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What to Know About Apple Cider Vinegar & Your Smile

April 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 5:43 pm
a bottle of apple cider vinegar in front of some fresh apples

Apple cider vinegar has been used as a health remedy for thousands of years all over the world. However, it has recently gained more popularity in the U.S., touting such benefits as weight loss, controlling diabetes, and lowering cholesterol. But is it safe for your teeth? Read on to learn more about apple cider vinegar and your oral health, as well as how to protect your smile while consuming it.


The Link Between Cheek-Biting & Oral Health

April 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 2:08 am
a woman biting the inside of her cheeks

When you think of your oral health, what’s the first thing you think of? Naturally, your pearly whites may have come to mind, and maybe even your gums. However, your oral health is the well-being of your entire oral-facial system that allows you to chew, smile, and speak. This includes the soft tissues of your mouth like the inside of your cheeks! If you tend to bite or chew on them, it can begin to impact the health of your entire smile. Read on to learn more about the connection between cheek-biting and your oral health, as well as some helpful tips to help you protect your smile.


Settling the Matter: Are Dental Implants Safe?

March 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 6:17 pm
3-D diagram of a dental implant

Dental implants are often recommended by dentists for tooth replacement, and when you see the incredible results that they can produce, it’s not hard to understand why. They’re remarkably durable, realistic-feeling, and provide patients with a significantly stronger bite than other tooth replacement options.

However, dental implants also involve surgery, which makes some people wonder about their safety. If you want to know more about the risks associated with dental implants, here’s a guide that may be able to put you at ease.


5 Signs You are a Good Candidate for Dental Oral Conscious Sedation

March 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 7:06 am
a woman smiling and feeling calm at the dentist’s office

It’s no secret that many people dislike going to the dentist. Whether it’s a fear of discomfort or just the unknown, these feelings can cause you to avoid getting their six-month checkups. Unfortunately, your smile can suffer without a professional cleaning and your dentist helping to prevent any serious oral health issues. Fortunately, sedation dentistry, such as oral conscious sedation, can help your dental visits be more comfortable. To see if you are a good candidate for dental oral conscious sedation, read the following five signs!


3 Characters That Give Dentists a Bad Reputation

February 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 10:01 pm
popcorn spilling on a table

There is an incredible number of people who are afraid of the dentist. Many of them have had a bad experience, but oftentimes their fear comes from something they’ve seen in the media.

For sure, dentists have had some pretty poor representatives in pop culture. Here are some of the most prominent examples, and why your dentist won’t make you feel the same way.

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