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Is the Summer Sun Good for Your Oral Health?

June 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 3:24 pm
Woman with healthy gums enjoying the summer sun

Sunlight comes with several well-documented health benefits. For example, it can increase levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin. UV therapy has even been used to treat several skin conditions. But can the summer sun also benefit your smile? Yes. Let’s talk about how spending more time outside may promote healthy gums.


SureSmile vs. Braces — Which Should You Choose?

June 15, 2021

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Woman happy with her decision to choose SureSmile over braces

Misaligned teeth increase the risk of several oral health problems, including TMD, cavities, broken teeth, and more — and that is in addition to the aesthetic issues they present. If your teeth are not all in their proper places, you should certainly consider your orthodontic treatment options. SureSmile, a clear aligner system, offers discretion and convenience, while braces come with their own set of advantages. Which one should you choose? Let’s take a moment to compare SureSmile vs. braces.


5 Ways to Ease Clear Aligner Discomfort

May 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 9:07 pm
Sipping cool water to ease clear aligner discomfort

SureSmile aligners are designed to be as comfortable as possible. However, that comfort is relative. Whenever you apply force to your teeth with the goal of moving them, a small amount of soreness is to be expected. This clear aligner discomfort might be especially noticeable when you first start out with SureSmile or you transition from one aligner to the next. How can you ease the ache? Here are some handy tips.


Spring Sneezes: How Allergies Can Affect Your Oral Health

April 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 5:27 pm
Woman standing next to tree, suffering from seasonal allergies

There is lots to love about springtime, from invigorating rain showers to colorful flowers and more daylight hours. But there are a few things about spring that aren’t so lovely — including seasonal allergies. The coughing, sneezing, nasal congestion, and watery eyes can sure cause some misery. Your allergies could even affect your oral health! Let’s talk about how that is so and what you can do to protect your smile.


4 Reasons Not to Skip Your Next Dental Cleaning

March 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 8:48 pm
Dental patient glad she didn't skip a dental cleaning

Life is busy, so it is understandable if you feel that you do not have time to visit your dentist for a professional cleaning and checkup. Of course, some people skip their appointments for other reasons, such as anxiety or a desire to save money. But did you know that skipping a dental cleaning can lead to serious consequences? Let’s talk about some reasons why you should make professional dental care a regular part of your routine.


4 Ways to Care for Your SureSmile Clear Aligners

February 28, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 8:50 pm
Hand rinsing SureSmile clear aligners under faucet after meal

SureSmile clear aligners offer a convenient and discreet way to shift your teeth into their proper positions. They can allow you to enjoy a healthier, more attractive smile! In order for the treatment to succeed, however, you must accept a degree of responsibility. You need to take certain precautions to protect your aligners against damage. Here are some tips to help you do just that.


7 Tips to Prevent Dental Emergencies

January 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 8:01 pm
Young man brushing teeth to prevent dental emergency

Your dentist is always ready to help you out if you face a dental emergency. However, they would prefer that you never have to deal with such a frightening and painful situation in the first place. So what can you do to reduce your risk of encountering a dental emergency? In this blog post, we outline seven simple steps to safeguard your oral health.


What Does It Mean if My Toothache Suddenly Disappears?

December 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 4:37 pm
Woman wondering what it means when a toothache disappears

When you suffer a toothache, it is easy to find reasons to delay visiting the dentist. Some people are concerned about cost, while others are a bit nervous about undergoing treatment. Or the issue may simply be the challenge of fitting a dental appointment into a busy schedule. Regardless of why you choose not to visit the dentist right away, you might find that after a while, your toothache suddenly disappears. While you may be grateful that your pain is gone, you should not celebrate. In fact, a disappearing toothache often signals a dental emergency! Let’s talk about what it means when a toothache suddenly vanishes without treatment.


Enjoy Seasonal Treats without Damaging Your Teeth

November 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 1:11 am
Stack of peanut brittle, a popular holiday food

The last few months of the year are often marked by great deals at retailers, various seasonal festivities, and delicious treats. When the weather starts to turn chilly, holiday foods pop up everywhere. Whether you start the day with a stop at your favorite coffee shop, see mouthwatering pies and cakes at the grocery store, or are confronted by the office candy jar, temptations abound. Unfortunately, many of the yummy foods and drinks that are common at this time of year have a high sugar content and are bad for teeth. Use the following tips to prevent damage to your smile during this treat-filled season.


It’s PSL Season! Find Out How Hot Drinks Affect Your Teeth

October 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — kentuckysedation @ 11:59 pm
Pumpkin spice latte, a hot drink that can damage teeth

Starbucks has sold its famous pumpkins spice latte (PSL) every fall since 2003. It is one of the company’s most popular seasonable beverages, with more than 350 million of the lattes having been sold in years past. Plus, the coffee giant isn’t the only business that sells PSLs. Many other major chains, as well as local coffee shops, are on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. Are you among the countless individuals who love this tasty treat? Let’s talk about how PSLs, as well as other hot drinks, might be affecting your teeth.

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