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Gum Disease and Heart Health: The Surprising Connection

February 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 5:30 pm

woman making heart with handsMost people are aware that advanced periodontal (gum) disease can have devastating consequences for an individual’s oral health. It can cause bleeding gums, bad breath, gum recession, tooth loss, and more. However, many people are under the mistaken impression that gum disease stops there. In fact, it can seriously affect overall health as well. Let’s take a moment to examine the link between gum disease and heart health. What you discover might surprise you!


Why Some People Are More Prone to Cavities than Others

February 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 5:27 pm

unhappy woman with hand on mouthDo you do your best to stick to a good oral hygiene routine, but you still seem to end up with cavities? That can be frustrating and puzzling. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the reasons why you may be at a higher risk of dental decay than others. We’ll also talk about what you can do to protect your precious smile.


What Kind of Toothbrush Is Best for Me?

January 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 7:52 pm

woman holding electric toothbrushYou want to choose the best oral hygiene products, but doing so can be confusing. Many manufacturers use flashy wording and attractive packaging to advertise their toothbrushes. Others have a simpler presentation, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be effective. Plus, there are so many options out there that it’s easy to just throw in the towel and pick up whatever toothbrush first catches your attention in the oral hygiene aisle at the grocery store. Before you get too overwhelmed, though, take a moment to read the following information. An experienced dentist is here to give you some practical guidance on how to answer the question, “What kind of toothbrush should I pick?”


New Year, New Dental Benefits! Start Using Your 2020 Coverage Now

January 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 7:49 pm

2020 goal notebookThe new year is full of potential. Perhaps this is the year you reach your fitness goals, take the trip of a lifetime, or embark on a new career path. Whatever resolutions you’ve set for yourself, you might want to consider adding one more to your list: Use your dental insurance to the full in 2020. Let’s talk about how you can get the most out of your coverage so you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy smile throughout this year and well into the future.


Dental Health on the Go: Protect Your Smile During This Busy Season

December 9, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 10:50 pm

The end of the year is a busy time for most families. You may be preparing to visit relatives, or you might be hosting some of your loved ones. You have things to buy, decorations to put up, and so much more. During this fast-paced season, it can become all too easy to make a mistake that puts your oral health in jeopardy. An emergency dentist is here to provide some useful tips on dental care during the holiday season.


How Cold and Flu Remedies Can Affect Your Teeth

November 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 5:53 pm

sick woman with teaIt’s that time of year again. It’s when cold and flu bugs are going around like crazy. You may make every effort to avoid catching one, but sooner or later, you might very well find yourself cooped up at home with a warm blanket and a box of tissues. To cope with your symptoms, you might use a variety of remedies, but can those remedies affect your teeth? Let’s talk about how they might damage your smile and how you can take measures to protect your oral health throughout cold and flu season.


5 Halloween Candy Tips That Will Keep You Smiling

October 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 3:38 pm

If you’ve ever gone trick-or-treating before, you know just how integral candy is to Halloween. However, even as an adult, you find that you still enjoy getting to eat sweet treats when the weather cools down. As you get ready for trick-or-treaters to come to your house, you stock up on candy and snitch a few for yourself, even though you know that these sugary confections aren’t good for your teeth. Because staying away from candy completely isn’t very practical for most people, here are five Halloween candy tips that can keep your smile healthy throughout this holiday season. (more…)

Dear Dentist, Are Hot Drinks Bad for My Teeth?

September 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 7:23 pm

young woman with latteIt is a crisp, cool fall morning. You step into your favorite coffee shop and order a delicious seasonal drink — perhaps a pumpkin spice latte. Yum! The drink’s comforting flavor and hot temperature are the perfect complements for the season. However, as you sip on your steaming beverage, you begin to wonder, “Are hot drinks bad for my teeth?” Let’s discuss the answer to that important question.


The Aging Mouth: A Dentist Explains What Is Normal and What Is Not

August 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 6:39 pm

senior woman brushing teethYou have several decades of life experience — and so does your mouth. For years upon years, it has helped you (literally) taste the best that life has to offer. As time has passed, however, you may have begun to notice changes in the way your mouth works and feels. Is that normal? Let’s talk about how your mouth may change as you journey through your golden years and how you can enjoy sound oral health no matter how old you are.


Tips from an Emergency Dentist: Handling Tooth Trouble Away from Home

July 17, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 12:16 pm

woman with ice cream and toothacheDo you have any exciting trips planned for this summer? Maybe you’re going to visit your relatives a few states away, or perhaps you have an international trip on the books. Hopefully, your adventure goes off without a hitch! Unfortunately, though, there is a possibility that you will encounter a dental emergency while you’re far from home. What should you do in such a situation? Follow these tips from an experienced emergency dentist:


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