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How to Protect Your Smile During Cold and Flu Season

February 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 10:38 pm
Person suffering from a cold or flu surrounded by remedies

The last thing you need after recovering from a cold or flu is a toothache caused by a cavity. Unfortunately, it may be more likely to happen than you think. There are a lot of factors that increase your risk of tooth decay when you’re under the weather, including both the symptoms you suffer through as well as how you treat them. Here are four dentist-approved tips to protect your oral health as you treat your sickness.

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Dentist Explains Why Your Gums Bleed For Gum Disease Awareness Month!

February 1, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 3:54 pm
Illustration of the stages of periodontal disease for Gum Disease Awareness Month

February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to learn more about the serious impact it can have on your smile and overall health. Since it’s estimated that 65 million Americans have some form of gum disease (also called periodontal disease), there’s a good chance that you or someone you know has it. Keep reading to learn about bleeding gums and other signs of periodontal disease as well as what treatment options are available. 

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Eating Healthy: A Resolution for Your Body and Your Teeth!

January 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 9:54 pm
Woman with beautiful smile holding sparklers.

A survey conducted by YouGov estimates that about 43% of people who make New Year’s resolutions commit to eating healthier in the upcoming year. Are you one of them? If you are, good for you! Not only are heathier foods a great choice for your health and waistline, but they benefit your oral health too! If you didn’t resolve to eat healthier when the clock struck midnight on December 31st, you should consider it. Even if you don’t have designs for losing weight in the upcoming year, smile-friendly foods can help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease, as well as lower your risk of systemic health conditions! Read on to find out how you can improve your health and your smile with the food you eat this year.

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What is Dry Socket and How Do You Prevent It?

December 7, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 8:20 pm
Dentist explains dry socket after tooth extraction

You did it: you finally saw your dentist and got that problematic tooth pulled. Maybe it was broken beyond repair, or maybe it was badly decayed. Whatever the case, you were pleased to find that tooth extraction is a much less painful and traumatic experience than you feared it to be. In fact, you’re already feeling so much better! Unfortunately, you’re not out of the woods quite yet. The first few weeks after your tooth extraction is when you are at the highest risk of a very painful complication called dry socket. If you recently had a tooth pulled, you need to know how to prevent dry socket and what symptoms you need to watch out for.  

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Use Your Dental Insurance Benefits Before the Year Is Over

November 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 6:08 pm
a young woman having her teeth checked

Time is quickly running out for you to use your dental insurance benefits. With only a few months left in 2019, your insurance company is eagerly counting down the hours until they can recoup everything you’ve left behind. This happens to millions of people each year with more than $150 billion in unused benefits falling to the wayside. Don’t let this happen to you! Find out what you can do to avoid adding to this mounting total and achieve better oral health in the process.

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3 Ways to Replace Your Missing Teeth and Get Your Confidence Back

November 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 5:17 pm
a shade guide being used on a patient with a missing tooth

If you’ve grown up wondering why your missing permanent tooth never came in, feel free to join the nearly 20% of adults who have asked the same question. Depending on its location, this may or may not impact your self-esteem, but it can most certainly affect your oral health. If you’re tired of feeling and seeing the gap in your smile and want to do something about it, check out these 3 ways you can replace your missing tooth and regain your confidence.

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National Dental Hygiene Month: 4 Beneficial At-Home Dental Tips to Practice

October 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 2:27 pm
a man smiling

Each year, millions of Americans face various dental problems including tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. In order to fix these issues, a dental professional must be able to formally diagnose and treat them with the right tools. Unfortunately, many individuals use a variety of reasons to avoid the dentist’s office, including time, money, fear, or the belief it will go away on its own. Since October is National Dental Hygiene Month, read on to find out what can happen if you avoid the dentist, why you should keep these regular appointments, and what you can do at home to improve your teeth and gums.

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Have Overcrowded Teeth? Invisalign Can Help

September 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 1:59 pm
woman covering her mouth

Do you ever feel like you have too many teeth in your mouth? Then you might have overcrowded teeth. Besides being considered unattractive, it can cause health issues in your mouth and even other areas of the body. One way to fix this issue is by straightening your teeth with Invisalign. Let’s take a closer look at how Invisalign works, and what can happen if you don’t get your overcrowded teeth fixed.

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Will Dentures Prevent Bone Loss?

September 9, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 1:56 pm
elderly couple smiling

You have been missing several teeth for a while now, and you’re getting sick of it. You’re tired of having all these huge gaps in your smile and not being able to enjoy your favorite foods. You’ve been considering getting dentures, but you’ve heard they cause bone loss in your jaw. Is this true? Is there a method of tooth replacement that doesn’t cause jawbone loss? Read more to find out.

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4 Ways Stress Negatively Impacts Your Teeth

August 22, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpollard @ 5:50 pm

woman with mouth pain

There are a lot of bad habits that can form as a result of a busy, stressful life – drinking, smoking, and mindless eating, to name a few. Some of these stress-induced habits are of particular concern to your dentist. Studies have proven a link between high levels of stress and deteriorating oral health. Continue reading below to learn 4 ways that stress impacts teeth.

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