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Top 7 Braces-Friendly Halloween Treats
added on: October 18, 2017
halloween teens

October isn’t only when we celebrate Halloween, it’s also National Orthodontic Month. With this in mind, the team at our dental office in Lakeland thought it’d be a great time to combine the two and talk a bit about which Halloween treats are safe for those with braces. Don’t worry,… 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…

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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’s My Dentist Mean When Talking About Occlusion?”
added on: July 13, 2017
woman and dentist examine x-ray

During your appointments at our Lakeland dental office, you may have heard your dental team talk about “occlusion”, and you may have thought to yourself, “What are they talking about?” Basically, occlusion is just a dentist’s way of describing the way your top teeth come in contact with your bottom… 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 Importance of Measuring Gum Pockets
added on: May 15, 2017
young woman in dental chair looking up

The process of measuring gum pockets, also known as periodontal charting, is pretty simple and should be painless as long as there is no infection. At our dental office in Lakeland, when we do a periodontal charting, you’ll hear us call out several numbers as we gently poke along the… 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…


What’s a Frenectomy and Do You Need One?
added on: April 20, 2017
woman asking question

There are times when the team at our dental office in Lakeland may recommend a frenectomy for a patient. But we understand that many patients aren’t exactly sure what a frenectomy is and why one may be needed. So we’d like to cover the basics to help all of our… Read More…


A Word to the Wise: Don’t Let Wisdom Teeth Cause Trouble
added on: March 23, 2017
wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth usually begin to develop and show on x-rays in our early teens. And that’s the best time to start monitoring their growth to see if your wisdom teeth can stay, or if it’s better to get them removed. While all wisdom teeth don’t necessarily have to be extracted,… Read More…


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