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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.

Fluoride: Good or Bad?

June 13th, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride can actually be toxic if ingested in large enough quantities. So which is true? Do the health […]

Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

May 27th, 2018

Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Pineville dentist Today’s Dental doesn’t want any of our patients to undergo unnecessary dental procedures. A toothache can indicate a much more serious problem that should be addressed immediately – but there are a […]

Stop Tooth Pain and Sensitivity Now!

May 13th, 2018

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? There are many specialized toothbrushes and types of mouthwash and toothpaste available to Pineville residents who suffer from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, we at Today’s Dental would like to […]

Orthodontics 101

April 27th, 2018

A healthy, beautiful smile is important for your overall health and life satisfaction. If your teeth are too close to each other, too far apart, too crooked, or if they fit together uncomfortably when your mouth is closed, it’s likely you have malocclusion. From the root words “mal” for bad, and “occlusion” for closed, malocclusion […]

The Most Important Film of the Year: Biofilm

April 13th, 2018

Biofilm is quite literally a “film” or layer of biological matter that forms on teeth, in sink pipes, on river rocks, and more. Biofilm is made of many different things. Think of it as concrete, which contains cement as well as a slew of other materials. It’s likely you’ve been aware of biofilm on your […]

The Smoking Gun: Tobacco & Oral Health

March 27th, 2018

They say not everything natural is good for you. Nature has many poisons that humans have experimented with and learned the hard way to avoid. Tobacco is a popular plant that we’ve learned can really do a number on your health. Using tobacco is a personal and communal practice that can be really hard to […]

Do You Have TMJ? You Might Have Sleep Apnea

March 13th, 2018

Your jawbone (the mandible) meets your skull bone (the temporal bone) at the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. On a good day, this joint allows your mouth to open and close, to speak and eat or rest. On a bad day, you can develop pain and dysfunction in the TMJ that affects many areas of your […]

Can Poor Oral Health Cause Diabetes?

February 27th, 2018

Diabetes is a chronic and complicated disease that affects how your body processes sugar—its main source of energy. Diabetes symptoms mostly affect your heart, eyes, nerves, and kidneys, but it can affect your whole body, including your mouth. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and almost 2 […]

Types for all Stripes: Teeth Whitening

February 13th, 2018

Whiter, brighter teeth are on the top of everyone’s smile wish list – and for good reason! White teeth look young and healthy. The good news is that teeth whitening is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to improve your smile, and the results are almost immediate. If you’re already taking good care of […]

The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

January 27th, 2018

Headaches in Pineville are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Dr. Gauthier would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding. At Today’s Dental, we love spreading […]

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