FS Dental Arts Blog

Dental Implant Care: 3 Do’s and Don’ts

October 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Sanchez @ 5:18 pm
CGI illustration of a row of teeth with a dental implant being inserted in pieces

Dental implants are often considered the top choice for replacing missing teeth. They’re the only option that includes a support rod that’s inserted right into your jaw. It is then capped by a tooth-shaped crown so that it looks and acts just like the natural pearly white you lost.

Although they have a high success rate and can last decades, it’s still possible for your dental implant to fail. That’s why it’s imperative that you care for it properly, especially immediately following your implant procedure! Keep reading to learn what you should and shouldn’t do to keep your dental implant in prime condition.


Toothpicks Look Cool, but Are They Bad for Your Teeth?

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Sanchez @ 9:05 pm
Man with toothpick

We’ve all seen the movies with some cool guy wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses as he casually chews on the toothpick hanging lazily from his mouth. Like many behaviors popular in the fifties, toothpicks are not as benign as they seem to be. Your teeth should be used exclusively for smiling and chewing food, and wood does not count as food unless you are a termite. Read on to learn about how frequent toothpick use can lead to an emergency trip to the dentist’s office, along with some better alternatives to consider.


Smoking and Dry Mouth Are a Recipe for Disaster

August 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Sanchez @ 9:57 pm

Hand holding a cigarette Smoking is bad for your health and for those around you, but it can also damage your smile. Tobacco increases your risk of many dental problems, including a dry mouth. Here is why smoking and dry mouth are bad news for your teeth and gums.


TikTok’s Soda Alternative Can Ruin Your Teeth

July 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Sanchez @ 3:39 am

Two glasses of soda on a tableTikTok is a popular social platform for funny videos, trending dances, DIY hacks, and much more. Soda alternatives are the latest trend. Soda is very harmful to your dental health, but some of the alternative beverages recommended online can be just as bad, if not worse. If you’re considering joining the soda swap trend, here’s what you need to know to safeguard your pearly whites.


Why the Summer Sun Is Good For Your Smile 

June 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Sanchez @ 8:47 pm
woman on a beach

You’re already packing for your upcoming vacation, and you can’t wait to hit the beach and enjoy the waves. Knowing that the forecast calls for sunshine every day, you make sure that you pack plenty of sunscreen to avoid the potential of sunburn. But can the damaging rays do more than harm your skin? If the question, “Is the sun good for your smile,” is something you’re curious about, read on to find out why it can actually be beneficial when it comes to the longevity of your smile.


Should You Go to the ER for a Dental Emergency?

May 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Sanchez @ 2:26 am
patient with dental emergency holding their cheek

Dealing with a dental emergency can disrupt your plans and cause significant discomfort, making it hard to work, sleep, and eat. Knowing whether to visit your dentist or the emergency room is crucial in such situations so you can receive prompt treatment to remedy the issue. Read on to understand when a dental emergency requires immediate attention from a dentist or if a trip to the emergency room is more appropriate.


Your Guide to Handling a Dental Emergency While Overseas

April 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Sanchez @ 4:31 am
person standing at an airport

Life can come at you pretty fast, and if you’re an avid traveler, you probably know that there will be times when you’ll encounter unexpected speedbumps that make things tricky while you’re overseas. Of these unanticipated occurrences, few are as aggravating as dental emergencies! But fortunately, you aren’t entirely helpless when these instances happen and you’re traveling abroad. Here’s a guide from your emergency dentist about handling urgent situations while you’re overseas so that you can ensure your oral health isn’t in any long-term danger.


Dentures Aren’t Just for Seniors: 3 Kinds of People Who Could Need Them

March 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Sanchez @ 12:01 am
someone holding a pair of dentures

Dentures can be an incredibly powerful tooth replacement option, affording people who have lost teeth a taste of what their smile used to be like. However, they seem to have picked up the stigma of mostly being used by seniors.

The truth is that people of all ages can lose teeth, which means that all kinds of people can benefit from dentures. If you want to know a few examples, here are some groups of people who could potentially have some teeth fall out, and how dentures can help them.


Tooth-healthy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Sanchez @ 7:23 pm
Couple giving valentines day gifts

Valentine’s Day gifts can be hard to pick out, especially if you want to be conscientious about your partner’s oral health. A box of chocolates is an easy, but by using a little bit of creativity you could potentially find something they would enjoy even more, and that may be a little better for them.

That said, thinking of something to get your partner that won’t cause cavities can be a challenge. If you need some ideas, here are a few you can try.


3 Ways to Commit to Flossing in the New Year

January 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Sanchez @ 5:31 pm
Picture of someone flossing

When the new year rolls around, people get antsy to make a positive change in their life. Working out and dieting are common new years’ resolutions, but there’s one thing that can often go underappreciated: oral health.

One of the best things you can do for your oral health, if you aren’t already, is to start flossing. There’s no better way to prevent plaque from building up between your teeth; once you start doing it, you’re bound to notice a difference.

Still, some people have trouble sticking with a flossing habit. If that’s you, here are a few ways you can keep your new years’ resolution to clean between your teeth more often.

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