Learning about the Parts of a Tooth
Summit Dental Health Blog
by Megan Bryant
2w ago
On average, most adults have 32 teeth. That includes the molars, premolars, canines, wisdom teeth, and incisors. Every part of your tooth plays a role in keeping your mouth healthy. Let’s dive into the different parts of a tooth to better understand how cavities form and why it’s so important to keep up with proper ..read more
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Extraction or root canal: Which treatment should I choose?
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by Emily Kiefer
2M ago
When a tooth becomes damaged or infected, whether due to trauma, gum disease or tooth decay, you may be presented with two treatment options: extract the tooth or undergo a root canal. While immediate cost often plays a big role in treatment decisions, other factors may be worth considering, including recovery time, quality of life ..read more
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Can medication affect your oral health?
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by Megan Bryant
2M ago
You’ve been prescribed a new medication by your doctor. . . could it potentially affect your oral health? It’s common for medications to cause side effects within the body — including the mouth. These side effects can lead to an increase in your chance of developing tooth decay, making it a priority to stay educated ..read more
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What to Expect When Getting a Dental Filling
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by Megan Bryant
3M ago
When it comes to needing a filling, there’s no need to be uneasy! The procedure is fairly quick and done right in the dental office. In fact, most people will receive at least one filling in their lifetime. But it’s normal to wonder what the procedure will entail so you can be prepared.  What is ..read more
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How Laser Therapy Can Help Treat Cold Sores
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by Megan Bryant
4M ago
Cold sores — which may also be called oral herpes, fever blisters, or HSV-1 — infect more than half of the U.S. population by the time they reach their twenties. These small blisters can be found around the lips and last several days. While there isn’t a permanent cure for cold sores, there are treatments ..read more
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Support Your Gut by Caring for Your Smile
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by Emily Kiefer
6M ago
The powerful role of the gut on physical and mental health is becoming better understood. Research connects the gut to mood disorders such as anxiety and depression as well as conditions like autoimmune disease and cancer. With approximately 60 – 70 million Americans suffering from some form of digestive disorder, conversations around how to best ..read more
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   How Diabetes Can Affect Your Oral Health 
Summit Dental Health Blog
by Megan Bryant
7M ago
November is American Diabetes Month. When it comes to the connection between oral health and overall health, we’ve touched on Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, women’s health and respiratory diseases. But did you also know diabetes can affect oral health too? According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 37 million Americans have either Type 1 or ..read more
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Brush Up on Your Hygiene Lingo for Dental Hygiene Month
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by Emily Kiefer
8M ago
During National Dental Hygiene Month every October, we salute our amazing hygienists while raising awareness about the importance of keeping our teeth and gums healthy. You may have heard a term or two during your hygiene visit and wondered what it meant. Gingivitis? Periodontitis? Pocket depth? What do these actually mean? We’ve covered a few ..read more
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Exploring the Connection between Alzheimer’s and Oral Health 
Summit Dental Health Blog
by Megan Bryant
9M ago
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, which aims to raise awareness and challenge the stigma around dementia. As we’ve touched on in previous blogs, the impact of oral health on overall wellness is becoming better understood. Research now shows associations between oral health and systemic conditions like heart disease, diabetes — even Alzheimer’s.  So, what does ..read more
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Want to whiten your teeth? Here are some options.
Summit Dental Health Blog
by Emily Kiefer
10M ago
Many people feel they would benefit from a whiter smile. Teeth may lose their brightness for a variety of reasons, including certain foods and beverages, age, trauma, tobacco use, and certain medications. You can help keep your smile as white as possible by maintaining healthy brushing and flossing habits, avoiding tobacco use, and limiting foods ..read more
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