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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.

Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

February 13th, 2020

You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all that has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? You need some soft food recipes! For some of us, it’s nostalgic […]

ClearCorrect™: Show Off A Straighter Smile

January 27th, 2020

Thousands of people have straightened their teeth with the ClearCorrect orthodontics system since 2006. Patients love the discreet appearance and easy care of these removable aligners. Treatment begins with an evaluation where Dr. Jonas Gauthier takes impressions or scans of your teeth and submits the results to ClearCorrect, which then fabricates a series of aligners […]

Dental Crowns 101

January 13th, 2020

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what dental crowns are—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life! They’re not only the first responders for your digestive tract, but they can make a great first impression – so you deserve a beautiful, fully-functioning set. If your teeth […]

Don’t Bite That! Bad Habits to Avoid with Braces

December 27th, 2019

Millions of people of all ages use orthodontics to straighten their teeth each year. Clear aligner therapies like ClearCorrect™ 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 […]

Teeth Grinding, Clenching, and Bruxism

December 13th, 2019

There is a good chance you have heard Dr. Gauthier or someone else at Today’s Dental mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our Pineville patients, but bruxism is something we […]

Dry Mouth: Nothing to Spit At

November 27th, 2019

Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness. If […]

Veneers Can Give You Back Your Smile!

November 13th, 2019

Having a great smile is a privilege that everyone should enjoy. The confidence that comes from having genuine pride in your pearly whites is irreplaceable. However, many of us struggle with imperfections in our teeth. Broken, chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth can really put a damper on your smile. At Today’s Dental, we know […]

The Oral-Systemic Link: Risk Factors for Tooth Decay

October 27th, 2019

Did you know the same plaque that decays your teeth can cause major heart problems? What if you could fight plaque and heart failure both by improving your oral health? Pineville dentist Dr. Jonas Gauthier is here to tell you more! Someone dies from a heart attack every minute, according to the American Heart Association, […]

Get Your Beauty Sleep Back with Sleep Apnea Treatment

October 13th, 2019

Do you have a spouse or loved one that complains about your snoring? Do you wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Do you find that you are always exhausted during the day and just can’t seem to ever catch up on sleep? If these symptoms sound familiar, you may be […]

Can Gum Disease Cause Birth Defects?

September 27th, 2019

What is Gum Disease? The short answer: gum disease is a common gum infection that can become very problematic, but you can prevent it! The long answer: all the tissues in your body have a self-defense mechanism called “inflammation.” When bacteria build up in your mouth, your gum tissue will inflame to try and kill […]

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