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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.

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 […]

Oral Piercings: Not Cool for Teeth

August 13th, 2020

Remember that guy with the lip ring you had a crush on in high school? I wonder how his teeth are doing now. Don’t get us wrong—at Today’s Dental, we’re all about the freedom of self-expression, and if body modifications like tattoos and piercings are your thing, we support you. However, as your dental health […]

Could White Teeth Help You Land a Job Interview?

July 27th, 2020

A recent, three-part study by Crest® puts numbers to what most of us already knew – white teeth are beautiful and powerful! The study used both qualitative and quantitative measures in multiple settings to determine what effect white teeth can have on a person’s life. In a portion of the study on employment, researchers found […]

The Importance of Dental X-Rays

July 13th, 2020

The technology of dental medicine is advancing by the minute. There are now sophisticated techniques for diagnosing and tracking oral cancer, correcting crooked teeth in less than a year, treating periodontitis (advanced gum disease) without surgery, and much more. Yet, when it comes down to diagnosing issues and creating an effective treatment plan, nothing beats […]

5 Common Dental Myths: Fact or Fiction?

June 27th, 2020

When it comes to ridiculous beliefs on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous ones usually aren’t quite so over the top. Unfortunately, a number of dental myths are floating all over the world, so Dr. Gauthier is here to put an end to the misinformation. Don’t feel bad […]

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Not So Wise

June 13th, 2020

Most people have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Gauthier has just shown you an X-ray with the dreaded third molars creeping into view. It’s common to hear patients ask how they are removed, but we rarely hear people talking […]

Dental Insurance FAQ: The Basics

May 27th, 2020

At Today’s Dental, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Dr. Gauthier wants every Pineville patient to have the power to control […]

Have You Been Avoiding the Dentist?

May 13th, 2020

We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist. Has it been so long since you saw a dentist that you’re not even sure […]

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