Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout
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Thursday November 17th marks the American Cancer Society’s 36th annual Great American Smokeout. Every year, the ACS urges people to stop smoking or to plan a target day to stop smoking. Check out the Great American Smokeout website at www.cancer.org to find helpful tips and planners to get moving on a healthier life.

Dental Anxiety

Dental Anxiety
Dental anxiety is common among most of our patients. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, “An estimated 35 million Americans experience significant apprehension about dental procedures, while an additional 10 to 12 million are considered to be “dental phobic” and avoid needed dental care altogether” ….

…There are some ways to help deal with the stress of the situation.

Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth
Dr. Julie Corbin

Patients with dry mouth have to take extra measures to prevent cavities from occurring. Without saliva to wash away food products and bacteria that cause tooth decay, these patients really need to be extra attentive to their oral hygiene routine.

Nightguards

Nightguards
The most common types of professionally fabricated nightguards that I recommend for my patients are the full coverage hard co-polyester with soft polyurethane inner layer or the NTI. The full coverage mouthguard can be warmed under hot water prior to placement to make wearing it more comfortable. The NTI style bite splint covers just the anterior (front) teeth making it easier to tolerate for those who have the tendency to gag.

What are you drinking?

What are you drinking?
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Some home water filtration systems (like reverse osmosis and distillation) also remove the fluoride in the community water supply, so make sure to do research before installing a filtration system. The optimal concentration of fluoride in drinking water is 0.7-1.2ppm.

Enhance Your Beautiful Smile with Juvederm®

Enhance Your Beautiful Smile with Juvéderm® dermal filler

As you age, time, sunlight and other factors reduce the volume of hyaluronic acid (HA) in your skin. The decrease in HA causes your skin to lose its structure, creating facial wrinkles and folds, like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.

Botox® Cosmetic

We now proudly offer Botox® Cosmetic

At Whispering Pines Dental we are able to accentuate your perfect smile by putting your best face forward. Botox Cosmetic perfectly compliments our cosmetic dental treatments and gives our patients an all around image enhancement.

Are you missing a tooth?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, yet I frequently find myself telling a patient that unfortunately one of their teeth needs to be extracted. No matter how well you take care of your teeth, you may find yourself in this difficult situation. One wrong bite of a sandwich and you could wind up staring at your crown from your root canal treated tooth laying in your hand. You may have followed all of your dentist’s treatment recommendations