At your last checkup, did your dentist say you needed a root canal? You may be tempted to put off scheduling that appointment because you’re worried about the cost or the mere thought of it brings you anxiety. However, it’s a good idea to get it done as soon as possible – preferably before the year ends. Not only will it help you avoid losing your tooth, but you can make the most out of your dental insurance benefits while you still have them. With that in mind, continue reading to learn about the importance of a root canal and why you shouldn’t put it off.(more…)
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Do You Need a Root Canal? Get It Done As Soon As Possible
November 10, 2021
Can You Drink Alcoholic Beverages After a Tooth Extraction?
October 14, 2021
Do you have a tooth extraction coming up? This isn’t anyone’s favorite activity, but it is sometimes necessary in order to maintain the health of your smile by preventing further dental problems. It may seem fitting to celebrate undergoing your procedure with a drink, but this isn’t something that you should do right away. Continue reading to learn how long you should wait after a tooth extraction for your night out to the bars, as well as some other tips to heal smoothly.(more…)
The Serious Dangers of Teeth Grinding
August 27, 2021
Do you chronically grind or clench your teeth? Since this habit is often a nocturnal one, it usually flies under the radar for years before being diagnosed. Unfortunately, by that point, your oral health and overall wellbeing may have sustained serious damage. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of the common symptoms of teeth grinding, as well as the dangers of ignoring them.(more…)
Can an OTC Nightguard Stop the Grinding?
July 16, 2021
Do you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth at night? You’re not alone because 10% of adults also suffer from bruxism. The gnawing and mashing can take a serious toll on your smile and quality of life. To protect your teeth and stop your jaw pain, you need a nightguard. Although several types are available OTC, the American Sleep Association recommends visiting your dentist. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right nightguard to defend your smile against grinding your teeth.
Is Swimming in a Pool Bad for Your Teeth?
May 21, 2021
Taking a dip in a swimming pool is a great way to stay cool during the summer. While you might believe no harm will come if you swim in clean water, it can be bad for your teeth. Believe it or not, the chemicals used to kill pathogens in the water can damage your smile. You can still enjoy a refreshing swim by following a few simple tips from your dentist.
How to Put an End to Thumb Sucking
February 2, 2021
Even in the womb, some babies develop the habit of soothing themselves by sucking their thumbs or fingers. Thumb sucking can lead to many dental issues as the dental palate and teeth begin to develop. Overbites, open bites (the teeth do not touch when the mouth is closed) and speech impediments are usually the result of this habit. It is a good idea to put an end to this habit before dental problems begin. Below, you will find 3 ways you can help your child stop sucking their thumb or fingers and when to start.(more…)
8 Tips for a Speedy Recovery After Your Oral Surgery
January 4, 2021
Do you have a root canal, tooth extraction, dental implant placement, or gum disease treatment coming up? These oral surgeries are efficient, relatively quick ways to address serious issues and get your oral health back on track, but they take some time to recover from. While it will typically take at least several days to heal from your oral surgery, there are some easy ways you can speed up the process. Read on as your Marion oral surgeon shares eight tips to help your recovery go as smoothly and quickly as possible.(more…)
Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Dentist This Halloween
October 28, 2020
October is filled with haunted hayrides, creepy costumes, and spooky décor. Fortunately, there is one place you don’t have to fear – the dentist’s office! However, that is much easier said than done for the nearly 50% of Americans who struggle with mild to severe dental phobia. With this in mind, a dental fear and sedation dentist in Marion is sharing how you can enjoy an anxiety-free dental experience and reasons routine care is so important!(more…)
Can Exercising Cause Tooth Pain?
September 21, 2020
While you enjoy your morning jog or lift weights at the gym, have you noticed some dental pain? You aren’t imagining things. In fact, many people complain of toothaches while exercising. Although you might think it’s normal, it’s often an indicator of a larger issue brewing in your mouth. It’s best to see your dentist for any tooth pain before it turns into a dental emergency. While you wait for your appointment, here are 4 common causes of exercise induced dental pain and what you can do to stop it.
Dental Emergency? Why You Should Visit Your Dentist, Not the ER
August 10, 2020
Maybe you had a tooth knocked out by a blow to the face, or maybe you woke up in the middle of the night with an intense toothache. Try as we might, a dental emergency can happen to any one at any time. Do you know where to go when you need urgent care for your smile? Read on to find out why you should visit your Marion dentist for a dental emergency instead of going directly to the local ER.(more…)