Lakeshore Family Dentistry Blog

February 1, 2019
using oil pulling to prevent tooth decay

The Truth About Oil Pulling

Among the many health fads and rumors going around the web, oil pulling is one that we dentists get asked about a lot. The question is, does oil pulling really prevent tooth decay?
January 25, 2019
detox water can help cause tooth decay

Why Your Detox Water Is Bad For Your Teeth

These do-it-yourself fruit and herb infused water concoctions are supposed to be great for your overall health, but there's one problem: detox water can be really bad for your teeth!
January 17, 2019
hollywood hating on root canals

Why Hollywood Needs to Stop Hating on Root Canals

Root canals have a bad reputation they don’t deserve and we think Hollywood is to blame. Movies and television shows often portray root canal therapy as a painful and frightening procedure. The truth is that most root canal procedures are quite painless
January 9, 2019
comparing the price of dental implants

Why on Earth Do Implants Cost So Much?

Dental implants are the top-of-the-line when it comes to natural and functional replacements for missing teeth, but that excellence can come with a hefty price tag. Replacing missing teeth can have a positive effect on your health,
January 1, 2019
what's funny about laughing gas

What Is Laughing Gas & What’s So Funny About It?

Laughing gas is the common name for an inhaled sedative, used in dental care and in medical care. Laughing gas gets its name from the feeling of well-being and giddiness that it can cause.
December 24, 2018
woman thinking about dental lasers

Why Lasers Are Used in Dentistry

The use of lasers in dentistry may sound a bit like science fiction, but it's actually scientific fact! Laser technology was first applied to dentistry in the early 1960s and has been gaining popularity ever since.
December 17, 2018
trivia about novocain dental anesthetic

Dentists Don’t Use Novocain Anymore!

Dentists no longer use Novocain when treating patients. No, this doesn't mean we've somehow managed to make dentistry completely painless (we wish!).
December 10, 2018
dental health risks of sugar-free soda pop

The Top Sugar-Free Food That Can Rot Your Teeth

Sodas should only be an occasional treat (like a cupcake or a candy bar), not your main source of hydration or caffeine. To get around this issue and still enjoy a sweet drink, many people turn to sugar-free varieties. The only problem is that sugar-free sodas can cause tooth decay too!
December 2, 2018
sugar free gum is a dental care health hack

3 Dental Care Hacks to Keep Your Smile Healthy

The best way to maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime is great dental health habits. Here are a few hacks beyond the usual brushing and flossing routine that can help prevent tooth decay.
November 24, 2018
Woman Brushing Her Teeth

Toothbrushes Used to Be Made From Plants & Animals

The modern toothbrush has only been around for about 90 years, but it is the latest in a long evolution of tools to fight tooth decay, stretching back thousands of years and involving a whole range of flora and fauna!
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