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South Ridge Dental Blog

How Does Dental Health Impact My Brain?

October 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 4:32 pm
Woman with curly hair and black glasses smiling and pointing to a model brain she's holding in her other hand

One obvious benefit of a healthy oral hygiene routine is a happy, beautiful smile, but did you know that it also contributes to your brain’s well-being? Many people are unaware that recent scientific studies have linked dental problems with other concerning conditions. Fortunately, something as simple as a checkup with your dentist gives them the opportunity to catch and mend areas of concern before they have a chance to progress or spread. Keep reading to learn about two serious circumstances that have been linked to dental issues!


5 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner

October 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 11:20 pm
Thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving, a beloved time of the year that is marked by delicious seasonal treats as well as family bonding. It also often challenges healthy eating habits. With tempting sweets all around, maintaining your diet can be tricky. Many traditional Thanksgiving foods are not the best for your smile. To enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving, consider these helpful tips for navigating the holiday season while prioritizing your oral health.


Why You Should Replace Metal Fillings

September 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 5:54 pm
patient at dentist preparing to replace metal fillings

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 90% of adults have encountered at least one cavity in their lifetime, and one in four adults currently has one or more untreated cavities. While silver (amalgam) fillings were traditionally the go-to choice for addressing these dental problems, recent research has raised concerns about potential health risks linked to them. To grasp the significance of replacing silver fillings and the advantages of tooth-colored fillings, continue reading.


3 Things You May Not Know About Gum Disease

September 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 8:53 am
Closeup of someone’s inflamed gums

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health conditions that there is—it’s been estimated that around 50% of adults have some kind of periodontal illness, anywhere from mild to severe, and in the less advanced cases they may not even be aware of it.

This is partially because gum disease is pretty poorly understood among the average person. Considering how ubiquitous it is, you may want to learn a little bit more about what having gum disease entails. Here are some things you may not know about this all-too-common condition.


How Do You Know When You Need a Root Canal?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 8:16 pm
A man with glasses considering root canal treatment

Root canal treatments get a bad reputation for the supposed pain they inflict upon their recipients. However, this is far from the truth thanks to advances in dental technology and techniques. Your dentist uses the procedure to alleviate pain, not cause it.

But do you have to be in pain in order to require root canal treatment? Continue reading to learn the signs that point to needing a root canal treatment. Knowing when you might need one can prevent further dental complications and stop pain.


Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Dental Cleaning

July 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 10:22 pm
Man with tooth pain

Many people take for granted the good that a professional dental cleaning does, but the truth is that it’s essential to your dental health. Some people might wonder why they should see a dentist when they feel no pain, but the cold hard reality of skipping your preventive dentistry appointments is both painful and gross, and can also lead to a slew of health issues. Read on to learn about the oral health consequences of blowing off a dental cleaning.


4 Back to School Dental Exam Tips for Kids

July 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 3:13 am
group of kids smiling

With summer drawing to a close, children all over the country are gearing up for the transition back to school. Parents are busy assisting them in gathering school supplies, finding new outfits, and handling last-minute appointments, including a visit to the dentist. If you’re a parent preparing your little one for school, here are four tips that will ensure their next dental appointment is a success.


Top 5 Benefits of Receiving Laser Dentistry

May 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 5:47 pm
a person holding a laser dentistry tool in Lincoln

Laser dentistry is an incredibly advanced and popular way of performing dental procedures. One of the best parts about this method: it doesn’t involve metal tools! But are there any other advantages of using laser instruments for your dental care? Keep reading to learn five essential benefits of using this advanced technology and what you can expect from your visit.


4 Reasons to Brighten Your Smile with Dental Implants this Summer

May 9, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 8:57 pm
husband and wife smiling on the beach

Summer is one of the most enjoyable and memorable times of the year. Whether you have a family vacation or reunion coming up, you’re sure to break out the camera here and there to save the memory. This can be quite difficult, however, when you have missing teeth and feel self-conscious about your smile. Thankfully, dental implants can help you restore your smile to the fullest. Read on below to learn why starting dental implant treatment in summer is ideal!


4 Signs It’s Time to Have Your Dental Crown Replaced

April 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 10:47 pm
person having a dental crown replaced

Dental crowns, tooth-shaped caps used to restore teeth, are known for their durability. However, even with proper care, they can wear down over time. On average, dental crowns can last between 10 to 15 years, but eventually, replacement becomes necessary. Ignoring signs that indicate it’s time to replace your dental crown can result in further tooth damage and potentially require more extensive dental work in the future. To ensure you stay ahead of the game, keep reading to learn about four signs that indicate it’s time to consider getting new dental crowns.

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