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Fearful woman with hands on mouth in dental chair
Mar 29, 2017, 6:17 PM
Here at Meadows Family Dentistry, we understand that dental anxiety is very real and can cause many problems. We have patients who have avoided treatment of a toothache for so long that what may have been a simple cavity has…
Woman showing teeth
Mar 14, 2017, 6:20 PM
Canker sores are small, red, sores that occur on the tissues in the mouth, such as the gums, tongue, lips, and the inside of the cheeks. It’s been found by the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry that around 1 in 5…
Man in dental chair smiling
Mar 1, 2017, 6:23 PM
If you’ve never heard of one before, a frenectomy is an oral surgical procedure, during which a frenum in the mouth is surgically removed with a laser. A frenum is the attachment between any two tissues in your mouth,…
Chocolate
Feb 17, 2017, 6:26 PM
Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and one of the most popular Valentine’s gifts is a big, heart-shaped box of chocolates. In fact, we spend around $1 billion on Valentine Day chocolates every year!
Child girl brushing teeth
Jan 25, 2017, 6:28 PM
Mouthwash can be a very important part of your dental hygiene routine. Not only will it freshen your breath, but mouthwash can also kill the bacteria that cause gingivitis, plaque buildup, and cavities.
Woman in dental chair
Jan 17, 2017, 6:31 PM
In addition to giving you a beautiful smile, caring for your teeth is also important to your overall health. Tooth decay and gum disease have been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and strokes. You should be caring for your…
Man with tooth pain
Dec 23, 2016, 6:34 PM
Tooth pain is a very common complaint in most dental offices. Many patients automatically assume that tooth pain is indicative of dental cavities or perhaps tooth decay. However, the truth is that there are an incredible…
Christmas ornament
Dec 16, 2016, 9:00 PM
Many of us are already hanging our stockings by the chimney with care, but have you ever wondered why exactly we do this? It’s a fun tradition, but a pretty strange one. It’s hard to imagine a scenario where we would ask our…
Child in pain
Nov 30, 2016, 9:04 PM
Dental fluorosis is the result of teeth coming into contact with excessive amounts of fluoride, usually in young children. Fluorosis is not a disease, but rather a cosmetic condition suffered by children between the ages of…
Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 17, 2016, 9:07 PM
Chaos and stress are a normal part of holiday travel! You’ll be dealing with highway traffic, long airport lines, and crowded trains or busses. While a little bit of travel-related stress is unavoidable during the holiday…
Trick-or-treaters
Oct 28, 2016, 9:10 PM
It’s that time of year again, when little ghosts and goblins will traipse around the neighborhood in search of candy! Here at Meadows Family Dental, we love celebrating Halloween – From the decorations and costumes to the fun…
Diabetic test
Oct 14, 2016, 9:13 PM
Diabetes is a disease on the rise, currently affecting around 30 million Americans. There are many diseases and disorders that accompany diabetes, including heart disease, stroke, and certain kidney disorders. However, it’s…
Woman breaking a cigarette
Sep 22, 2016, 9:15 PM
It’s well known that tobacco use causes a host of health problems ranging from heart disease and diabetes to throat, lung, and oral cancer. However, secondhand smoke has also been linked to heart and lung problems. Young…
4 children at school
Sep 15, 2016, 9:18 PM
Back-to-school season is among us! This means many excited parents and reluctant children are participating in the usual back-to-school routine – new school clothes, school supplies, and packing a backpack!
Teeth whitening before after
Aug 25, 2016, 9:22 PM
A beautiful, white smile is everyone’s ultimate dental goal! But it’s more difficult to keep your teeth white than you might think. With foods and drinks like coffee, wine, soda, smoking, and sugar that can stain our teeth,…