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5 Trends That Are Harmful for Your Smile

March 17, 2021

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Apple cider vinegar

There are all sorts of new fads that circulate online all of the time. However, there is a lot of misinformation on the internet, so you need to do your own research as well. It can be difficult to tell the difference between a helpful hack and doing something that could be harming your body or your smile. You certainly don’t want to try out a popular new trend only to discover that you have been damaging your smile. Here are a few fads that you should be wary of so that you don’t end up with a dental emergency on your hands.

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Why Do Your Teeth Hurt When You Exercise?

March 4, 2021

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Women running

Part of a healthy lifestyle involves staying active. Whether you like to go hiking on the weekends, or you prefer to head to the gym before you go to work in the morning, your body is gaining a lot from the activities that you take part in. However, one part of your body that could be looking at trouble is your mouth. While the rest of your body is benefiting, your oral health could be declining. Continue reading to learn the reason behind tooth pain during exercise and what you can do to protect your smile.

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A Day In the Life of a Dental Hygienist

February 22, 2021

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Dental hygienist in mask smiling before appointment

When you think of people who help you take care of your smile, you probably think of your dentist. However, they’re not the only ones who care for your oral health during your dental appointments—your dental hygienist does too! The dental hygienist is the person you meet with before and after you see your dentist. While you may associate them only with cleanings and looking for cavities, dental hygienists do a whole lot more! Read on to learn more about what a day in the life of one of these talented professionals looks like.

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Chipped a Tooth? Here’s What to Do Next

February 7, 2021

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Woman with chipped tooth needs to visit Lynchburg emergency dentist

Did you know that tooth enamel is the strongest material in the human body? Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it’s indestructible. Whether it’s from a accident while playing sports, biting down on a popcorn kernel, or chewing on a pen cap, there are plenty of ways you may accidentally chip a tooth. If you find yourself in this scary situation, it’s important to know what to do next so you can act quickly and calmly. Read on as your Lynchburg emergency dentist explains step-by-step what you should do if you chip a tooth.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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