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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.

Oral Health Tips at Every Age

January 13th, 2021

A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise.   However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each […]

Prevention vs. Treatment of Oral Health

December 27th, 2020

The World Health Organization defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Sadly, in our fast-paced culture, many of us settle for less-than-healthy or even truly sick conditions every day. We allow ourselves to be tired, achy, stressed and in pain more […]

To Be or Not to Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Artificial Sweeteners

December 13th, 2020

Originally created for people unable to consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Dr. Jonas Gauthier wants you to know which of these options are best for your dental and general health – so here are the facts about […]

Dental Bridges 101

November 27th, 2020

A hole in your smile is never a positive thing. It negatively affects physical appearance, eating, speaking, and your overall sense of confidence and well-being. Let Today’s Dental bridge the gap between where you are with your smile and where you want to be! A missing tooth or teeth can also cause jaw pain and […]

A Guide to Cavity Prevention

November 13th, 2020

Imagine this – you have come to see Pineville dentist Dr. Jonas Gauthier for a cleaning and routine checkup. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. Gauthier tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong, since you have been […]

Smile: It’s Good for You!

October 27th, 2020

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 […]

I Had Braces, Now My Jaw Hurts: Can Orthodontics Cause TMJ?

October 13th, 2020

You had braces when you were younger and never experienced any jaw pain or other TMJ symptoms prior. Then, after you completed your orthodontic treatment, you developed a pain in your jaw, maybe accompanied by popping, locking, clenching and grinding. Maybe you developed these symptoms shortly after having your braces removed, maybe it was a […]

Lemon Juice – The Good, The Bad, & The Sour

September 27th, 2020

In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health.   What Is pH & Why Does It Matter? Drinking lemon juice (usually diluted in a glass of […]

Hate Flossing? – 5 Flossing Alternatives

September 16th, 2020

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 […]

Simply a Straighter Smile

August 27th, 2020

SimplySmile® is a short-term orthodontic treatment that adds some updated twists to traditional braces—with average treatment times of only six months! No one loves the way metal wires and brackets look, and for teens and adults who are concerned about the appearance of their smile during orthodontic treatment, the clear brackets and tooth-colored wires of […]

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