The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats a fresh set of X-rays. Your Dansville dentist uses dental X-rays to see the whole picture, in order to keep your teeth healthy, bright, and beautiful. If you have questions about how X-rays work, read on, and don’t hesitate to call A Smile By Design with any concerns.
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We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather in Dansville, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year; it’s not uncommon to see lips suffering from annoying, painful cracks. Here at A Smile By Design we keep abreast of the oral health needs of Dansville, so here are a few tips from Dr. Vogler about how to keep your lips healthy, kissable, and free to eat and drink whatever you crave! Read more ›
If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone in Dansville has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health as the most prevalent disease in the world. Today we’re going to talk about a few of the factors involved in causing tooth decay and what you and Dr. Vogler can do to protect your smile. Read more ›
It’s no secret that diabetes is a health condition that must be treated because of the problems it can cause throughout the body—including your mouth. Almost 26 million children and adults in the U.S. suffer from diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Dansville dentist Dr. James Vogler wants you to know the side effects diabetes can have on oral health.
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Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Dansville. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Dr. James Vogler wants you to be informed about every aspect of dental health, so here’s a guide to which whitening options can give your teeth a bright new shine. If you have any questions or would like to visit A Smile By Design for a consultation, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Teeth Whitening: The Basics
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Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a nasty toothache and remember biting down on something hard, it’s time to call Dr. Vogler. Don’t worry though, because the dental professionals at A Smile by Design are committed to giving you the best oral care that Dansville has available. To find out more about cracked tooth syndrome, read on. Read more ›
Originally created for people unable to consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in Dansville in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Dr. Vogler wants you to know which of these options are best for your dental and general health – so here are the facts about a few of the most common sweeteners. Read more ›
Every Dansville parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led believe they don’t have an impact on a child’s dental health later in life. Dr. Vogler wants you to know that that couldn’t be further from the truth! At A Smile by Design, we are committed to giving our community access to reliable information on dental care, so here are the facts about why baby teeth matter. Read more ›
Headaches in Dansville are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. Vogler would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding. At A Smile by Design, we love spreading the news about all things dental health, so here is some headache information that just might change your life. Read more ›
It’s no secret that residents of Dansville love sports! The folks around here work hard and play just as hard, whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, or numerous other high-impact sports that can cause harm to your family’s mouths – at least 13% of all oral injuries happen during sports activities. Dr. Vogler wants you to know how to keep your teeth out of harm’s way and still enjoy a good game, so please read on to learn how to win big with a safe, healthy smile!
It’s About More than Mouthguards
We know what you’re thinking, mouthguards are the key to staying safe on the field, right? Yes, they are a big part of it, but it takes more than just a mouthguard to keep your kids from getting a chipped tooth while scoring a touchdown. Sports safety for oral health means getting the right mouthguard and wearing it the right way. After all, the best defense is a good offense!
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