Archive for March, 2016

How Often Should Adults Go to the Dentist?

Thursday, March 31st, 2016
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As an adult, how do you determine how frequently you should visit a dentist? It depends on various factors.

When you are a baby, your parents are responsible for caring for your milk teeth. As you grow into a young child, your parents teach you about the anatomy of your teeth and how to brush and floss. As you continue to age into your teenage years, your parents are likely still scheduling your dentist appointments and helping you navigate the troubled waters of cavities and wisdom teeth.

With the help of a family dentist, parents do their best to instill the value of proper oral hygiene into their children. So, what happens when life kicks you off of your parent’s health insurance and nobody is making your dental appointments for you anymore? How often should adults go to the dentist? Affinity Dental is here to shed some light on this topic. (more…)

Dental Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Mouth

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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Is your mouth in need of a spring cleaning? Schedule a dental cleaning today!

Spring is officially here! Are you already doing away with old clothes, shoes, and toys that you no longer need? Spring cleaning is a great concept, and your mouth shouldn’t be left out of reaping its benefits. Plus, shouldn’t you already have a clean mouth year-round? In the spirit of springtime, Affinity Dental is here with a few dental spring cleaning tips for your mouth. (more…)

Understanding the Anatomy of Your Teeth

Friday, March 18th, 2016

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Don’t judge your teeth by their enamel cover! The more you know about the anatomy of your teeth, the better equipped you are to care for them.

How much do you really know about your teeth? You use your teeth every day for chewing, eating, talking, smiling, and more. Understanding the anatomy of your teeth is an essential part of knowing how to properly care for them. The more you know about your teeth, the more likely you are to be able to identify dental emergencies and avoid bad habits. Have no fear, Affinity Dental is here to help you gain a better understanding of tooth anatomy. (more…)

Why Do My Teeth Hurt After Flossing?

Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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Have you been flossing correctly? Be sure not to be too aggressive!

The importance of regular brushing and flossing for optimal oral health should come as a surprise to no one. However, many people let their oral responsibility to floss fall by the wayside. Flossing is an essential part of maintaining your oral health and preventing sudden cavities and gum disease.

Have you recently started flossing? Do your gums or teeth hurt after flossing? At Affinity Dental, we are proud that you are taking a necessary step to address your oral health. If you have been out of the flossing game for a while, or even if you’ve been doing it for years – if you are experiencing pain there is a good chance one of the reasons below is to blame. (more…)

The Unexpected Causes of Sudden Cavities

Friday, March 4th, 2016

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Certain vitamins, cough drops and other medicines are packed with unexpected sugar and known to cause sudden cavities.

Even those people who practice impeccable oral hygiene can still be susceptible to cavities. Why? There are lots of reasons, and finding the root cause of your sudden cavities isn’t always easy. Affinity Dental is here with some unexpected causes of sudden cavities to help you narrow down why you might be struggling. (more…)