Oral Hygiene

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Are You Dealing With Sensitive Teeth?

It’s been a long week and you’re ready to sit down with a point of your favorite ice cream. You’ve put the spoonful of blissful food into your mouth and begin to savor the flavor and then BAM! Pain begins shooting through your teeth and jaw because you forgot about your sensitive teeth. It may…

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What’s Causing My Bad Breath?

Everyone wakes up in the morning with more than a little bad breath. It’s perfectly natural, but after brushing, your breath should be fine. If it isn’t or if you notice bad breath coming back later in the day, then there’s something causing it. While bad breath isn’t a dental emergency (most of the time)…

Make Dental Care A New Year's Resolution

Make Dental Care One of Your New Year’s Resolutions

Dr. Ed and the staff at A Lifetime of Smiles does their best to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible, but we understand it’s not your favorite thing to do. Too many people don’t have regular dental checkups because of fear, worries about money and other reasons. As we embark on 2019, make…

Cold medicine can impact your tetth

Cold and Flu Remedies Can Impact Tooth Health

When cold and flu hit your home, it can be miserable. Fever, sniffles and other issues are common problems and the first thing you do is grab those over the counter medications and herbal remedies. You know it won’t do much for the actual illness, but if you’re lucky, it will relieve the symptoms. These…

Does sugar cause cavities?

Does Sugar Really Cause Cavities?

Does sugar cause cavities? It’s an age-old question that people don’t want the answer to. We like sugar. It makes our desserts taste great and businesses pour it into just about everything. Why? Your body will crave it and will want to go out and buy more. It may seem like eating that cupcake isn’t…

elderly dental care

Dental Care For Older Patients

Elderly people need to take special care of their teeth. As they age, the needs of their teeth change and the many years of use can create issues later on in life. When you add mobility issues and other factors, it’s easy for older people to not keep up with dental cleanings, etc. There are…

Tooth care while on vacation

Preparing Your Teeth For Vacation

Bags are packed. Mail is forwarded. Thermostat set to save energy. Time for vacation. STOP! What about your teeth? While it may seem like there’s little chance of a tooth emergency on vacation, it happens far more than you think. If you’re going on a vacation, then make sure you’re prepared before and during the…

Energy drinks can cause cavities and hurt your teeth

Energy Drinks: A Boost At The Expense of Tooth Enamel

The world just keeps getting faster and faster, leaving people little time for restful sleep. When everyone works and plays from dawn until dusk, it’s not surprising that energy drinks have become the go-to drink for the younger (and even not-so-younger) generation. Unfortunately, the energy boost comes at a price for your teeth and it…

When should you change your toothbrush

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

Your toothbrush is always there for you in the morning, but over time it can become ineffective and a breeding ground for bacteria. When was the last time you changed your toothbrush or your electric toothbrush head? If you can’t remember, then it’s probably past due. Many people forget about changing their toothbrush regularly and…

Motivating kids for good dental hygiene

Motivating Kids For Good Dental Hygiene

Kids are wonderful, but it’s not always easy to get them to practice good dental hygiene. With so many distractions from video games to YouTube, they likely don’t want to take the time out to brush their teeth after dinner. It could be they’d rather sleep a few extra minutes before going to school. Setting…

dental care during pregnancy

The Importance of Dental Care During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, there are a million things that go through your mind and there is a whole new world of rules and regulations soon-to-be-moms need to follow in order to have the best chances at a happy and healthy baby. You’ll see your doctor on a regular basis, but don’t forget about your dentist…

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Four Ways People Abuse Their Teeth

Your teeth take a lot of punishment throughout your life, but people routinely do things that unnecessarily add stress and higher chances of tooth decay. These are totally avoidable, but many people think their teeth are invincible. We see them come in with chips, breaks and cavities that didn’t need to happen. Your Teeth Are…