Gahanna Dental Blog

How Wisdom Teeth Removal Can Protect Your Oral Health

f you thought you were done with having new teeth push through your gum line, think again. Wisdom teeth (a set of third molars) typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. While some people are able to keep their wisdom teeth, our Gahanna, OH dentist at Dawn Baker DDS may recommend wisdom teeth removal to prevent crowding, cavities, and infections. Read More

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve Your Quality of Life?

Your smile says a lot about your personality, which is why it’s important to take excellent care of your teeth and gums. Fortunately, our Gahanna, OH dentist at Pure Dental can help you maintain a healthy beautiful smile when you schedule a teeth cleaning appointment every 6 months. Read More

5 Medical Conditions Your Dentist Can Diagnose

Did you know that our Gahanna dentist at Dawn Baker, DDS can catch the early signs of diabetes and heart disease by examining your teeth and gums? Bleeding gums and other oral health issues often indicate a larger problem, which is why it’s important to see your dentist every six months for a routine teeth cleaning and oral examination. Read More →

Why Pregnant Women Need Dental Care

Pregnancy hormones and morning sickness can affect oral health, which is why it’s important to continue seeing your dentist. While we understand being concerned for the health of your unborn child, skipping your appointment or ignoring tooth pain can do more harm than good. Continue reading to learn why a trip to the dentist is perfectly safe during pregnancy. Read More →

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth that show when you smile and talk. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious while smiling, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with our dentist. We can help you explore your options for cosmetic dentistry so you can start smiling with confidence. Continue reading to learn about the dental services we offer patients. Read More →

What are the Benefits of Teeth Bonding?

Do you ever feel self-conscious about your smile? If so, you owe it to yourself to ask your cosmetic dentist about teeth bonding. Your dentist will be able to discuss the pros and cons of dental bonding so you can make the best decision for your oral health. Unlike other cosmetic dentistry procedures, teeth bonding is minimally invasive and only takes one visit to our dental office. Continue reading to learn if the dental bonding procedure is the right smile makeover for you. Read More →

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign Braces?

It’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Ask your Invisalign dentist if you’re a candidate for clear aligner treatment. We often recommend Invisalign braces for teenagers and adults who have crooked teeth and other issues that can be corrected with orthodontic treatment. Continue reading to learn if you’re a candidate for Invisalign braces. Also, feel free to call our office to schedule a consultation with our dentist orthodontist. We’re always more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Read More →

Do I Need a Dental Night Guard

Do you have jaw pain from nighttime teeth grinding? If so, you’ll want to ask your dentist about getting a night guard. Many patients are unaware of grinding or clenching teeth at night until it’s brought up by their partner or dentist. During your routine dental checkup, your dentist will be able to spot worn enamel, tooth fractures, and other signs of teeth grinding. Keep reading to learn how a night guard for teeth grinding can change your life. For more information, schedule an appointment with your dentist today. Read More →

What Happens During the Veneers Procedure

If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to ask your cosmetic dentist about veneers. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells bonded to the fronts of your teeth that show when you smile or talk. Compared to other tooth restorations, dental veneers are an affordable smile makeover. Read More →

What to Expect During Root Canal Therapy

Do you have a toothache and suspect you need a root canal? When a cavity is deep enough to reach the innermost chamber of your tooth (dental pulp) you’ll need an emergency root canal. A tooth abscess won’t go away on its own, which is why you should schedule an appointment with your root canal dentist as soon as possible so you have the best chance of saving your smile. Read More →

Invisalign® FAQ [UPDATED]

If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, you owe it to yourself to ask your Gahanna Invisalign dentist about the benefits of clear aligners. Like the name suggests, Invisalign is a nearly invisible aligner that is designed to fit over your teeth and move them little by little for a better bite and smile. Read More →

How To Protect Your Smile From Gum Disease

Did you know that about half of Americans over the age of 30 have advanced gum disease? Gum disease is caused by untreated plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. The bacteria in dental plaque are enough to irritate your gums and cause them to bleed more easily. Read More →

How Dental Crowns & Fillings Are Different

Dental crowns and dental fillings are both capable of repairing damage done to teeth. However, there are differences between the two that could determine which one your dentist recommends during your next appointment. In this blog post, our Gahanna dentist at Pure Dental will go over the pros and cons of tooth crowns and fillings so you can feel more informed and confident when seeking dental treatments. Read More →

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 [UPDATED]

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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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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