3 Tips to Keep Up with Your Dental Hygiene While Under Quarantine

3 Tips to Keep Up with Your Dental Hygiene While Under Quarantine

JC Dentist Dental Hygiene

With the changes that come with COVID-19, it’s easy to get out of your day to day routine. During this time, people should take care of their mental health, physical health, boost their immune system, and practice habits that promote good dental hygiene. Here are a few helpful tips to remember while under quarantine. 1. Brushing twice a day Brushing …

How Lifestyle Affects Oral Health

How Lifestyle Affects Oral Health

JC Dentist Dental Health

Oral Health is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It can affect your work life, relationships, and many other aspects of your lifestyle. But your lifestyle also affects oral health. Here are 5 ways you can improve your oral health by making healthy lifestyle choices! Avoid Unhealthy Beverages and Drink more Water Many delicious drinks we also love can …

Dental Cleanings

Are Dental Cleanings Preventive Care?

JC Dentist Dental Health

We often hear that preventive care is important. Our insurance companies, doctor’s offices, magazines, articles all tout preventive care. But what is preventive care for dental health? And how often do you need things like dental cleanings and x-rays? These are important questions that must be answered to ensure that your oral health is the best it can be! What …

Dental care can be self care

Dental Care Can Be Self Care

JC Dentist General Dentistry

The first thing people notice about you is your smile! It radiates your personality and your joy. It expresses who you are. It is one of the first things that you can prioritize as you establish self care routines. But it is also one of the easiest to accomplish every day. Dental care can be self care, so you can …

The Benefits of Braces

The Benefits of Braces

Dr. Joshua Colkmire Oral Health

You probably know a fair number of people with braces on their teeth. But these people are older than you would think. More than 4 million Americans are already wearing braces, and one quarter of them are adults according to recent reports. What do braces do? Braces can straighten teeth in a number of different ways. First they can straighten misaligned teeth. Second, …

New Year's Resolution: Get A Dental Checkup and Cleaning!

New Year’s Resolution: Get A Dental Checkup and Cleaning!

Dr. Joshua Colkmire Oral Health

Health is often the biggest priority for many people as they begin the new year. Although this is usually related to weight loss or the breaking of bad habits, perhaps this year you should consider your dental health. There are so many benefits to taking charge of your dental health. For one, it can have a large impact on your …

Consider a "Smile Makeover" in the New Year!

Consider a “Smile Makeover” in the New Year!

Dr. Joshua Colkmire Oral Health, Teeth Whitening

It’s the beginning of a whole new decade and if you’ve been considering getting a smile makeover what a better time then now to inquire into the potential of your amazing smile!  Perhaps you have been wondering what a smile makeover could offer.  It’s a process of improving the appearance of the smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, …

Understanding Jaw Pain

Understanding Jaw Pain

Dr. Joshua Colkmire Oral Health

If your having throbbing jaw pain, it’s probably hard to focus on much else. There are so many reasons why your jaw could be giving you trouble. Whether you’re experiencing a dull ache, lingering soreness or a stabbing sensation, pain in your jaw and face can be frustrating and, in some cases, even debilitating. Your facial or jaw pain could …

All About Periodontal Disease

All About Periodontal Disease

Dr. Joshua Colkmire Uncategorized

Periodontal or gum disease is an inflammatory condition of the gum and bone support surrounding the teeth. Most adults suffer from some form of periodontal disease: 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease increases with age, 70.1% of adults 65 years and older have periodontal disease. The two most common periodontal …

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

Choosing the Right Toothbrush

Dr. Joshua Colkmire Uncategorized

Choosing the right toothbrush for you is a critically important thing to do. Here’s some information about the different toothbrush types and how you can choose between them. Disposable There are some pros and cons to choosing disposable toothbrushes. On the pro side, you have cost. They are quite cheap, usually only a dollar or two. Another pro is that …