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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.


3 Health Conditions Connected to Gum Disease

February 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 7:43 pm
3D model of a patient’s lungs

When they need to take care of their teeth, people go to a dentist, not a doctor. That may be one reason why people think of their oral health as being disconnected from the rest of the body.
However, contemporary scientific research has found that disease in the mouth can have pretty significant effects on key organs. Gum disease in particular has been connected to a host of other health conditions. Here are a few examples.


5 Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution to Floss More

January 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 3:14 am
person flossing their teeth

During this time of the year, many people are starting to make headway on their New Year’s resolutions. From eating better to traveling more, there are an endless number of resolutions that people can make. If you aren’t sure what you want yours to be, why not make one for your smile? Many people don’t floss as often as they’re supposed to, so that’s a good place to start. Continue reading to learn five tips that will help you stick to your New Year’s resolution to floss more often.


How Dental Implants Can Prevent Facial Collapse

January 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 11:17 pm
closeup of patient smiling after receiving dental implants

It’s no secret that having gaps in your smile can make it difficult for you to feel confident in your beam. You may find yourself smiling or speaking less in social situations out of fear of being judged. Fortunately, there are a lot of options to give you a complete smile once again. Dental implants are one of the most popular. These titanium screws are the only option that replaces both the roots and crown of the tooth. They can even help maintain the shape of your face. Continue reading to learn how dental implants can prevent facial collapse.


Are You a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

December 23, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — smilespringfield @ 10:25 am
A patient receiving sedation dentistry in Springfield

If you see your dentist often, you’ve likely heard of sedation dentistry in Springfield. You may even know that it keeps patients calm for specific treatments. However, you might feel unsure if it’s the right option for you. After all, which people best qualify for dental sedation? Well, it turns out your local practice can answer that question and more. Here are the qualities of good sedation candidates and dental sedatives’ other benefits.

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