Read our blog posts on the latest dental care topics important to patients.

What To Know About Tooth Extractions

At Today’s Dental Comfort, we do everything we can to save your natural teeth. Unfortunately, however, that is not always possible. In these circumstances, we recommend a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction is the process of removing the entire tooth structure, including the root, from the mouth. A tooth extraction can bring forth a variety of emotions from patients. Aside from the common feelings of sadness and disappointment, many patients also feel uncertain and nervous about the process and the recovery.

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Are You Missing Something?

Have you recently had a tooth extracted and are struggling to choose a tooth replacement option? We know that the entire process can be a bit overwhelming. Losing a tooth unexpectedly can be quite upsetting, and the process of choosing a tooth replacement option can be difficult as well. We want to help our patients make the best choice for their lifestyle. We offer a number of treatments that can restore your teeth and leave beautiful results. Continue reading to learn more about the tooth replacement options we offer.

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Importance Of Following Treatment Directions

Do you have a procedure scheduled in our office in the near future? We offer a number of treatment options for our patients to restore their oral health as well as improve the function and appearance of their teeth. We know that, many times, patients have some nervous feelings about visiting our office for a procedure, and they are so focused on the treatment itself that they don’t really think about what needs to be done to prepare for treatment and the recovery after treatment is completed. While the procedure is extremely important and usually necessary, following our directions, before and after treatment, is imperative to ensure that results are as expected.

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Take A Little Time To “Bond” With Your Dentist

Would you love to make a change to your smile but are unsure which treatment would be right for your needs? Even if you have a beautiful smile and you are only concerned with the appearance of one tooth, we can help. We offer a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments, and not every treatment needs to be a complete overhaul of your mouth. You will be amazed at how a small change can improve not only the appearance of your teeth, but your self-confidence as well. One minor treatment in particular can make a major change to your smile. Continue reading to learn more.

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Meet a Valued Team Member – Samantha

March is a special month because we take the time to celebrate a very special, key group of team members in our office — our Dental Assistants. While the official celebration of Dental Assistants Recognition Week is during the first week of the month, we feel it is important to recognize our team all the time. We wanted to take some time this month to help you learn a little more about one of our dedicated dental assistants, Samantha.

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What’s That Smell? Is It My Breath?!

Are you concerned about how your breath smells and find yourself continuously keeping your distance when speaking with others? It is not uncommon to experience bad breath from time to time, especially after drinking a cup of coffee or eating a meal with lots of garlic. The problem is usually remedied after thoroughly brushing your teeth or even after eating a mint. The concern arises when you are continuously experiencing unexplained bad breath. This is an indication that something more serious may be occurring with your oral health. Interested in learning what bad breath means? Continue reading to find out more about the smell of your breath and what it can mean for your oral health.

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Bad Habits That Negatively Affect Your Oral Health

We all know what we should be doing daily to ensure that we have a lifetime of healthy teeth, such as thoroughly brushing twice a day and using dental floss regularly. However, you may be surprised to learn that certain things you do without realizing it are causing harm to your oral health and may eventually lead to discomfort or a dental emergency. We want to share some bad dental habits to be aware of and change:

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Just A Friendly Reminder…

When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months or a potentially shorter recommended timeframe, we recommend calling soon to schedule your next appointment. We know that life is busy, and it always seems like work, family commitments, and activities creep in and take up your time. We encourage our patients to make an effort to put their oral health first. Delaying oral care can not only create the need for dental treatments, but it can also cause complications with your overall health. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of routine dental examinations.

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Are Sensitive Teeth A Problem?

Do you find that you avoid certain hot or cold foods because they cause discomfort to your teeth? Do you feel uncomfortable when you brush your teeth and rinse using cold water? If you answered yes, then you are dealing with sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is a common sensation that patients experience from time to time. However, when sensitivity persists, it is a warning sign that you may have an issue with your oral health.

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Want To Start The Year Out Right?

Has your smile been getting you down and you are looking to make a change? Although winter is usually a time that we all hunker down at home to stay warm, it doesn’t mean you need to wait to change your smile into one you love. The winter season and the start of a new year is the perfect time to do something for yourself. We offer a popular, easy, and fast treatment that will change your smile into one that may be as bright as the snow outside. Continue reading to learn more.

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The Clear Choice For Straight Teeth

Would you love straight teeth, but don’t want to go through the process of traditional metal braces? You are in luck! At Today’s Dental Comfort, we are proud to offer clear aligners to patients who would like to improve their smile without the metal brackets and wires that are common with other orthodontic treatments. Patients love the many benefits that clear aligners offer and are thrilled with the results following treatment.

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Top Reasons You Should Replace A Missing Tooth

Have you recently learned you need a tooth extracted and are undecided if you are going to follow through with a tooth replacement? Did you perhaps lose a tooth some time ago and have postponed replacing it? We know that it can be upsetting when you lose your natural teeth, whether from decay, injury or illness. We encourage every patient to replace any and all missing teeth. It is not only best for your oral health, but it greatly improves your quality of life. Missing teeth can lead to numerous problems with your oral and overall health. Continue reading to learn more.

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What to Know About Maxillofacial Surgery

At times, our team at Today’s Dental Comfort may determine that a dental procedure cannot fully resolve an issue you are experiencing. In this case, we may recommend a maxillofacial surgery. This type of surgery can resolve a number of issues with the mouth, jaw, and face. Many patients notice an improvement in their appearance as well as the function of the problem area.

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5 warning signs that you may have a serious oral health issue

Do you visit our office regularly for your hygiene examinations and cleanings? We recommend visiting our office every six months. During these visits our team will thoroughly clean your mouth, inspect for any signs of decay, and also check for other illnesses such as gum disease and oral cancer. Between dental appointments there are various warning signs you may notice in your mouth that are an indication you could have a serious issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Read on to learn more about these warning signs and how to help avoid any dental issues in the future.

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Interesting Alternatives to Consuming Candy This Halloween

When October rolls around each year, many children, and adults too, rejoice over the abundance of candy available. Did you know that Americans purchase over 2 billion dollars worth of candy each Halloween season? While we know that our patients young and old love a sweet treat now and again, an abundance of candy and sugary foods during this holiday can lead to decay, discomfort and added dental costs. We have created a list of interesting alternatives in lieu of consuming Halloween candy once the magical day comes to an end and the bag or pillow case is emptied:

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Learn What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do For You

Would you love to make a change to your smile but are unsure which treatment would be most beneficial to you? You are in luck because we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures and treatments that can change any concern you have about your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a collection of services used to improve teeth that are discolored, chipped, cracked, misaligned, misshapen, or have gaps between them. With the holidays around the corner, a treatment to improve your smile would be a perfect gift to yourself. Interested in knowing more about the cosmetic treatments we offer? Continue reading to learn more.

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Everyone is friendly, there’s no waiting and cleaning and exams are thorough.
Joyce M. Vincent
Joyce M. Vincent
21:39 17 May 22
I broke one of my molars, they created and installed a great crown that feels better than my original tooth. Nearly no pain and quick service (once I actually got the appointment) despite this covid stuff.
William McCord
William McCord
21:14 17 May 22
Very welcoming and friendly. They knew my name when I walked in even though I hadn’t been there in a year! Made sure I was comfortable during my procedure😃
Michelle Dougherty Cashin
Michelle Dougherty Cashin
21:09 16 May 22
Always friendly and professional. Have been getting my dental health care here for many years.
Kristina Blossom
Kristina Blossom
21:12 11 May 22
Everyone is so welcoming and friendly 😊
Morgan Puckett
Morgan Puckett
21:11 11 May 22
Very professional and friendly
Tracey Hunt Miller
Tracey Hunt Miller
21:04 11 May 22
Prompt reasonable priced very friendly
Michele Dolan
Michele Dolan
21:13 10 May 22
The dentist, staff, and atmosphere are all Great. Everyone there treats you like a friend/family. The office is very clean and you don't wait forever to be seen♡ Top Notch ☆☆☆☆☆
Shannon DeVary Allgood
Shannon DeVary Allgood
21:08 09 May 22
As always a great experience. Friendly, welcoming staff. Very clean and staff professional.Thank you all so much!!! We truly appreciate all of you.
Cynthia Kash
Cynthia Kash
04:13 07 May 22
They have been my dentist since I was 10 and I am now 22 and will never go anywhere else!
Sam S
Sam S
21:03 03 May 22
Great atmosphere. Professional and comfortable attitude
Yvonne Ollenburger
Yvonne Ollenburger
00:10 28 Apr 22
Great staff, dental hygienist and doctor. Warm and welcoming.
Jeanette Gray
Jeanette Gray
18:59 27 Apr 22
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