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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 […]

nightguard Do I Need a Nightguard?

Posted on: August 26th, 2022 by | No Comments

Has your partner mentioned that they hear your teeth grinding at night? Do you wake up with a sore or stiff jaw or a headache? If so, you might have bruxism, the medical term for grinding or clenching your teeth. If inflammation is involved, it may be called TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint syndrome. Unfortunately, if […]

smoking and dental health Smoking and Dental Health

Posted on: August 26th, 2022 by | No Comments

When people discuss dental health, smoking is not usually part of the conversation. Yet, people who smoke know that their habit is addictive and has the potential to cause health issues. Smoking and chewing tobacco products cause discolored teeth and gum disease and are linked to slowed healing and several types of cancer. In this […]

Should I Use Mouthwash? Uptown Dental Blog Post Should I Use Mouthwash?

Posted on: June 9th, 2022 by | No Comments

Everyone knows that brushing and flossing teeth is essential for oral health. But what about using mouthwash? Whether you have or have not used mouthwash, here is some information to help you learn and decide what is best for you. There are many different types of mouthwash available over-the-counter or by prescription. Some mouthwashes freshen […]

wisdom teeth Wisdom Teeth 101

Posted on: April 28th, 2022 by | No Comments

Wisdom teeth are the final molars to come into a person’s mouth. They usually start to emerge behind existing upper and lower molars between 17 and 21 years of age. In fact, they got their name because of this later emergence, when children are gaining wisdom as they mature into young adults! They are also […]

how sugar and acid damage your teeth How Acid and Sugar Damage Your Teeth

Posted on: February 16th, 2022 by | No Comments

Protecting teeth from the damage that causes cavities is really a two-part job. One part is preventive. It includes fortifying your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing between the teeth. That should be standard procedure with you and your family members! Another part is avoiding food and drink that can weaken and […]