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women's hormones and dental health Women’s Hormones and Dental Health

Posted on: October 3rd, 2023 by | No Comments

Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers and coordinators. Produced by several organs, glands, and tissues, hormones are essential to your health, including your dental health. So, when people’s hormones change, as they do in perimenopause and menopause, different systems in your body can be affected, including your dental health and oral health. For women, hormonal […]

improve halitosis 3 Ways to Improve Halitosis: Tongue Scraping, Flossing & Mouthwash

Posted on: August 24th, 2023 by | No Comments

Let’s talk about halitosis—bad breath. Not fun to talk about, but even less fun to realize you have halitosis. Good oral health care can prevent halitosis, but sometimes, it is caused by medications and medical conditions associated with dry mouth. Bad breath can also be a sign of infection, chronic gastrointestinal reflux, or even some […]

baby teething Baby Teething 101

Posted on: July 14th, 2023 by | No Comments

The process of teething can be a challenging one for parents, as it takes place over the course of a baby’s growth starting at about 6 months old. Teething symptoms can begin earlier, because the teeth are growing and emerging gradually. Some babies get their first tooth by 4 months, while others don’t get a […]

osteoporosis and oral health Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Posted on: May 31st, 2023 by | No Comments

Approximately 10 million people are estimated to have osteoporosis, a disease that affects bone density. It literally means “porous bone,” and it can weaken bones to the point of making them brittle. When it comes to oral health, osteoporosis can also affect your jaw and teeth. In fact, receding gums are among the symptoms, and […]

benefits of sealants for kids Benefits of Sealants for Kids

Posted on: April 12th, 2023 by | No Comments

One of the best advances in dental care for kids today is the availability of dental sealants. Dental sealants can protect kids’ permanent molars from tooth decay. This simple procedure can help protect the teeth most prone to tooth decay. Plus, it’s quick and affordable, especially when compared to the ordeal of fillings. About Dental […]

how missing teeth affect your mouth How Missing Teeth Affect Your Mouth

Posted on: March 8th, 2023 by | No Comments

Losing a tooth may not seem like a big deal to some people, but missing teeth can affect your smile in several ways. They can even change the shape of your face and result in loss of bone in the jawline. And, of course, missing teeth may make it more difficult for you to bite […]

what to expect at child's first dental appointment What to Expect at Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Posted on: February 10th, 2023 by | No Comments

Parents of newborn babies and those who are expecting a baby may be curious to know what a child’s first dental visit will entail. At Uptown Dental in Marion, the answer is simple: It will be brief, relaxed, and informative. Within your baby’s first year, you should make a dental appointment so we can check […]

diabetes and your teeth blog post Diabetes and Your Teeth

Posted on: January 20th, 2023 by | No Comments

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects your overall and oral health, including your gums and teeth. An estimated 34.2 million people—about 10 percent of the population—in the U.S. share this illness, so if you are among them, you are far from alone. There are two types of diabetes that affect children through adults, and […]

Dental Emergencies Blog Post Dental Emergencies

Posted on: December 21st, 2022 by | No Comments

Even when you put your all into oral healthcare, brushing regularly and flossing every day, dental emergencies can still happen. When you’re a patient with Uptown Dental, you should call us when you or your child breaks a tooth, loses a filling, or has a severe toothache. Dr. Lenz, Dr. Mueller, and our staff will […]

Holiday Oral Care Caring for Your Teeth During the Holidays

Posted on: December 13th, 2022 by | No Comments

The holidays are all about celebrating, but how can you be mindful of your teeth with all these sweets and treats around? It’s easier than you think! Whether at the office, a friend’s house, or when gathering with family, we thought of four quick and easy ways to protect your teeth and avoid bad breath […]