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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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What Determines the Longevity of Tooth Enamel?

August 27, 2020

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Woman smiling

Did you know that your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but it cannot regenerate? That’s right, you have all of the natural tooth enamel that you will ever have in your lifetime once your permanent teeth come in. But how is that possible? It all comes down to the microscopic structure of the protective layer of the tooth. Continue reading to learn more about your teeth’s enamel and what you can do to protect it in the future.

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Can You Die from an Infected Tooth?

August 14, 2020

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Woman with tooth infection

When you have a toothache, it may not seem like a big deal. Even if it is highly painful, you may think it will go away on its own with no issue. However, this is not usually the case. If you don’t get dental attention regarding pain in your mouth, the issue may get worse and even become life-threatening. Tooth infections that are left without treatment can absolutely be deadly. Continue reading to learn how this can happen and how to know if your tooth may be infected.

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What You Should & Shouldn’t Eat After Getting Dental Implants

July 7, 2020

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Spread of unhealthy snacks you shouldn't eat after dental implants in Lynchburg

Unlike any other tooth replacement option, dental implants restore your missing tooth both above and below your gumline. This gives it unmatched comfort, durability, and longevity. However, this also means that it requires oral surgery and time to heal. Here are a few tips about what you should and shouldn’t eat after getting your new dental implants in Lynchburg.

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10 Signs That Your Smile Is in Danger of a Dental Emergency

May 16, 2020

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You probably know to call your Lynchburg emergency dentist right away if your tooth is knocked out or broken. However, not all dental emergencies are so easy to identify. Sometimes, leaving small, easily overlooked annoyances or discomforts  in your smile can put it in serious danger. Keep an eye out for these ten symptoms that could be warning you of an upcoming dental emergency.

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Keep It Clean: Toothbrush Techniques from Your Lynchburg Dentist

April 4, 2020

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You wouldn’t do your dishes with a dirty sponge. Why would you clean your teeth with a dirty toothbrush? Every time you brush your teeth, you’re passing on bacteria, half-eaten food, and, if you’re sick, maybe even a virus. Though it may not be something that many people are actively thinking about, consulting a dentist in Lynchburg will give you some tips to keep you and your mouth as healthy as possible.   

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Different Types of Toothaches and What They Might Mean

March 25, 2020

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person with toothache who needs emergency dentist in Lynchburg

Few things are as frustrating as a toothache. A sudden pain in your mouth can disrupt your entire day and prevent you from eating or even smiling without severe discomfort. You would do just about anything to find out where your toothache came from. Luckily, an emergency dentist in Lynchburg has written this guide on what your tooth pain might mean.

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