Buffington & Stewart Family Dentistry Blog
June 5, 2018
Everyone suffers from bad breath once in a while; after all, sometimes you just can’t say no to that delicious garlic bread or that onion-filled sandwich. But if you persistently find that other people stand at a distance when you’re talking to them, you might have an ongoing problem with halitosis (bad breath). Fortunately, this isn’t an issue that you have to live with. Here are a few tips from your family dentist to help you enjoy a fresh, good-smelling smile.
May 13, 2018
Did you know that around 2% of the population never gets their wisdom teeth? These individuals aren’t any less wise, but they sure are lucky! Unfortunately, the remaining 98% of the population do develop wisdom teeth and, in many cases, need to have them taken out.
It’s not uncommon for patients to have questions for their dentist about this topic, like what wisdom teeth are in the first place and whether they need to be removed. In this week’s blog, we’ve compiled answers to four of the most common questions we hear. Keep reading to learn more!
April 2, 2018
For years you’ve lived with your imperfect teeth, wishing that you could flash a grin that exudes confidence. Instead, you feel embarrassed about the appearance of your ivories and wonder what people think when they see you. Studies show that your concerns may not be unfounded, as one-third of people surveyed said the first thing they notice about a person is his or her teeth. Thus, your local dentist wants you to know about a simple, fast and effective way to remake your smile – porcelain veneers! Read on to learn more about them.
March 5, 2018
This isn’t your first time hearing that you should visit your dentist on a regular basis. The problem is that you’re just not convinced of the necessity of these appointments. You’re thinking, “I could save the money spent on these routine checkups for when I really need help.” Although that may seem logical at first, that way of thinking is actually detrimental to your oral health and your wallet. As you continue reading, you’ll learn what happens at preventive dentistry appointments, why they are of the utmost importance and how they can save you money in the long run.
February 10, 2018
One thing is for certain – your toothpaste is one of the most important tools in your bag of oral health protectors. It gets little fanfare, but it’s always around. It only requires that you display enough discipline to use it effectively and as a result, it not only protects your mouth, teeth and gums from attackers, but it also leaves a brilliant and beautiful smile. So in these brief lines your dentist salutes this magical paste that oozes from its humble tube and discusses its many forms and how each can be used in conjunction with preventive dentistry.
January 12, 2018
Welcome to 2018! What do you hope the year holds in store for you? Maybe you want to shed a few pounds, start learning a new language, or finally get your credit cards paid off. As great as those New Year’s Resolutions are, why not also set your sights on a few smaller goals, like taking better care of your oral health? Your local dentist hopes to see you at least twice in 2018 so you can receive a professional cleaning and checkup. How can regular dental care benefit you this year?
December 5, 2017
When the holidays approach, you just want to let your hair down, kick back, relax and let off some steam. It’s your chance to catch your breath as you approach the end of another busy year. It’s a festive time where delectable treats abound, and fountains of flavorful drinks pour seemingly from the heavens. You feel compelled to partake of the season’s harvest of delights, but your teeth whitening expert says that you should first be aware of a few things that could damage your smile and ruin your holiday photos.
November 15, 2017
It’s November, you know what that means! The Holidays are here! This is one of the best times of the year because if you’re lucky enough, you can surround yourself with friends, family, and food!
Although your dentist would normally warn against anything sweet for the betterment of your oral health, there is one thing that you can chew on to satisfy your sweet tooth (pun intended!): sugar-free gum! Here are two facts about sugar-free gum: it’s still sweet and it’s great for protecting against cavities! Learn more from your dentist here.
October 7, 2017
You may have seen your favorite celebrity trying dental fads like charcoal teeth whitening for brighter smiles. You may read natural beauty blogs that rave about how you can get the best smile of your life without any chemicals. Well, your dentist has news for you: no matter how natural you feel like you’re trying to be, charcoal teeth whitening is actually not safe and it should not be practiced if you want a strong, stable smile.
September 30, 2017
Dentists say you should brush your teeth for two minutes, after each meal or at least twice a day. If you’re going to put in all that time cleaning your smile, you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of it — and that requires you to think about the tools you’re using. Many people use a manual brush, which can theoretically do a fine job removing plaque and tartar. But for the very best clean, we say it’s a good idea to upgrade to an electric toothbrush.