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David M. Fisher, JS., DDS Blog

Tips for Flossing with Dental Implants

August 11, 2022

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Closeup of a man flossing his dental implants.

Dental implants are in a tier of their own when it comes to replacing missing teeth! These awesome little implants can fully restore the look, feel, and functionality of your lost pearly whites—and can even last for decades with proper care! But one huge component of caring for your dental implants is flossing regularly! Here’s more from your dentist about the importance of flossing and how dental implants can influence the habit, along with some tips for doing it correctly.


Busting 4 Common Myths about Tooth Extractions

August 4, 2022

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Dentist performing a tooth extraction on a patient.

Your teeth are the best tools at your disposal for biting, chewing, eating and more; meaning that you should take good care of them all! However, in some situations a tooth extraction is necessary for the overall well-being of your mouth, whether it’s wisdom teeth that need to be removed or a badly damaged or infected tooth that needs extraction. That said, there are many myths floating around about tooth extraction that deter people from going through with it! Keep reading as your dentist debunks four of these myths.


Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Root Canal Treatment

July 14, 2022

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person holding their cheek in pain

During a recent visit to your dentist to have a painful tooth looked at, they determined that it was infected and you’ll need a root canal to treat it. Due to years of seeing TV shows, movies, and other forms of media depict root canals as being excruciatingly painful, you’re nervous about moving forward with the procedure. Fortunately, root canals aren’t nearly as bad as you may think. In fact, they’re often virtually painless! Read on to learn more about root canals and why you shouldn’t put of treatment.


Should I Rinse My Mouth After Brushing My Teeth?

June 22, 2022

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man practicing good dental hygiene in Greensboro

Brushing and flossing your teeth are some of the most important ways to preserve your dental health. You’ll also want to rinse your mouth out to help wash away debris and bacteria. But should you do this immediately after brushing your pearly whites? Keep reading to learn why you might need to wait before rinsing your smile!


How to Avoid Sensitivity After Teeth Whitening

June 10, 2022

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Dental patient with whitened smile

If you’re dealing with stained teeth, you’ve at least considered professional teeth whitening. Your dentist could make your “pearly whites” live up to their name in just a single appointment. However, you may be holding back due to a fear of teeth sensitivity. After all, replacing one dental issue with another wouldn’t do much good. That said, what should you do?

Prevent it, of course! To that end, here’s a summary of teeth whitening sensitivity — its nature, its causes, and tips for avoiding it in the future.


4 of the Strangest Dental Emergencies Ever

May 11, 2022

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Dentist treating a dental emergency

It’s normal to feel awkward about your dental emergency. After all, the situation usually signals a lack of proper oral care or that you’ve had a clumsy accident. Still, as the saying goes, it could always be worse. Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes, but some can be particularly strange and embarrassing. To prove it, here are four patients who had rather weird dental problems. Read about them and appreciate that their issues didn’t happen to you!


What to Do About a Lost Dental Filling

May 2, 2022

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Man covering his mouth

Losing a dental restoration can be stressful. Even though losing your filling isn’t as severe as knocking out a tooth or other dental emergencies, it’s still super important that you address the issue quickly. However, it can be nerve wracking if you aren’t sure what steps to take to restore the integrity of your tooth. Continue reading to learn why fillings fall out and what you should do if you find yourself in this situation.


Dental Hygiene Tips for Seniors

April 13, 2022

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Happy senior woman at dentist.

As the years go by, your body ages; your hair starts to grey, your skin starts to wrinkle, and you slowly but surely begin to lose that youthful look that you’ve worn your whole life. Of course, there are benefits to aging: visits from your grandchildren and a propensity for wisdom are two that come to mind. But one thing that can definitely spoil the good times are age-related dental issues, which become more common with each passing birthday. For seniors like yourself, here are some tips to care for your smile during your golden years.


I’m Over 40: Can I Get Braces?

April 4, 2022

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Woman with braces.

As you’re brushing your teeth before work one morning, you watch yourself in the bathroom mirror. Your eyes closely follow the toothbrush as it glides over a row of white, but misaligned and crooked teeth. Your self-esteem takes a small hit, and you wonder if you’ve missed your window of opportunity to have your teeth straightened; braces are for children, not 40-year-olds, right? Not necessarily—there are many orthodontic treatments available for adults, along with many reasons for why adult braces should be considered.


Do Dental Implants Make You Look More Youthful?

March 26, 2022

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Woman aging

It can be difficult to complete daily tasks, like eating, speaking, and smiling, when you are missing teeth. However, losing a tooth doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life with unsightly gaps in your smile. Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option because of the numerous benefits they offer, including their ability to make you appear more youthful. Continue reading to learn some of the ways that dental implants can take off a few years.

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