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5 Reasons to Smile After Cosmetic Dentistry!

September 14, 2020

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Woman using benefits of smiling while standing outside

If your smile is affected by various chips, cracks, or discoloration, you may have gotten used to avoiding the act of grinning due to self-consciousness. However, smiling not only lets others know how you’re feeling, but it can provide you with many health advantages, including boosted confidence. It’s difficult to smile when you have various imperfections, but these can all go away with cosmetic dentistry! Read on to learn the 5 top benefits of smiling after receiving a life changing cosmetic treatment.


How Binge-Watching Affects Your Oral Health

August 15, 2020

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Couple eating popcorn on the couch together

As living with COVID-19 as a risk becomes the new normal, you’ve probably found new activities in your home to pass the time while social distancing. Of these indoor events, none are more popular than binge-watching! Whether it’s an entire season of your favorite TV show, or watching a movie marathon, many people are turning to this activity. However, binge-watching can actually negatively impact your oral health if you’re not careful. Read on to learn about the surprising ways binge-watching can affect your dental hygiene.


A Healthy Mouth Means a Healthy Body!

July 19, 2020

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Man brushing his teeth looking in mirror

With COVID-19 still a risk, you’re probably doing everything you can to stay healthy and safe, including washing your hands, wearing a mask, social distancing, and staying home. However, there is another step you can take to safeguard yourself from the coronavirus and it has to do with your oral health. You can actually boost your immune system and protect yourself from the virus by keeping your mouth clean and healthy. Read on to learn more about the relationship between your oral health and your immune system to stay healthy.


Why It’s Safe to See the Dentist During the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 7:34 pm
Woman smiling during visit with dentist in Springfield

Picture your normal dental visit—you walk in, say hello to the front desk staff, and you’re sat in a dental chair. What’s always one of the first things your hygienist or dentist asks you? Usually something like, “How are you feeling? Are there any changes in your health?” However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, these questions take on a whole new meaning. In fact, your dentist in Springfield has developed a quick yet effective health screening to ensure the safety of patients and team members. Keep reading to learn more about the ways your dentist is keeping their practice free of the virus.


The Beauty of Tooth-Colored Fillings

April 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 6:33 pm
Woman smiling after visiting her dentist in Springfield

Have you had cavities or tooth decay in the past? If so, there is a good chance you have metal or amalgam fillings. These restorations are silver, making them incredibly easy to notice in contrast with your white teeth. Thankfully, there is a different, more aesthetically pleasing option, plus it comes with other unique advantages! Your dentist in Springfield uses tooth-colored fillings to treat cavities to maintain beautiful smiles and great dental health. Keep reading to learn more about tooth-colored fillings and how you can benefit from them.


Sensitive Tooth? Here’s When You Should See Your Dentist!

April 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 6:12 pm
Woman with hand on her cheek due to tooth sensitivity

With millions of Americans being affected by tooth sensitivity, how do you know if yours is a real cause for concern? Some sensitivity can be a sign of needing an appointment with your emergency dentist in Springfield, while other discomfort is completely normal. Dental offices are closed due to the outbreak of Covid-19, but they’re still treating emergencies. That said, it’s more important than ever to understand when an emergency visit is necessary, and when you should leave professional services to those who need it most. Keep reading to learn more about your tooth sensitivity!


How Can You Minimize Your Teeth Sensitivity?

February 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 8:40 pm
Man in white with tooth pain

When you bite into an ice cream cone, are you immediately met with sensitivity and discomfort? It’s estimated that over 40 million Americans suffer from tooth sensitivity, and if you’re one of them, you may have become used to this sensation. Hot drinks, cold foods, even cold weather, and a host of other factors can cause tooth sensitivity. Thankfully, your dentist in Springfield has some tips for managing this pain. Keep reading to see how you can smile with confidence and comfort!


Your Favorite Beverages Could Be Hurting Your Teeth

January 21, 2020

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Woman drinking coffeeEverything that you consume affects your teeth, and drinks are no exception. In fact, certain beverages can cause significant problems for your smile that span far passed slight staining. The wrong drinks can soften tooth enamel, making your teeth more sensitive to hot or cold temperatures and also putting you at risk of tooth decay. Thankfully, your dentist in Springfield has some helpful information on some of your favorite drinks to keep you healthy and smiling.


Chronic Headaches? It May Be Time for a Mouthguard

December 27, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 12:49 pm

mouthguardDo you get headaches that seem like they come out of nowhere? Do you have tooth sensitivity? These problems are likely caused by bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. This problem will typically get worse at night, which is why it’s hard to even recognize that you’re grinding your teeth. If you suffer from bruxism, you’re not alone. About 20% of Americans grind their teeth, but thankfully, there’s a solution. Keep reading to learn how your dentist can relieve your headaches and fix tooth sensitivity in Springfield with a custom-made mouthguard.


What’s Making My Teeth Feel So Sensitive?

November 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolson @ 7:05 pm

Woman with tooth painNow that the holidays are officially around the corner, you’ve probably started drinking all of your favorite seasonal beverages. Whether it’s pumpkin spice lattes, peppermint mochas, or hot chocolate, these especially hot or cold drinks may cause you some discomfort. If your teeth feel sensitive or painful when consuming these beverages, other hot or cold foods, or even during extra cold weather, your dentist can help! Keep reading to learn some of the common causes of teeth sensitivity in Springfield and how it’s treated.


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