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Pandemic Stress & Oral Health Problems
added on: February 16, 2021
stressed man with mask

As we head into the one-year mark of this pandemic, there are still several unknowns. But one thing has remained constant the whole time — stress levels are high, and rightfully so. Stress isn’t the best thing for health, especially at times like these. Prolonged periods of high stress can… Read More…


Can Wearing a Mask Cause Cavities? 
added on: January 29, 2021

Even though 2020 is over and we can start to leave a lot of that crazy year behind us, one thing remains a constant in our everyday lives — face masks. Masks have become commonplace throughout the United States to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and are seen everywhere… Read More…


Why Do My Teeth Hurt?
added on: December 30, 2020

Pain in your teeth is such a unique yet unpleasant feeling. The zings and throbbing that come along with a toothache are enough to make you miserable. We get it, and even though we don’t wish toothaches on anyone, the truth is, they happen. But sometimes the hardest part of… Read More…


4 Things You Can Do To Protect Against Tooth Staining
added on: December 21, 2020

Everyone wants a bright, white smile. But everyday things can take their toll on teeth and cause staining or discoloration. From coffee to wine, to certain medications and beets, it seems that everything we consume can transform our pearly whites into dull, discolored teeth. But, as your dentist in Grove… Read More…


Does My Dentist Know That I Don’t Brush My Teeth? 
added on: November 25, 2020

We’ve all been there — sitting in the dentist’s chair, feeling a little bit guilty about our brushing habits (or lack thereof), and worrying about what our dentist is about to say. But is there anything to actually worry about? Can your dentist in Grove City really tell if you… Read More…


Diabetes & Oral Health
added on: November 18, 2020

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and strives to raise awareness of a chronic disease that affects nearly 30 million Americans. But what does this have to do with your dentist in Grove City? Well, the truth is, there is a strong connection between oral health and diabetes, and it’s ever… Read More…


October is National Dental Hygiene Month
added on: October 19, 2020

Every October, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Colgate sponsor a month-long celebration for dental hygienists around the country. Dental hygienists are crucial members of your healthcare team and are responsible for keeping patients’ mouths (and bodies) healthy. This year, the theme for National Dental Hygiene Month is Faces of… Read More…


How Cancer Treatment Affects Your Mouth 
added on: September 29, 2020

As we head into the month of October, we tend to see pink ribbons everywhere in support of breast cancer research and breast cancer patients. Cancer is one of those scary words nobody wants to hear, and it can cause feelings of uncertainness and weariness of what treatment will bring…. Read More…


How to Fix a Gummy Smile
added on: September 22, 2020

Having a gummy smile can affect someone’s self-confidence, and if you’re someone who sees more gum tissue than teeth when smiling or talking, you may know exactly what we’re talking about. In fact, it’s not uncommon for your dentist in Grove City to hear patients say they’re embarrassed by their… Read More…


Why Do Our Teeth Fall Out? 
added on: August 28, 2020

There’s a myth out there that says we’re almost guaranteed to lose some of our teeth as we get older. But a study by the American Dental Association says otherwise. In fact, more adults are keeping more of their natural teeth longer now than ever before. But that doesn’t ultimately… Read More…


Is Getting a Root Canal Really That Bad?
added on: August 25, 2020

When someone tells you that they need to have a root canal, do you immediately grimace and start thanking your lucky stars that it’s not happening to you? You’re not alone. Many people who hear the words “root” and “canal” together shudder in fear. After all, this dental treatment doesn’t… Read More…


Top 4 Things That May Explain Your Discolored Teeth
added on: July 29, 2020
woman hides her smile with her hat

Does your smile appear dull, dingy, and discolored? You’re not alone. In fact, Americans spend over a billion dollars on smile whitening products every year because they’re unhappy with the color of their teeth. But what if we could better understand what’s causing the discoloration in the first place and,… Read More…


What Causes Receding Gums?
added on: July 21, 2020
woman with gum pain

If you have gum pain, swollen gums, or increased tooth sensitivity, particularly along the gum line, you may be experiencing gum recession. This oral health problem can lead to other issues down the road, including increased tooth decay, sensitive teeth, and even tooth loss. So what exactly causes receding gums,… Read More…


Why Men Are at Increased Risk for Oral Health Problems
added on: June 17, 2020
young man relaxing

Every June is recognized as Men’s Health Month and strives to bring awareness to just how important it is for men to keep up with doctor appointments, physicals, and routine procedures based on age. It’s also a time for your dentist in Grove City to encourage all men to seek… Read More…


How to Know If It’s Time to Trash Your Toothbrush
added on: May 29, 2020
toothbrushes

When was the last time you changed your toothbrush? A few months ago, a year ago, too long ago to remember? The truth is, there are a couple of things in life that you should change frequently — the oil in your car, the air filters in your home, and… Read More…


“Why Is My Tongue a Different Color?”
added on: May 21, 2020
closeup of tongue

Usually you’ll find your dentist in Grove City spending most of their time talking about teeth. But today, we’re switching it up a bit and focusing on another important area of oral health — the tongue. This amazing muscle helps us speak, chew, and swallow, but did you know that… Read More…


De-stress and Protect Your Oral Health
added on: April 27, 2020
stressed man holds head in hands

During these times of change and uncertainty, it’s only natural to feel stressed out. After all, we’ve all been thrust into staying at home and figuring out our new, temporary norm. Your dentist in Grove City understands. We’re in this together, and we’d like to help by talking about how… Read More…


Dental Emergencies vs. Non-Emergencies
added on: April 10, 2020
emergency room sign

As of March 18, 2020, the American Dental Association has recommended a nationwide postponement of all elective dental procedures and encouraged dentists to provide emergency services only. But how do you determine the difference between a dental emergency and a non-emergency? The ADA is helping out there, too and released… Read More…


Bad Breath & The Keto Diet
added on: March 25, 2020
Keto diet

One of the most popular weight-loss diets today is the Keto Diet. Many people find it to be effective and watch the pounds drop off. But what does this have to do with dentistry, and why is your dentist in Grove City talking about a weight loss diet? The truth… Read More…


Why Does My Breath Stink?
added on: February 26, 2020
woman with bad breath

Having bad breath is not only embarrassing, but it could also be a sign of a bigger problem. While an odorous mouth is a completely normal side effect of eating something fragrant (garlic, anyone?), your dentist in Grove City wants you to know that chronic bad breath is something that… Read More…


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