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For the Sake of Your Teeth, Be Careful with These Foods

September 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 12:37 am
happy woman bites a corn cob

Riding a motorcycle on a busy highway, asking a woman her age, trying to make a living as a snake charmer, chewing on hard candy – these are all risky activities that could put you in a world of hurt!

It’s not as if you can’t enjoy your favorite foods at times, but it’s important to realize that some of them come with a greater amount of risk for your teeth. There’s never a good time for a chipped or broken tooth, and then it brings about the stress and expense of getting it repaired.

Here are some foods that can chip teeth, or worse, and what you should know about them, so you don’t have to visit an emergency dentist.


5 Popular Trends That Aren’t the Best for Your Smile

August 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 10:22 pm
Apple cider vinegar

There is always a new fad circulating around online. However, you can’t believe everything that you see on the internet, as there are all sorts of misinformation out there. It can be difficult to tell the difference between a helpful hack and something that can actually be quite dangerous for your smile. You don’t want to try out a trend only to find out that you are harming your oral health. Here are a few fads that you should definitely be wary of.


Oral Care Tips: How to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

July 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 5:06 pm
row of colored toothbrushes

Everyone knows the importance of keeping your teeth, gums, and mouth clean. But what about your toothbrush? You use it every day to scrub plaque and bacteria off your teeth and tongue. While your mouth is left much cleaner, your toothbrush now carries all the germs and residue it removed. If it’s not disinfected properly, it will start to lose its cleaning ability. Luckily, keeping it clean in between uses can help preserve its effectiveness – here are a few tips.


How the Bright Summer Sun Can Enhance Your Oral Health!

June 2, 2021

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women lying in the summer sun

In the northern hemisphere, the sun shines its strongest from late June until early September. It turns out that the bright sunlight is good for more than just getting a tan and having barbecues. Researchers have discovered that the rich solar beams can have a positive impact on your gum health. As you continue reading, learn about a common oral health threat that millions of Americans face and the benefits that the summer sun offers!


Why Is My Blood Pressure Taken at Dental Checkups?

May 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 9:55 pm

Why does my dentist take my blood pressureWhen you visit your dentist, you know they are going to take a close look at your teeth and gums, but you might not expect them to check your blood pressure. You might be caught off guard and go home wondering why does my dentist take my blood pressure? Believe it or not, it isn’t unusual. Although it doesn’t directly relate to your oral health, your heart health plays a crucial role in your dental care.


Tips for Protecting Your Lips from Sun Damage

April 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 2:58 pm
woman smiling in the sun

The sun provides many natural benefits for your overall health, such as Vitamin D to strengthen the bones and immune system, and a boost of serotonin to ward off depression. While these are great things, it’s also important to be aware that too much sun exposure without proper skin protection can cause damage to it. Your lips, in particular, are very fragile and prone to harm from the sun, and your Bradford dentist has some tips to share that can help you protect them.


Must-Know Tips to Avoid a Dental Emergency

March 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 3:22 am

Woman needing a cavity detection system.If you’re like many people, you likely never expect to need an emergency dentist; however, sudden oral health issues are more common than you might realize. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency each year. Although you can’t fully stop one from occurring, there are several things you can do to prevent an unexpected trip to your dentist, like using a cavity detection system. Here are 6 tips to help you avoid a dental emergency.


How Keeping Your Heart Healthy Starts with Your Smile

February 6, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 4:23 pm
Red heart and stethoscope for Heart Health Month

A dental blog may not first place you’d expect to see information about the heart. However, keeping your heart healthy actually begins with your smile! That is in part because new research has linked gum disease to serious heart problems. Did you know that February is American Heart Health Month? There is no better time than now to explore the surprising connection between a healthy smile and a healthy heart. Keep reading below to learn more!


Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Floss More

January 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 10:16 pm

couple flossing together in bradfordDid you know that 28% of people say that they only floss when they feel the need to, or not even at all? It is one of the most important dental hygiene practices that are responsible for keeping your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life, but unfortunately, it often gets placed on the backburner. Whether they feel they don’t have time, or just don’t think it’s important enough to go to the “trouble of it,” people have a multitude of excuses when it comes to why they haven’t been flossing. Maybe you decided to break the mold this year and choose to add flossing more to your list of New year’s resolutions – and if not, there’s still time! Keep reading to learn a few tips that can help you prioritize it this year.


7 Common Flossing Mistakes

December 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drarakelian @ 2:58 am

woman flossingOn top of brushing, you need to floss every day in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy. This has been drilled into your head since you were very young, but many people still don’t have this step as a regular part of their routine. On top of that, there are all sorts of common mistakes that you could be making even if you are a diligent flosser. Continue reading to learn about some common flossing mistakes so you know to avoid them in the future.


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