Dr. Guthrie, DDS Blog

What Causes a Bad Taste in the Mouth?

January 7, 2022

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man with bad taste in the mouth in Ardmore

Even though you brush and floss, it can be irritating to still have a bad taste in the mouth. Whether it’s metallic, salty, or simply bitter, most people feel it’s distracting when trying to enjoy their daily life. If the sensation persists, this could be a warning sign of some serious oral health concerns. Read on to learn what causes a bad taste in the mouth in Ardmore and why you should visit your dentist to address it directly.


Does Nitrous Oxide Put You to Sleep?

December 13, 2021

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Will nitrous oxide put you to sleep? Here’s everything you need to know about using nitrous oxide in Ardmore for dentistry.

Roughly 75% of American adults have dental fear or anxiety, and 5-10% of those people suffer from severe dental phobia. One way dentists help patients who have these issues keep up with their oral health is by administering a method of sedation called nitrous oxide. If you’ve never used nitrous oxide before, you may be wondering how it makes you feel. Does it put you to sleep? Read on to find out more about the effects of nitrous oxide.


Is Oral Conscious Sedation Right for Me?

November 4, 2021

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dental patient sedated

Few people may rate a dental visit as one of their favorite activities, but some certainly handle it better than others. Many people actually avoid the dentist’s office and put their teeth and gums at risk because they can’t cope with the anxiety they feel.

Oral conscious sedation is a game-changer for patients with anxiety so they can get the treatment they need, but it isn’t right for everyone. To learn if you are a suitable candidate for it, keep reading to see if these qualifiers fit your patient profile.


Why Oral Care Can Have a Big Impact During Pregnancy

September 4, 2021

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pregnant woman brushing her teeth

Expecting mothers have a lot on their minds, from following a well-balanced diet to avoiding too much sugar. These are just a couple of the many dos and don’ts centered around one important concept: everything mother does affects the child growing inside her.

The same goes for mother’s oral health! Pregnancy can lead to dental problems, which then result in subsequent issues that can impact the baby. Keep reading to learn a few of the best dental practices pertaining to pregnancy and oral health.


Just How Healthy Is Fruit Juice for Kids?

August 10, 2021

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Little girl drinking juice causing cavities in children

Juice is a popular kid’s beverage, and it’s easy to see why! Children love the tasty flavors and parents love that their little one is getting important vitamins and nutrients. However, that orange juice or grape juice may not be as healthy as you think it is. Recent studies and statistics suggest that these popular drinks include a lot more sugars and sweeteners than commonly believed, and they could be dramatically increasing your child’s risk of cavities. Read on as we go over how juice can cause cavities in children and what you can do to keep that precious smile happy and healthy!


The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Teeth Whitening

June 22, 2021

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Person juicing lemons

No one wants to be showing off teeth that are anything other than white. However, discoloration naturally occurs over time due to a variety of different factors, including the use of tobacco products, drinking pigmented beverages, and just aging. You see all sorts of “hacks” across the internet in order to whiten your teeth, but the truth is that these aren’t usually safe for your smile. Read on to learn about the dangers of DIY whitening.


Are the Drinks You’re Buying Your Child Causing Cavities?

April 22, 2021

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Child drinking juice that causes children’s cavitiesThere are many juices on the market claiming to offer health benefits for growing children; however, they might leave a lasting mark on their smile. A recent study found 62% of children’s drinks are sweetened, which can significantly increase the risk of tooth decay. With cavities the most chronic oral health issue in American, it’s essential you safeguard your child’s smile. Here’s how you can prevent children’s cavities while quenching their thirst.


What Does A Tooth-Friendly Diet for Your Child Look Like?

February 19, 2021

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parent brushing teeth with child in ardmore

Any parent would likely answer, “of course,” when asked if they would do anything to keep their child healthy. Did you know that your child’s overall well-being is directly connected to their oral health? As a parent, you have the power to equip them with a beautiful smile that they can be proud of for years to come. One of the key factors in children’s oral health is their diet. Keep reading to see what your Ardmore dentist suggests when it comes to tooth-friendly foods.


3 Fad Diets You Should Avoid for a Healthy Smile

January 21, 2021

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Fruit juice to avoid with fad diets.Many people turn to trending diets to lose weight or cleanse their bodies. While there are several popular options, your dentist warns against certain diets because they can leave a lasting mark on your smile. Although they may lead to a trimmer waistline, they can also have a few negative side effects on your oral health. Here are the top 3 fad diets your dentist recommends avoiding to protect your smile.


What Happens When You Skip a Dental Cleaning

November 16, 2020

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Patient at dental cleaning

There are many different reasons that people skip their regular dental visits. For some it is a busy schedule while for others it is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While this may not seem like a big deal on the surface, missing your dental visits is more serious than you may think, and you could end up with a variety of different issues. The good news is that your dentist is taking numerous extra precautions in order to keep patients safe during this time, so there is no excuse for skipping a dental cleaning in Ardmore. Continue reading to learn about what could happen if you don’t see your dentist regularly.

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