To Be or Not to Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Artificial Sweeteners

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 ›

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How Baby Teeth Help Mouths Grow Up Right

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 ›

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The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

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 ›

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Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth! The Importance of Mouthguards in Sports Safety

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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DDS vs. DMD: A Dental Degree Breakdown

If you are looking for a dentist in Dansville, you may have picked up on the fact that there are two types of dental degrees – DDS and DMD. Perhaps you’ve noticed that there are far more of one than the other, or maybe they are split 50/50. Either way, you’re probably wondering what the difference is, and how this will affect your dental care. At A Smile by Design, we love to spread the word about all things dental, so here are the facts, straight from Dr. Vogler. Read more ›

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History of the Toothbrush

If you had to give up your toothbrush or your car, which would it be? According to a recent survey, 42 percent of adults and 34 percent of teens would rather turn in their keys, computer, cell phone, or microwave than get rid of their toothbrush. It seems that many Dansville residents love toothbrushes the way Dr. Vogler does. We at A Smile by Design would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the history of the toothbrush and discuss choosing the one that’s right for you. Read more ›

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Sleep Apnea in Children

You may think being exhausted simply comes with the territory of being a parent (and it does), but there may also be a serious medical condition causing your child to wake up often throughout the night – sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is most commonly found in adults, but can also, in rare cases affect children. Dr. Vogler, dentist at A Smile by Design in Dansville cares about treating your little ones. Read below to learn more about how dentists can diagnose and treat sleep apnea. Read more ›

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Smile: It’s Good for You!

Your smile is more powerful than you may know. Scientists have studied many aspects of smiling, such as how it affects your brain, your health, and your overall experience of life. Even the situation you’re in and the people around you are influenced by your smile. The findings may surprise you. Or, if you’re someone who smiles often, they may just confirm what you already know.

Dr. Vogler in Dansville loves a good smile and wants to help you smile more. Read on to let us convince you to smile more and to maintain that smile with a healthy dental routine. Read more ›

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Trend Alert – Oil Pulling

What is oil pulling?

Claiming everything from whiter teeth and healthier gums to decreased body aches and pains, oil pulling is the latest trend in DIY detox therapies. Newly popular among celebrities and lovers of natural health and wellness, oil pulling is a hygiene practice that actually dates back centuries through the Indian medical tradition Ayurveda. Simply put, oil pulling uses common plant-based oils (coconut is a favorite) in place of store-bought mouthwash.

Users swish, or “pull” one tablespoon of oil in their mouth for 10-20 minutes every day. The oil usually doubles in size due to collecting saliva and toxins from the mouth. Users are strongly warned to spit out the oil because it contains the microorganisms which pulling aims to extract. Oil is believed to draw toxins out of the mouth by sticking to their outer, fatty layer. Since oral hygiene is linked to health in all parts of the body, it’s believed that the benefits of oil pulling go beyond just your mouth. Read more ›

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Oxygen Therapy – A Breath of Fresh Air

Your Dansville dentist, Dr. Vogler at A Smile by Design knows that no two patients are alike. Everyone deserves a personalized approach to oral health – but what is something no patient (or even human) can live without? Air—or more specifically, oxygen.

The Power of Ozone in Dentistry

Oxygen is essential for your cellular health and does good for your body overall. For that reason, it can be harnessed to improve your dental experience. Some dental offices use oxygen therapy to create a calm environment during preventative visits, and also to treat acute dental issues. Read more ›

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