Most of us are familiar with the sinking feeling of hearing your dentist say that you have a cavity. However, there are two other words that you never want to hear your dentist say at your checkup: “gingivitis” and “periodontitis.” These words certainly sound scary, but what exactly do they mean? They’re actually the two stages of gum disease. Knowing the difference between gingivitis and periodontitis, and seeking treatment right away, can save your smile. Here’s what you should know about gum disease in Waverly.(more…)
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May 28, 2021
April 27, 2021
For some people, the craft beer scene is truly a lifestyle. Exploring new breweries, or during the pandemic, getting to-go growlers, and trying the new seasonal beers is a fun hobby. The last thing you’re probably thinking about when you’re sipping on a foamy brew is whether it’s affecting your oral health. Read on to learn about how beer can have both a negative and positive impact on your teeth and gums, and what you can do to protect them.(more…)
March 28, 2021
Gum disease in Waverly is a preventable infection that destroys the supporting structures of your teeth, making it the leading cause of tooth loss. At least 50% of Americans are believed to have the infection. There are countless studies connecting gum disease to several health issues, like cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease. New research has also found another concern linked to the infection. A recent study has discovered a correlation between gum disease and respiratory failure in COVID patients.
January 31, 2021
If your smile has suffered significant damage from decay, disease, or trauma, you might be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction in Waverly. Your dentist can restore and replace compromised teeth using advanced dental procedures. After performing a thorough consultation, they’ll create a customized treatment plan to rehabilitate your smile. Although everyone’s plan differs, here are a few of the most common procedures used during full mouth reconstruction.
December 6, 2020
As people age, it is common for their health to decline. But in addition to aging, poor oral hygiene can also cause problems for overall well-being. This makes finding a dentist for seniors in Waverly important to their health. If you have loved ones who reside in assisted living communities, keep reading to find out key factors to consider when planning their dental care.(more…)
November 22, 2020
If you’re missing a tooth or two, you’ve heard about the benefits of dental implants. Unfortunately, you might not believe they are for you because of their price, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. If you have dental insurance, you can use your coverage to help offset the cost of the treatment; however, if you don’t act fast, you can miss your opportunity for a complete smile. At the end of the year, your insurance policy will expire. Here’s how you can invest in dental implants without breaking the bank.
October 23, 2020
You already knew that there are all sorts of germs and bacteria all around you, though you try not to think about it all too often. As frequently as you’ve been washing your hands and wiping down hard surfaces, you may be forgetting about some of the dirtiest items in your home. In fact, some of them are in your very own bathroom. Continue reading to learn from your dentist in Waverly about what these objects are so you can take a little bit of time to ensure that they get cleaned up.(more…)
September 3, 2020
In the last few years, you have probably heard of the “keto” diet that has been sweeping the country. Most of the time, people begin following this diet for the purpose of losing weight, but it may also help to manage certain medical conditions like epilepsy, heart disease, acne, and certain brain diseases. However, something that many people don’t seem to consider is the effects that the ketogenic diet has on their teeth. Continue reading to learn more about the relationship between the keto diet and oral health from your dentist near Waverly.(more…)
July 20, 2020
Dentists and other health professionals always follow strict guidelines to ensure the safety of their team and patients. Changes have been made since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to allow patients to get the care that they need while significantly reducing the risk of falling ill. Continue reading to learn about the new steps that your dentist in Waverly is taking to protect those in the office from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.(more…)
July 1, 2020
You brush your teeth twice a day, every day, but did you know that not all oral hygiene products are created equal? From toothbrushes to mouthrinses and everything in between, the numerous options can be overwhelming. So, where do you start when looking for the best products for your smile? With this post from the team at Smiley Family Dentistry! They share tips on how to care for your teeth in between the times you have a professional dental cleaning in Waverly with them. (more…)