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Oral Cancer Awareness: How Do Dentists Conduct Oral Cancer Screenings?

April 18, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolberding @ 8:24 am
A young woman receiving an oral cancer screening at her dental checkup

While April is known for spring weather and earthy holidays, it offers more than these positives. This period also hosts Oral Cancer Awareness Month – a time for people to learn and note the dangers of oral cancer. Over these next few weeks, you could honor the occasion and look into oral cancer screenings. Still, what if you don’t know much about the screening process? Rest assured – your Lincoln dentist has you covered. Read on to learn how dentists conduct oral cancer screenings.

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4 Freedoms You Can Enjoy by Choosing Invisalign

March 8, 2024

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Woman putting in an Invisalign aligner

Traditional braces can directly and indirectly put limits on various aspects of your everyday life. In comparison, Invisalign offers a lot more freedom, which is why many people prefer it as an option for correcting their dental alignment problems. What exactly are the freedoms that you will enjoy if you choose to pursue an Invisalign treatment? Here are 4 of the most notable examples.

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Dental Crown Dilemma: Does Getting One Hurt?

February 22, 2024

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Illustration of dental crown above a prepared tooth

Dental crowns are the tried-and-true method of restoring functionality to severely broken or decayed teeth. Many patients feel nervous when they learn they need one, however, because they worry that the procedure will be long and painful. Fortunately, that’s not usually the case! Keep reading to learn more about what’s involved in the process so you can put your mind at ease!

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Beautiful Benefits: How Smiling Improves Your Health

February 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolberding @ 5:29 pm
Woman with brown hair smiling with yellow background

If you have an imperfect grin, you might feel self-conscious about how others perceive you when you open your mouth to smile or speak. You might even try to remain tight-lipped to avoid showing off any flaws.

Did you know, however, that smiling has a positive influence on your overall well-being? Fortunately, your dentist can enhance your appearance with one or more cosmetic services so that you can once again enjoy the advantages of looking and feeling happy. Keep reading to learn 5 ways that smiling can improve your health!

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Smile Sabotage: Is Your Dental Health Throwing Off Your Dating Game?

January 26, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolberding @ 9:31 pm
A couple with good dental health smiling together

Statistically speaking, your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. That means that good dental health can make all the difference in making a positive impression, especially in romantic situations. After all, who feels attractive and confident with bad teeth?

With this question in mind, continue reading to learn about other ways your oral health may affect your love life.

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5 Ways to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution to Floss More

January 2, 2024

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person flossing their teeth

As the dawn of a new year unfolds, many individuals embark on resolutions, whether it be a commitment to healthier eating or a desire to explore new destinations. Amidst these aspirations, why not consider one that directly benefits your smile? Flossing, a seemingly simple yet often overlooked dental habit, serves as an excellent starting point. In the quest for a healthier and brighter smile, here are five insightful tips to guide you in successfully incorporating flossing into your routine as a dedicated New Year’s resolution.

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Myth Busting: Alcohol’s Effects on Your Oral Health

December 12, 2023

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Man’s hands opening a beerModerate alcohol consumption has certain health benefits, like a decreased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. However, heavy alcohol drinking can increase your risk of life-threatening health conditions. Not only can you have an increased risk of liver disease and auto accidents, but alcohol can affect your dental health. Don’t be fooled by common myths about alcohol and your oral health. Here are the facts you need to safeguard your smile.

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Are the Holidays the Worst Time for Your Oral Health?

December 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolberding @ 1:42 am
assorted Christmas treats

‘Tis the season as the holidays have arrived, bringing with them a plethora of seasonal foods and drinks that are making appearances at work, at home, and practically everywhere you go. With the festivities, changes to your schedule are inevitable due to travel, attending holiday parties, and preparing for the arrival of loved ones in town. The notion that the holiday season is detrimental to your smile is a common belief, but is it genuinely accurate? Delve into this reading to unravel three reasons why the holidays might exert a toll on your oral health.

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The 4 Best Ways to Turkey-Guard Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

November 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolberding @ 1:15 pm
A family enjoying Thanksgiving Dinner with good oral health

If you’re like many people, soon you’ll be indulging in all manner of savory dishes and sugary treats. And if you’re like most others, your attention will be more on the food and good company than your oral health. While that is perfectly acceptable, you should at least have a plan to keep your teeth in good shape after the feast is done.

If you want the four best ways to help your oral health stay fresh during Thanksgiving, continue reading. With these tips, you can eat all the turkey and cranberry sauce you want and keep your pearly whites happy.

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A Sticky Situation: What Plaque Is and How to Get Rid of It

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drolberding @ 10:42 pm
Woman has curious expression

Plaque is despised by dentists across the world because it is like a housing development for the harmful bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. This nasty yellow film that grows on teeth throughout the day is a buildup of bacteria that grows above and below the gumline, and it makes it easier for these germs to multiply and infect nearby tissues. While plaque can’t be completely eliminated, it can be managed. Here are a few tips for keeping plaque at minimal levels.

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