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At Today's Dental, patient education is one of our top priorities. There's a lot to know about your oral health and how it relates to your overall health and wellness, and your Pineville dentist is your go-to source for all things oral health. We encourage our patients, and anyone looking for some extra knowledge, to keep up with our regular blog posts. We cover a wide range of topics - from sleep apnea in children, to the benefits of dental implants, to the health benefits of smiling. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call or stop by the office.

The Story of Caries Prevention

February 13th, 2019

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 Pineville teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Gauthier is […]

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – At Least Wear a Mouthguard

January 27th, 2019

According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Gauthier would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth safe […]

Silver Diamine Fluoride: An Affordable Filling Alternative

January 13th, 2019

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is an antibiotic topical liquid solution brushed onto teeth to halt the progression of tooth decay. Research has shown the effectiveness of SDF in cavity prevention and arrest, and it has been used safely and successfully worldwide with patients of all age groups. Today’s Dental uses silver diamine fluoride to help […]

What’s Lurking in Your Saliva?

December 27th, 2018

Saliva. Just the word can conjure an array of images in your imagination. From salivating at a delicious meal to studying Pavlov’s dogs to watching a baseball player spit, life is full of saliva! And that’s a good thing because saliva is very important for oral and overall health. Problems with saliva can lead to […]

Is Your Lipstick Aging You?

December 13th, 2018

Today’s Dental believes that natural beauty comes first. Our priority is for you to feel comfortable in your smile, and nothing should hold you back from laughing and grinning each day. Many different dental treatments can bring you this lifelong confidence. But we also know that the right makeup can enhance your natural beauty. It’s […]

Caring for Your Dentures

November 27th, 2018

The image of a glass full of false teeth on the nightstand is plastered all throughout popular culture. You would think that soaking your dentures in water and cleaner is sufficient, but Pineville dentist Dr. Jonas Gauthier reminds us that proper denture care requires more than just that. In fact, denture maintenance is an important […]

Oral Cancer – Protection & Early Detection

November 13th, 2018

Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read […]

Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

October 27th, 2018

If your jaw clicks when it opens, or you can’t fully open it, or you have pain in your face and trouble chewing, then you’re among the 15% of Americans who have chronic jaw pain. Your jaw joint is called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The name comes from the jaw’s role to connect your […]

Diet Soda & Dental Health: What You Need to Know

October 13th, 2018

In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to hear the truth among all the other health-conscious noise. People are frequently misinformed and misled about the health benefits of trends such as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today, Pineville dentist Dr. Jonas Gauthier would like to […]

The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

September 27th, 2018

We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as much fun losing teeth as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of […]

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