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How Can Foods and Beverages Stain Your Teeth?

June 30, 2021

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Person smiling with stained teeth

Have you noticed that your teeth become stained over the years? Discoloration is a natural part of getting older, but there are certain things that can cause it to progress faster. For instance, foods and beverages, like berries and wine, are known for staining if you consume them often. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about how different substances can stain your teeth and which whitening options are out there to reverse this.

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The Dangers of DIY Teeth Whitening

June 22, 2021

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Hand juicing lemons

No one wants to have a mouthful of discolored teeth. However, staining naturally occurs over time due to a variety of different reasons, including tobacco products, drinking pigmented beverages, and aging. You see all sorts of different hacks going around online to “help” you whiten your teeth, but the truth is that they can be more harmful than effective. Continue reading to learn about the dangers of DIY whitening as well as a safer solution.

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Signs You Might Need Dental Fillings

May 15, 2021

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Image used to show dental fillingsThe biggest threat to the health of your smile is tooth decay. Although it’s preventable, at least 92% of adults have had a cavity in a permanent tooth. Most cavities can be treated with dental fillings when found before significant damage occurs. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware they have one until it has progressed in severity. Don’t worry, here’s how you can tell if you need a tooth-colored filling to get the quick care your smile requires.

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4 Oral Hygiene Practices You Should Never Skip

May 2, 2021

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Woman’s tongue showing oral hygiene best practicesYou know you’re supposed to brush and floss your teeth daily to maintain a healthy smile, but they aren’t the only oral hygiene methods you should be using. Although you may not even be aware of them, they are crucial to preventing many common dental issues, like bad breath and tooth decay. Don’t put your smile at risk. Here are 4 additional oral hygiene best practices to commit to every day.

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The Dangers of Getting Discount Dental Implants

April 22, 2021

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Are you thinking about replacing your missing teeth? Dental implants are one of the most advanced and efficient options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. There are so many benefits, including the fact that they prevent jawbone deterioration, are long lasting, and don’t require any eating restrictions once they completely heal. However, if you opt for cheap dental implants, you could be in for some trouble. Continue reading to learn about the dangers of getting dental implants for cheap.

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How to Take Care of Your Smile After a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

April 7, 2021

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Girl after wisdom tooth extraction

Each year, about 5 million people in the United States have their wisdom teeth removed. This is because such a large percentage of people don’t have enough room in their mouth for them to erupt properly without causing issues in the mouth. No one enjoys having their teeth extracted, but you will have a much easier time if you follow your dentist’s instructions and an excellent aftercare regimen. Continue reading for some tips to aid you after wisdom tooth removal.

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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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