Dr. Guthrie, DDS Blog

5 Tips to Avoid Dental Emergencies When Going Back to School

September 20, 2022

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parent helping child brush their teeth

This time of year is a busy one for many Americans. As parents help their children prepare to go back to school, it can be difficult to keep up with the hustle and bustle. From purchasing new school supplies and clothes to making sure they have all of their classes straight and finishing last minute summer projects, oral health may be the last thing on your mind. Even so, that doesn’t make it any more important. So that your little one can have a successful school year without unexpected dental trips, read on for five tips to keep their smile healthy.


The Impact of Fluoride on Your Smile

August 16, 2022

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dentist pointing to tablet with artwork about fluoride on screen

Every morning and every night, your brush your teeth for two minutes to remove plaque, bacteria, and food particles that have built up. You know this is a key part of keeping your smile healthy and avoiding cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Fluoride is another important part of maintaining a healthy beam. Though you’ve heard of fluoride and know it’s good for your smile, you aren’t exactly sure how. Read on to learn how fluoride can be beneficial for a healthy beam and keep your teeth looking lovely.


6 Sneaky Signs of Dehydration & How to Prevent It

July 13, 2022

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person drinking from a water bottle

Whether you’re an athlete who spends a lot of time outside, a hiker, or someone planning a pool party and barbeque, it’s important to stay well hydrated. Though the summer sun may feel good on your skin and give it a lovely glow, it can also do some damage if you aren’t careful. Along with wearing sunscreen, you also need to drink plenty of water to avoid these six subtle signs of dehydration.


How Does the Summer Sun Help My Smile?

June 29, 2022

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Beachside woman smiling under the summer sun

The dog days of summer look like they’ll be pretty hot this year. All over the world, a recent heatwave has forced people to head indoors and find ways of cooling themselves. The few who have been venturing out only seem to do so briefly. That’s a shame, as the summer sun has the power to strengthen smiles. To learn why that’s the case, here’s a summary of sunlight’s benefits for oral health and ways to stay safe in it this season.


Fun Ways to Welcome the Tooth Fairy

May 4, 2022

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young boy surprised to lose his first tooth

Whenever a child loses a tooth, it’s tradition for them to tuck it underneath their pillow and wait for the Tooth Fairy to replace it with a small gift. This practice is a great way to encourage children to take proper care of their teeth while simultaneously getting them excited about their growing smiles. If your child recently lost a tooth, a children’s dentist in Ardmore shares fun ways to welcome the magical character!


Everything You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

April 2, 2022

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Patient visiting the dentist for an oral cancer screening.

According to the American Cancer Society, over 11,000 lives are lost annually to oral cancer; and it affects many more. Late diagnoses are often complicated, if not impossible, to treat despite the constant advancements in healthcare, and there is still no definitive cure for the deadly disease. That said, there are many risk factors and warning signs associated with oral cancer and knowing what to look for and how to take care of your mouth can go a long way towards protecting yourself. Keep reading to learn more.


Can You Drink Coffee with Veneers?

February 4, 2022

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smiling man drinking coffee

It makes sense why porcelain veneers are an extremely popular cosmetic dental treatment. In as few as two appointments, they can transform your smile and boost your confidence. Part of having them is being motivated to maintain their gleaming white appearance. With your diet factoring into that equation, keep reading to learn from your dentist in Ardmore if you can drink coffee with veneers.


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.

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