Dooley Dental Blog

Teeth-Cleaning Mistakes Your Dentist Wants You to Avoid

August 18, 2022

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Woman flossing

You know that you should be brushing twice and flossing at least once a day. However, even if you are super diligent when it comes to your oral hygiene routine, this doesn’t mean that you aren’t making mistakes when you are cleaning your teeth. When you aren’t maintaining your oral health properly, you could end up with dental issues in the future. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common teeth-cleaning mistakes and how you can correct them.

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My Dental Implant Feels Loose – What Should I Do?

August 4, 2022

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Man covering mouth

Dental implants are one of the most advanced tooth replacement options out there. They have all sorts of different benefits, and they have a success rate of upwards of 95%! However, dental implant failures are still possible, and they happen from time to time. Continue reading to learn a few reasons why dental implants can become loose and what you should do if this happens to you.

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Keeping Your Dental Implants Clean While Eating Summer Foods

July 11, 2022

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Man grilling summer foods with friends and family

If you’re planning on going to a friend or family member’s house for dinner this summer, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to find someone grilling up some delicious foods. However, if you’re missing teeth, you may find it difficult to eat most foods that come off a grill. Dental implants are designed to make it easy to enjoy all your favorite summer foods again. Find out which foods you can enjoy with ease and how to keep your dental implants clean along the way.

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4 of the Most Surprising Cavity-Causing Foods

June 10, 2022

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Saltine crackers in a bowl.

Everyone loves to eat! But it’s important to be mindful of what you consume as every single item that enters your mouth heavily influences your oral health. That said, candy and sugary sweets aren’t the only items that you should avoid due to their tendency to cause cavities; there are a few other things that you might be surprised to learn can harm your teeth! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist in Spring Lake about four of these cavity-causing foods.

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3 Ways to Enhance Your Smile This Summer with Cosmetic Dentistry

June 2, 2022

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Woman smiling during the summer after receiving cosmetic treatment.

If you’re unhappy with your smile’s appearance, don’t fret! Your situation isn’t hopeless, and summertime is the perfect time to seek cosmetic treatment and do something about the status of your smile! That said, your cosmetic dentist in Spring Lake offers several available treatments that are sure to make your smile whiter and brighter for the summer season. Keep reading to learn more about three of them.

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4 Oral Health Tips for Your Summer Vacation

May 11, 2022

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Cartoon tooth in swimsuit

The dog days of summer are finally here again. You and the kids are probably itching for a much-needed getaway, right? Still, don’t let the prospect of beach parties make you forget about your teeth and gums. Your vacation will be all the sweeter when it involves good oral health.

Here are four summer-themed dental care tips from your dentist in Spring Lake. Follow them so your time in the sun will be truly fun!

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Do Dental Implants Stain Like Real Teeth?

May 5, 2022

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3D model of dental implant

Dental implants are undoubtedly a great and effective tooth-replacement treatment. Still, don’t assume their stain-resistant properties mean they don’t need ongoing dental care. However strong and sturdy they are, implants’ looks won’t take care of themselves.

Listed below is a summary of implant staining from your dentist in Spring Lake. Read on to keep your implants white and shiny for a long time!

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3 Ways Your Tax Refund Can Benefit Your Smile

April 7, 2022

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Tax refund

Tax Day will be here before you know it, and you may already be excited to have a little bit of extra cash floating around that wasn’t available before. There are countless things that you could invest your tax refund on, but many people end up spending this on things that they don’t necessarily need. Something that you could benefit from is investing your tax refund on your smile. Read on to learn a few reasons why you should invest in your oral health for this occasion.

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Spring Cleaning: Why It Should Include a Dental Checkup and More

March 13, 2022

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Mother and daughter brushing teeth ahead of their spring cleaning

When the spring season appears, you’re likely thinking about ways to spend more time outside with friends and family. Of course, it’s also an ideal time to break out the cleaning supplies and give your home the routine maintenance it needs! But when most people hear the phrase “spring cleaning,” they often don’t think about their oral health. Not only is it a perfect time to reexamine your day-to-day oral care habits, but schedule a routine dental cleaning with a dentist. Learn the best tips to consider at home and the benefits of setting up a visit early in the year!

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Why Does Heart Health Begin with a Smile?

February 24, 2022

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heart 3D illustration

When you think of February, Valentine’s Day probably quickly comes to mind. However, there is another reason why you should be thinking of hearts. February is American Heart Month! This is the perfect time to learn more about your body so you can stay healthy. One step to keep your cardiovascular health in good standing is maintaining an excellent oral hygiene routine to prevent gum disease. Your dentist in Spring Lake warns the two have more in common than you may think. Continue reading for information about the relationship between the health of your smile and your heart.

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