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What Happens If I Skip My Dental Checkups & Cleanings?

October 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — youramerican @ 11:15 pm
woman wonders about skipping a dental cleaning and checkup

It’s understandably difficult to prioritize preventive dental care when it seems like your teeth and gums are fine. After all, why spend time and money on your regular dental checkups and cleanings when your smile looks and feels fine? Unfortunately, most oral health issues can easily develop unnoticed and lead to far larger, more painful, and more complicated issues if not caught by your dentist. Here are threeproblems you’re putting yourself at a higher risk of by skipping a dental cleaning or checkup.  


3 Tips for Making & Keeping Your Dental Checkups

October 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — youramerican @ 10:08 pm
Dental checkup reminder circled on calendar

Similar to how your car needs periodic tune-ups to ensure it keeps running smoothly, your teeth and gums require regular maintenance to stay healthy! Most oral health issues like cavities and gum disease develop unnoticed until they cause damage or discomfort, and can eventually lead to serious and painful complications. However, visiting your dentist twice a year for a simple dental checkup and cleaning can catch these problems early and put a stop to them before they become larger issues! Here are three practical tips to help you make and keep these important appointments twice a year.


6 of the Strangest Dental Emergencies to Date

September 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — youramerican @ 8:23 pm
Man with dental emergency

If you’ve ever experienced a dental emergency, chances are that it included a broken tooth, toothache, knocked-out tooth, or broken restoration. However, sometimes a trip to the emergency dentist uncovers something a little bit more on the strange side. Continue reading to learn about some of the weirdest dental emergencies you’ve ever heard of and how they came about.


How Dental Floss Has Evolved Through the Years

September 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — youramerican @ 6:46 pm
Woman flossing

Floss as we know it has been around for over 200 years, but it hasn’t always been the same as it is today. Dentists and patients both know that flossing is a crucial step for preventing tooth decay, gingivitis, and periodontitis. But how did it all get started? Continue reading to learn all about the history of dental floss and how it has evolved through the years to become an essential step in modern preventive dental care.


Debunking 4 Common Root Canal Myths

August 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — youramerican @ 7:48 pm
young man asking his dentist about root canal myths

If your dentist recently told you that you need a root canal, chances are the first thing you did when you got home was open a search engine to find out as much as you possibly could about this procedure. While the Internet can be a great place to conduct genuine research, it’s also chock-full of inaccurate information. This is especially true when it comes to misunderstood dental treatments like root canal therapy. There are a lot of scary rumors out there. To help set your mind at ease, let’s bust four root canal myths.


Should You Visit the ER or a Dentist for a Dental Emergency?

August 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — youramerican @ 9:07 pm
man holding face in pain due to dental emergency

Even though we think it’ll never happen to us, a dental emergency can pop up at any time. Maybe you tripped and fell on the sidewalk, breaking off a piece of your tooth as you collided with the pavement. Maybe you’re suffering through a toothache so intense that it’s keeping you up at night. You might be unsure whether you should see your dentist or head straight to the hospital to get this problem sorted. Keep reading to learn when you should go to the ER and when you should leave your care in the hands of dental professionals.


How Can Visiting Your Dentist Save You Money in the Long Run?

July 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — youramerican @ 1:19 am
Wallet full of money

There are many reasons that people avoid visiting the dentist. One of the most common is the belief that you save money by refraining from your six-month checkups. However, neglecting your smile does more harm than good and can even cause you to pay much more money for your smile in the long run. Continue reading to learn more about how visiting your dentist can keep you from breaking the bank.


8 Good Habits for Healthy Teeth

July 9, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — youramerican @ 7:27 pm
Man brushing his teeth

Everybody wants a healthy-looking smile, but it doesn’t just happen overnight. In order to ensure that your teeth are strong and well taken care of, you must take steps every day. Continue reading to learn about some of the most important habits from your dentist that you should have in order to keep your smile happy and healthy for years to come!


How Should I Clean My Tongue?

June 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — youramerican @ 12:55 am
Woman sticking out her tongue

Brushing and flossing is extremely important to do every day for optimal oral health. Cleaning your tongue is another necessary step to remember. Your tongue is a major feature of the mouth. You use it every day to eat your favorite foods and speak to your friends and family. Your dentist can tell you how to properly clean your tongue and why it’s so important.


Are Sports Drinks Harmful for My Teeth?

June 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — youramerican @ 9:41 pm
Man drinking sports drink

Modern day sports drinks were created to help athletes stay hydrated and replenish their electrolytes during vigorous exercise. They are effective for this purpose but definitely have their downsides. According to dentists, they are often more harmful for your teeth than juice and soda. Choosing your beverages wisely, along with regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits, is necessary for a healthy smile. This post explains why sports drinks are so destructive for your teeth and provides some tooth-friendly alternatives you can try.

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