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Is Drinking Wine Bad for Your Teeth?
added on: December 26, 2017
holiday dinner with wine

There’s been a popular belief surrounding red wine and its benefits to heart health floating around for years. We even found an article suggesting that drinking a glass of red wine a day has the same type of benefits as spending an hour at the gym. But we’re not here… Read More…


Prevent the Flu with These 5 Tips
added on: November 16, 2017
couple with the flu

‘Tis the season of sniffles and coughs, body aches and congestion. It’s officially the time of year when the flu can make for a miserable few days. But it doesn’t have to take its toll on you or your family. Our dental office in Lakeland is here to help you… Read More…


There’s No Need to Fear Root Canals
added on: October 31, 2017
root canal model

A root canal tends to create a lot of apprehension and fear in many patients. After all, the treatment has had plenty of bad things said about it in the past, and its inaccurate reputation of being scary and incredibly painful has stuck with it throughout the years. However, the… Read More…


What You Do At Work May Be Harming Your Teeth
added on: September 27, 2017
workspace covered in snacks

When we spend as much time as we do at work doing similar responsibilities every day, we are bound to develop habits. Some workplace habits like diligently checking emails or reserving a block of uninterrupted time to get work done can be beneficial and make for an efficient employee. However,… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Health

4 Possible Explanations to Your Tooth Pain
added on: September 18, 2017
woman with tooth pain

Most of us will experience the unpleasant sensation of tooth pain at least once in our lives. And as anyone who has had a toothache before will tell you, it’s pretty unbearable. Tooth pain is unlike any other kind of pain. It can come on suddenly and sometimes it seems… Read More…


What You Need to Know About Probiotics & Your Oral Health
added on: August 30, 2017
woman wearing probiotics tshirt

Probiotic use is typically associated with digestive health and even as a “good bacteria” replacement after a round of antibiotics. But can probiotics also be beneficial for oral health? At our dental office in Lakeland, we’ve been hearing about some research that may show a positive correlation between certain probiotics… Read More…


Just a Teeth Cleaning? Think Again!
added on: August 25, 2017
dental hygienist in dental chair

Every six months or so you come into our dental office in Lakeland to have your bi-annual teeth cleaning. This typically means a little bit of gentle scraping to remove plaque buildup, a thorough flossing, and a finishing polish. While one purpose for these hygiene visits is indeed to get… Read More…


Exercise: Good for the Body, Bad for Teeth?
added on: July 31, 2017
woman exercising

Throughout the past few years, there have been several studies that provide conflicting information on whether exercise is good or bad for your oral health. Our dental office in Lakeland hopes that we can help clear up any confusion so you can get back to working out without worry. The… Read More…


What Your Tongue Says About Your Health
added on: June 29, 2017
woman sticking out tongue

At my dental office in Lakeland, we spend a lot of time getting people to open up and say, “Ah!” It’s because your oral health can tell us a lot about what is going on in the rest of your body. Did you know that your tongue can also provide… Read More…


All About Bottled Water: What You Need to Know
added on: June 22, 2017
rows of bottled water

These days, bottled water is everywhere. It’s one of our most common accessories when heading out the door to work, sending the kids to school, packing for a sporting event, or gearing up for outdoor activities. And we all know that staying hydrated becomes even more important this time of… Read More…


Negative Effects of Nail Biting
added on: May 23, 2017
young woman biting nails stuyding

Nail biting is a bad habit that often begins early in life as a response to stress or boredom, or sometimes as a subconscious reaction to nervousness. While the habit tends to fade as we get older, it’s estimated that about 30% of people continue to gnaw on their nails… Read More…


The Oral Health Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco
added on: April 27, 2017
chewing tobacco

April is recognized as Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and while many people know the risks associated with smoking tobacco, the team at our dental office in Lakeland want to make sure our patients and neighbors know that just because smokeless tobacco is, well, smokeless, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its… Read More…


“Why Do I Bite My Lip All The Time?”
added on: February 28, 2017
biting

Whether it’s your lip, your cheeks, or your tongue, biting the tissues in and around your mouth is a troublesome habit for many. Mostly brought on by stress or as a nervous habit, cheek or lip biting can be hard to break. At our dental office in Lakeland, we’d like… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Health

Simple Ways to Limit Your Exposure to Sugar
added on: February 16, 2017
reduce sugar

There’s nothing wrong with a little sugar indulgence every now and then. We get it, sometimes you just need a little fix with a sweet treat. But as most people know, sugar is something every dentist really doesn’t like. And with good reason (more on that in a bit). At… Read More…


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