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Replace Your Cigarette Breaks with These Wholesome Activities

August 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — fourtowndentalcare @ 5:51 pm
Woman putting piece of gum in her mouth

If you are trying to quit smoking, you deserve to be congratulated for your efforts. Your overall wellness and oral health will benefit! Unfortunately, you will likely experience cravings for quite some time after you smoke your last cigarette. The urge to smoke might be particularly strong at times when you were used to lighting up, such as during work breaks. How can you replace your cigarette breaks with wholesome activities? Here are some helpful tips:


Can Apple Cider Vinegar Harm Your Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — fourtowndentalcare @ 5:22 pm
Apple cider vinegar next to apples

For generations, apple cider vinegar has been touted as a remedy for all sorts of things. For example, people have used it to aid their weight loss efforts, improve their complexion, manage their blood sugar, and even get rid of dandruff. But how might it affect your oral health? Can apple cider vinegar harm your teeth? This blog post explains what you should know.


5 Tips for Wearing Braces to Work

July 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — fourtowndentalcare @ 4:25 pm
Young man in suit, wearing braces

Every year, countless thousands of adults make a commitment to their oral health and decide to get their teeth straightened. If you will soon be among them, you can look forward to many benefits, both for your oral wellness and your appearance. In the meantime, though, it is understandable if you are nervous about how your orthodontic treatment will affect your routine, especially if you have a busy work schedule. This blog post aims to help. Here are some practical tips for wearing braces to work:


Soak Up the Sun for a Healthier Smile!

June 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — fourtowndentalcare @ 2:34 pm
Woman on beach, soaking up the sun

The sun often gets villainized. The media issues frequent reminders about how important it is to wear sunscreen and take other measures to prevent burns and skin cancer. All of that information is valid. However, while it is true that you should avoid overexposing yourself to the sun’s radiation, there is another side to the story. This blog post explains how you can soak up the sun for a healthier smile.


How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

Filed under: Uncategorized — fourtowndentalcare @ 2:08 pm
Woman on beach, applying SPF lip balm

As the summer sun heats up, you have probably heard plenty of reminders about how important it is to apply sunblock and take other steps to prevent sunburn. Sadly, though, there is a part of the body that sometimes gets overlooked when it comes to sun protection: the lips. They are vulnerable to burns, oral cancer, and premature signs of aging if they frequently face prolonged exposure to UVA and UVB rays. How can you protect your lips from the sun? Here are some practical tips:


Root Canals vs. Tooth Extractions: Comparing Your Options

May 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — fourtowndentalcare @ 3:34 pm
Dentist and patient conversing about treatment options

If you are suffering from a severe toothache, you should seek professional attention ASAP. After a careful examination, your dentist might present you with a couple of different treatment options. For example, you may be told that you could either get the tooth removed or attempt to preserve it. Which option is better? This blog post compares root canals vs. tooth extractions.


What Does a Tooth Extraction Feel Like?

April 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — fourtowndentalcare @ 4:16 pm
Patient in treatment chair, smiling over her shoulder

In some cases, the removal of one or more teeth is necessary for a patient’s oral health. Will you soon undergo one or more extractions? It is natural if the prospect stirs up some mild anxiety, but there is no real need to worry. Many patients are pleasantly surprised by how easy their experience is. What does a tooth extraction feel like? This blog post provides an overview of what you can expect throughout the treatment process.


Why Do Braces Make Your Teeth Feel Loose?

March 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — fourtowndentalcare @ 1:07 pm
Woman with braces pointing at her teeth

In most contexts, a loose permanent tooth is a cause for concern; you should see your dentist right away so they can diagnose the problem and recommend an appropriate treatment. But what if your teeth feel loose because you are wearing braces? Is that normal? Why do braces make your teeth feel loose? This blog post provides answers.


A Guide to Getting Through Your First Week with Braces

March 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — fourtowndentalcare @ 12:54 pm
Smiling young woman with braces, flossing her teeth

Traditional metal braces are one of the most reliable ways to straighten teeth. However, they do require some getting used to. In fact, some patients find it challenging to adjust to their treatment. How can you get through your first week with braces as easily as possible? This basic guide provides some useful tips.


Does Insurance Cover Sedation Dentistry?

January 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — fourtowndentalcare @ 4:02 pm
Patient relaxing while under the influence of nitrous oxide sedation

If the prospect of visiting the dentist makes you a little uneasy, you are far from alone. Fortunately, many practices offer sedation to help patients enjoy a relaxing, stress-free experience. As a frugal person, though, you may have questions about how this provision might affect the cost of your appointment. Does insurance cover sedation dentistry? Read on to learn the answer.

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