Discovery Dental Blog

The Discovery Dental Blog is a resource for individuals to learn more about dental services and oral home care. Our blog covers a wide range of topics and gives you up-to-date information about oral health.

Is Alcohol Bad For My Teeth?

Is Alcohol Bad For My Teeth?

Whether you drink a lot or a little, knowing how alcohol affects the body is important. We know about the detrimental effect on the liver, for example, but have you ever really thought about how alcohol can affect your teeth? Here’s a rundown on a few of the reasons why

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Is Chewing Gum Good for You?

Are There Benefits to Chewing Gum?

If your parents always told you not to chew gum or you’ve heard horror stories about swallowing it, you may be surprised to learn that dentists are actually advocates for using chewing gum. Let’s find out more about the benefits of gum and whether you should be using it as

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What are Veneers?

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Veneers are a great fix for all kinds of cosmetic dental issues, from covering misshapen, crooked, stained or gappy teeth to giving you a brighter, more even looking smile. Before you spend your hard-earned money, however, you may want to do some research on your investment by finding how long

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a young girl with a beautiful smile

How to Improve Your Smile

Your smile should be something to be proud of and it’s one of the main things people notice about you. If you’re embarrassed or less than happy with your smile, there’s always a way to improve it. Whether you are missing teeth, have receding gums, have misshapen or crooked teeth

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Can You Overbrush Your Teeth?

Some people find it difficult to brush for the recommended 2 minutes, twice a day, but others go to the other extreme and brush vigorously after every meal. Is this the correct approach? Did you know that brushing too soon after eating or brushing incorrectly can actually damage your teeth

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dental equipment

Top Dental Crown Problems

Dental crowns are great for protecting damaged or decayed teeth, or for replacing missing teeth. They are realistic looking artificial teeth, usually made from ceramic or porcelain, that look and function just like a normal tooth. With good care, dental crowns can last many years but sometimes issues occur that

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What Is An Overbite and Do I Have One?

Most people have front teeth that slightly overlap their lower teeth when their jaws are shut and while that’s technically an overbite, it’s also the ideal alignment and not any cause for concern. There are different kinds of overbite, however, with some that would definitely benefit from dental intervention. But

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Regular Cleaning vs. Deep Dental Cleaning

When you go to the dentist for a regular check-up, you’ll get your teeth cleaned at the same time. While this is more thorough than your at-home brushing, it’s not classed as a “deep clean” which is usually something reserved for patients with gum disease or gingivitis. Let’s find out

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A young girl is having pain in her tooth

How to Avoid Dry Socket

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about when having a permanent tooth extracted, there’s also the potential of developing “dry socket” or alveolar osteitis afterward. What is this uncomfortable-sounding condition and is there anything that can prevent it happening? Let’s find out. What Exactly is Dry Socket? When

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A girl having sleep Apnea

How Can A Dentist Help With My Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea affects a large percentage of the population, with up to 25% of men and 10% of women suffering from it in some way. You may not have thought that contacting your dentist would help relieve your symptoms but, in fact, there are dental devices and oral appliances that

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