Protect Your Teeth From Bruxism and Seasonal Stress Grinding

November 19th, 2020
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Is seasonal stress grinding your teeth down? Don’t let bruxism damage your teeth permanently.

The holiday season will create a significant amount of stress for individuals over the next two months. While this time can have many enjoyable elements, the stress produced by gift-buying, school assignments, work projects, family, and more can all contribute to bruxism. What is bruxism? This is the condition in which you clench and grind your teeth throughout the day and night. This clenching and grinding can become disruptive and lead to body pain and tooth sensitivity. If you believe you suffer from bruxism, read on to learn more about the symptoms and treatments, and schedule a consultation with your dentist as soon as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

Six Types of Dental Exams You Can’t Skip

November 12th, 2020
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Don’t skip these crucial dental exams.

There is a reason dentists recommend scheduling checkups every six months. Attending regular dentist appointments is necessary for teeth and gum health and the best way to detect potentially significant problems. There are several types of dental exams you can’t afford to skip. Read on to learn more about the importance of each of these examinations.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Manage Tooth Decay Risk Factors

November 4th, 2020
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Do what you can to lower your risk for tooth decay and cavities.

Tooth decay doesn’t happen randomly but is the end result of bacteria feeding on the sugar present on your teeth and producing acid. High acidity then erodes your tooth enamel and creates the perfect environment for cavities and tooth decay. However, you don’t need to wait for cavities to form to address them. You can monitor the following four tooth decay risk factors to prevent cavities from developing.  Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Preventing Halloween Cavities

October 29th, 2020
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Learn how to avoid the candy that causes Halloween cavities.

Halloween is a great time to have some fun, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Both children and adults can indulge in a variety of candy, but what isn’t so fun is visiting your dentist and finding you’ve developed new cavities! Fortunately, there are a few methods you can use to prevent kids from developing Halloween cavities.  Read the rest of this entry »

Everything You Want to Know About Teeth Whitening Treatments

October 22nd, 2020
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Answers to all of your teeth whitening treatment questions.

When you go searching for answers about teeth whitening treatments, you are met with an avalanche of information. There are many myths and rumors about what teeth whitening methods work best and which should be avoided. It can quickly become overwhelming, and you may even make the wrong decision that affects your teeth strength. At Affinity Dental, we always recommend asking your dentist first about teeth whitening treatments before making a plan. Until you can meet with your dentist, we will address a few major questions patients have about teeth whitening below.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Components of Daily Dental Care

October 15th, 2020
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There are a few components that make up the recommended daily dental care routine.

Everyone wants to do what they can to keep their teeth healthy and strong. However, we may not always know what the best method is for doing that. How many times should we brush our teeth each day? What about flossing and using mouthwash? Read on to learn the recommended components of a daily rental routine.  Read the rest of this entry »

3 Ways to Treat Sensitive Teeth While on a Budget

October 9th, 2020
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You can treat sensitive teeth affordably with specialty toothpaste.

When you are budgeting for your health, you should never forget to budget for proper oral care. This includes factoring in routine checkups, as well as any daily care items you will need. If you want to treat sensitive teeth while staying within a modest budget, there are a few things you can do to take care of your pearly whites.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Full Mouth Dental Implants Improve Your Smile

October 1st, 2020
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Learn how full mouth dental implants can give you back your smile!

If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist has likely recommended bridges or dentures. These relatively inexpensive options help you leave behind the discomfort and embarrassment of missing teeth. However, your dentist may also recommend full mouth dental implants. Although at a higher price than dentures or bridges, these dental implants offer distinct long-lasting advantages. If you are seeking ways to restore your full, bright smile, read on to learn more about what full dental implants can do for you.  Read the rest of this entry »

What to Expect After Teeth Whitening Treatments

September 23rd, 2020
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What you can expect after your teeth whitening treatments.

It is natural that after exposure to food, medication, smoke, and aging processes, our teeth start to become discolored. Professional teeth whitening treatments performed by your dentist are an excellent way to return your teeth to sparkling shades of white. You know that your treatment will return the brightness to your smile, but what happens after your initial teeth whitening treatments? Read on to find out what you can expect after your teeth are whitened.  Read the rest of this entry »

5 Tips for Family Dental Care

September 17th, 2020
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Investing in family dental care from the beginning will give your children excellent health habits.

Keeping your family’s teeth and gums healthy can feel like a full-time job. But if you start early, you can set a good example for your children while teaching them excellent life habits. Better yet, practicing regular and healthy family dental care can prevent future expenses related to fillings, gum disease, and chipped teeth. By following the tips below, you can ensure that your entire family maintains healthy oral care for years into the future.  Read the rest of this entry »