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5 Dental Myths – Debunked!

January 20, 2021

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Woman questioning dental myths

You try to keep up with a good oral hygiene routine so that you can keep your smile in excellent shape. However, this is quite difficult to do when you hear so much different information floating around the internet. How do you know what to believe and what you should brush aside? A dentist is here to help. Continue reading to learn about some different dental myths so you know the difference between fact and fiction.


5 Easy Ways to Prevent a Dental Emergency

January 18, 2021

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man flossing to prevent a dental emergency

Many of us take a healthy mouth for granted until something starts hurting. We tend to think that dental emergencies will never happen to us, but the truth is that one out of every six Americans will be faced with one this year. By their very nature, these situations, such as a severe toothache or a broken tooth, are unpredictable. There are, however, certain precautions you can take to minimize your risk of having a dental emergency. Here are five of them.


How to Know if You’re Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard

December 30, 2020

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man brushing teeth too hard in lynchburg

Every time you visit your dentist, you probably have a conversation about how important it is to continue flossing and brushing your teeth on a regular basis, but it’s just as crucial that you do it the right way. According to a study conducted by the Wall Street Journal, up to 20% of people in the world have incurred gum or teeth damage due to excessive brushing. Most of the time, this practice begins in early childhood when someone is not taught proper technique. It then becomes a habit into adulthood, and if not corrected, it can cause oral damage. Keep reading to learn how to know if you’re brushing your teeth too hard.


Dental Emergencies From the Fifth Dimension

December 16, 2020

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man experiencing a dental emergency in Lynchburg

When most people think of a dental emergency, the first things that come to mind are severe toothaches, chips, or a knocked-out tooth. These might be the most common reasons for an unexpected visit to the dentist, however, there are other oral crises that might seem like they’re straight out of an episode of The Twilight Zone. Keep reading to learn about some of the strangest dental dramas you’ve ever heard of.


How to Avoid Winter Mouth Issues

November 30, 2020

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woman smiling in the snow during winter

The winter season comes with holidays, family and friends, and fun days playing in the snow. While all these things are wonderful, the winter bluster is not a friend to your oral health. Millions of people struggle with winter mouth issues during the colder months, and your Lynchburg dentist has some tips to share that can help you fight the cold this year.


Five Tips to Help You Choose The Best Cosmetic Dentist

November 12, 2020

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cosmetic dentist examining patient's teeth

If you choose to go the route of cosmetic dentistry, you’re not only improving your own confidence with an enhanced smile, but you’re also giving yourself the gift of better overall oral health. With such a large investment, you naturally want to be sure that you will be receiving only the highest quality of treatment. Whether it’s straighter or brighter teeth, your Lynchburg cosmetic dentist shares five things to keep in mind when you’re choosing who to trust with your smile.


How Hot Drinks Affect Your Smile

October 22, 2020

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Women with hot drinks

Now that it’s been feeling more like sweater weather, there are a few joys that you are once again introduced to. You get to pull out your favorite boots and coats, the leaves on the trees are changing into beautiful colors, and sipping on your morning coffee just got more satisfying. Whether you’ve jumped on the pumpkin spice train or you prefer a hot cup of tea instead, you may be asking yourself – are hot drinks bad for my teeth? Continue reading to learn more about how hot drinks impact your smile.


5 Tips for Consuming Your Candy This Halloween

October 11, 2020

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Halloween candy

The spooky season is almost here. Whether you’ve been carving pumpkins or getting you family’s costumes together, one thing is for sure. You are likely to see a lot more candy in your near future. While sweets taste delicious and many of us can’t resist a lot of the time, they aren’t the best for your smile. That’s why your dentist is here to share some Halloween candy tips in order to help you and your family get through this fun holiday cavity-free.


How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

September 29, 2020

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Old toothbrush

One of the most important steps you can take regarding your oral health is brushing at least twice a day, but an old toothbrush won’t do you much good. Many people don’t know when the best time is to change their toothbrush and use the same one for far too long. Unfortunately, they don’t last forever and need to be replaced so you can maintain optimal oral health. Continue reading to learn more about this essential dental tool and how often you should switch it out for a new one.


7 Common Flossing Mistakes

September 18, 2020

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Woman flossing

Even if you’re the most diligent brusher in the entire world, you won’t be able to reach certain areas of your mouth. That’s why flossing is so crucial for optimal oral health. The floss helps to clean between the teeth and beneath the gumline, lowering your chances of developing cavities and gingivitis. However, there are some common flossing mistakes that could be putting your smile at risk. Continue reading to learn what those are and how you can correct them.

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