Allheart Dental Care Blog

November 20, 2019

Have You Been Flossing? What You Should Know if You Haven’t

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 3:39 pm

Healthy, smiling woman flossing her teethEvery six months, your dentist asks you the same question: “Have you been flossing your teeth?” A recent national survey found that 27% of participants admitted to lying to their dentist about their flossing habits. Almost a third of participants flossed occasionally, and 32% of participants reported that they never floss, but can a dentist really tell? If your teeth look and feel fine, it may seem like no one would notice if you just stopped altogether. But flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing them! It’s estimated that flossing does about 40% of the work required to removed plaque and the bacteria it contains from your mouth. So even if your teeth don’t hurt, if you’ve been avoiding flossing, you could be harboring a lot of dangerous bacteria. Find out what really happens when you don’t floss, and what you can do about it.


November 7, 2019

It’s Healthy Being Green: Why Matcha Green Tea is Great for Oral Health

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 6:18 pm

Healthy woman drinking green teaWhen you think of good oral health, you probably don’t think of tea. In fact, dentists often advise against drinking tea since it can quickly damage your enamel, causing tooth decay and stains. However, there is a tea that is actually beneficial for your mouth and teeth: matcha green tea. A study conducted by Harvard found that matcha green tea can have a significant impact on many parts of your oral wellbeing, from fighting tooth decay to reducing the likelihood of oral cancer.  According to the study: “…drinking green tea as frequently as possible may help to maintain a healthy mouth.” Read on to learn from your dentist in Arlington about how green tea can help give you a healthier smile.


October 22, 2019

Why You Should Choose Dental Implants Over Dentures

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 8:08 pm

woman holding dental implants

You’re missing several teeth in a row, and you are downright sick of it. You’re tired of not being able to enjoy life to the fullest by eating your favorite foods or singing your favorite songs. It’s time you got your problem fixed by replacing your missing teeth. Your two main options are dentures or dental implants. While both options have their pros and cons, dental implants provide more benefits. Let’s take a closer look at why you should choose implants over dentures.


October 3, 2019

The Truth Behind Musical Instruments and Germs

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 2:13 pm

little girl playing saxophone

Your child is excited about joining their school band, and you couldn’t be happier for them. After all, multiple studies have shown that kids who play musical instruments receive better grades. To top it all off, they’re learning a new skill and making friends while doing so. But a small part of you is worried about their instrument carrying germs that might make them sick. Is this true? A children’s dentist has the answer.


September 18, 2019

3 Reasons Why Vaping Is Bad for Your Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 2:59 pm

man reaching for e-cigarette

Many people consider using electronic cigarettes a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. They even come in fun flavors like peach and watermelon. That makes it hard to mask the fact that when it comes to your oral health, vaping isn’t much healthier than smoking regular cigarettes. Let’s talk about 3 reasons why vaping is bad for your teeth.


September 8, 2019

Why You Need to Get Your Toothache Checked Out As Soon As Possible

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 4:36 pm

man with a toothache

You’ve had a toothache for a while now, but you don’t like going to the dentist, so you’ve been putting it off and simply taking over the counter pain relievers every day. A small part of you wonders if this is healthy. It’s definitely not. When you have a toothache, you should visit your emergency dentist in Arlington right away to get it treated. Let’s look at what can happen if you don’t get your toothache taken care of.


August 16, 2019

Soothe Your Dental Anxiety with Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 7:10 pm

woman receiving nitrous oxide

Have you ever avoided going to the dentist because the thought terrifies you? Do you seize up in fear at the idea of a dental team looming over you with instruments? If so, you’re far from the only person to feel this way. Many people avoid the dentist primarily out of anxiety. That’s why nitrous oxide was invented as a way to soothe patient’s worries. Read on as we explore the subject of nitrous oxide in more detail.


August 6, 2019

Why Does Your Child Need Dental Sealants?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 7:03 pm

boy getting sealants

Regular brushing and flossing are the best ways to keep cavities at bay, but sometimes they’re not enough. Bits of food and bacteria love to hang out in the nooks and crannies of your child’s molars and cause decay. Fortunately, there’s a way for your children’s dentist in Arlington to provide your kid’s teeth with a little extra protection – dental sealants. According to a 2016 report from the Centers for Disease Control, children without sealants are three times more likely to get cavities than children with sealants. So, what exactly are they? Read on to learn more.


July 25, 2019

4 Problems That Can Occur When You Don’t Replace Missing Teeth

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 7:31 pm

older lady smiling

If you’re missing a tooth, especially one that’s in the back of the mouth and therefore not visible, it can be hard to find the motivation to replace it with a dental implant. After all, no one is going to see it, so why bother? Well, it turns out that when you don’t replace missing teeth, it can have detrimental effects on not only your health, but your self-confidence too. Let’s look at 4 bad things that can happen when you don’t replace your missing teeth.


July 12, 2019

Do I have Gum Disease?

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 7:35 pm

man checking teeth

Do you ever rinse your mouth out after brushing or flossing to find a little blood in the sink? Do you seem to always have bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth? Are your teeth starting to look longer than they did before? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have gum disease. But what exactly is gum disease? How is it treated and prevented? Read on to learn the answers.


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