Author: Wright Smiles

Maintaining Your Dental Health During the Holidays

There’s lots of talk about maintaining our whole body’s health by being mindful to continue to eat healthy and exercise during the holidays, but what about our dental health? Maintaining your dental health during the holidays may feel mundane, but it’s still important, just like diet and exercise. Here are some tips to keep your… Read more »

Can Gum Strengthen Your Teeth?

Chewing gum is great for freshening your breath, but can gum strengthen your teeth, too? Does that sound too good to be true? Chewing gum, if you choose the right type, can actually have many benefits for your dental health. Continue reading to learn more! All Gums are Not the Same! Some gums are good… Read more »

Can Running Cause Dental Pain?

If you’re a runner, you may be used to pushing yourself through discomfort to reach your running goals, and discomfort in the teeth or jaw is no exception. If you’re wondering “Can running cause dental pain?” You’re not alone. Dental discomfort when running can be a common problem, but we all perform better when we… Read more »

Natural Sources of Fluoride

Natural Sources of Fluoride

Dentists talk a lot about fluoride, and for good reason! Fluoride is a mineral that has been shown to strengthen teeth, prevent cavities and reduce sensitivity. Fluoride is added into many city water supplies for this very reason. It’s also added to toothpastes, mouthwashes and floss. But did you know that fluoride also naturally occurs… Read more »

Dental Health on Road Trips

Dental Health on Road Trips

Whatever is on the summer agenda, from camping to swimming at the beach, traveling with friends and exploring new places, it’s important to keep your dental health in mind. Here’s what you should know about taking care of your dental health on road trips so you are prepared when you hit the road. Toothbrushes for… Read more »

What Happens if You Don’t Fill a Cavity?

What Happens if You Don’t Fill a Cavity?

You may have wondered if your teeth can repair themselves like your bones do. After all, aren’t teeth and bones the same thing? Actually, while teeth and bones do have similarities, they are also very different, too. Let’s talk about the difference between teeth and bones and what happens if you don’t fill a cavity…. Read more »

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity can happen suddenly or it may set in slowly. Either way, it can be a very uncomfortable sensation. What causes sensitive teeth? Many things can lead to increased sensitivity. The good news is, there are some simple things you can do that may help provide relief. Let’s talk about what may be causing… Read more »

5 Questions You Should Ask a New Dentist

5 Questions You Should Ask a New Dentist

Seeing a new dentist for the first time can make anyone feel nervous. It’s important to consider beforehand what questions you might want to ask in order to help you learn as much information as possible so that you can decide whether they are the best fit for you or your family. Here are 5… Read more »

Why Preventative Care Matters

Why Preventative Care Matters

Many people don’t think about the health of their teeth until they experience discomfort, often from a cavity, but being proactive about the health of your teeth before problems arise has great benefits. Let’s dig into the topic of why preventative care matters and how you can be proactive about keeping your smile looking and… Read more »

What to Expect at the Dentist

Many people may feel nervous about visiting the dentist, but a dental exam or cleaning doesn’t have to be something to avoid. Dentists and dental hygienists work hard to ensure that your experience will be as comfortable and pleasant as possible, even if it’s an emergency visit. Here are some good things you can expect… Read more »