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High Acidity Drinks and the Impact They Have on Your Oral Health

April 22, 2018

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Pouring a glass of red wine.

pouring wine by the fireplace

Do you need that cup of coffee to get you motivated in the morning? Do you enjoy that glass of wine at night to relax? How about that cocktail on a fun evening out with friends? Were you aware that many of these beverages are actually harmful to your teeth? As your dentist in Erlanger, I have some tips on drinks you should be aware of, those you should stay away from, and how to protect your teeth from the cavities that is often caused by beverages that are high in acid.

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Why Are My Teeth Looking so Dull?

March 10, 2018

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Man hiding his smile.If you have started to feel that your teeth are beginning to lose a bit of their sparkle, you are not alone. This is actually something that happens to all of us naturally over time. Even the simple act of enjoying your favorite coffee or tea on a rainy day can actually contribute to the discoloration of your teeth. Here are some common foods and beverages to be aware of that can impact the brightness of your smile, and how your dentist in Erlanger can help.

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Children’s Dental Health Month: Starting Good Oral Health Habits Young

February 19, 2018

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Child at the dental office examining teeth.     In February, most of us tend to focus on Valentine’s Day! I love February, however, because it is Children’s Dental Health Month and it allows me to focus on some of my favorite patients – kids! It also gives me a chance to share some ideas with parents on how to make learning about the importance of oral health fun for their kids. So here are some of my favorite ideas in honor of Children’s Dental Health Month.

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What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

January 5, 2018

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Woman smiling in the dental chairWhether it’s eating healthier, or exercising more, New Year’s resolutions can be hard to stick to! I like to share with my patients that with a simple shift in your thinking, your resolutions don’t have to fall by the wayside. Here’s a simple idea from your dentist in Erlanger to help you meet your 2018 goals.

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What You Should Know About Grinding, Clenching and Chattering

December 11, 2017

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Girl outside in the snow. With colder weather upon us, you might find yourself shivering when you’re outside. You may not even notice your teeth chattering, or if you do, you probably don’t think much about it. But did you know that actions such as teeth chattering, clenching, and grinding your teeth could all be causing damage to your pearly whites? Even though most of the time these actions are done subconsciously, it’s important to be aware of what the consequences can be and how, as your dentist in Erlanger, I can help you.

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Lost Dental Crown? Take a Breath and Read this Post for First Aid Tips

November 28, 2017

Dentist and assistant in exam room with man in chair smilingWhen it comes to repairing damaged teeth, I recommend you visit me as soon as possible, but not every situation requires urgent care on the same day. Lucky for my Erlanger dental patients, I’m here to help you protect your smile until you reach our office. One of the most common oral health concerns we hear about from patients is a lost dental crown. Over time, crowns can break away from the repaired tooth and need to be replaced. If you’ve lost a dental crown, take a breath and read this post to learn some first aid tips to care for your smile and relieve pain until you visit our Erlanger dental office.
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Taffy & Sticky Candies are No Friend to Oral Health

October 3, 2017

Cany with toothbrush in centerCany with toothbrush in centerTrick or treat?! Both? At Halloween time, we all enjoy watching our kids get dressed up to collect candy from our neighbors. During this end of the year celebration and the entire holiday season, kids (and parents) consume large amounts of candy. Unfortunately, this increase in sugary treats is not great for teeth. This is especially true, if you’re eating taffy or other sticky candies. In addition to coating teeth in highly acidic plaque, these chewy treats can damage restorations and teeth. Before you let your kids dig into their bags of Halloween candy, take a few moments to consider the possible dental repercussions of holiday sugar binges and monitor which sweets they eat.
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What Causes Tooth Sensitivity & How Can I Combat It?

September 17, 2017

Woman with toothache holding cheekWhen I experience dental sensitivity, I never think of that as “normal.” I’m constantly surprised how many people will put up with sensitive teeth. I’ve heard all kinds of stories from patients with dental sensitivity. When patients say things like, “I just don’t drink hot beverages,” or “I haven’t eaten ice cream in years,” I feel for them. As a dentist, I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to do more than empathize. I can help you understand the causes of dental sensitivity and get rid of this issue once and for all.
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Tongue Scraping

August 1, 2017

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Although I have been in dentistry over 40 years, it was only 20 years ago that I made the daily commitment to thoroughly cleaning my mouth. For the past 20 years, I have not missed one day of my oral health care ritual of flossing every tooth, two minute brushing, and tongue scraping.  This is a no excuses, bright line habit I do every single morning without fail. I love that I do this for myself (and for those closest to me) and today I want to share the many benefits of tongue scraping.

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Our Patients Are Part of Our Dental Family

June 30, 2017

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It’s easy to hop around from dentist to dentist every time you need a checkup and cleaning or other dental service. But did you know that people who select one dental practice to care for their teeth benefit from better oral health overall? It’s true. I’m happy to have a number of patients who have long trusted me and my team to care for their smiles for years — and now, they’re like part of our extended dental family.

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