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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.


What You Should Know About Grinding, Clenching and Chattering

December 11, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckydentalnew @ 9:30 pm

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.


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.

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.

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.

Tongue Scraping

August 1, 2017

Filed under: Bad Breath,Dental Health,Oral Hygiene — kentuckydentalnews @ 3:04 pm

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.


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.


Brush Up On Your Oral Hygiene – Technique & Toothbrush Tips

May 10, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckydentalnews @ 10:34 am

Need a refresher course on the correct way to brush your teeth? Use these tips on at-home oral hygiene and an innovative new toothbrush to keep your smile bright. Did you know that most people only brush their teeth for about half the length of time they should? When considering how easy it can be to let our technique slip, brushing and flossing incorrectly can leave teeth vulnerable to serious smile problems. Although most of us have been brushing and flossing our teeth since we were children, it’s time to brush up your skills to keep your teeth healthy and shining bright. In this post, I’d like to offer some helpful tips on brushing and to talk about an innovative new electric toothbrush that makes taking care of your teeth at home the easiest it’s ever been.


Skip The Soda And Say Yes To Seltzer Water

April 17, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckydentalnews @ 4:20 pm

Rather than indulging with soda, which can damage your smile – and your overall health – try seltzer water instead. A healthy lifestyle is important to you, so you’re sure to see your doctor at least once a year for a checkup, you eat a salad every day for lunch, and you maintain the right balance between work and your life at home. But there’s one habit you’re having a hard time breaking – eliminating soda. The fizzy drink is hard to say no to, and I understand how tempting it can be. But did you know that soda can be detrimental to your smile for more reasons than you might expect? That’s why I’d like to share my favorite alternative (that’s just as tasty) – seltzer water.


How Preventive Care From Your Dentist In Erlanger Keeps You Healthy

March 15, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckydentalnews @ 11:52 am

Since prevention is the best medicine, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, uses her preventive dentistry expertise to improve your oral, and overall, health. You take good care of yourself – you eat organic produce from Whole Foods, you alternate between yoga and interval training at least four times a week, you reduce your stress by meditating, and you floss twice a day. You do all this because you know an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to your health. You’d love to find a dentist in Erlanger who shares your philosophy, and you’ll be pleased to know that I do. In fact, I believe that the best dentistry is no dentistry, and that preventive dental care is essential to a healthy smile, and a healthy body. In this post, I’ll teach you about the importance of preventive oral healthcare, as well as what you can do at home to keep your smile bright.


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