People feel anxiety for a number of different reasons, and this in turn leads them to deal with it in a multitude of ways. Some people choose to exercise, and others just take a moment to breathe deeply. Unfortunately, another common way many people cope with stress and anxiety is by clenching their jaw and grinding their teeth. Most don’t even realize that they are doing it, and what they may not know is that they could be putting their smile in danger, which is absolutely the last thing you need when you’re already stressed! Today, a dentist discusses how this can impact a person’s smile over time, as well as what they can do about this sneaky habit. (more…)
Distinctive Dentistry Blog
August 27, 2017
August 20, 2017
Smoking cigarettes is one of the unhealthiest habits a person can have. It can lead to respiratory problems, lung cancer, and a host of other devastating issues. It also affects oral health. If you are a smoker, you should be aware of how your habit can impact your teeth and gums and how your dentist in Dallas, GA, may be able to help keep your mouth in good shape.
August 1, 2017
Your dentist in Dallas, GA tells you all the time to take care of your teeth and gums. But why? Your dental team at Distinctive Smiles is simply looking out for not only your oral health but your overall health, too. Declining dental health can result in major health concerns like heart disease, strokes, and even diabetes. Let’ take a look at how your mouth relates to the rest of your body and how to maintain it.
July 31, 2017
We’re on the brink of another school year — and even if you’re not a student, the start of August always feels like a time for new beginnings. There’s never been a better time to transform your appearance with professional teeth whitening in Dallas, GA! The team at Distinctive Dentistry is pleased to offer take-home whitening treatments for patients who are ready to smile their very best.
June 22, 2017
There’s a lot to be considered when your dentist works to reverse the effects of your debilitated smile from severe tooth loss. We chose to use the word “debilitated” because not only have you lost the function of your smile, but your appearance has probably been compromised both inside and outside of your mouth. You can tell when patients are missing an extensive amount of teeth by their sunken facial structure.
Luckily, Dr. Bickford and Dr. Shirley can help you restore your smile with custom dentures or partial dentures in Dallas, Ga. By creating a set of dentures, we’re really crafting a natural looking, practical dental solution that’s built to last.
June 13, 2017
One of the many things that kids look forward to during summer break is school shopping for the following year. It can be hard to choose out all these new clothes and not wear them until the school year starts! Some children choose their first outfit weeks ahead of time. Do they know what the best accessory is? A bright, healthy smile! It’s important to get your children into visit their family dentist in Dallas, GA before school starts back up! Here’s why you should consider scheduling an appointment before you become too busy to visit during the school year.
May 31, 2017
If it’s been awhile since you visited the dentist, we want to remind you it’s never too late to resume regular oral health care. Your dentist in Dallas, GA won’t judge you for letting your regular visits slip by — instead, we’ll welcome you with open arms! Can’t remember what to expect from a routine visit to the dentist? Getting the facts straight is necessary for removing fear. We’ve got the info you need in this week’s blog post.
May 15, 2017
You know that the age-old question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? The same type of question could be asked when it comes to brushing and flossing: which should come first in your at-home oral hygiene routine? Although many people envision flossing first as a way to remove icky plaque and bacteria from between teeth, and then using the toothbrush afterwards to whisk germs away, did you know this is actually incorrect? In fact, even though you’ve been brushing and flossing your whole life, there may be other technique points you’re missing. That’s why the team at Distinctive Dentistry, your trusted dentist in Hiram, shares their tips on how to brush and floss properly in the Brushing 101 lesson.
April 27, 2017
Do you remember that song from elementary school? The one that goes, “Your arm bone is connected to your shoulder bone, your shoulder bone is connected to your neck bone?” Well, it turns out that these simplistic lyrics are true in more ways than you’d expect. In fact, your cardiovascular health is directly connected to your dental health. In this article, the team at Distinctive Dentistry explains the connection. Learn how to protect your smile – and your heart – in this post from the most respected dentist in Hiram, GA.
April 2, 2017
You brush your teeth every day, twice a day. You avoid garlic and onions. You’ve even started using some of that over-the-counter mouth spray – but no matter what you do, you’re still afflicted with bad breath. This oral problem is embarrassing and unpleasant for you, and is just as uncomfortable for the people around you. What can you do? In this post, the team at Distinctive Dentistry, your superior dentist in Dallas, GA, educates you on the reasons behind bad breath – and what you can do about it.