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Sommers Family Dentistry Blog
April 18, 2018
Everyone is always looking for new and inventive ways to save time and money. Some folks whose teeth are less than perfect have even decided to try to get their ideal smile by ordering mail-order tooth aligners. Instead of going to a dentist to get traditional braces or another orthodontic treatment like ClearCorrect, they take matters into their own hands. Mail-order aligners cost less than a professional treatment, and they don’t require regular dental visits. But as your dentist in Norwalk explains, using them is a very bad idea.
March 2, 2018
What’s going on in and around your mouth? What are some dental facts that maybe you didn’t know about? Let’s briefly discuss these as your dentist in Norwalk weighs in with 5 fun facts about your mouth and teeth. He will also give you some tips on how to protect this very important area of your body through improved habits and preventive dentistry.
February 7, 2018
As a parent, one of the best things that you can do is be proactive in your child’s health. This goes for their dental health, too! Thinking two steps ahead is key to preventing dental concerns down the road that can cause your little one pain and cost you a lot of money.
Thankfully, there are some preventive measures that you can consider to improve your child’s smile, like dental sealants from your family dentist in Norwalk. Learn more about dental sealants and if they are the best decision to keep your little one’s smile healthy in this week’s blog post!
January 26, 2018
When you walk down the dental isle, you’re posted this question: is an electric toothbrush more effective than a manual toothbrush? To set the record straight, a toothbrush is only as effective as you allow it to be by using it twice a day, for two minutes a day. However, electric toothbrushes do have a few extra advantages. Your dentist in Norwalk is here to explain them in this week’s blog post.
December 15, 2017
Dental implants in Norwalk come with a host of potential benefits. They look amazing, they’re extremely sturdy, and they may last for a lifetime. But did you know that there are even more marvels behind these amazing dental restorations? They can directly affect the strength and density of your bones. How is this the case?
November 18, 2017
So, it’s a crisp fall day and you’re tailgating before the Ohio State – Michigan football game. As you chomp down on your favorite snacks, you are overcome by pain in one of your teeth. Immediately, you’re wondering why it is hurting. Don’t fret, though. There are answers and temporary relief available until you can visit your Norwalk dentist.
October 22, 2017
Meet Johnny. He’s been best friends with Bobby for years and years. One thing has progressed since they’ve known each other—Bobby’s bad breath. Although Johnny is one of Bobby’s closest friends, he’s nervous to tell him that his breath is less than fresh. One day, he mustered up enough courage to hint that Bobby should visit his dentist more often.
This may be one of the best things that Johnny could have done for his friend. It can be a sensitive subject for many people, but chronic bad breath is more than a stinky inconvenience—it can be your mouth sending a red flag to you that something is wrong.
If the short story about Johnny and Bobby resonates with you, your dentist in Norwalk is here to explain the real reasons behind bad breath and why you should tell your friends about it as soon as possible.
September 12, 2017
With tooth loss a common issue many Americans face, your dentist likely offers dental implants in Norwalk as they are the most successful dental prosthetic. Now, more than 500,000 are placed each year due to their high success rate of over 95%. While they have only recently become a popular solution, they hold a long history in dentistry. Although several advancements have been made over the years, you can first see their use dating back 4000 years.
August 15, 2017
You know that guy in the office who always had bad breath? You don’t want to be that guy. Nor do you want to be the woman who is constantly popping mints because she is self-conscious about her breath. If an unpleasant odor comes out when you open your mouth, you might benefit from knowing the main causes of bad breath, as explained by your dentist in Norwalk. When you learn about the possible culprits behind the problem, you’re better equipped to solve the issue and get your confidence back.
July 24, 2017
Even small chips or fractures can diminish the appearance of your smile and affect your confidence. If you find yourself hiding your teeth when you meet someone new or in photos, you may want to consider cosmetic dentistry to enhance your smile. Porcelain veneers are at the forefront of cosmetic dental procedures because they can repair many issues and deliver the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Your dentist in Norwalk explains how they might benefit you.