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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
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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…


“Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?”
added on: March 14, 2017
sensitive

Do you experience shooting pain through your teeth when you drink something hot or bite into something cold? If so, you may be suffering from sensitive teeth. It’s a common problem for many people, but our dental office in Lakeland wants to help explain some possible reasons behind your sensitivity… 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…

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


Dental Care is Important for Pets Too
added on: January 26, 2017
pet teeth

At my dental office in Lakeland, we have a soft spot for fuzzy animals. Which is why we think it’s important to talk about dental care for pets. Dental care for our furry family members is just as important as dental care for humans. And while we don’t accept four-legged… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Health

Why Are There So Many Different Types of Mouthwash?
added on: January 18, 2017
mouthwash

As you probably already know, there are several types of mouthwash available — some minty, some a bit fruity, some that claim to kill germs, and some that protect against gum disease and gingivitis. But do we really need so many? At my dental office in Lakeland, we know choosing… Read More…

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