Dental Plaque: What You Need to Know

September 29, 2020 By Beechwold Dental Care

Dental Plaque: What You Need to Know

Plaque, like many oral health concerns, begins as a silent menace. You may recognize this colorless, sticky film as the fuzzy coating you feel when you first wake up. For many people, a colorless film on the teeth may be the only sign. However, in some cases, more noticeable symptoms, such as receding gums or bad breath, occur. What is plaque and what causes it? Plaque forms in your mouth throughout the day as you ...

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10 Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

August 23, 2020 By Beechwold Dental Care

10 Common Dental Emergencies and First Aid

There's nothing worse than realizing something is wrong in your mouth. This is partly because it's really difficult to examine it for yourself.  As a layperson, it's often difficult to know whether the problem is a dental emergency or something you can take care of yourself.  Often, you can help alleviate your symptoms with some at-home first aid remedies. Other times, you should call your dentist immediately. To help you determine what ...

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Are You Going to Need Dentures?

July 22, 2020 By Beechwold Dental Care

Are You Going to Need Dentures?

Did you know that this year in the United States alone, the number of adults expected to be wearing dentures is a whopping 37.9 million? That's about 4.3 million more people than just 30 years ago! So, you're not alone if you think you may be headed down that path. Even people that take great care of their teeth sometimes end up requiring dentures, simply due to the many years of ...

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Are You Brushing Your Teeth the Wrong Way?

June 24, 2020 By Beechwold Dental Care

Are You Brushing Your Teeth the Wrong Way?

Did you know there is a right way and a wrong way to brush your teeth? When we ask our patients this question, the typical response is..."No, but is it really that complicated?" Yet, most people are astounded to find that part of the reason for their oral discomfort is often due to incorrectly brushing their teeth. Teeth are one of the most valuable “assets” that you have, and you're only given one ...

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5 Dental Myths

May 20, 2020 By Beechwold Dental Care

5 Dental Myths

Even though our dental team enjoys working with teeth on a daily basis and looks forward to taking care of our patient's oral health, most people don’t rank going to the dentist at the top of the fun list. However, sometimes the reasons people don't come in for check-ups are due to preconceived dental myths. Let's examine five of the most common myths. Myth 1: My Teeth Feel Fine, So Why ...

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How Your Dentist Can Help Relieve Minor Sleep Apnea

March 20, 2020 By Beechwold Dental Care

How Your Dentist Can Help Relieve Minor Sleep Apnea

Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, have become a significant health issue in the United States. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, it is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea still undiagnosed. When left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a myriad of problems, such as high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation, strokes, and even traffic accidents ...

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What is Tooth Enamel Erosion and Can It Be Treated?

August 25, 2019 By Beechwold Dental Care

What is Tooth Enamel Erosion and Can It Be Treated?

What is Tooth Enamel Erosion and Can It Be Treated? Did you know that 250 tooth enamel is the strongest and most durable tissue within our body? It is stronger than our bones, and harder than steel!  Tooth enamel is the substance on the outside layer of your teeth. Enamel is responsible for protecting your teeth from damage. However, don't let the strength of enamel fool you. Tooth enamel can be broken down and ...

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5 Top Benefits of Using Fluoride Treatments

April 21, 2019 By Beechwold Dental Care

5 Top Benefits of Using Fluoride Treatments

5 Top Benefits of Using Fluoride Treatments We all know how important fluoride treatments are for children. However, did you know that fluoride usage for adults is just as important? It’s never too late to start practicing a healthy oral hygiene routine for your teeth. Even adults should use fluoride to experience the amazing positive effects it has on our teeth.   There are 5 clear benefits of fluoride treatments that all ages can appreciate ...

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How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush

March 25, 2019 By Beechwold Dental Care

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush Most people are surprised to learn that the average toothbrush contains over 700 kinds of bacteria. Fungi, viruses, and tiny microorganisms sit on the bristles of toothbrushes around the world, establishing a foundation for diseases to form. If the thought of bacteria dwelling on the toothbrush you routinely place in your mouth doesn’t peak your curiosity about changing your oral hygiene habits, think about the poor physical ...

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10 Dental Care Tips to Keep in Mind When You're Pregnant

February 26, 2019 By Beechwold Dental Care

10 Dental Care Tips to Keep in Mind When You're Pregnant

10 Dental Care Tips to Keep in Mind When You're Pregnant Many pregnant women carefully manage their diet, environment, and routine.  However, these same women often fail to consider their dental health during pregnancy.  This lack of dental health awareness can create serious consequences. Dentistry and pregnancy go hand in hand. Pregnancy often creates changes that can lead to serious dental problems, placing the mother and baby at risk. Dentistry and Pregnancy The development ...

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