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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.

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 […]

Oral Cancer – Protection & Early Detection

November 13th, 2018

Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one. Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read […]

Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

October 27th, 2018

If your jaw clicks when it opens, or you can’t fully open it, or you have pain in your face and trouble chewing, then you’re among the 15% of Americans who have chronic jaw pain. Your jaw joint is called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The name comes from the jaw’s role to connect your […]

Diet Soda & Dental Health: What You Need to Know

October 13th, 2018

In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to hear the truth among all the other health-conscious noise. People are frequently misinformed and misled about the health benefits of trends such as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today, Pineville dentist Dr. Jonas Gauthier would like to […]

The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

September 27th, 2018

We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as much fun losing teeth as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of […]

The Science of Tooth Decay

September 13th, 2018

If you’ve visited our blog before, you know that we love to talk about tooth decay. The chances are, everyone has had or will have tooth decay at one point. It is classified by the National Institutes of Health as the most prevalent disease in the world. Today we’re going to talk about a few […]

Fun Dental Facts – Did You Know?

August 27th, 2018

Dentistry is serious medicine, and daily oral hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too – not to mention fascinating. For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in a child’s head x-ray? Go ahead, look it up. There are tons of interesting […]

I’d Rather Have a Root Canal

July 27th, 2018

Have you ever heard someone say, “I would rather have a root canal”? Most of us in Pineville are used to hearing root canals compared to some genuinely unpleasant circumstances, but Dr. Gauthier would like to set the record straight and talk about how root canals can do some serious dental good. Root Canals Save […]

The Ultimate Toothpaste Guide

July 13th, 2018

Fresh breath sets the tone for every moment of your day: first thing in the morning, before an important meeting, after working out, or just before bed. Whether you prefer cool mint, invigorating cinnamon, or herbal anise, it’s your favorite trusty toothpaste that delivers that fresh, clean feeling. So, what’s the scoop on toothpaste? What […]

Destination Dentistry – Are the Savings Worth the Risk?

June 27th, 2018

Ah, vacation. The sun, the sand, the… gauze in your mouth? Dental work and recovery might not be your preferred use of your precious vacation days, but some people are packing their bags and heading to exotic locations for dental work in hopes of saving money. As medical education and technology improve all around the […]

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