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South Ridge Dental Blog

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.


What Your Dentist Wants You to Know About Oral Cancer

April 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 6:34 pm
a patient visiting their dentist for a checkup

Oral cancer is a serious matter; it’s estimated that around 54,000 new cases are diagnosed every year, with a significant portion of them having an undesirable prognosis. This means that roughly once an hour, every single day, somebody is fatally afflicted by the disease—which is quite an alarming statistic! But luckily, your dentist can help you understand some of the common risk factors and symptoms associated with oral cancer so that you can protect yourself from it and ensure that your smile is as happy, healthy, and beautiful as can be! Here’s more.


Invest Your Tax Refund in Your Oral Health!

March 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 5:43 pm
a patient visiting their dentist for a checkup

Tax Day is right around the corner, and if you’ve recently filed and are due to receive a considerable refund, you might be thinking about how you can use that money to improve your life! Something you should consider spending your payout on is your smile—after all, your oral health is actually one of the best things you can invest in! Keep reading to learn a little more from your dentist about the importance of a healthy smile and why you shouldn’t hesitate to spend your refund on your pearly whites.


What Causes White Spots to Appear on Teeth?

January 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 6:33 am
A closeup of white spots on teeth

Although it might seem like a cause for concern, and though they’re certainly undesirable, having white spots on your teeth is no reason to panic or sound the alarm! In most cases, they’re rarely considered an issue from a medical point of view—and it’s also often an issue that can be resolved with the help of your dentist. Keep reading to learn more!


Why Should I Turn to a Dentist for TMJ Treatment?

January 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 7:03 pm
young woman with jaw pain

Do you often hear a popping or clicking sound while you chew? Do you suffer from persistent ear pain or headaches? Maybe you struggle with tenderness in your jaw. These are all symptoms of TMJ disorder, which occurs when the joint connecting your jaw to your skull gets inflamed, irritated, or otherwise damaged. Fortunately, your dentist can help you find a solution, restoring your oral health and overall quality of life. Keep reading to learn the common causes of TMJ disorder, the dangers of leaving it unchecked, and why you should visit your dentist for TMJ therapy.


How to Turn Back the Clock with Cosmetic Dentistry

December 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — mysouthridge @ 8:46 pm
Mature woman with beautiful smile standing outside

Over the years, has your smile lost its vibrant appearance? Are your teeth looking more yellow and brittle than white and healthy? While changes to your grin are normal, that doesn’t mean you have to love the result. Quite the opposite, in fact! With cosmetic dentistry, you can restore your youthful smile once more, boosting your confidence and oral health in the process. Keep reading to learn a few examples.

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