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How Can Chronic Stress Affect My Oral Health?

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 9:37 pm
Lady is stressed out

Life can be stressful sometimes. While stress can sometimes be a good thing that helps us rise to meet our challenges and avoid troublesome situations, too much stress over too long a period of time can have negative side effects for your health. While most people know that constant stress can take its toll on the health of their heart, skin, and digestive tract, many may not know of the harsh consequences it can have for your oral health. Here’s how chronic stress can hurt your smile and how you can protect it.


Seasonal Allergies and Dental Health

January 3, 2024

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person suffering from seasonal allergies blowing nose

As the warmer spring and summer seasons approach, numerous individuals experience seasonal allergies. Symptoms such as a runny nose, congestion, and itchy, watery eyes often accompany this condition. While these issues can be frustrating on their own, they can also adversely affect dental health. Continue reading to explore the connection between seasonal allergies and dental health, along with strategies to maintain a healthy smile during this time.


Plaque Buster: Your Guide to Tackling Dental Buildup

December 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 10:52 pm
A man and his daughter brushing their teeth together for good dental health

Plaque – it’s a term you often hear during dental checkups, but what exactly is it? In less scientific terms, it’s the root of many dental woes that you may face. Therefore, understanding plaque is the first step in maintaining your dental health.

If you want to unravel the mysteries of plaque, learn how it forms, and how to get rid of it, continue reading.


How to Keep Your Mouth Clean While at Work

December 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 8:41 pm

Smiling businessman Did you know that 92% of adults will experience tooth decay? Cavities aren’t the only concern. 50% of adults over the age of 30 have a form of gum disease. Although both are leading causes of tooth loss, they are preventable with good oral hygiene and regular dental care. However, it can be difficult to keep your mouth clean when you’re stuck at work. You don’t have to place your oral health at risk. Here’s why you should keep a dental hygiene kit in your desk drawer.


6 Unique Stocking Stuffers That Are Dentist-Approved

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 7:18 pm
Child grabbing gift from stocking hung on fireplace

Almost every list of stocking stuffer ideas is the same: sugar cookies, candy canes, and peppermint bark. However, in addition to being festive, these treats have another thing in common: they are packed with sugar. As a result, they don’t make your dentist’s “nice list.” If you’re looking for unique stocking stuffer ideas that won’t harm your loved ones’ teeth, then read on!


Be Thankful for Your Teeth! A Top 5 Oral Practices Guide for the Holidays

November 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 12:43 am
A family enjoying Thanksgiving with good oral health

As the season of gratitude has come once again. It’s time to turn your attention to one often overlooked but crucial aspect of your health – your oral health. They play an important part during Thanksgiving! They help you savor your favorite holiday dishes, engage in conversations with loved ones, and contribute to the festivities.

This Thanksgiving, express your appreciation for your pearly whites by embracing mindful oral care practices. Continue reading to learn how.


What Traits Make a Smile Beautiful?

October 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 10:30 pm
Lady's smile

Everyone wants to have an attractive smile. Thankfully, advances in cosmetic dentistry have made having a beautiful smile quite accessible to people everywhere. However, it makes sense to understand what people tend to find beautiful before pursuing cosmetic treatments. Here is a list of traits the human brain assesses when making a cosmetic judgment about someone’s smile.


Ready for a Halloween Scare? Read These Terrifying Dental Statistics!

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 10:27 pm

Since it’s the Halloween season, you might be looking for a good scare. Maybe you’ve already read Frankenstein, Dracula, and a plethora of other classic horror novels, but you’re finding that the scares just aren’t real enough to really make you jump. If you’re looking for some true-to-life terror, your dentist has you covered. Here is a list of some of the scariest dental health statistics around, and it’s so terrifying that you’ll be too frightened to bite your nails (because biting your nails is bad for your teeth).


Why White Teeth Aren’t Necessarily Healthy Teeth

September 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 10:41 am
Person with a white smile

When dentists take a look at a patient’s smile, they look for all kinds of subtle signs to pick up on the state of their oral health. However, the average person really just looks at a few key things.

One of the main ways most people judge their oral health is through the color of their smile; the whiter their teeth, the better they tend to feel about them. However, the color of your smile isn’t necessary a 1-to-1 corollary to the quality of your teeth, especially if you’ve whitened your teeth artificially in the past. Here’s why that’s the case.


Three Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Gum Disease

September 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 10:38 am
Closeup of someone with inflamed gums

If you’re someone who reads or thinks about your oral health often, gum disease may feel a little bit passe. It’s a fairly common condition, and in many people it’s mild enough that they hardly notice that they have it.

However, the truth is that gum disease is one of the most complex and interesting conditions in all of dentistry. There’s a lot more to the illness than meets the eye—if you’re curious, here are a few things you may not know about it.

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