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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.


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.


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

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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.


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.


Your Dentist Explains Why Your Tooth Fillings May Fail

December 4, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 9:34 pm

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.


Work with Your Dentist to Fight Off Gum Disease

November 21, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 4:29 pm

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.


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

November 14, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 9:14 pm

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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