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7 Independence Day Treats That Are Good for Your Teeth

July 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpeters @ 9:28 am
Nighttime celebration at a long rectangular table between a group of people underneath string lights with a spread of food

Fireworks, family and friends, and food – the perfect setup for a great Independence Day celebration! This July 4th, consider a menu of appetizers and snacks that both fill you up and protect your oral health. The last thing you want to spoil your fun is tooth trouble. To preserve your summer smile, here are 7 Independence Day treats that are good for your teeth.


Why You Should Absolutely Still Visit Your Dentist If You Wear Dentures

May 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpeters @ 6:43 pm
a closeup of a dentist holding dentures

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dentures are among the most tried and true available solutions. The prosthetics have helped countless generations of patients restore gaps in their smiles and resume eating, speaking, and more with relative ease. However, some patients falsely believe that having full dentures means they’re exempt from attending their routine dental visits. Here’s more about why you should absolutely continue visiting your dentist if you wear dentures.


Knocked-Out Tooth? 5 Steps to Take at Home

March 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpeters @ 11:26 pm

Shocked woman with hand over mouthYou only get one set of adult teeth, which means losing one can be a very traumatic experience. Contrary to what you might have heard, not all knocked-out teeth are gone for good. If you get to an emergency dentist within the next 30 minutes, they might be able to save your tooth. You can increase the odds by taking 5 steps at home until you see your dentist.


3 Reasons You Won’t Regret Root Canal Therapy

January 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpeters @ 1:27 pm
a graphic illustration of a tooth that needs root canal therapy

Ah, the dreaded root canal therapy. Hollywood has perpetuated the myth that it is painful but 95% of people experience little to mild discomfort with the procedure. As a matter of fact, root canal therapy is meant to alleviate your dental issues, not cause more! People are so relieved when they finally have their infected tooth treated. According to a University of Gothenburg thesis, 87% of root canal patients would choose to have the same treatment again if they needed to. Read on from your dentist in Farmington to learn three reasons why you will be glad you restored your tooth to health with root canal therapy.


Before or After Breakfast: When Should I Brush My Teeth?

December 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpeters @ 4:37 pm
a woman brushing her teeth before breakfast in Farmington

If you practice a solid oral hygiene routine, then you likely brush your teeth twice a day. By doing so, you’ll effectively keep your pearly whites clean and safe from issues like decay, cavities, and gum disease. However, some people choose to scrub their smiles at different times, especially when it comes to eating their first meal of the day. Read on to learn why you should be brushing your teeth before breakfast instead of afterward!


To the Rescue! Creating a Dental Emergency Kit

November 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpeters @ 11:51 pm
dental emergency kit

A knocked-out tooth. A severe toothache. A dislodged dental crown. Dental emergencies can catch anyone off guard! That is why it is best to be prepared so no one have to panic. Help can be right at your fingertips until you or your loved ones are able to visit the dentist for emergency care. Here are the essentials for your dental emergency kit so everyone, including their teeth, can be taken care of!


3 Things Your Dentist Would Never Put in Their Mouth

October 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpeters @ 8:05 pm
Man with strong healthy teeth trying to crack a walnut while standing on gray background.

Your teeth are essential to breaking down your food and starting the digestion process, but there are things they shouldn’t be used for. If you aren’t careful, you could wind up with a dental emergency. Even if you get lucky, misusing your teeth will wear them down in ways that aren’t obvious to you, but will be to your dentist. Here are a few things your dentist would never put in their mouth because of the damage they can do.


3 Tips to Take Care of Your Mouthguard

September 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpeters @ 5:14 pm
person wearing dental mouthguard

Bruxism is a condition that’s characterized by teeth grinding and jaw clenching. According to the Sleep Foundation, bruxism affects approximately six to 50% of children, 15% of teens, 8% of middle-aged adults, and 3% of elders. If you have issues with teeth grinding and jaw clenching, you may have trouble getting enough sleep.

Fortunately, dental mouthguards can provide some relief. A mouthguard is designed to protect your teeth and other oral structures from harm so you can avoid dental damage, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues, and more. If you have a mouthguard or are preparing to get one, read on to learn three tips that will help you keep it in good condition.


The 3 Dirtiest Items in the Bathroom

August 10, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpeters @ 7:57 pm
toothbrush holder with toothbrushes and toothpaste

When cleaning their homes, many people focus on loading the dishwasher, doing laundry, and wiping down surfaces. Areas like the toilet and the kitchen sink tend to get some extra attention since people assume that these are some of the dirtiest areas in the house. But, when it comes to the bathroom, some of the dirtiest items in your home may be ones you’d never expect. Read on to learn about three of the dirtiest items in the bathroom.


5 Foods to Eat for Added Fluoride

July 22, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drpeters @ 1:44 am

Woman eating fresh fruitYour teeth are protected by the hardest substance in your body. Your enamel is the outer layer of your teeth responsible for protecting the softer dentin and pulp. Every day, your enamel is under attack by cavity-causing bacteria that can lead to tooth decay. Unfortunately, your enamel won’t grow back once it has been lost. Fluoride is known as “nature’s cavity fighter” because it makes teeth more resistant to decay. You can find it in many public water sources and dental products, but did you also know you can get it through your diet, too? Here are 5 foods with fluoride to defend your smile. 


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