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

December 9, 2019

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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

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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:


Should I Use Energy and Sports Drinks to Stay Hydrated this Summer?

July 5, 2019

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sports drinksSummers in Kentucky can be hot and humid, which could make it a challenge for you to stay hydrated — especially if you spend a lot of time being active outdoors. You might stock up your refrigerator with energy and sports drinks to help you stay alert and refreshed through all the late-night summer events you’ve been invited to. But is that a good idea? Let’s talk about how these drinks can affect your teeth and what beverages you should choose instead.


A Dentist Encourages You to Adopt These 5 Healthy Habits

June 16, 2019

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woman eating celeryYou should never take your oral health for granted. Even if you have healthy teeth now, that might not always be the case if you do not adopt smile-friendly habits in order to prevent dental decay and gum disease. But which habits should you focus on in order to give your teeth the best possible chance of staying strong and healthy? A dentist is here to give you a few reminders on what you should be doing every day to care for your oral health.


The Surprising Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease

May 25, 2019

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heart health conceptUntreated gum disease can lead to devastating consequences for your oral health, such as chronic bad breath, loose teeth, and even tooth loss. However, its effects can reach even further. Gum disease has been linked to a number of serious overall health issues, including preterm birth, dementia, and heart problems. In this post, we’ll examine the link between gum health and heart health.


A Dentist Provides 4 Tips to Help You Ward Off Gum Disease

April 24, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 5:58 pm

couple brushing teethGum disease is extremely common; roughly half of the adults in the United States have it in some form. Left untreated, it can lead to devastating oral and overall health problems, including tooth loss, cardiovascular issues, dementia, and more. Fortunately, gum disease is not a foregone conclusion for most people. In fact, there are concrete steps you can take to protect your mouth from this serious problem. Here are some tips from your dentist to help you maintain a healthy, disease-free smile.


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