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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…

Posted In: Oral Health

What’s Causing Your Dry Mouth?
added on: December 22, 2016
dry mouth

Dry mouth is an annoying, sometimes sporadic occurrence that can be caused by any number of things. But no matter how annoying it is, it’s concerning to everyone at my dental office in Lakeland when dry mouth lasts for a prolonged period of time. Dry mouth isn’t just an obnoxious,… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Health

Does Oil Pulling Actually Work?
added on: December 16, 2016
oil

By now you’ve probably at least heard of oil pulling, but perhaps you’re unsure as to what exactly it is, how it’s supposed to help your oral health, and if it actually works. Don’t worry, my dental office in Lakeland is here to help. We’ve looked into the now popular… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Health

“Is My Dentist Happy to See Me?”
added on: November 28, 2016
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Part of what makes being a dentist so rewarding and enjoyable is getting to know patients and their smiles. At my Lakeland dental office, my team and I always like to take the time to help without making anyone feel rushed or uncomfortable. I am truly happy to see each… Read More…

Posted In: Oral Health

Foods For Dentures: What to Try, What to Avoid
added on: November 14, 2016
dentures

With the holidays just around the corner, there are going to be tempting foods and beverages hitting the dinner table and gracing party spreads. This can pose a real challenge with patients who rely on full or partial dentures. My Lakeland dental office knows that some foods (no matter how… Read More…


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