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Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Your Heart?

May 17, 2019

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Since you were young, you’ve likely been repeatedly told that brushing and flossing are absolutely essential for a healthy mouth. This lesson may be more important than you think; not only is gum disease extremely harmful for your mouth, but some research shows that it might have a connection to serious cardiovascular problems. Here’s how an infection in your mouth may affect your heart.


A Dentist Explains Whether It’s Possible to Treat Sensitive Teeth

May 16, 2019

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Do you pass up certain food or drinks because you know they’ll hurt your teeth? Do you wince when you brush or floss? Does breathing in cold air send a sharp pain through your mouth? If you said yes to any of these things, you probably have sensitive teeth. Is this condition treatable? A dentist discusses the causes of and solutions to sensitive teeth.


How a Visit to Your Local Dentist Could Possibly Save Your Life!

April 17, 2019

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You’ve been hearing all your life that it’s important to visit your dentist for preventive care, but sometimes it seems like a formality that maybe you could avoid. New data on the growing problem of oral cancer suggests otherwise, though. Read on to learn why it’s so important to visit your dentist every six months, and discover how these appointments could possibly save your life!


5 Maintenance Tips to Make Your Dental Implants Last Longer!

April 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 2:33 pm
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Living without a full set of teeth is not your idea of a pleasant existence, so you’re considering having dental implants placed. If you take this route, though, you want to ensure you have the best chances for a successful and long-lasting outcome. Read on to get 5 simple maintenance tips that will help in your quest for longevity!


Your Dentist on the 5 Steps of Flossing

March 25, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 6:07 pm
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Sometimes when you floss, do you notice that your gums start to bleed or hurt? Flossing seems like a simple daily task, but if you do it wrong, it can be bad for your gum health. You know you should floss every day, but you may not be sure of the proper way to do it. In this post, your dentist provides you with a step-by-step guide on how to floss.


Your Dentist Discusses Foods That Will Keep Your Gums Healthy

March 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 12:07 pm
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If there was an easy way to make your gums as healthy as possible, why wouldn’t you do it? Gums are the foundation of your mouth and help protect bones and fight off bacteria. Everything that you eat encounters your gums, so it makes sense that by improving your diet, they’ll be in even better shape. Luckily, your dentist recommends some common foods you can find to help with your gum health.


Your Dentist Explains Restorative vs. Cosmetic Dentistry

February 20, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 3:04 pm
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Most people have heard of either cosmetic or restorative dentistry, but don’t know how both can be beneficial to them. Do you typically cover up your oral imperfections when you’re having a funny conversation or move to the back of the work Christmas party photo? Whether you’re looking into cosmetic bonding or dental implants, both procedures offer you health benefits that could have lasting impacts on your day-to-day life and boost your self-confidence. With all the problems that could go wrong in your mouth, your dentist explains each of your options and which ones could benefit you.


Your Dentist Takes You on a Historical Tour of Porcelain Veneers

February 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 4:49 pm
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Do you try to avoid smiling in front of people or in family pictures? Is it because of the cracks, stains, or gaps in your teeth? When you see what porcelain veneers have to offer you, you won’t ever have to hide your pearly whites again. Step to the front of that photo, and charm your way into asking for that second date. Your dentist can give you your smile back– it’s always worth it to invest in your self-confidence, so don’t wait any longer!


4 Questions to Ask Your Hygienist at Your Next Dentist Appointment

January 26, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 9:53 pm
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You’re going in for your six-month dental cleaning and checkup. Your hygienist asks if you have any questions or concerns for them. What do you say? What kinds of questions should you be asking to get the most out of your appointment? Here is some helpful advice from your dentist about questions you could ask your hygienist at your next dental visit.


Say Ah! Why You Need to Clean Your Tongue with Your Dentist

January 11, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drflenniken @ 9:26 pm
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You clean your teeth every day. You follow the guidelines your dentist gives you for oral care, and yet you still have bad breath. Why? Somehow bacteria must be in your mouth somewhere. Have you thought about the bacteria on your tongue? We sometimes take it for granted, but the tongue too needs to be cleaned regularly to eradicate the bacteria that cause bad breath. Check out this helpful information about your tongue and why and how you should clean it.

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