The Garrison Family Dentistry team loves each and every one of our patients—getting to know you, helping you with dental challenges, and sharing a smile or two. Another thing we like sharing is our knowledge (and believe me, we’re always learning from you, too!). Because we’re always learning—and teaching—we post blog articles twice each month about interesting topics pertaining to dental and overall health. Subjects may include different dental procedures, natural remedies, or the latest topics of global conversation in all things teeth. We hope our blog gets you thinking, asking questions, and incorporating anything useful you learn into your everyday life!
You might be surprised to hear that the state of your oral health has a lot to do with preventing a stroke. There’s a certain kind of bad oral bacteria that cause gum disease, travel to other parts of your body, and cause harm. A stroke is a common but dangerous medical condition that causes… (Read More)
It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms… (Read More)
Oral hygiene is the foundation of good dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly is the best way to keep your smile healthy and clean. Consider this your personal cleaning tutorial on the art of dental hygiene, instructed by your Smithville dentists and the skillful hygienists at Garrison Family Dentistry. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss & Mouthwash Before… (Read More)
Millions of people of all ages use orthodontics to straighten their teeth each year. Clear aligner therapies like Invisalign® are popular not only because they are invisible and removable, but because they are difficult to break or damage. However, not all teeth can be straightened with clear aligner orthodontics, and even clear or tooth-colored systems… (Read More)
If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, your Smithville dentists are… (Read More)
One of the most common and destructive myths about oral health is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Your Smithville dentists at Garrison Family Dentistry would like everyone to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums—should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch… (Read More)
Your smile is more powerful than you may know. Scientists have studied many aspects of smiling, such as how it affects your brain, your health, and your overall experience of life. Even the situation you’re in and the people around you are influenced by your smile. The findings may surprise you. Or, if you’re someone… (Read More)
As a parent, you only want what’s best for your little one. Whether you’re a new mom navigating the waters of caring for your firstborn, or a seasoned pro ready to start your own family softball team (sorry neighbor kids, all positions are filled), preventing tooth decay in kids is never an easy feat. Because… (Read More)
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who floss, and those who don’t. Diligent flossers everywhere inspire those of us who live with them or know them. Flossing may not be a philosophical virtue but it’s certainly high on the list of qualities amongst people who “have it together.” Read more below… (Read More)
Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a… (Read More)
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