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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.

Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

October 13th, 2021

One of the most common and destructive myths about oral health is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Jonas Gauthier would like everyone in Pineville to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums—should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it?  The […]

An Alkaline Diet for Oral Health

September 27th, 2021

Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle-school science class, but the concept is still very applicable to every aspect of life today. The foods and beverages you consume daily have a very big effect on your oral health and overall health, for better or worse. You can […]

How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

September 13th, 2021

If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Today’s Dental, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some information […]

Your Options for Teeth Straightening

August 27th, 2021

Maybe Mona Lisa would have cracked a real smile if she had been more confident in her teeth! All jokes aside, you don’t have to live every day embarrassed by your own smile. Orthodontic treatments today are much more desirable than those of yesteryear. There are a lot of good reasons to straighten your teeth, […]

Crack Down on Cracked Tooth Syndrome

August 13th, 2021

Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root.  If you have a […]

Could Brushing & Flossing Prevent a Heart Attack?

July 27th, 2021

A lot of healthy lifestyle choices benefit more than one system within your body. Eating well, exercising, good sleep, and fresh air all support a lot of your physical needs. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that what hurts one area of your health can easily hurt another area, too. An important (though less known) connection […]

An Alkaline Diet for Oral Health

July 13th, 2021

Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle-school science class, but the concept is still very applicable to every aspect of life today. The foods and beverages you consume daily have a very big effect on your oral health and overall health, for better or worse. You can […]

Relief from Dry, Chapped & Cracked Lips

June 27th, 2021

We’re no strangers to extreme temperatures and dry weather, and our lips are proof. Most of us experience chapped lips at some point during the year; it’s not uncommon to see lips suffering from annoying, painful cracks. Here at Today’s Dental we keep abreast of the oral health needs of Pineville, so here are a […]

Did George Washington Really Have Wooden Teeth?

June 13th, 2021

When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right—just ONE. Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard that Washington had wooden teeth, then you heard wrong.  This myth is totally false—and Dr. Gauthier at […]

Stop Brushing After You Eat – Do This Instead

May 27th, 2021

For a long time, we’ve been told to brush our teeth right after we eat, but conventional wisdom might be changing on that. Thanks to your mouth’s powerful and natural ability to clean itself, rinsing with water might actually be the best way to freshen your breath and prevent cavities after you eat.  In addition […]

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