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A Dentist in Springfield Discusses Bad Breath

January 20, 2019

Filed under: General Dentistry,Uncategorized — Tags: — drolson @ 11:55 pm

woman drinking coffeeName one thing that’s worse than someone telling you that you have bad breath? Someone not telling you! If you don’t know, then you may think that your breath is fine and, therefore, not do anything about that offensive odor. And there are definitely steps you can take to eliminate bad breath, also called halitosis. A dentist in Springfield can help you win the battle against bad breath. Read on to find out what might be causing your bad breath and what you can do.


A Dentist in Springfield Discusses Dental Insurance

December 14, 2018

Filed under: General Dentistry — Tags: — drolson @ 12:01 am

young family smilingLet’s see—Christmas lights are up, the stores are loaded with gifts and you have a to-do list that is a mile long. All of this must mean that the end of the years is just around the corner. How did December get here so quickly? A dentist in Springfield cannot answer that question. But if you’d like to maximize your dental insurance benefits, here’s the answer: schedule an appointment for the preventive or restorative dentistry you or a family member needs! If your dental insurance runs on a calendar year, read on to find out why now is the time to use dental insurance benefits.


A Cosmetic Dentist in Springfield Discusses Teeth Whitening’s Side Effects

June 13, 2018

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Uncategorized — Tags: — drolson @ 1:12 am

smiling womanFor every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Newton’s third law may not only apply to physics. Some people find that having their teeth whitened results is side effects. Many can be avoided if you elect to have your teeth whitened with a cosmetic dentist in Springfield. Read on to learn more about teeth whitening, the side effects and the services your dentist offers.


Tooth Brushing & Flossing Tips to Keep Your Family Smiling

June 4, 2018

Boy flossing his teethMost people take their daily tooth brushing and flossing routines for granted. If you’ve been brushing and flossing the same way since you were a toddler, it may be time to take a few minutes to brush up on some of the basics of maintaining your optimal oral health. Visiting a family dentistry team twice a year for dental exams and cleanings is essential, but the other 363 days of the year, oral hygiene is up to you. In this post, we’ll walk through some tips to help you make the most of your at-home hygiene routine.

5 Tips to Keep Kids’ Smiles Healthy this Summer

happy kids outdoors in summertimeSummertime is great for kids, but it can be a real struggle for parents. Keeping up with our children all day, planning activities, searching for caregivers, and other issues arise over the summer. Another thing to keep in mind to ensure your kids have a healthy and safe summer is oral health. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the things you should keep in mind to help kids maintain their optimal level of oral health all summer long.

Get Teeth Whitening in Springfield Before the Wedding Bells Ring!

April 25, 2018

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , — drolson @ 11:27 pm

smiling young coupleIt’s almost the end of April, which means that June is just around the corner. If you’re a bride or groom with a wedding date just a few weeks away, then now is the time to schedule teeth whitening in Springfield. With either in-office or at-home teeth whitening, you can be sure your smile will look great in all of those photographs on your big day!


Your Family Dentist in Springfield Discusses Dental Sealants

March 13, 2018

Filed under: Dentist,Uncategorized — Tags: — drolson @ 11:31 pm

little boy at dentistThe battle against tooth decay is a constant and challenging one for children. Constant because there are always bacteria in the mouth just waiting to erode tooth enamel and start a cavity; challenging because little ones may not have the patience or dexterity to brush and floss well. Fortunately, your family dentist in Springfield can help. We apply dental sealants to children’s bicuspids and molars to effectively block nasty bacteria from reaching the biting surfaces of teeth.


7 Reasons to Get Whitening in Springfield

February 14, 2018

smiling young coupleRaise your hand if your smile is naturally perfect! There really aren’t many people who can make that claim. Fortunately, your cosmetic dentist in Springfield has a few methods to help you improve the appearance of your smile. One of the most popular is teeth whitening. You can choose to whiten in an hour with an in-office treatment or over the course of a couple of weeks with a take-home kit. Either way, the results are spectacular. Read on to learn about 7 of the top reasons why people choose teeth whitening in Springfield.


Relax! You’ve Got a Sedation Dentist in Springfield

January 11, 2018

Filed under: Sedation Dentistry,Uncategorized — Tags: — drolson @ 4:35 am

Relax! You’ve Got a Sedation Dentist in SpringfieldWelcome to 2018! What are your New Year’s resolutions? If you’re like many people, then you may have decided to eat healthier, exercise more and generally try to take better care of yourself. That should include seeing the dentist regularly for exams and cleanings. But if just the thought of seeing the dentist sends chills down your spine, then you may have a tough time sticking to your resolution. You don’t have to worry though, because when you see a sedation dentist in Springfield you’ll be able to relax while important dental work is completed.


Periodontal Therapy in Springfield can Avert Gum Disease

December 2, 2017

Filed under: Periodontal therapy,Uncategorized — Tags: — drolson @ 1:35 am

Periodontal Therapy in Springfield can Avert Gum DiseaseResearch shows that up to 80 percent of American adults has some degree of gum disease. Unfortunately, the condition can have a genetic link. Therefore, if one or both of your parents have gum disease, then there’s a chance you will too. Nevertheless, the majority of cases result from poor oral hygiene. Regardless of the cause, periodontal therapy in Springfield can help you avoid the harmful consequences of gum disease.


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