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Maintaining a healthy smile doesn't have to start and end with your dentist visit. At Covington Center for Family Dentistry, our dental health articles provide valuable dentistry information that makes at-home oral care simple. Explore a wide range of dental topics that positively impact your oral health by making dentistry and oral care easy to understand. From choosing the right toothpaste to laser gum reshaping procedures, you'll remain up-to-date on the latest in oral care information.

Choose from a variety of topics to find answers to your oral care questions. You can also browse our site to learn about our expert team of dentists and the many dental services we provide.

How to Choose the Best Toothpaste for Your Needs

With the wide array of toothpastes currently available on the market, choosing the best toothpaste for your dental needs can become a bit of a challenge. So how do you make a choice among the myriad of brands claiming to rid teeth and gums of disease, protect sensitive teeth, gently clean a baby&...

Choosing the Best Family Dentist

The process of choosing a dentist is much less stressful when you find a family dentist that serves not only adults, but your children as well. Receiving service from a knowledgeable and friendly kids’ dentist can make all the difference in the success of your visit and the well-being of yo...

Identifying and Overcoming Dental Fear

Although a dental practice is typically the place where individuals find relief from a number of general dentistry problems, there are some individuals that find it incredibly difficult to visit a dentist&...

The Dangers of DIY Dentistry

For many individuals, financial difficulty or limited access to dental care play major roles in their decision to practice DIY dentistry. Whether it's mending a broken tooth, or removing braces, people are getting more and more creative with methods of at-home dental care. The danger, however, li...

Laser Gum Contouring Surgery: What to Expect

Gum contouring surgery, also known as laser gum reshaping, can be performed for both cosmetic enhancement purposes, as well as for the treatment of oral health conditions. Due to a number of factors such as genetics or health problems, some individuals develop gums that grow either too high or ...

How to Make Brushing Teeth Fun for Kids

If your child is unwilling or uncooperative when it comes to brushing their teeth, the daily struggle can start to feel like an uphill battle, and you may be tempted to just give up. But before throwing in the towel (or, rather, the toothbrush), check out these tips for how to make brushing teeth...

Alcohol and Its Effects on Oral Health

For years now, we have become familiar with health warnings about excessive alcohol consumption and its negative effects on the body. Oral health is often left out of this conversation, however. Although an immediate association between alcohol and oral health may not be made, the fact remains th...

Know the Signs of Gum Disease and What to Do if You See Them

Gum disease, also called periodontitis or periodontal disease, is a result of bacterial growth in the mouth that damages the integrity of the gum tissue. This oral health issue can lead to tooth loss, tissue damage, and even deterioration of the bone surrounding and supporting teeth. Caus...

Identifying Signs of Oral Health Problems

Your oral health is more important than you may think. Not only does your mouth affect how you eat and talk, but poor oral health has been linked to a number of other health problems, including heart disease, dementia, diabetes, and even eating disorders1. Being able to identify the si...

Using Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea

Are you among the 90 million adults in America that snore? Although minor factors such as your sleeping position can contribute to this unpleasant condition, snoring may actually be an indicator of a ...

Ways to Strengthen Enamel on Your Teeth

Your teeth are surrounded by a hard, mineralized substance known as enamel. This coating around each tooth is not made of living cells; so, once it is gone, your body does not replenish it. Therefore, it is very important to protect enamel and take steps to strengthen and improve it in order to p...

Water Pick vs. Floss

There are many different names for the device that shoots jets of water into your mouth to “floss” your teeth; water pick, water floss, oral irrigator, and water flosser are all common terms for this device. But how does the water pick stand up against the time-honored tradition of using string f...

The Importance of Teaching Children Oral Health Care

Why should you teach your child good oral health care habits starting from the moment they can hold a toothbrush? First of all, the sooner you start teaching your children healthy habits, the more easily they will develop these habits and continue them on their own. If you wait until a child’s pe...

Eating Disorders and Oral Health: The Impact Bulimia & Anorexia Can Have on the Mouth

It’s no secret that what you eat can have an impact on your oral health. Eating lots of high-sugar or starchy foods can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, while a diet high in acidic foods and drinks can cause tooth sensitivity and erosion of the enamel. But did you know that eating diso...

How to Properly Care for Your Toothbrush: Cleaning, Storage, and Replacement Tips

Your toothbrush goes in your mouth twice a day, every day (if you’re taking care of your teeth correctly, which you should be!), so it’s important to take care of your toothbrush properly, too. From where you leave it to how you leave it, how you use it to how often you replace it, your oral heal...

“Celiac Teeth:” The Effects of Celiac Disease on Dental and Oral Health

Celiac disease is a difficult-to-diagnose genetic autoimmune disorder that affects the digestive tract—primarily the small intestine, where damaged villi are unable to properly absorb nutrients. According to BeyondCeliac.org, an estimated ...

Sedation Dentistry 101: What It Is and What to Expect

Dental anxiety is neither uncommon nor a new occurrence. Plenty of people opt to endure pain from a cavity, infection, or another issue rather than go to the dentist. Sometimes, it’s based on a past experience, while other people are just anxious about having someone else poking around their mout...

What is a Smart Toothbrush and What Does It Do?

It seems that everywhere we turn, our world is getting smarter technology. We are in the age of smartphones, smart watches, and smart houses—and smart cars are either already everywhere or just on the horizon. Believe it or not, smart toothbrushes have entered the playing field of technology now ...

10 Important Dental Questions to Ask At Your Next Dentist Appointment

Although having regular dentist appointments is one of the best ways to keep your smile healthy and vibrant, it’s not enough to just go to the dentist. You can (and should!) take your oral health into your own hands by actually discussing it with your dentist. Ask questions, be informed, and help...

Different Types of Toothbrushes: How to Choose the Right Kind of Toothbrush for You

What type of toothbrush is best? Well, that depends on you. Picking the right toothbrush is an entirely personal experience. Your specific dental needs affect the type of toothbrush that will remove plaque, reach all areas of your mouth, and be optimal for your individual use. If you’re looking f...

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