There’s a lot to learn about oral health—how to keep it optimal, how it affects your overall health, and your mental health as well. We could talk your ear off at every appointment about bacteria, pathogens, periodontal disease, oral-systemic links, and more, but we know you have places to be and families to care for. That’s why we created this blog, as a learning center for our patients to keep up on all things oral health. From educational information to home care tips and DIY remedies, to the history of the toothbrush and whether activated charcoal whitens your teeth, follow along for bi-monthly articles to stay in the know.
We know a lot of our friends and neighbors aren’t fans of being asked how often they brush and floss, but at Gracious Smiles Aesthetic General Dentistry, we hope you know it’s because we care and want to help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful for life! Getting to know your habits also helps… (Read More)Continue Reading »
If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Gracious Smiles Aesthetic General Dentistry, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Breakfast is always being touted as the most important meal of the day—and for good reason! It’s important for families to kickstart their day with nutrients that will help them power through school, work, socializing, sports, homework… does anyone else feel exhausted just thinking about it all? The right foods in your child’s lunch can… (Read More)Continue Reading »
At Gracious Smiles Aesthetic General Dentistry, our goal is to make your dental visits as pleasant as possible. Part of this effort includes taking the complication out of utilizing your insurance benefits. Dr. April Davis knows there can be confusing terms and stipulations in insurance plans that can be a barrier between you and the… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Benzocaine has been an over-the-counter local dental anesthetic for people of all ages for many years. It is available in most drugstores, often under product names such as Anbesol®, Orajel™ , Hurricaine®, and Baby Orajel™. Recently, the use of benzocaine has been linked to a rare but serious condition called methemoglobinemia, a disorder that reduces… (Read More)Continue Reading »
The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Waterville dentist Dr. April Davis reminds us that proper denture care requires more than just that. In fact, denture maintenance is an important… (Read More)Continue Reading »
The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats… (Read More)Continue Reading »
At Gracious Smiles Aesthetic General Dentistry, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Waterville dentist Dr. April Davis wants every patient to… (Read More)Continue Reading »
A lot of healthy lifestyle choices benefit more than one system within your body. Eating well, exercising, good sleep, and fresh air all support a lot of your physical needs. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that what hurts one area of your health can easily hurt another area, too. An important (though less known) connection… (Read More)Continue Reading »
If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Waterville dentist Dr. April… (Read More)Continue Reading »
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