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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!


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

May 10, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 4:18 pm

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.


A Dentist Talks About Top 7 Foods For Gum Health!

April 15, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 11:17 pm

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!


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

April 1, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 8:12 pm

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!


Use Modern Veneers to Improve Your Smile with Your Dentist

March 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 3:50 pm

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.


Ask Your Dentist if You Need Cosmetic or Restorative Care

March 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 10:51 pm

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.


Does Your Dentist Know How to Effectively Treat Sensitivity?

February 18, 2018

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man dental painHaving tooth pain can make life tough. This is especially true when your dental pain comes in twinges that shock your mouth whenever you try to enjoy a cold beverage or even one of your favorite hot soups. Your overall quality of life declines when you start worrying about how your teeth will feel rather than enjoying life to the fullest.

Thankfully, your dentist is equipped to help you address tooth sensitivity and relieve your annoying dental pain. Learn more about how a dentist can help you improve the quality of your life and oral health in this week’s blog post.


True or False: Heart and Gum Disease Are Related

February 10, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 12:03 am

woman smiling dental visitTrue or False: Your oral health has a lot to do with your overall health? It’s true! Many patients don’t realize that the way that they take care of their teeth, gums, and overall mouth can have a direct link to other systematic health concerns—even so much to say that it can kick start heart disease.

Learn more about gum disease and how it affects your heart health in this week’s blog post.


Could You Be More Susceptible to Cavities than Others?

January 20, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 5:17 pm

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.


Your Dentist Explains the Many Ways You Can Wash Away Bacteria

January 7, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 8:29 pm

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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