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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:


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

July 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 12:13 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 7:03 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 6:48 pm

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.


Oral Cancer: Another Big Reason Not to Skip Your Next Dental Checkup

April 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 5:53 pm

oral cancer ribbonRegularly attending dental checkups comes with a long list of benefits. You’ll maintain a fresher mouth, you’ll be able to avoid most oral health problems, and your smile will look and feel its best. But there is another big reason why you should never skip a dental appointment: oral cancer. Most dentists include a screening for this disease as part of a routine checkup. A simple, quick, and painless exam could save your life!


Ouch! Why Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

March 21, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 6:14 pm

woman with sensitive teethDo you look forward to enjoying a steaming cup of coffee each morning? Do you love to sip on a tall glass of ice water after a long walk in the spring sunshine? You should be able to consume these beverages, and other hot and cold substances, without worrying that you’ll end up in pain. Unfortunately, many people have sensitive teeth that cause them to stay away from anything that is too hot or too cold. Let’s talk about what causes this problem and what you may be able to do about it.


Change Your Diet, Protect Your Smile: Foods that Fight Gum Disease

February 21, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 6:14 pm

apples and celeryDid you know that gum disease is one of the most common conditions among adults in the United States? Many cases are due to inadequate oral hygiene or genetics. However, many other factors, including what you eat on a daily basis, can play a role in determining how healthy your gums are. Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, it is the perfect time to make adjustments to your diet that can benefit your periodontal (gum) health. Here are some gum-friendly foods that can do wonders for your smile’s well-being.


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