April 25, 2018
Believe it or not, the earliest version of a toothbrush was actually just a wooden stick with frayed ends. Then in 1498, the first bristle type of toothbrush was invented in China and was made from hog hair. Good thing dental care has come a long way since then!
Today we have seemingly countless options of toothbrushes, which can make it overwhelming when you’re trying to choose the right one for you and your family. We know how important it is to your oral health to find the best tools, so we thought we’d write a blog about which ones are dentist recommended. Keep reading to learn more!
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February 4, 2018
When you think of going to the dentist, you probably think of the usual things, like having cavities filled or getting your teeth cleaned. You may not realize that your dentist is performing a potentially life-saving exam each time you have a checkup: an oral cancer screening.
Sadly, oral cancer has been on the rise in recent years. The American Cancer Society estimates that around 50,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease in 2018. As with all types of cancer, early detection is crucial to the prognosis. But with oral cancer that can be easier said than done. Most people simply don’t inspect the nooks and crannies of their mouth on a regular basis! Thankfully, your dentist can do that for you. In this blog, we’ll talk more about the risk factors for this life-threatening condition as well as signs and symptoms.
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January 2, 2018
One of the most important aspects of your appearance is your teeth and more specifically, the color of them. Everybody wants to have bright and brilliant pearly whites. And in the quest to achieve that, it’s understandable that people will consider alternatives for teeth whitening, that come on the scene making claims to more effectively produce that result. One of the more recent trends is charcoal whitening. The proponents of it say that it’s an excellent way to produce white teeth, but can that be substantiated? Your dentist will weigh in with her expert advise to help steer you in the right direction.
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December 27, 2017
What’s the difference between a big problem and a small one? The latter is caught and addressed before it mushrooms into a giant-sized disaster. As the new year approaches, with insurance benefits freshly renewed, your dentist encourages you to be proactive, and nip minor dental issues in the bud before they become behemoths. First, learn how to maximize your available benefits as the new year rolls in.
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November 20, 2017
If you’ve been keeping up with your dental insurance premiums all year, it’s time to cash in before plans reset at the end of 2017. If you don’t use any remaining dental insurance benefits you’ve accumulated for 2017, this coverage likely won’t be there for 2018. The first step you should take is to call your dentist’s office to schedule a preventive dentistry appointment. If you don’t already have a preventive dental practice home, now is a great time to find a dentist you can trust and schedule your new patient dental exam. Your new dental office will walk you through your dental insurance plan and help you maximize any remaining benefits.
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October 4, 2017
Over the years, you have heard a variety of home remedies that are believed to produce amazing benefits for your teeth and gums. Among one of the most popular is oil pulling. This involves swishing coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil in the mouth for about 20 minutes before you spit it out. By doing so, it is said to provide teeth whitening, gum disease treatment, and several other benefits. However, what does your dentist have to say about this natural treatment?
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September 10, 2017
Most dental offices focus dental care plans on prevention, but current research is taking prevention to new levels. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have developed a molecule that may prevent cavities. This preclinical study indicates that the molecule discovered in the lab may completely block damage and decay cause by oral bacteria that produce decay-causing plaque. The future of preventive dental care may just mean the end of cavities. No more tooth decay and reduced risk for gum disease are both possible based on the results of this dental research.
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August 22, 2017
With school just starting, the last thing you want to worry about is dental pain. One thing that can really distract you from focusing on your studies is excruciating mouth pain from your wisdom teeth erupting.
Why suffer from that discomfort and put yourself at risk of potentially developing health risks when you could simply have them removed? Your dentist in Evansville can perform painless and ultimately helpful wisdom teeth extractions to benefit your overall health. If you’re thinking about this procedure, you may have a few questions.
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July 20, 2017
Are you among the 178 million adults in the United States who are missing at least one tooth? If so, you feel insecure about your incomplete smile. To fill the empty space, a dental crown and bridge provide an affordable and convenient solution. Now, advancements in dentistry allow them to look more natural than ever before. At Maple Grove Family Dental, we will provide a high-quality crown and bridge in Evansville to restore your smile and confidence.
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June 29, 2017
You’ve come back from lunch and you’re washing your hands in the bathroom when you realize that your tooth is chipped ever so slightly. You didn’t even realize that you’d broken it while eating your sandwich at lunch, so it hardly warrants an emergency visit to the dentist. It does however, noticeably diminish your smile, and you’re feeling very self-conscious about it. How do you fix a chipped tooth in Evansville? Your team at Maple Grove Family Dental has the answers!
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