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Dr. Ronan Freyne's Blog

What Kind of Candy do Dentists Give Out at Halloween?

October 13, 2017

Halloween kids in costume candy and pumpkinsDo you want to hear a secret? Dentists like candy too! In fact, some dentists have a sweet tooth to rival the most candy-crazy kids. The key to keeping your smile healthy and enjoying Halloween treats is to learn which candies to avoid and which are better for your smile. Then, just remember to consume candy and sweets in moderation. Most importantly, brush and floss daily and visit your preventive dentistry team regularly to ensure you maintain a healthy smile.

Why do I Need Biannual Dental Checkups?

August 18, 2017

Woman smiling during dental checkupPreventive dental checkups are an essential part of personalized oral health care plans for every dental patient. During these visits, a general dentist is able to asses your current level of health, make recommendations to improve your smile, and create an ongoing plan to ensure you achieve and maintain your healthiest smile. The American Dental Association encourages dentists and patients to maintain a thorough preventive dentistry routine to avoid unnecessary tooth decay or oral health concerns and keep natural teeth whole and healthy for life.

4 Benefits of Dental Implants over Other Tooth Replacement Options

August 8, 2017

Smiling older man with flawless natural dental implantsMany people think they don’t have to replace a missing tooth, especially if it’s in the back. However, even one missing tooth can adversely affect oral health. Missing teeth allow surrounding teeth to shift out of their ideal alignment. Over time, the supportive gum tissue and jawbone are diminished, and this can lead to the loss of additional teeth. While traditional tooth replacement solutions only addressed the missing dental structure that’s visible above the gum line, dental implants are actually used to replace the root system of missing teeth. That makes dental implant supported tooth replacement an ideal option for many patients missing one or more teeth.