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Are Dental X-Rays Really Necessary?
added on: February 22, 2021
dental x-rays

There are certain things you expect when you visit your dentist in Lakeland — to get a cleaning, a thorough exam, perhaps a filling or two, and occasionally some x-rays. But are dental x-rays actually necessary? After all, if nothing looks wrong or feels wrong, do you really need to… Read More…


Love, Hearts, and… Gum Disease?
added on: February 12, 2021
heart health month

Each and every February, loved ones throughout the United States go above and beyond preparing for Valentine’s Day. Whether you choose to show your love with chocolates or flowers, one thing remains constant — bright red hearts are everywhere we look. But there’s another reason (besides Valentine’s Day) that we… Read More…


Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Teeth as Tools
added on: January 26, 2021

We’ve all used our teeth to tear open packaging that’s just too hard to open with our hands. However, your dentist in Lakeland wants to remind you that there are tools designed to specifically help us open pesky packages, and those tools aren’t our teeth. Both children and adults alike… Read More…


How Can You Tell The Difference Between Plaque & Tartar?
added on: November 20, 2020
dentist in full PPE

There are some key differences between plaque and tartar, and it’s easy for your dentist in Lakeland to tell them apart. However, how different are these two things that sound awfully similar to each other? Well, the truth is, they’re not that different, but they can affect your teeth in… Read More…


Dementia & Dentistry: Decoding the Connection
added on: November 13, 2020

It may seem odd to hear your dentist in Lakeland talk about dementia. However, recent research suggests that your dentist may be the person to do just that. According to a study conducted by the National Institute on Aging, gum disease may play a key role in the development of… Read More…


What To Eat After Having Dental Work Done
added on: October 26, 2020

Having dental work isn’t like other procedures where you can eat whatever you want afterward. In fact, it can be difficult to find something you can easily eat after dental treatment. Whether you’re recovering from oral surgery, a dental implant placement, a root canal, or even a filling and are… Read More…


How Facemasks May Affect Oral Health
added on: October 12, 2020
woman and child with facemasks

Facemasks are now a common thing in all of our lives. We see them hanging from rearview mirrors as we drive down the road, everyone in the grocery store is masked up, and they’re even starting to become a fashion statement to some. While facemasks are encouraged in public places… Read More…


More Stress, More Oral Health Problems 
added on: September 24, 2020

An article recently published by the New York Times details one dentist’s experience seeing an increase of patients with cracked teeth over the past few months. What could be causing this? Well, all of our lives have been flipped upside down and shaken up this year, and this can cause… Read More…


Comparing Dental Implants & Dentures
added on: September 16, 2020

There are a number of things that can cause our teeth to fall out, including accidents, age, decay, and disease. In fact, tooth loss is incredibly common among American adults and affects more than 178 million of us, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. But if you’re one of… Read More…


Is Soy Milk Good For Teeth?
added on: August 26, 2020
woman with glass of milk

It probably comes as no surprise to hear your dentist in Lakeland talk about all of the oral health benefits associated with drinking milk. But not all milk is created equal when it comes to building strong and healthy teeth. In fact, one of the most popular alternatives to cow’s… Read More…


4 Things That May Cause Dry Mouth
added on: August 17, 2020

If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know just how uncomfortable and frustrating it can be. Even drinking glass after glass of water doesn’t seem to help relieve it. Dry mouth is an incredibly common ailment that all of us experience once in a while, but if you have a… Read More…


Sun’s Out, Gums Out: How Sunshine Benefits Oral Health
added on: July 27, 2020
sunshine

We’re heading into the dog days of summer, which typically means really hot days and a lot of sunshine. This can be great for enjoying some time in the pool, on the lake, or at the beach, but your dentist in Lakeland wants you to know that all of this… Read More…


3 Risks Associated With Oral Piercings
added on: July 15, 2020
man with facial piercing

Oral piercings have been popular for years and are a way that many people choose to express themselves. Most commonly, oral piercings are found on the tongue, lip, or cheeks. While many may consider these piercings cool or trendy, there are several reasons why your dentist in Lakeland is wary… Read More…


“Why Do My Gums Hurt?”
added on: June 22, 2020
man examines his gums

You probably already know that when your teeth hurt, you should see your dentist in Lakeland as soon as you can. But what do you do if you’re experiencing gum pain? When your gums hurt, it may be a sign of something serious happening in your mouth, or it could… Read More…


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