Monthly Blogs by Your Danville Dentist

Monthly, your dentist in Danville VA, Dr. Smith, will be compiling blogs written on topics such as dental maintenance, news, hygiene and more for your consideration. It is our strong belief that the more familiar our patients become with these topics, the more likely they are to benefit from applying the tips and information to their own oral health regimens.

 

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September 2019
Identify and Prevent Cavities
When you’re told that you have a cavity, all dental professionals will recommend that you have it taken care of as soon as possible. Unfortunately, due to busy schedules between work, friends, and family, patients can find it difficult to...
August 2019
Back-to-School Dental Visits
School is back in session! While you’re helping your children get the best accessories and outfits, there’s something else that’s just as important – their smile! Your Danville dentist wants to ensure that your entire...
July 2019
Popular Foods that Stain Teeth
Everyone has a favorite meal, their go-to dish that brings them the comfort and warmth of their favorite day, a memory tied to the food, or something particularly fond that always cheers them up. While there could be one meal or countless meals,...
June 2019
Dangerous Dental Habits
You may not always realize how certain dental habits can affect your smile, but it’s important to realize the best ways to take care of your teeth and gums so you can keep your natural smile for a lifetime! Whether it’s summer...
May 2019
Share the Dangers on No Tobacco Day
On May 31, health professionals around the world will be celebrating No Tobacco Day. It’s no secret that there are countless negative side effects to tobacco usage, but it’s still one of the most common oral health issues that people...
April 2019
Oral Cancer Awareness Month
According to the American Cancer Society, oral cancer and oropharyngeal cancers affect about 53,000 people every year, with 10,000 of those being deadly cases. Oral cancer can appear as a sore or bump in the mouth that does not heal over time....
March 2019
Nutrition and Your Smile
When you brush your teeth every morning and night, you know that this is an integral part of your oral and dental health. Skipping this step can be dangerous and can allow bacteria to form, causing cavities, decay, and other potential issues. As...
February 2019
Your Child's Smile
As National Children’s Dental Health Month ends, we always want to share helpful tips and tricks for parents (and parents-to-be) as they watch their children grow. A child’s smile, while shiny and brand new, it’s extremely...
January 2019
How Exercise Affects Your Teeth
How has your New Year been treating you? We hope that you’re continuously working towards your resolutions and accomplishing each and every one of them! Between dieting, exercising, and other lifestyle changes, you may not notice how one...
December 2018
Working for a New Year's Smile
Another incredible year is coming to an end, allowing us to have a fresh start as 2019 approaches. You may be compiling your list of New Year’s resolutions and insisting that you’ll be sticking to them – which you should! Any...
November 2018
Smile-Friendly Holiday Meals
Within the next month, we’ll be swamped with so many holiday plans, we won’t know which dinner to go to! Sometimes, the right answer is to go to all of them, and while your friends and family may appreciate seeing you during this...
October 2018
Ways to Protect Your Teeth on Halloween
Parents around the nation may be worried about the amount of candy that they’ll have to keep away from their children come Halloween night, but there is a positive side to this spooky and sweet holiday. Instead of doing your best to hide...
September 2018
Common Dental Injuries in Sports
As the weather changes, kids, teens, and adults alike are shifting into a new season of sports. Our athletes participating in football, field hockey, soccer, and other potentially aggressive contact sports are all at risk for several kinds of...
August 2018
Brushing Habits to Break
Brushing your teeth has become a staple in your routine since you were a child, working every day to maintain a strong and healthy smile. Your 24541 dentist understands that there are some habits you can easily fall into, especially ones that...
July 2018
Prepare Your Smile for Vacation
When you begin planning a vacation, it’s hard to focus on what needs to be done before you head off for ultimate relaxation. Before you go, we believe that having a peace of mind about your smile is important, so you can fully enjoy your...
June 2018
Men's Oral Health Awareness
Oral and dental health is important for men and women alike, but there are differences between them that can put one or the other at a higher risk for certain issues like cavities, gum disease, and other common dental problems. According to the...
May 2018
Maintain Dental Care on Vacation
When you’re getting ready for a vacation, you have countless things on your mind – the places you’ll go, the people you’ll see, the food you’ll eat – that you don’t always remember the important items to...
April 2018
April is National Facial Protection Month
Have you ever watched a high-action sport and seen a tough collision or a player in pain? While much of their uniforms include protective gear on their legs, arms, and head, there is one important piece of equipment that should never be ignored...
March 2018
Foods that Can Brighten Your Smile
Integrate These Foods Suggested by Your 24541 Dentist for a Healthier Smile   When it comes to your dental care and its relationship to food, we commonly find many lists of some of your favorite meals that aren’t good for your...
February 2018
Children's Dental Health Month
Learn the Benefits of Top Children’s Dentistry with Your Dentist in Danville   Each February, the American Dental Association works with thousands of dentists, orthodontists, and other dental professionals around the United States...
January 2018
Why You Should Avoid Snacks
What makes snacks so appealing? Is it because they're quick? Is it because they're so easily accessible to enjoy? Is it because it feels like you're enjoying something you know you shouldn't, but it's just so tasty? If...
December 2017
New Year, New Smile
The new year is right around the corner! 2018 gives everyone a brand new start and the motivation to work on a list of achievements that will benefit them in a number of ways. You may already have some resolutions that you’ve been working...
November 2017
Protect Your Holiday Season Smile
The holidays are here and your schedule is filling up fast! The next month and a half may be a little hectic, but don’t forget to keep up with your oral hygiene routine every morning and night. There are going to be family dinners upon...
October 2017
Avoid a Spooky Smile
During the month of October, children and adults across the US are anticipating the spookiest day of the year, Halloween. Between the creative outfits and the delicious sweets and treats, there’s a lot to look forward to on this popular...
September 2017
Importance of Caring for Children's Teeth
Help Your Children Share their Strong and Healthy Smile with the Right Snack Choices   We’re all familiar with tasty sweets, chocolates, and candies that we love to indulge in. It’s no surprise that children are big fans of...
August 2017
Common Brushing Mistakes
Stay Healthy with these Brushing Tips and the Help of your Danville VA Dentist   To ensure the best oral health, we believe that you should brush your teeth twice daily, once in the morning and once at night, to ensure the best oral...
July 2017
You Cracked a Tooth…Now What?
The sound and pain of cracking or chipping a tooth can be terrifying. Not everyone has been there, so if you have experienced this feeling, consider yourself among the minority. Depending on the severity, there are many ways you can recover from...
June 2017
When Teeth Removal is a Must
With proper teeth care, most people try to avoid removing a tooth. In the mind of many people, a tooth is only removed because there is no hope for the tooth. And this is the case sometimes. However, this is not always the reason for removing a...
May 2017
Oral Care Routine
You may think you have been brushing your teeth correctly, but there are many facets that entail maintaining proper oral health. There are many different factors that go into optimizing your dental hygiene. Below are some suggestions on how to...
April 2017
The Importance of Family Dentistry
When it comes to your family, you want everyone to have top oral and dental health. The best option for your family is to find a dentist that offers numerous services for family members of all ages. There are countless benefits to going to one...
March 2017
Fight the Myths Harming Your Smile
Get Rid of Dental Myths and Fears with the Help of Your dentist in Danville VA   Dentistry is one of the most important and beneficial practices that people of all ages can benefit from. Your smile is something that you want to last for...
February 2017
What Are the Different Causes of Loose Teeth?
People of all ages often suffer from tooth loss, which can often leave negative effects on a person’s confidence and self-esteem. It can result in a lacking smile, one that leaves patients unsatisfied and embarrassed. Tooth loss often...
January 2017
History of Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
Learn how People Used to Clean their Smile in Early Centuries and how Far We’ve Come with Our Modern Tools!   When we brush our teeth every morning and night, we don’t always think about where it all started. How was...
November 2016
Correct these Common Dental Problems
Don’t Let These Common Dental Problems Ruin Your Smile – See how Your Dentist in Danville VA can Protect and Save Your Teeth   There’s a dramatic myth that as you get older, your teeth will naturally become weaker and...
October 2016
Scare Away a Spooky Smile!
Your Family Dentist in Danville VA Wants to Protect Your Smile from the Tricks that Your Treats will Pull   Happy Halloween, from our family to yours! On this spookiest day of the year, there are some important requirements for...
September 2016
Start the Conversation: Daily 4
See how the Daily 4 Represents the Importance of Your Daily Dental Hygiene with the Help of Your Dentist in Danville VA   The month of October is right around the corner; the weather gets cooler, the sun goes down earlier, and the...
August 2016
Back-to-School Tips for Your Smile
Whether Your Kids are Going Back to School or You Are, Your Danville VA Dentist Wants Everybody to Have a Happy and Healthy Smile!   Whether your children are about to start school or they’re already back, there’s a lot to...
July 2016
Consequences of Not Flossing
Use Helpful Tips from Your Danville VA Dentist to Protect Your Teeth by Daily Flossing It’s no secret that every dentist you’ve visited has told you to floss in order to protect improve your oral and dental health. While this...
June 2016
Keep a Healthy Smile All Summer
Danville VA Family Dentist Shows how to Enjoy Your Summer While Maintaining a Strong Smile   Summer time is officially here! This means having fun in the sun with your friends and families at parties, barbeques, at the beach, and...
May 2016
World No Tobacco Day 2016
Help Your Danville VA Dentist Spread the Word about World No Tobacco Day This Year!   Every year an estimated 6 million deaths are caused by tobacco related products worldwide. And although they are the most vilified, that is not just...
April 2016
National Facial Protection Month
Danville VA Dentist Spreads Awareness of Protecting Your Teeth during Sports Season   Now that it’s getting warmer, baseball season is just about here! Not only for the professionals, but for children and young adults, too. We...
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