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4 Types of Tooth Pain (& What They Might Mean)

February 22, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — winthropstreet @ 3:10 pm
Woman with toothache sitting on couch at home

If you have a toothache, there’s one thing you definitely shouldn’t do: try to “wait it out.” After all, your pain receptors are designed to let you know when something is wrong, so don’t ignore them! Instead, you should schedule an appointment with your emergency dentist so they can conduct an exam, determine the root of the problem, and help you decide what the next best steps are. In the meantime, you can read on to learn four types of tooth pain and what they might mean.

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3 Popular Diet Trends That Can Harm Your Smile

January 3, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — winthropstreet @ 10:54 pm
a person drinking a glass of juice

These days, everyone seems to be talking about the latest diet or health trend that’s been popularized by the Internet. However, as tempting as it might seem to hop on one of these bandwagons and shed a few pounds, believe it or not, many of these trends are actually quite harmful to your pearly whites to some degree! Keep reading to learn a little more about three popular diet trends that might spell bad news for your smile if you aren’t careful, along with some tips for staying healthy and keeping your teeth white and bright!

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Can Snacking Frequently Influence My Oral Health?

December 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — winthropstreet @ 8:07 pm
a patient snacking on a piece of fruit

Let’s face it—for some of us, three square meals a day might not always seem like enough, especially if we’re busy or out and about all day long! This is where snacking comes into play; sometimes, that piece of fruit or bag of chips in the late afternoon is an absolute life-saver, giving us the energy we need to finish the day strong. That said, did you know that snacking can actually be detrimental to your oral health? Continue reading below to learn more about how the habit can impact your teeth and gums, along with some dentist-approved tips for ensuring that no matter what you’re munching on, you’re putting your smile first!

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3 Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Saliva This Thanksgiving

November 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — winthropstreet @ 7:12 pm
a family celebrating Thanksgiving together

As Thanksgiving approaches, we often reflect on the things that we are thankful for—family, good food, health, and happiness to name just a few. Yet, there’s one unsung hero within our bodies that rarely gets the credit it deserves: saliva! This fluid plays a very vital role in our overall health and well-being, and it also happens to be our first line of defense against pesky issues like cavities. That said, it’s worth taking a moment to appreciate everything our saliva does for us. Keep reading to learn more from your dentist!

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Why Is Cosmetic Dentistry Surging in Popularity?

October 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — winthropstreet @ 9:39 pm
a woman admiring her smile in a mirror

Today, more patients than ever before are turning toward cosmetic dentistry to unlock the beautiful, bright smile they’ve always dreamed of! Cutting-edge tools and techniques have made cosmetic products more accessible and affordable—not to mention, more effective! That said, the booming popularity of cosmetic dentistry can be attributed to several factors. Here’s a closer look at three of the biggest reasons people are turning toward their trusted cosmetic dentists for smile enhancement!

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Are You Drinking Coffee the Smile-Friendly Way? Find Out Here!

September 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — winthropstreet @ 12:41 pm
Smiling woman enjoying cup of coffee outside

Did you know that roughly 400 million coffees are consumed throughout America every day? If drinking this energizing and delicious beverage is a part of your daily routine, then you may already know that National Coffee Day in the U.S. is coming up – it’s on September 29th this year! As it approaches, there’s no better time to see if you’re drinking coffee the smile-friendly way (and what happens if you aren’t).

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Your Dentist’s Favorite Instruments for Providing Dental Care

August 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — winthropstreet @ 3:16 pm
assorted dental tools against a blue background

Much like how a mechanic relies on their trusty socket wrench, car jack, or air compressor to work on vehicles, a dentist cannot do their job to the best of their ability without the help of certain equipment. But even though some of these tools might look a little intimidating or complicated, their inherent usefulness is unrivaled in the world of dentistry. Here’s a closer look at a few of your dentist’s favorite and most-utilized instruments that allow them to provide you with top-notch oral care!

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Is It Okay to Wear My Dentures 24/7?

July 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — winthropstreet @ 7:51 pm
a closeup of a patient holding their dentures

Dentures are among the most tried-and-true of all restorative dental solutions, capable of assisting patients with just a few missing teeth as well as those with entire missing arches. But even though they’re an ideal solution for addressing lost teeth, did you know that they usually aren’t intended to be worn 24/7? Here’s a closer look at some of the issues that can arise if you wear your dentures too frequently, along with some useful tips for keeping your new smile beautiful and functional.

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How Swimming Pools Can Harm Your Smile

June 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — winthropstreet @ 4:48 pm
a group of children swimming in a pool during summer

What are your plans this summer? Are you getting ready for a trip down to your favorite beach? What about catching a plane to visit somewhere far away? Or maybe you’re simply hoping to beat the heat in your swimming pool? If the latter applies to you, you should know that swimming pools might be great for staying cool, but believe it or not, they actually pose a relative threat to your pearly whites! Keep reading to learn more from your trusted dentist about the threat that swimming pools and chlorinated water pose to your teeth, along with some sensible tips for protecting yourself.

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Your Guide to Recovering from a Dental Bone Graft

May 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — winthropstreet @ 2:21 am
a patient recovering from oral surgery

If you’ve heard of dental implants, you’ve probably heard all about just how fantastic they are—due to their unique placement directly into the jaw, they’re capable of offering patients unparalleled oral health benefits. But in order to successfully integrate dental implants, patients must have adequate jawbone density to support them—and in some cases, a dental bone graft is the secret to ensuring this! If you’re slated to undergo a dental bone graft in preparation for dental implants, here’s more about what you can expect following the procedure along with some tips for setting yourself up for a smooth recovery.

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