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Erlanger KY Dentist: Can an Athletic Mouthguard Improve Your Performance?

July 11, 2013

mouthguard 1Do you play a sport, such as football, hockey, or boxing, that could result in damage to your mouth from a jarring collision? If so, you probably wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth. But did you know that recent research suggests that an athletic mouthguard can actually improve your performance? To learn more about this research, read the explanation from your Erlanger KY dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, below. (more…)

Erlanger KY Dentist: Is Your Popping Jaw a Symptom?

June 27, 2013

woman jaw painDoes your jaw pop or click when you open and close your mouth? If it does, you probably find the noise distracting as the opening and closing of the mouth is a frequent occurrence throughout the day. In addition, a popping jaw may also be accompanied by soreness or outright pain in the jaw area. But what causes a popping jaw? Your Erlanger KY dentist explains below as she takes a closer look at the jaw joints. (more…)

Erlanger KY Family Dentist Challenges Parents to a Dental Quiz

June 20, 2013

quiz red 1As a parent, you shoulder the responsibility of caring for your child, and that means being informed and prepared to act in many situations. The same is true when it comes to your child’s oral health, so to help make sure you are prepared for the many dental scenarios your child may experience, your Erlanger KY dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, has created this quiz. (more…)

Erlanger KY General Dentist Shares Three Tips for Better Homecare

June 13, 2013

toothbrushes 1Although attending regular dental visits is important in ensuring good oral health, so much of cavity and gum disease prevention relies on proper homecare. Therefore, in order to make sure your homecare is at its best, your Erlanger KY dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, is sharing three tips that can help boost your homecare. (more…)

Erlanger KY Dentist: What’s Your Smile Type?

June 6, 2013

smile 2How would you classify your smile? Is it coy, enthusiastic, stunning? From a researcher’s perspective, it is none of the above. Researchers classify smiles according to two types, and the smile type that you wear most often may even predict how long you will live and the quality of your marriage. Read below as your Erlanger KY dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, explains smile types and what they can tell you. (more…)

Erlanger KY Dentist Discusses the Progression of Tooth Decay

May 30, 2013

brush and flossThorough and consistent homecare can help keep tooth decay at bay. But do you know how tooth decay begins and progresses? Read below as your Erlanger KY dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, discusses the progression of tooth decay. (more…)

Erlanger Dentist: Is Your Smile Too “Gummy”?

May 23, 2013

hidden smileDo you wish you would see a little less of your gums and a little more of your teeth when you smile? If so, you’re not alone. Many people feel that their smiles are too “gummy” and look to cosmetic dentistry to give them smiles they can show off with pride. In order to improve the ratio of gums to teeth, a procedure called gum contouring is utilized. Read below as your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, tells you what to expect from a gum contouring procedure. (more…)

Erlanger Dentist Shares Three Benefits of Implant-Secured Dentures

May 16, 2013

elderly coupleDenture wearers sometimes complain that their dentures have a tendency to slide around their mouths. Sliding dentures can lead to embarrassment as well as discomfort. Oftentimes, by improving the fit of dentures, comfort and stability can be improved. However, even with a proper fit, the occasional slip is possible. Dental implants, on the other hand, can ensure that dentures never slip again. They can be used to secure the dentures and provide a stable base that keeps the dentures from moving. Dental implants can be so beneficial for dentures, in fact, that your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, is sharing three major benefits of implant-secured dentures. (more…)

Erlanger Dentist: Filling Gaps with a Dental Bridge

May 9, 2013

dental bridgeA gap in a smile can mean serious problems, and not just cosmetic ones. If a gap forms as a result of tooth loss, the remaining teeth may see a decline in health. Thus, it is vital that gaps be filled, and filling a gap means the placement of a dental bridge. Below, your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, discusses the many problems that can stem from missing teeth as well as what patients can expect from the placement of a dental bridge. (more…)

Erlanger Dentist Shares Three Benefits of Dental Implants

May 2, 2013

dental implant ErlangerIn a child, a lost tooth is a sign of growing up. In an adult, it’s cause for panic. Just looking at the newly formed gap in a smile can be enough to raise anyone’s heart rate. Thankfully, dental implants can replace a lost tooth, filling in the gap and restoring the smile. But the benefits of dental implants are more than just cosmetic. Below, your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, explores several other benefits of dental implants. (more…)

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