Dr. Guthrie, DDS Blog

Coffee Crisis: How to Prevent Bad Breath

December 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — guthrieddsteam @ 6:50 pm
Plain cup of coffee and saucer on a wooden table with spilled coffee beans

If you can barely function in the morning until after your first glorious cup of joe, you’re not alone. About 150 million Americans are coffee drinkers and consume an incredible 400 million cups daily. That means that a lot of people could potentially be suffering from one of the less pleasant side-effects of this beany beverage. Drinking it often causes bad breath and can make you feel too self-conscious to enjoy a friendly conversation with a friend or speak up at a work meeting.

While preventative dental care can certainly help mitigate the impact, there are other things you can do to keep this from occurring. Continue reading to learn more!

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All Gain No Pain: Cosmetic Dentistry Is Usually Painless

August 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — guthrieddsteam @ 7:31 pm
Worried woman

Everyone wants a pretty smile, and modern dental procedures can help many people achieve one. Procedures like cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening can bring out the best in smiles, but some people worry about whether cosmetic dentistry will hurt. Thankfully, today’s cosmetic procedures are quite painless. Here are some treatments for improving the appearance of teeth and what how they ultimately don’t cause patients any pain or distress.

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Self-Care: The Do’s and Don’ts After Dental Implant Surgery

June 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — guthrieddsteam @ 9:52 pm
two dental implants with attached crowns on blue background

Dental implant surgery can be a daunting procedure, but is a highly effective method to replace missing, diseased, or damaged teeth. You may feel deep relief now that the surgery is done, but remember that the recovery process afterward is just as important as the procedure itself. Read on to learn what steps to take, as well as what to avoid, to protect your implants during the healing process.

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How to Get Kids Invested in Their Oral Health

May 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — guthrieddsteam @ 7:54 am
child brushing their teeth

Taking care of kids can be a challenge, but getting kids to take care of themselves can be even harder! That’s certainly the case for dentistry—by now you’re probably used to brushing your child’s teeth, but getting them excited about brushing their own teeth presents a new host of challenges.

If you’re trying to figure out how to help your kids take charge of their oral health, here are some things you can try to get them invested.

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What Goes Into an Oral Cancer Screening?

April 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — guthrieddsteam @ 7:27 pm
dentist looking in a patient’s mouth

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which is a time when health professionals of all kinds go out of their way to educate their patients about this all-too-common disease.

The best thing you can do to improve your chances if you contract oral cancer is to catch it early. If you have a dental checkup coming up soon, you may be pleased to learn that oral cancer screenings are routine at preventive appointments. Here’s what that kind of exam is likely to entail.

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Why You Should Consider a Spring Cleaning for your Teeth

March 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — guthrieddsteam @ 8:38 pm
woman smiling and holding a flower over her eye

Spring is finally here! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and nature is starting to come alive again. That makes now the perfect time to tackle the things that have been on your to-do list all winter.

For example, many people tend to put off making their biannual trips to the dentist. Since spring is here, why not invest in a spring cleaning for your teeth? Here are a few reasons why getting that preventive care is important.

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Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month with 4 Fun, Effective Products!

February 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — guthrieddsteam @ 3:35 am
a child happily brushing their teeth

February has arrived and of course, that means it is time for Valentine’s Day. However, it is important for another reason: it’s Children’s Dental Health Month! By teaching your little ones how to implement a great dental routine, you will help keep their oral health in top condition. Essentially, this specially designated oral health month is still about love…showing them how to appreciate their teeth by brushing and flossing! And what better way to celebrate than to buy them cool dental products? Here are four ideas that your children are sure to enjoy (and better yet, use!).

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It’s a New Year! 4 Reasons to Get a Dental Checkup Now

January 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — guthrieddsteam @ 9:19 am
people smiling and celebrating the New Year

A new year has begun, which means it’s time for resolutions! Oftentimes, people make goals to improve their health or finances. The good news is that you can include both when it comes to caring for your teeth! By scheduling a dental checkup early in the year,  you will be tending to your oral health and capitalizing on your dental insurance. Here are four reasons why visiting your dental team at the start of 2023 is a great idea!

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4 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

December 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — guthrieddsteam @ 2:20 am
Christmas scene with tree and stockings

A healthy smile and the holidays don’t often go well together. A big part of keeping your smile healthy is eating sweets in moderation to lower your risk of cavities. A big part of the holidays is filling up on sweet treats like pies, cookies, and cakes. There is a range of other things about the holidays that may work against your smile, but there are some ways to counteract them. One of the best ways to do this is to give your family the tools they need to avoid oral health issues. Read on to get ideas for stocking stuffers that can do just that.

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Thanksgiving Sides Dishes Bad for Oral Health

November 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — guthrieddsteam @ 1:39 pm
Cranberry sauce, a Thanksgiving side that harms your oral health

People associate Thanksgiving with a lot of things — turkey, family, football, etc. More than anything else, though, many know the holiday for its side dishes. After all, you can’t have all-day feasting without good food choices! Still, there are a few Thanksgiving sides you’re better off without. Some of them, it turns out, are really bad for oral health! To prove it, your Ardmore dentist is here with the scoop. Read on to learn a few holiday sides that could harm your teeth and gums.

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