Gahanna Dental Blog


How Often Should I Replace My Sports Mouth Guard?

If you are an athlete who plays contact sports, it’s important you get the right mouth guard to protect your teeth. However, did you know that you also need to replace your sports mouth guard when it starts wearing out? If you play or practice contact sports several hours a day, it doesn’t take long to deform or wear down the protective material. Read More →


How to Choose the Right Sports Mouth Guard for Braces

You’ll need to get a sports mouth guard specifically for braces, otherwise your child could experience dental trauma from having a mouth guard get caught on their braces. Regular sports guards are also not able to adapt with your child’s teeth as they move into optimal alignment. To prevent expensive emergency tooth repair procedures and damaged braces, we recommend getting a special mouth guard that’s created by an experienced Gahanna family dentist to safely fit over your child’s braces. Read More →


7 Facts About Sports Mouth Guards

If you or your child has ever played contact sports, you know that sports mouth guards are absolutely essential for keeping teeth protected. However, many athletes still suffer dental trauma while wearing mouth guards that don’t fit correctly or have become worn over time. In this blog post, we will go over the 7 facts about mouth guards your sports injury dentist wants you to know. Read More →


5 Health Benefits of Dental Bridges

If you have missing teeth, you may want to consider the health benefits of dental bridges. Over time, the spaces in your smile can cause your other teeth to move toward the open space or even cause jaw deterioration. On a day-to-day basis, gaps in your smile can make it difficult to eat, speak, or feel confident. Dental bridge procedures offer a solution to patients with missing teeth by filling the empty space with a false tooth that looks and feels natural. Read More →


Connection between Oral Hygiene and Overall Health

It only makes sense that your oral hygiene would indicate your overall health. This is why it’s important to make sure you Request An Appointment with an experienced preventative care dentist every six months. If any dental issues have come up after your last appointment, be sure to discuss them with your dentist so they can come up with an effective treatment plan. Read More →


How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal?

Tooth pain should always be taken seriously by scheduling an appointment with your tooth restoration dentist. A painful tooth might be trying to tell you that there is infection inside one of your teeth that needs root canal therapy. In this blog post, we will go over the signs you might need a root canal. Please keep in mind that this blog post was written to help you better understand root canals and in no way should replace a visit to an experienced Gahanna dental practice. Read More →


Smile Confidently with Cosmetic Bonding

Want to improve the look of your smile within one dental appointment? Through cosmetic bonding, your dentist is able to apply a tooth-colored restoration to the surface of your teeth to conceal damaged or discolored teeth. If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to start a conversation with an experienced Gahanna cosmetic dentist. Read More →


WISDOM TEETH: WHY DO WE HAVE THEM?

When dentists see emerging wisdom teeth are going to cause dental problems, wisdom tooth removal is likely in the cards. Wisdom teeth - also known as the third molars - received their nickname because they emerge during young adulthood, when a person has a little more wisdom. Read More →


6 TIPS FOR PREVENTING GUM DISEASE

As more and more research about gum disease is surfacing, the need for prevention is more urgent than ever. Gum disease is when your gum tissue and surrounding bones become infected. Gingivitis is a type of gum disease that only affects the gums. Read More →


5 TIPS FOR GETTING USED TO DENTURES

For many of our patients at Pure Dental, the transition between having natural teeth and wearing dentures can take some getting used to. To help you out, your Gahanna dental hygienist has put together a convenient list of our top 5 oral care tips for getting past the awkward phase so that you can enjoy all the... Read More →


DENTAL IMPLANT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Many people have questions about dental implants. Am I a good candidate? Is it painful? What are the costs? The following information on dental implants will help you answer some of these questions. What are dental implants?... Read More →


LOOK YOUNGER WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS

Who doesn't want to look younger — or better? Some people, surprisingly, may shy away from improving their appearance. In a world obsessed with looks, sometimes it is thought to be superficial to even consider cosmetic and beautification programs. You may feel the same way about altering your teeth. When your dentist installs dental implant... Read More →


HOW INVISALIGN COMPARES TO TRADITIONAL BRACES

At first glance, Invisalign and traditional metal braces seem similar — for the same cost, they both provide you with a stunning smile. However, a closer inspection reveals several key differences that most dentists would call significant benefits. Unlike braces, Invisalign allows you to eat all of the same... Read More →


THE BENEFITS OF REGULAR DENTAL VISITS

Visiting your dentist regularly and having your teeth professionally cleaned makes a drastic difference in your overall health. A clean mouth not only reduces cavities, but also can greatly improve the health of your entire body. Healthy teeth allow you to eat the food you need, while also reducing the amount of harmful bacteria you swallow. Read More →


THREE SIGNS YOU NEED DENTAL IMPLANTS

Anyone missing a tooth or several teeth is a strong candidate for dental implants, which can offer a permanent solution to the problems of tooth decay and missing teeth — as well as provide structural support for the entire mouth. Most importantly — you will be able to chew your food normally... Read More →


THE BENEFITS OF PORCELAIN VENEERS

Most of us consider smiling, talking and eating to be simple tasks. However, when you have missing, cracked or gapped teeth, these simple everyday things become embarrassing, frustrating and burdensome. Thankfully, modern cosmetic dentistry can help. Porcelain Veneers provide you with an effective option for rejuvenating your smile and Read More →


CAN BRUSHING YOUR TEETH WARD OFF HEART DISEASE?

We all know what to do — and what not to do — to prevent heart disease. Don't overeat salty or fatty foods. Get exercise and rest. Eat your vegetables. Take medications to prevent worsening of an existing condition. In addition, your dentist will tell you that heart disease can also be managed if you remember one very important part of... Read More →


AVOIDING TIME IN THE DENTIST CHAIR

There are many people who don't like the dentist and yet, take such little care of their oral health that they end up having to make frequent trips to the dentist to repair damage to their teeth. So the very thing they fear becomes something that is now part of their life — for a very long time. Read More →

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