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Can a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet Affect Your Oral Health?

April 13, 2024

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Woman hiding behind dark leafy greensMore people than ever are choosing a vegetarian lifestyle. In fact, 1 out of 100 Americans follow a plant-based diet. Although there’s no denying the benefits of eating fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods, it’s not uncommon for vegan diets to cause oral health issues. Here are a few things you should know to keep your mouth healthy.

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I Have a Special Event Coming Up; When Should I Whiten My Teeth?

February 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 10:54 pm
Before and after teeth whitening

Do you have a special event like a wedding, graduation, interview, or family reunion coming up? It only makes sense that you’d want to look great in front of your friends, relatives, and coworkers, and having a whiter smile is a great way to have more confidence as you socialize. Luckily, professional teeth whitening treatments from your dentist can help you have a stunning smile for the occasion. Here’s an overview of the teeth whitening process and how long it can take so you can have your treatment completed in time for the big day.

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Toasting for Teeth: How to Avoid Dental Wine Stains This Holiday Season

December 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 5:59 pm
Friends gathering to drink wine while being aware of dental wine stains

Gatherings of all kinds happen during the holidays and good wine goes well with good company. Dental wine stains, however, are a common and unwanted issue with drinking red wines. Many people find the need to undergo teeth whitening treatments once the festivities are over to restore their snowy grin.

If you want to avoid staining your teeth with your wine this year, continue reading. You’ll find some tips to keep those pearly whites shining bright.

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Are Toothpicks Bad for Your Teeth?

October 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 6:12 pm

Knocked-over toothpick container

Nothing is more annoying than having a piece of food caught between your teeth. Whether a chunk of steak, a popcorn kernel, or other food debris, a toothpick might be your go-to solution to free the object. Although they are marketed for dental use, it’s best to leave them to check the readiness of baked goods. Contrary to what you might have heard, toothpicks are bad for your teeth and could result in a dental emergency. Instead, here’s how to remove food stuck in your teeth safely.

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Items to Include in Your Dorm Dental Kit

August 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 6:57 pm

Organized dorm roomA new school year is right around the corner. As you pack your bags to head back to your dorm room, don’t forget to include a few essentials to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Here are 6 must-have items to include in your dorm dental kit.

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Safely Remove Stuck Food

June 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 6:53 pm
man in black t-shirt picking at his teeth with his pinky finger

Have you ever been at the movie theater with a friend and got a popcorn kernel stuck in your teeth? Or perhaps you were enjoying a family barbecue once and a piece of corn stubbornly refused to dislodge from between your teeth? You, like many others, have likely experienced this frustration more than once, but did you know there are risks if you try to remove some lodged foods yourself?

Continue reading to learn helpful information that can help you safely unwedge stuck food from between your teeth to avoid an emergency dental visit.

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3 Common Myths About Dentures

April 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 7:54 pm
picture of a pair of dentures

Dentures are one of the most popular methods for tooth replacement, and it’s easy to see why—they can fill all the holes in your smile, giving you the look you’ve been missing since you lost your teeth.

However, many people are turned off by dentures because they have some incorrect ideas about them. If you’re curious about whether dentures could be the solution for you, here are some of the most common myths about them and why they aren’t quite true.

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Are Dental Implants Able to Replace Front Teeth?

February 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 6:37 pm
picture of the structure of a dental implant

Dental implants are often touted as the gold standard of tooth replacement, and when you see the results you’ll know why. Not only are they durable and reliable, but they’re also one of the most realistic tooth replacement options there is.

Front teeth are lost the most often, but you might wonder if it’s possible to replace them with implants considering how slender they are. If you’re curious, here’s everything you need to know about the prospect of replacing lost front teeth with dental implants.

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4 Ways to Whiten Dentures

December 5, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 2:51 am
soaking dentures

Dentures are restorations that can replace several or all of your teeth. They have been used for many years and have evolved a lot during that time to become the restorations we know today. If you wear your dentures for a while, you may notice that the teeth are beginning to look discolored. Fortunately, there are several ways to make them look brighter. Continue reading to learn four ways to whiten dentures.

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Dental Bonding: Is It Permanent?

October 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_strohman @ 6:03 pm
patient wondering if cosmetic bonding is permanent

Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that can fix a range of different aesthetic smile issues, including chips, cracks, discoloration, small gaps, and minor alignment issues. This treatment is a popular way to quickly improve the look of one’s smile, but how long does it last? If you have your smile bonded, do you need to get it done again in the future? Read on to learn how long cosmetic bonding lasts and how to protect your new smile.

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