What to do for Swollen Gums?

When you think of dental issues, what comes to mind? Is your first thought cavities, tooth decay, or losing a tooth? Granted, these are issues that should be addressed, but did you know that swollen gums is another problem that individuals have to cope with? Sadly, swollen gums are typically caused by one of several … Continued

Covering Your Sweet Treats

It seems like every holiday is filled with sweet treats ‚Äî Halloween candy, Christmas cookies, Valentine‚Äôs Day sweethearts, Easter eggs ‚Äî you get the idea. While it‚Äôs nice to indulge in a chocolate bar or some gummy worms every now and then, the continued consumption of sugary sweets can adversely affect your body and oral … Continued

Why I Feel Guilty When My Kids Have Cavities

Note from Smiles Dental: This post was written by guest blogger and Smiles Dental mom, Monique Tindall. She hopes that by sharing her personal dental stories, other parents will understand the importance of dental health for their kids. Her articles take a look at the humorous side of teeth-brushing and dentist visits. Thanks for reading! … Continued

Dental Implants: An Effective Solution for Missing Teeth

Each tooth in your mouth plays an important role in your overall dental health. So, choosing not to replace a missing tooth can eventually be a serious mistake. Here‚Äôs what happens: A missing tooth allows the other teeth to shift out of place, altering their proper alignment. And teeth that are misaligned are teeth that … Continued

All About Dental X-Rays

Getting an x-ray of your teeth is often a routine procedure when you visit the dentist. However, you may wonder what x-rays are supposed to look for, who is more likely to get regular x-rays, and what types of dental x-rays are available. What Do Dental X-Rays Look For? X-rays create an image of the … Continued

The 411 on Floss

Walking down the dental care aisle at the local supermarket can be quite overwhelming with all the choices in toothbrushes, toothpastes, mouthwashes and floss. Each week there seems to be a new option on the shelf. Most of the options are pretty clear on toothbrushes and toothpaste, but I admit I am a bit perplexed … Continued

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