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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.

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

April 13th, 2019

We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less? As it turns out, when it comes to oral health […]

Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

March 27th, 2019

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether. In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of […]

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

March 13th, 2019

We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Pineville dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many Pineville residents have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the […]

Can Bleeding Gums Cause a Heart Attack?

February 27th, 2019

What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly affect your overall health? And the road goes both ways—problems with your overall health show […]

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 […]

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