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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.

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 […]

How Dental Nightguards Can Help You

April 27th, 2020

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing, but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms […]

CariFree®: Oral pH in Balance

April 13th, 2020

CariFree® is a revolutionary dental product line that balances the bacteria in your mouth for a healthier pH level. Once the chemical makeup inside your mouth is healthy and stable, CariFree products have been scientifically proven to prevent cavities. They also offer solutions for sensitive teeth and dry mouth, and xylitol gum in addition to […]

5 Natural Ways to Sleep Better

March 27th, 2020

We think fondly of it, we all want it – why is it so hard to find? We’re talking about sleep, of course. A poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60% of adults report having trouble sleeping almost every night, with 63% saying their sleep needs are not being met. Like water, a […]

Replace Missing Teeth – Dentures & Dental Implants

March 13th, 2020

So, you’re missing a tooth—or a few! An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing […]

Updating Your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

February 27th, 2020

Although you may think of general health and dental health as two completely unrelated categories, they are much more connected than the average person suspects. Just as the information you share with your general practitioner assists them in keeping you healthy, Dr. Jonas Gauthier depends on your input for optimal dental health. When it comes to […]

Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

February 13th, 2020

You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all that has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? You need some soft food recipes! For some of us, it’s nostalgic […]

ClearCorrect™: Show Off A Straighter Smile

January 27th, 2020

Thousands of people have straightened their teeth with the ClearCorrect orthodontics system since 2006. Patients love the discreet appearance and easy care of these removable aligners. Treatment begins with an evaluation where Dr. Jonas Gauthier takes impressions or scans of your teeth and submits the results to ClearCorrect, which then fabricates a series of aligners […]

Dental Crowns 101

January 13th, 2020

Sometimes in life, you just need a do-over. That’s precisely what dental crowns are—a new start for your tooth. Teeth are important players in your life! They’re not only the first responders for your digestive tract, but they can make a great first impression – so you deserve a beautiful, fully-functioning set. If your teeth […]

Don’t Bite That! Bad Habits to Avoid with Braces

December 27th, 2019

Millions of people of all ages use orthodontics to straighten their teeth each year. Clear aligner therapies like ClearCorrect™ are popular not only because they are invisible and removable, but because they are difficult to break or damage. However, not all teeth can be straightened with clear aligner orthodontics and even clear or tooth-colored systems […]

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