Flenniken Dentistry Blog

Six Reasons to See Your Dentist Sooner Rather than Later

July 31, 2018

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Be honest: Do you treat visits to your dentist with the same importance you give to keeping appointments with your regular physician? For many of us, the answer isA woman at her dental office.“no.” This is unfortunate, because your dental health is tied in with your overall well-being in many crucial ways. Taking care of one helps you to take better care of the other. Let’s see why this is true.

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Got a Toothache? Here Are Five Common Causes

July 24, 2018

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Woman with toothache

Few things in life are as common, or as unpleasant, as a toothache. Knowing the potential causes for this problem can help you to discuss solutions with your dentist. Here’s a look at five possible reasons for aching teeth.

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Bad Breath? A Dentist Says Cleaning Your Tongue Could Help

July 10, 2018

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Have you ever sat closely next to someone, perhaps on a date or at an important work meeting, and been afraid to open your mouth to speak because of bad breath? Perhaps you were more than just embarrassed, but confused too, because you are very good about brushing your teeth every day? If you ask your dentist, he or she will tell you that good oral hygiene includes more than just brushing and flossing your teeth – it includes cleaning your tongue as well. Read on to learn more about why a clean tongue is important for a healthy mouth.

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Use Your Next Visit to the Dentist to Learn, Not Just Get Treatment!

June 6, 2018

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A woman at her dental office.Every time you visit the dentist, you have a unique opportunity that many patients don’t even consider. Sure, you’re just there to get your routine cleaning and confirm no cavities are present, but what’s stopping you from speaking to a licensed professional on ways to improve your oral health? What’s stopping you from asking your dentist if what you’re doing at home is good enough for the long-term?

To help you get started, here are a few questions worth asking your dentist and hygienist.

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Want a Healthy Smile? A Dentist Says to Avoid These 5 Habits!

May 20, 2018

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Soda can surrounded by sugar cubesIf you’re brushing and flossing regularly, you have nothing to worry about when it comes to your oral health, right? Unfortunately, it’s not so simple! While good hygiene habits and seeing a dentist regularly are certainly the foundation of a healthy smile, there are also certain things you should avoid doing if you want your smile to stay healthy. Keep reading to learn about five of the most common habits to avoid to help you stay out of the dental chair and hang on to your healthy smile for life!

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Want Straight Teeth Without Metal Braces? Your Dentist Has a Way!

May 10, 2018

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Invisalign clear aligner white caseSince childhood, you’ve desired to have a perfect smile. However, the steps necessary to make that happen have yet to materialize. Thus, you find yourself in adulthood with the same desires but hesitant about the idea of wearing metal braces. Now that you’re ready to make a change, is there not another way available? Your dentist has the perfect alternative for you – Invisalign – and he’ll explain how the process works as you continue reading.

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A Dentist Talks About Top 7 Foods For Gum Health!

April 15, 2018

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Wide variety of fruits and vegetablesIf you pick up any magazine in the grocery store checkout aisle, there’s a good chance you’ll find an article about the many ways that diet affects health. The old saying, “You are what you eat,” still applies today, since what you eat impacts every part of your body, including your gums!

As a dentist, we know that gum health is the result of having regular dental care, good hygiene habits and a healthy diet. In this blog, we’ll focus on how your diet affects your gums and discuss seven of the best foods for keeping your gums healthy and happy!

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Don’t Fail at Flossing! A Dentist Explains the Best Technique

April 1, 2018

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Piece of floss between front teethIt seems that there’s a right way and a wrong way to do everything in life. From baking a cake to parallel parking, some instruction beforehand is always a good idea. The way you floss is no exception!

As a dentist, we see a lot of patients who are frustrated because their teeth and gums aren’t as healthy as they’d like, despite the fact that they’re flossing regularly. In this blog, we’ll focus on the best way to floss, because we want our patients to get all the benefits they can from their efforts. So keep reading to learn about what flossing can do for you, how to do it, and the best type of floss to use!

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Use Modern Veneers to Improve Your Smile with Your Dentist

March 19, 2018

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veneers smilingWhen you look at your favorite actor or actress, you might stop and think, “There’s no way that their smile is all natural!” They have the perfect teeth, right? Gleaming, white, and shining bright in front of the cameras, ready to be shown on the big screen at all times.

Believe it or not, many of your favorite celebrities have received dental work that gives their smile that extra boost—some people even having porcelain veneers. But covering an imperfect smile with veneers hasn’t always been the easiest task.

In this week’s blog post, we’re going to explore the history of veneers and how they’ve come to be one of America’s favorite ways to achieve a perfect smile.

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Ask Your Dentist if You Need Cosmetic or Restorative Care

March 4, 2018

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woman smiling happyWhen was the last time you visited your dentist? Did your parent schedule your last dental appointment? If so, you might know that you’re overdue for a dental visit, but you don’t know exactly what your smile needs or what you want to accomplish.

Thankfully, your dentist doesn’t want you to waste any unnecessary time or money. This week’s blog post is going to cover two different types of dentistry: restorative care and cosmetic care. Continue reading to learn more.

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