Darby Creek Dental Blog
October 19, 2017
It’s October, which means the open enrollment period for your dental insurance benefits has just begun. This is the only time you can adjust your dental insurance coverage before the beginning of next year, so once January 1st rolls around, you’re locked into whatever plan you choose now. This is the best (and only) time to go over your benefits and consider making any changes, so to make that process a little easier, we’re going to discuss a few factors you should consider when it comes to your dental insurance. (more…)
September 12, 2017
People smoke or chew tobacco for all sorts of reasons. Maybe you started when you were young because of peer pressure, or perhaps you use cigarettes to cope with stress. However, you know that using tobacco is one of the worst possible things you can do to your body. Every part of you — including your mouth — suffers. But exactly how does tobacco affect your oral health? Your dentist in Marysville is here to explain some of the possible consequences that this vice can have on your teeth and gums.
August 14, 2017
Crooked teeth are no fun. They can cause you to hold back from showing off your smile when you’re taking selfies with your besties. Plus, they can make it difficult to achieve a truly clean mouth when you’re brushing and flossing. You could look into the possibility of getting traditional metal braces, but many people have opted for Invisalign in Marysville instead. What are the major differences between these clear braces and their metallic counterparts?
July 28, 2017
Dry mouth is uncomfortable! If you have it, you understand how irritating that burning, sticky, and dry feeling is. You’d probably do anything to relieve it! The good news for you is your dentist in Marysville can help. Here’s more information about dry mouth and how you can relieve your symptoms.
June 15, 2017
With summer here, staying well-hydrated needs to be more of a focus, especially when you or your children are participating in outdoor activities. Those colorful sports drinks and powerful energy drinks are always enticing because they are a tasty alternative to plain water. And because they contain electrolytes, they can be helpful when your activity level is intense. However, they also have the potential to do some serious damage to your teeth. For this reason, your dentist in Marysville would rather you stick to good ol’ H2O for hydration this summer. Read on to learn more about how sports and energy drinks can harm your smile.
May 16, 2017
Now that summer is practically here, more and more people will be participating in outdoor sports. A lot of people enjoy soaking up the suns rays while waterskiing, playing frisbee at the park, or another fun activity where they can get the whole family involved. Unfortunately, taking part in these athletic activities increase your chances of suffering from a dental emergency—one that can knock a tooth out! Your dentist wants to emphasize the importance of wearing a custom mouthguard from Darby Creek Dental.
April 12, 2017
Tooth decay is one of the most common dental complications you face. It is estimated, 26% of adults and 20% of children under the age of 11 have untreated cavities. A cavity forms when the enamel becomes weakened due to exposure to acidic and sugary foods and beverages. Over time, holes form in the enamel, exposing the dentin. Now, a cavity has formed. Although cavities are common, they are easily preventable. Your dentist in Marysville can help combat tooth decay with many preventive treatments. At Darby Creek Dental, we often recommend a fluoride varnish to protect against cavities.
March 31, 2017
Be proactive about your oral health. That’s the driving force Darby Creek Dental. Your family dentists in Marysville, Drs. Cleveland, Budendorf, and Tschand, provide a full range of preventive, restorative and cosmetic services for you and yours–no matter their ages. The foundation of their care is the regular, semi-annual visit.
February 3, 2017
Your child’s smile is important every day of the year – and this February, the American Dental Association (ADA) and your dentist in Marysville, Darby Creek Dental, help you keep their teeth healthy by participating in National Children’s’ In this article, you’ll find out about this nationwide campaign for kids, as well as helpful hints on what you can do to give your kids a smile that will last a lifetime.
December 22, 2016
For years, the gap between your front teeth has bothered you. Now you see that your tooth enamel is deeply yellowed and dull. Could your otherwise healthy smile look younger and more refreshed? It can with porcelain veneers from Darby Creek Dental in Marysville. These super-thin ceramic shells beautify teeth spoiled by defects such as deep stains, spaces, mild crowding and chips. Getting veneers is easier than you may think.