to learn more about each of these treatments, how they differ, and how to know which one is right for you.(more…)
April 4, 2022
You’re finally doing something about those missing teeth—good for you! You’ve talked with your dentist about receiving dental implants and a brighter, beautiful smile is on the horizon. However, you might not know what to expect when it comes to dental implant surgery; here are four tips to help prepare you for the process.(more…)
March 3, 2022
When looking to repair a tooth, there are two major dental treatments you can consider: veneers or crowns! While both procedures are effective at improving the strength and appearance of your smile, it can be challenging to decide which is the right option for you. Keep reading to learn the differences between both treatments and when you should choose one over the other.(more…)
February 4, 2022
If you have a busy schedule due to work, family matters, or other things that keep you on the move, you may find it frustrating to have to set time aside for multiple appointments to get the dental crown you need. Fortunately, same-day dental crowns can save you time and the hassle of driving across town on multiple occasions. Here are some facts from your dentist in Lynchburg about this smile upgrade you may not know.(more…)
January 9, 2022
Damaged or missing teeth can take a toll on your self-esteem and quality of life. You can stop feeling the weight of your imperfect teeth affecting your confidence and overcome daily pain. You can get your life back with full mouth reconstruction. Your dentist will use personalized restorative and cosmetic procedures to restore a beautiful, functional smile. Although every smile is unique, here are 4 options that might be right for you.
December 9, 2021
Gum disease is a common issues that affects nearly half of Americans over the age of 30. One of the common symptoms of gum disease is the recession of the gum tissue. The good news is that gum disease is easy to prevent and can be eliminated through gum disease therapy, but will your smile every be the same? Will your receded gums grow back? Continue reading to learn more about gum recession and what you can do to ward off gum disease.(more…)
November 18, 2021
A National Health Interview Survey found 50% of adults have private dental insurance for access to affordable dentistry. While more Americans than ever have coverage, only 35.6% of adults have seen a dentist in the past year. As a result, only 2.8% of people meet or exceed their annual dental benefits. Despite paying a monthly premium, 2 in 5 adults limit or delay seeing a dentist because money is tight. If this situation sounds familiar, don’t throw money down the drain. Although the new year is right around the corner, it’s not too late to use your coverage. Here are 3 ways to maximize your dental insurance benefits to enjoy a healthy smile, better health, and lower long-term oral health expenses for very little out-of-pocket.
October 24, 2021
There is so much going on during the holidays – seeing relatives for the first time in a while, eating great food when everyone chips in with a dish they made, watching the big game on TV – it can easily distract you from taking care of your teeth.
Fortunately, there are some not-too-difficult things you can do to make it to the New Year with your oral health intact. Check out these tips for how to have a good time enjoying holiday foods while making smart choices for your teeth along the way.(more…)
October 4, 2021
It’s a full-time job just to keep your child from getting sick as the temperatures drop this time of year. Even so, there are also things you can do to keep their teeth healthy through those winter months.
The average child will get 6-8 colds per year with most of them coming during the winter. After all, children are more prone to disease, as they constantly touch everything and chew on more than they should.
Imagine needing to take them to the dentist for a cavity while they were under the weather. No adult wants to endure that, either. Keep reading for some tips on kids’ oral care during cold-and-flu season.(more…)