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April 19, 2021

Don’t Let Smoking Damage Your Smile

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Man holding a cigarette and smokingYou know smoking is harmful to your health, but did you know it is also bad for your smile? While you might believe bad breath is the only concern, the effects smoking has on your oral health can be devastating and potentially life-threatening. Here are a few of the most common problems caused by smoking that may make you want to kick the habit.

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April 2, 2021

When Does My Child Need Braces?

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Model of braces used for orthodontics Few people have naturally straight teeth, including children. Genetics, poor oral habits, and other factors can affect the alignment of your child’s teeth. Unfortunately, if they aren’t in their correct positions, aesthetic concerns aren’t the only complication. Misaligned teeth can also influence their oral health, development, and speech. Thankfully, orthodontics can resolve the issues, but when is the best time for a child to get braces? Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for your child.

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March 19, 2021

Going to the Dentist While Pregnant

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 10:58 pm

Woman who visited dentist while pregnantAwaiting the birth of your child is an exciting time in life. You don’t want to do anything that might harm your unborn child. As a result, you avoid certain things, like shellfish, alcohol, and harsh chemicals. You might also believe you can’t visit your dentist while pregnant; however, this is a common myth. In fact, dental care during your pregnancy is essential to your health as well as your baby’s because some oral health issues can have negative effects on your developing child. Here’s why it’s best to visit your dentist regularly to safeguard your smile.

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March 2, 2021

Tips to Help Your Baby with Teething

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Baby teething tipsNothing is more exciting than waiting for your child’s baby teeth to emerge from their gummy smile. While you anticipate the eruption of their teeth, it can be difficult watching your infant struggle with discomfort. As a parent, you may not know what to do to ease their pain, but there isn’t any reason to worry. Here’s how you can help baby teething symptoms to make your child more comfortable.

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February 25, 2021

What Is Dry Socket?

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Man with dry socket

When you go in for your tooth extraction, something that your dentist may mention is the possibility of dry socket. This painful condition, that happens in about 4% of all tooth extractions, occurs when the blood clot necessary for an extraction site to heal properly falls out too early. This can be very painful and needs to be treated by a dentist. Continue reading to learn more about this condition and how it is treated.

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February 3, 2021

Why Do You Need a Filling to Repair a Cavity?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 2:20 am
Tooth filling

You go to the dentist after a while to find out that you have a cavity. In addition to this, you are told that you need to come back soon in order to have a tooth filling. But what is a filling and why is it so important that you get one within a short period of time. Continue reading to learn more about this common dental procedure so that you know what to expect when the day of your appointment comes around.

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January 23, 2021

What Are Dental Sealants?

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Child at dentist

You’ve been teaching your child how important it is to brush and floss every single day in order to maintain a healthy smile. However, there is an extra step that can be taken in order to help them keep up excellent oral health while they are young – dental sealants. For a child, reaching certain areas of the mouth isn’t always easy, so having a safety net against cavities can help to prevent the need for extra time in the dental chair. Continue reading to learn more about dental sealants from a kids’ dentist.

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January 7, 2021

7 Foods to Eat If You Have Gum Disease

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Person with gum disease

Gum disease is a more common issue than you may think. In fact, approximately half of Americans who are aged 30 or older are suffering from periodontal disease at any stage. That being said, it is also easily preventable with proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits. However, you may be wondering what kinds of foods that you should be sticking to if you are dealing with this condition. Continue reading to learn which types of foods you should have plenty of in your diet.

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December 17, 2020

Why Is It So Important to Brush Your Teeth Before Bed?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 11:34 pm
Man brushing his teeth

After a long day of work, driving the kids from one place to another, studying, or whatever else was in store for you, it is easy to hit the hay as soon as you get home without taking time to brush your teeth and floss. After all, you’ll have to brush in the morning before you begin the daily grind once again. No one will even know. The truth is that brushing before bed is extremely important for your oral health. Continue reading to learn why.

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December 9, 2020

I Chipped My Tooth! What Should I Do?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 7:27 pm
Chipped tooth

No one expects to encounter a dental emergency. However, this is something many of us go through in our lifetime. A chipped tooth can occur for a variety of different reasons. Whether you accidently munched down on something too hard or you endured a blow to the face when playing a team sport, none of us are immune to dental injuries. It is difficult to know what to expect when you chip a tooth and you are requiring treatment. Continue reading to learn about the symptoms you are likely to experience as well as some possible solutions, including dental bonding.

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