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5 Habits That Are Damaging Your Teeth
Most people know that good oral hygiene is an essential part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. However, did you know there are also some habits that can actually harm your teeth? Even if you brush and floss regularly, there are some habits that can undo all of your hard work. In this blog, we will discuss how the teeth can be damaged and 5 habits that could be damaging your teeth.
Celebrate National Dentist’s Day with Altoona Smiles
Today is National Dentist’s Day, so let’s take a moment to celebrate these amazing professionals and all that they do for us! Altoona Smiles is proud to be home to some of the best dentists in the area, and we’re honored to serve our patients day in and day out. In honor of National Dentist’s Day, we would like to teach you a little more about dentists and dentistry.
What Are Those Things At The Dentist’s Office? (Dental Tools)
Wondering about the dental tools you see during a dentist’s visit? Read this guide from Altoona Smiles in IA. What Dental Tools Can I Expect
Orthodontics For Adults: Is It Ever Too Late?
In this blog from Altoona Smiles, we explain why Invisalign and clear aligners can be excellent choices when it comes to orthodontics for adults. What
How To Overcome Dental Anxiety
If you’re ready for some tips on how to overcome dental anxiety, read on in this blog from Altoona Smiles. Why Do Some People Avoid
How Smiling More Improves Your Overall Health
In this blog from Altoona Smiles, we explain how smiling more improves your overall health. Did You Know Smiling Can Boost Your Mental Health? Did
12 Fun Facts About Dental Implants
If you want to learn 12 fun facts about dental implants, read this guide brought to you by Altoona Smiles. What Is Restorative Dentistry? While
The Easiest Ways To Maintain Your Oral Health In 2023
If you’re ready to learn the easiest ways to maintain your oral health in 2023, read on in this guide brought to you by Altoona
Fluoride And Your Child’s Oral Health
If you’re wondering how the mineral fluoride can help protect your child’s oral health and prevent cavities, look no further than this guide from Altoona
The Top 5 Cosmetic Dental Treatments You Should Consider In 2023
If you’re curious about the top 5 cosmetic dental treatments we offer at Altoona Smiles, read on. What Are 5 Of The Top Cosmetic Dental
How To Find The Best Toothbrush
Finding the “best” toothbrush can seem like a daunting experience with hundreds of options from shape, size, material, color, features, and more. We hope this
Which Is Best? Veneers Or Invisalign
What Are Veneers? Veneers are thin covers made of porcelain or resin laminate. These are adhered to the surface of your teeth to reshape broken,
Oral Health Benefits of Drinking Water
Everyone has heard of the benefits of drinking water. We know that it’s good for everything from the skin to the kidneys. Water helps your
What Is Dental Erosion?
Dental erosion is the chemical breakdown of the minerals of the teeth. This is a natural process and can happen throughout a person’s lifetime with
How Tobacco Affects Your Oral Health
If you smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco, you may want to know how tobacco can affect your oral health in a guide brought to you
What Is Xerostomia?
Xerostomia is the medical term for dry mouth. You might not realize it, but xerostomia can affect your dental and oral health. What Is Dry
3 Reasons To Replace Missing Teeth
If you are considering whether or not you should replace your missing teeth, you might want to learn three important reasons you should replace them.
The Connection Between Diabetes & Oral Health
37.3 million Americans—about 1 in 10—have diabetes. Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that affect how the body uses glucose (blood sugar). Glucose is
Why is oral health so important for kids?
In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month in October, we want to talk about the importance of oral health for kids. Oral health is essential
The Best Dental Hygiene Tips
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and we want to make sure you are celebrating in style! This month is all about promoting good oral
Ways to Improve Gum Health
Did you know that gum disease is one of the most prevalent dental problems in the United States? It’s true! In fact, nearly half of
Things Dental X-Rays Can Find
Are you getting ready for your dental exam? If so, one of the things your dentist will be doing is dental x-rays. Dental x-rays are
7 Common Myths About Root Canal Therapy
Are you in pain? Do you think you may need a root canal? If so, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Root canal therapy is
7 Reasons to Try Invisalign Treatment
Do you have crooked or improperly spaced teeth that make you self-conscious when you smile? Invisalign treatment may be the perfect solution for you! Invisalign
How Diet Affects Oral Health
Did you know that what you eat affects your oral health? A healthy diet is essential for overall health and well-being, including oral health. Poor
The Top 4 Most Common Questions About Teeth Whitening
It’s no secret that many people wish they had brighter teeth. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because it can make
How to Fix a Broken Tooth
Teeth can break, this much is true! Even though enamel is the strongest substance found in the human body, teeth can break due to a
Is Vaping Bad for Your Oral Health?
Vaping is a popular activity among people of all ages. Though it is often considered a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, there are still some
Are Your Wisdom Teeth Coming In?
Most people have four wisdom teeth – two on top and two on the bottom. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your
Direct vs. Indirect Fillings: What is the Difference?
When it comes to dental fillings, there are two main types: direct and indirect. Direct fillings are placed in the mouth without the use of