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Can Gum Disease Lead to High Blood Pressure?

May 19, 2022

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Man checking blood pressure.

Taking care of your mouth is no easy task. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every two adults in the nation have some form of gum disease! However, gum disease doesn’t just affect your mouth; like many other oral health problems, it can also influence the rest of your body. One way is by increasing your risk of high blood pressure. Here’s what your dentist wants you to know about gum disease and high blood pressure, along with some tips for keeping your gums healthy and happy.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Smile Healthy This Summer

May 3, 2022

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Woman smiling and wearing a sun hat during summer.

What are you planning to do this summer? Maybe you’re gearing up for a road trip to the beach. Or maybe you’re ready to kick back and relax by the pool every day. No matter what your summer plans are, something to keep in mind is your oral health. A healthy smile doesn’t just look good—it feels good too, and oral health problems can easily bring you down and derail your summertime fun! Here are five tips from your dentist in Beachwood to help you maintain a bright and healthy smile all throughout the season.

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What Should You Expect in an Emergency Dental Visit?

April 12, 2022

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Miniature workers treating broken tooth

Toothaches, tooth sensitivity, and loose restorations are just a few injuries that could prompt a visit to your emergency dentist. On the way there, you may have countless questions on your mind, especially about what to expect.

Luckily, you can learn what an emergency dental visit in Beachwood looks like beforehand. Here’s an outline of the three major items involved in said visit: the examination, the treatment, and dentist recommendations.

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4 Binge-Watching Snacks That Can Affect Your Smile

April 8, 2022

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woman eating popcorn and watching a movie

With the amount of streaming services on TV, it can get easy to want to sit down and just zoom through all your preferred content. Whether it’s a movie franchise or the newest season of your favorite show, you’ll probably grab a bite to eat while you’re at it! But did you know you could affect your oral health with the constant food and drinking? Keep reading to learn four binge-watching snacks that can impact your smile.

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Why Does My Jaw Only Hurt on One Side?

March 24, 2022

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woman's jaw hurting

If you have pain in any part of your body, it can be frustrating and alarming. It might be difficult to know what you should do about it. If you are experiencing jaw pain on one side of your mouth, there are numerous reasons why this could be happening. Many times, this isn’t a serious issue, but you should know when to seek help. Continue reading to learn about some of the reasons why you may be experiencing one-sided jaw pain, so you know when to contact your emergency dentist in Beachwood.

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How Does Spring Cleaning Apply to My Dental Health?

March 4, 2022

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electric toothbrush and mouthwash

“Spring cleaning” is defined as “the act or process of doing a thorough cleaning of a place.” Its first-known use was way back in 1841. Conveniently for a dental blog post, the place where said cleaning is occurring can be your mouth! Spring is a great time to dust off the cobwebs and seek a fresh start. Your oral health isn’t too far removed from what is likely its most difficult time of the year – the holiday season – and a teeth cleaning could be just what the doctor (or dentist) ordered. Keep reading to get some helpful tips from your dentist in Beachwood.

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What Are Rare Oral Health Problems in Beachwood You Haven’t Heard Of?

February 24, 2022

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woman with perplexed expression

Have you ever heard of a vaquita? Maybe not. It’s the smallest species of porpoise and currently the rarest animal in the world with an estimated wild population of 10. That’s unfortunate, of course, but it explains why you didn’t know what it is. On another adverse note, there are some rare oral health problems in Beachwood that can cause trouble for children and require professional treatment. Keep reading to learn from your dentist about some likely new-to-you teeth conditions that the occasional child must face.

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Does My Dentist Recommend the Water Pik or Dental Floss?

February 4, 2022

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woman using Water Pik

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame or the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force? Tony Packo’s chili dogs or Slyman’s corned beef? Friday nights or Saturday nights? Some decisions are easier than others. When it comes to cleaning in between teeth, dental floss and a Water Pik water flosser each has their own merits. Keep reading to learn from your dentist about the pros and cons of dental floss, plus the benefits and drawbacks of the Water Pik in Beachwood, so that you can make the best choice for your oral health.

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How Do I Stick to My New Year’s Resolution of Flossing More?

January 24, 2022

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father and son flossing

Do you cringe at the thought of your hygienist or dentist telling you to floss more often? There is only one solution, and it isn’t as difficult as many of us make it out to be. However, a lot of people still slack on their daily flossing. The New Year is a great time to make this change, but you will need to stick with it to see the benefits. Continue reading to learn from your dentist in Beachwood why flossing is so important plus get some tips to maintain your New Year’s resolution.

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What Are Foods That Can Chip Teeth to Be Cautious of?

January 4, 2022

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corn on the cob

Would you like to try some of that sushi from the gas station? It’s probably okay to eat, but of course, there’s some risk involved. That’s kind of the deal when you are eating hard foods that can chip teeth. You’ll likely be fine but being cautious can protect you from a big mistake that can hurt your mouth and your wallet. Keep reading to find out some foods that pose a degree of risk for requiring an emergency dentist in Beachwood.

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