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!
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)
We’ve all seen variations of DIY methods when it comes to pulling loose baby teeth: the string and door slam method is by far one of the most popular (although we’re not sure why). But Garrison Family Dentistry is here to advise against this and similarly aggressive techniques so your kiddo will have the safest… (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)
Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle-school science class, but the concept is still very applicable to every aspect of life today. The foods and beverages you consume daily have a very big effect on your oral health and overall health, for better or worse. You can… (Read More)
We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year; it’s not uncommon to see lips suffering from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Garrison Family Dentistry, we keep abreast of the oral health needs of our community–so here are… (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)
When it comes to dental insurance, it seems like there can be as many (or more) questions as there are answers. Even when you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance, navigating its use can still be very confusing. Many people don’t give their dental insurance a second thought – until the day comes when… (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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