Winter has its share of comforts: the holidays, crackling fires, and quiet evenings spent with a good book and a cup of cocoa. On the other hand, it has its downsides as well.Take colds and the flu for example. Never fear, though. Here are some flu season tips from a dentist that will keep you smiling, even when that old North wind starts kicking up a fuss.(more…)
Monarch Smiles Blog
December 19, 2018
Most of us are looking for ways to save money; and that’s smart. All of us would be better off if we stashed away a little more cash for a rainy day. But some things are just too important to skip. One of these is regular dental care. By missing appointments with your dentist, you set yourself up for a big emergency bill somewhere down the road.(more…)
October 25, 2018
The dental implant process isn’t new, but recently, there has been a spike in the number of people choosing this procedure for replacing their missing teeth. Data shows there are 3 million people in the U.S. with dental implants, and that number is growing by 500,000 each year. Why is there such an increase in patients choosing this route? A local dentist lists the top 5 reaasons.
October 15, 2018
Trick-or-treat…it’s that time of year again! Halloween is one of the most beloved holidays (by children and adults alike) – and it’s also the beginning of the holiday season. Kids look forward to getting big bags of candy for months, and even adults find that there are endless sweet treats in the breakroom at work. But amidst all the Halloween fun, here’s one sobering statistic to consider: an estimated 27% of American adults have undiagnosed cavities – and eating candy certainly doesn’t help. But the good news is that there are 7 strategies everyone in the family can use to enjoy their “Halloween haul,” without needing major work from a dentist. Keep reading to learn more!
September 17, 2018
In many cases, DIY projects make a lot of sense. Why pay someone to do something when you can (theoretically) get the same results on your own? There’s only one problem: DIY doesn’t apply to every situation! Sure, DIY home projects are one thing. But DIY braces? Not so much. Having said that, it’s still easy to see why the idea is so appealing. Not only is it free, but you don’t have to spend any time in braces. However, before you rush out for super glue and craft wire, keep in mind that there are serious potential consequences to DIY braces. Learn more below about the 6 best reasons to leave your teeth to the professionals and find out why Invisalign is such a great way to get safe, reliable results – without having to wear braces!
September 16, 2018
As another year is rapidly approaching its end, you’re looking to tie up any loose ends. One area your local dentist reminds you to not overlook is your dental health. Have you fully taken advantage of your dental insurance? Are you aware of what you can do to maximize your dental health plan and save money? If not, then read on as your dentist provides some valuable information!
August 29, 2018
One of the advantages of living in a technologically advanced society is that people are able to receive cutting-edge care, which translates into a greater life expectancy overall. As a result of people living longer lives, their teeth are forced to endure the volatile environment of the mouth longer. Thus, data show that for those 74 and older, nearly a third of them will lose all their permanent teeth. Thankfully, they have a viable answer for a complete restoration with dental implants, and as you read on, you’ll learn about the technological advancements that will appear in the future.
July 31, 2018
Talking to your dentist is one of the most important steps you can take towards better oral health. Almost as important, however, is educating yourself about timely dental topics. This includes knowing a little about the five stages of tooth decay.
Seeing an implant dentist is the first step on the journey towards improved oral health and cosmetic benefits. Unfortunately, some people avoid taking this step because of misconceptions from well-meaning friends or the Internet. In truth, modern dental implants are safe, effective, and amazingly comfortable.
June 20, 2018
It’s another typical morning for you where you begin your day by brushing your teeth, but when you do, you notice bleeding from your gums. Should you take this seriously? Your local dentist says you should and that it can be an early sign of gum (periodontal) disease. As you read on, you’ll learn what brings this about and what you can do to both restore your oral health and prevent gum disease.