Flenniken Dentistry Blog

Could You Be More Susceptible to Cavities than Others?

January 20, 2018

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man with toothacheYou never skip brushing your teeth. Every morning and every evening, you stand in front of that bathroom mirror for at least two minutes and clean your teeth. You also floss every day. But somehow, you still end up with cavities. In fact, you have a friend who isn’t half as diligent about oral hygiene as you, but they seem to have healthier teeth. What’s up with that? In fact, your susceptibility to cavities might not have anything to do with your brushing and flossing habits. There are several other factors that can lead to tooth decay.

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Your Dentist Explains the Many Ways You Can Wash Away Bacteria

January 7, 2018

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man smiling while pouring mouthwashOne of the best defenses against the many dental maladies that you can face is to practice excellent oral hygiene. And the habitual routines that fall under this category serve as the frontline protectors of your mouth, teeth and gums. Thankfully, there are several methods available to you, one of them being mouthwash. And your dentist has decided to weigh in with information on how to get the maximum results from this valuable supplement, as well as discuss the different versions that it comes in.

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5 Things You May Not Have Known About Porcelain Veneers

December 11, 2017

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woman lip gloss smiling porcelain veneers

You have struggled for years with a lackluster smile. It’s bothered you so much that you’ve hidden your teeth in photos and even feel uncomfortable laughing for fear that you’ll reveal your flaws. But the time has come for you to do something about it. You thought about and decided to go with porcelain veneers. Your dentist is excited to help you regain your confidence, but first wants you to be aware of some facts about porcelain veneers that you may not have known.

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Your Dentist Explains Why Your Tooth Fillings May Fail

December 4, 2017

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tooth crown with silver fillingThere’s a chance that you may need some fillings in a few of your teeth. You’re scheduled for a cleaning and examination with your dentist, at which time you’ll find out for sure if you’ll need any. But, there are a few things you should know first, regarding your habits and genetics. Learn how certain factors could influence the effectiveness and longevity of your dental fillings.

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Work with Your Dentist to Fight Off Gum Disease

November 21, 2017

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dental holding picture of gum diseaseIt’s date night in the valley, and it’s time to unwind and relax after a stressful week at work. As you sit inside the Carlisle Theatre munching on some buttery popcorn, you see some blood on your fingers as you clear

a lodged corn kernel from your teeth. When you go to the restroom to examine your mouth further, you notice some bleeding along the gum line. This is a sign that it’s time to visit your dentist for an examination to make sure you don’t have gum disease.

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Nobody Wants Bad Breath! Your Dentist Tells You How to Stay Fresh

November 14, 2017

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man holding noseWhen you first meet someone, what do you notice? You probably look at their hair, skin, teeth, and clothes. You might not think about their breath at all — unless they have bad breath. If they have a stinky mouth, that might be the only thing you notice about them. You don’t want to be the guy (or gal) who is perpetually categorized by others as the person with smelly breath. Your dentist is here to list some of the causes of those nasty odors and give you some tips on how to stay fresh and kissable (or at least talk-to-able).

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Pretty Smiles with Teeth Whitening Are the Best Gift!

October 31, 2017

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With the holidays right around the corner, you may be faced with a few tough decisions when it comes to your diet. Eggnog is plentiful, Christmas cookies are overflowing on dessert platters, and those who love red wine are celebrating with a glass at every turn. All of these delicacies sound great, but what are they doing to your teeth?

Your dentist is here to shed some light on how your diet could be affecting the shade of your smile. If you’ve noticed your smile getting darker and darker, your dentist can also help you with professional teeth whitening!

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Care for Dental Implants with Tips from Your Carlisle Dentist

October 20, 2017

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Care for Dental Implants with Tips from Your Carlisle DentistGood for you! With help from the dentists at Flenniken Family Dentistry, you have restored your smile with dental implants. Now that you have dental implants, here’s how you can make sure they’ll last for many years to come!

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Tip From Your Dentist: Cut Out Sugar & Save on Dental Bills!

September 17, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 8:04 pm

vector image damaged teethEveryone loves sweets, but has today’s obsession with sugar and tasty foods put our oral health at risk?

Worldwide, people are consuming too much sugar. This overconsumption undoubtedly has negative effects on teeth and even our pocketbooks. So much so that the costs of dental treatments are running right around 172 billion dollars!

Your dentist is here to help you understand sugar and why you should consume it in moderation. In this week’s post, we’re here to help you save your smile and money.

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Your Dentist Explains Why The Mouth Heals So Quickly

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 7:59 pm

woman jaw dental pain Nothing is worse than when you chomp down on the side of your cheek by accident. It’s painful and it seems like it’ll take forever to heal. To your surprise, within a day, you can hardly feel anything and you’re back to mindlessly chewing again.

In this week’s post, your dentist is here to explain your body’s awesome healing properties and discuss why your mouth recovers so quickly.

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