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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.


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.


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.


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

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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.


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.

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

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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

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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

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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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