Darby Creek Dental Blog
April 4, 2019
You walk up to your refrigerator and spot the big, red circle on the calendar. Inside it reads, “Dentist Appointment: 1:00.” Admit it: you stand there and try your hardest to come up with an excuse to reschedule, right? Besides, your teeth aren’t giving you any problems, so why bothering wasting time in the dentist chair. Well, if you want to keep your oral health in check, you’ll listen to a dentist explain the benefits of regular dental checkups.
March 15, 2019
If you brush your teeth twice a day, you’re already doing yourself a favor. However, brushing your teeth with the wrong toothbrush may not be giving you the full benefits of great oral healthcare. Thankfully, your dentist knows what to look for when choosing your next brush to give you the most thorough at-home cleaning possible. Keep reading to learn whether you should use an electric or manual toothbrush and why.
March 10, 2019
More than likely, you’ve heard that it’s important to floss, but is this fact or just an opinion? Why is so much emphasis placed on this form of oral hygiene? Your local dentist says flossing is a vital practice to incorporate into your dental care routine. As you read on, you’ll learn how failing to floss on a consistent basis could leave you more susceptible to bacteria, plaque and tartar growth – all enemies of your oral health!
February 25, 2019
Now that the new year has kicked-off, you may be feeling regret about not addressing your missing teeth last year. If so, then don’t beat yourself up because you have help available, and you can still have the smile of your dreams with dental implants. Read on to learn how the process works and to discover why the dental implant procedure is considered to be the best form of teeth replacement available!
February 14, 2019
It’s February—time to celebrate love. It’s also time to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month. Do you have some extra love to spare for your child’s teeth? You love to see them smile, but it can be tempting to disregard the health of your child’s baby teeth. After all, they are going to fall out anyway, right? Well, yes, they do eventually fall out, but ignoring your child’s baby teeth can have consequences lasting into adulthood. Check out these 3 reasons to care for your child’s teeth from day one with your family dentist. (more…)
January 10, 2019
New Year’s resolutions are often lofty and hard to follow through on, but there’s an easy resolution you can make to stay healthy: regular dental visits. Routine appointments with your dentist not only keep your smile looking and feeling great, but they can impact your overall health as well. Keep reading to discover why routine visits to your dentist is an easy yet important resolution to make for 2019.
December 1, 2018
You may know that routine visits to your dentist keep your teeth healthy and clean, but did you know they can also prevent and detect early signs of serious health issues like oral cancer? Some problems simply can’t be seen with the naked eye, which is why you should never skip a visit with your dentist. Keep reading to discover why dental checkups are a crucial step to take in preventing and detecting oral cancer.
November 1, 2018
The holiday season brings greetings and time with family, but do you know what else it brings? Yummy sweets like cookies, candies, pie, and much more. It’s okay to indulge in some of your favorite treats during this year’s festivities, but there are some steps you can take to keep your teeth healthy. Read on to discover some tips on how to maintain good oral health for the holidays from your local dentist.
October 10, 2018
The last few months of the year are a busy time for most people. You might be planning your holiday festivities, winterizing your home, and collecting all of your tax paperwork for 2019. But it’s important that you don’t let your chaotic schedule push oral healthcare off your list of priorities. By making sure that you use your remaining dental insurance benefits before they expire at the end of the year, you can save money and protect your smile.
September 12, 2018
If you are an expecting mother, you probably have questions about how you should care for yourself during your pregnancy so you can give your baby the best possible start in life. Everything, from the food you eat to the activities you participate in, can have an impact on your little bundle of joy. One common concern that pregnant women have is about dental work during pregnancy. Is it safe? Are there any precautions you should take to protect your unborn child when you’re visiting the dentist? Let’s talk about these important issues.