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Franklin Avenue Dental Blog

Oral Cancer Screenings: Another Reason to Visit Your Dentist

December 15, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsherman @ 10:14 pm
hand writing oral cancer

It’s that time again. Time to visit the dentist for a cleaning and checkup. But you never get any cavities, and you brush and floss, so you figure that you’re fine. Instead of having another uneventful dental cleaning and checkup, you consider skipping it. Don’t! Beyond simply cleaning your teeth every six months, your dental checkup provides an opportunity for the dentist to perform an important task, not just for your oral health, but for your overall health as well. Regular oral cancer screenings are important to make sure you remain healthy for years to come.


Are Your Cold and Flu Remedies Hurting Your Teeth?

November 6, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsherman @ 10:05 pm

woman in bed sick wiping noseWe are in the middle of cold and flu season, so you want to protect yourself as best as possible. If you develop either type of virus, though, your dentist says to be mindful of the effects that certain cold and flu remedies can have on your teeth. Read on to find out what you can do to receive the treatment you need without sacrificing your oral health.


Your Dentist Shares 6 Helpful Tips For Having a Safe and Happy Halloween

October 9, 2018

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Halloween pumpkins and candy.With Halloween upon us, it’s time for your little ghosts and goblins to hit the streets in search of candy. While Halloween brings with it lots of excitement, what’s not so fun is the problems it can cause for your family’s oral health, including tooth decay, cavities, and fractures to teeth. A dentist has some helpful tips parents should consider so families can have a fun and safe Halloween.


Your Implant Dentist Explains 4 Myths About Dental Implants

September 1, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsherman @ 8:55 pm

Dental implant.Are you missing any teeth? If you’re tired of looking at that gap in your smile, you’ve probably started research on your replacement options. Google searching can be overwhelming, and you never know what information is true and what is myth. Dental implants are metal posts placed beneath your gums to act as roots for your teeth and have quickly become one of the most popular replacement treatments. Once placed, your dentist will mount a beautiful restoration to complete your smile. But, there are a lot of myths out there about them. Keep reading to see what your implant dentist has to say about the myths surrounding implants and if there’s any truth to them.


Is Charcoal Whitening Safe and Effective? Your Dentist Weighs in

August 24, 2018

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toothbrush dipped in activated charcoal

Who doesn’t want a set of glossy, white teeth? After all, you’re being judged by the appearance of your smile by a great number of the people you encounter. So when a new trend arises that claims to provide an easy way to whiten teeth at home, it quickly gets people’s attention. One of the latest techniques buzzing around the internet is charcoal whitening, but are the claims made about it true? Your dentist weighs in to clear the air.


How Can I Fight Gum Disease? Your Dentist Weighs in with Helpful Tips

June 6, 2018

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woman with spot on gumsHave you noticed that your breath seems to be unpleasant on a regular basis? Do your gums bleed easily when you brush your teeth? If so, then you may be one of the 47 percent of Americans who suffer from some form of gum disease. Thankfully, you’re not doomed to just deal with this; there is help available for treating and preventing this disease. Learn some helpful strategies from your local dentist as you read on!


What are Porcelain Veneers Used For? Your Dentist Weighs in to Answer

May 15, 2018

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woman smiling with porcelain veneersYou’ve made your mind up that now is the time to do something about the flaws in your smile, but you’re not sure what’s the best route to take. However, there’s one cosmetic procedure that you’ve a lot of buzz about – porcelain veneers. You’d like to know more about it so that you can determine whether it’s the right treatment to deliver the perfect smile that you so desire to have. Your local dentist is weighing in to explain exactly what veneers are and how they can benefit you. Read on to learn more!


Two Type of Dental Implants: Which One is Right For You?

April 26, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsherman @ 5:35 pm

Denture being secured to implantsAs a consumer, one of the best things about modern life is that there’s so much information at your fingertips. Whether you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle, trying a new restaurant, or getting dental work, you can easily find the information you need to help you make the best decision!

So if you’d like to learn more about dental implants, keep reading to find out how they work and the difference between the two main types: endosteal and subperiosteal. After reading this blog, you’ll know what those two terms mean and which option is best for you!


According To This Dentist, You Don’t Have To Live With Bad Breath!

March 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsherman @ 8:18 am

A woman covering her mouthFew things can wreak havoc on your confidence like bad breath can! Whether it’s a job interview, first date or a party, life is full of situations where you’re talking to people – and hopefully leaving a good impression. But if you feel self-conscious about interacting with others up-close, it will really impact the way you come across to them. That’s no way to go through life!

The good news is that there are solutions. As a general dentist, we’ll talk about some of the common culprits behind bad breath and what you can do about them. We’ll also review some ways you can improve your hygiene habits at home to keep your breath its freshest.


So Many Choices! A Family Dentist Talks About Toothbrushes

February 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — drsherman @ 4:08 am

An array of different toothbrushes

An array of different toothbrushes

It’s one of the many paradoxes in life, that what should be such a simple choice can become so complicated. There may have been a time when a toothbrush was just a toothbrush, but those days are over! Everything from the shape of the toothbrush head to how hard the bristles are can vary a lot from brush to brush, but how do you know which one is best? If you’d like some clarification on this matter, a family dentist talks about what to look for and how to make sure you’re getting the job done right every time you brush!


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