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Regular vs. Diet Soda: Which Is Better For Your Teeth?

July 11, 2023

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woman with red hair holding a soda in one hand and making a stop signal with the other hand

You’ve been out and about on a hot summer day and stop for lunch. Nothing sounds more appealing than a cold, fizzy soda to cool down and refresh. You’ve heard, though, that consuming sugary beverages is bad for your teeth, so you opt for diet soda instead. But did you know that diet sodas can be just as harmful to your oral health? Continue reading to learn about how these beverages may be hurting rather than helping the well-being of your smile.


5 Tips to Free Your Smile from Something Stuck Between Your Teeth

May 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmason @ 7:29 am
a woman smiling happily after removing an object that was stuck between her teeth

When your smile is comfortable and healthy, it’s easy to not give it much thought. But when you get something stuck between your teeth, it can drive you crazy! While most of the time this oral issue doesn’t lead to a dental emergency, it is essential to remove the object as soon as you can. Here are five helpful tips to free your grin from an object lodged in your pearly whites.


Protect Your Smile During These 3 Fun Food Days in March!

March 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmason @ 7:47 am
a big stack of pancakes

After going through the cold of winter and the busyness of the holiday season, springtime is always a welcome time of the year. It begins to get warmer, and the beauty of the world begins to bloom again. However, you just don’t want your garden to flourish…you always want your smile to be in top condition, too! You managed to get through the holiday celebrations with no cavities and want to keep it up. Here are three big days in March that are fun to enjoy but should also be mindful of their impact on your smile.


Debunking Common Dental Sedation Myths

January 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmason @ 10:04 pm
young patient under dental sedation

Dental fear or anxiety is characterized by stressful or uncomfortable feelings related to the tools, sounds, or environment of dental offices. Approximately 36% of Americans have a fear of dental treatments, makes it hard for them to receive the care they need to keep oral health problems at Bay. Fortunately, dental sedation can help fearful patients as well as those who have trouble sitting in the dental chair for long periods. There is a lot of misinformation about this form of dentistry, so read on as we debunk three common dental sedation myths.


Can Tooth Infections Be Lethal?

November 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmason @ 5:19 pm
Person holding their cheek and wincing

Toothaches are pretty painful, but some people think they aren’t anything to worry about. You might be able to bear with one for a few days, and hey, it may even go away on its own!

Unfortunately, that really isn’t the case. Toothaches can develop into incredibly serious health conditions if you aren’t careful. In some cases, they can even be fatal. If you want to know a little bit more about how tooth infections can become severe, here’s a guide that may be able to help you.


Can Adults Get Dental Sealants?

September 20, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmason @ 10:25 pm
person with dental sealants smiling at dentist

When it comes to growing smiles, they can often use a little bit of extra help keeping their pearly whites in good condition. There are a range of preventive dental treatments that can help, including sealants. This treatment is often recommended for children, but can adults get dental sealants as well? Read on to learn the answer and why sealants are beneficial to your oral health.


Which Type of Milk is Best for Your Smile?

August 26, 2022

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3 containers of milkYou’ve probably heard that milk does the body good, but it’s important for more than strong bones. Milk is also vital for a healthy smile because it’s loaded with nutrients, like calcium, vitamin D, and phosphorus. The 3 nutrients are the building blocks for strong enamel, making your teeth more resistant to decay and erosion. Milk is an easy way to support your oral health because 1 glass contains as much calcium as 2 ¼ cups of broccoli. However, not all types of milk are the same, and some can do more harm than good. Here’s the best milk to support a healthy, beautiful smile. 


Managing a Dental Emergency While Traveling

July 7, 2022

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Man carrying luggageYou have spent a lot of time and money planning the perfect vacation; however, you probably didn’t factor a dental emergency into your travel plans. If you are like most people, you may never have expected to find yourself in this position, but 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency annually. Although there’s never a good time to need an emergency dentist, an oral health issue while you are out of town can make a difficult situation even more stressful. You don’t want to wait until you get back home to address the problem or you might lose your tooth. Instead, here’s what you should do when experiencing a dental emergency while on vacation.


4 Reasons Why You Should Choose Invisalign Over DIY Clear Aligners

June 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmason @ 7:14 pm
Person holding an Invisalign clear aligner.

When it comes to correcting crooked and misaligned teeth, Invisalign is one of the hottest treatment options available. These clear aligners have taken the world of modern dentistry by storm, and many patients are turning towards Invisalign to achieve straighter and healthier smiles. That said, there are many “do-it-yourself” alternatives out there that claim to offer the same results as Invisalign—but do they actually? Here are four reasons why Invisalign outperforms other DIY options and why it’s a highly recommended option for straightening your smile.


Is Sedation Dentistry Safe If I’m Pregnant?

May 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drmason @ 1:47 pm
pregnant woman taking dental sedation in Manchester

Keeping your teeth clean and safe is essential for both your dental health and overall well-being. For this reason, you should consider getting regular dental care at all stages of your life, including pregnancy. And if you tend to feel anxious or nervous about treatment, you may be able to receive sedation therapy to help you relax throughout your appointment. But is this safe if you’re with child? Keep reading to learn the safety of dental sedation for pregnant women and which types to consider!

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