Summertime, sweet summertime—get ready for warmer weather, poolside fun, and longer days filled with all sorts of shenanigans! While you’re out and about this summer, you’re probably going to have a big grin on your face. But when’s the last time you thought about enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry? Your dentist in Fairfield offers plenty of treatment options that are sure to give you a smile that you’ll be excited to show off all summer long. Keep reading to learn more about three of these treatments.(more…)
June 2, 2022
May 7, 2021
One of the most common reasons people don’t visit the dentist is because they are fearful of what they will think when their office sees the current state of their oral health. Unfortunately, the longer people tend to go without visiting a dentist, the worse their dental problems become. This feeds into a vicious cycle that only makes it even more difficult to visit! The good news is even if you feel embarrassed at the dentist, you can rest easy knowing that a dentist isn’t judging you. Here’s why.(more…)
April 10, 2021
Does your employer offer health insurance but not dental? Do you need preventive care but are unsure how you will pay for it? Are you worried your oral health will decline because you have no way of paying for the treatment you need? These are common questions many individuals ask when faced with the reality of being uninsured. Fortunately, many dental professionals are recognizing the need for an alternative solution and offering a dental savings plan. Read on to find out if this type of payment option is what you need to take care of your smile.(more…)
March 1, 2021
National Dentist’s Day is coming up pretty soon. If March 6th isn’t labeled in your calendar already, now is a great time for you to scribble it in. While it may sound like a strange holiday to put on your calendar, it is worth it to take a minute to think about why it is being acknowledged by so many people. Continue reading to learn a little bit more about National Dentist’s Day and why you should be celebrating it.(more…)
February 19, 2021
As a dental practice, we’re incredibly proud, honored, and lucky to receive a majority of our new patients from referrals. Your referral is truly the highest compliment we could ever get, which is exactly why we’re excited to announce our new referral program in this month’s newsletter!(more…)
January 29, 2021
The pandemic has only continued to affect the way we live our day-to-day lives, despite the development and distribution of a vaccine. While a vaccine being available is good news, we understand if people may feel hesitant about visiting our office for care.(more…)
January 25, 2021
If you’re like many others, you’re probably wondering how the first month of the new year is already almost past. The reality is, it’s only going to speed up for the remainder of the year. Before you get too busy, it’s important to make time for your smile. On top of getting ahead of potential issues with preventive care, you can also maximize your dental insurance benefits by seeing your dentist early in the year. Keep reading to learn why you shouldn’t wait any longer to schedule your next dental checkup in Fairfield.(more…)
January 30, 2017
Nadine Gottinger didn’t know what to expect when she had a root canal treatment. She learned that it wasn’t bad at all.
She also learned a few things about Andrew Dine, DDS, and patient care at our dentist office in Fairfield, OH. It’s the personal touches that let her know that she isn’t just a number here. She is a person who matters to us.
Whether you need a root canal or any of our other services, we want you to feel special when you visit our office. Call 513‑823‑2575 or contact us online today to schedule an appointment.
January 26, 2017
Do you want whiter teeth? Ask about dental veneers.
Do you want your teeth to look straighter? Ask about dental veneers.
Do you want your chipped or worn down teeth to look whole again? Ask about dental veneers.
At our dentist office in Fairfield, OH, Andrew Dine, DDS, uses veneers as a standard part of cosmetic dentistry. Veneers can do a lot of things, and they are durable, too. That means you can create a better smile that will last for years to come.
Call 513‑823‑2575 or contact us online if you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for dental veneers.
January 24, 2017
Bad breath simply isn’t very pleasant. It can ruin dates, and turn routine social gatherings into an embarrassing situation.
You may try and avoid these unpleasantness by purchasing a bottle of mouthwash to discreetly use. But what you may not know is that mouthwash does not actually treat many of the causes of bad breath. To be sure, it can act as a mask for bad breath, but it doesn’t treat tooth decay or chronic dry mouth.
In today’s blog post from the office of Andrew Dine, DDS, in Fairfield, OH, we’re both going to explain the root causes of bad breath, and give you tips on freshening your breath without mouthwash.
Sometimes Food Causes Bad Breath
Which foods do you suspect are causing you to have bad breath? For most people, the list begins with garlic and ends with onions. But what you may not realize is that all foods you eat can cause you to have bad breath. That includes everything from bagels to pizza rolls to hamburgers.
As you eat, food clings to teeth as you chew. Even after you swallow a bite of food, microscopic particles of it remain on your teeth and it the crevices of your mouth. All of this food attracts bacteria. Over the long-run, this bacteria can eat away the enamel of your teeth can cause decay. In the short-run, this bacteria can sour your breath.
All the food you eat attracts bacteria. But which foods attract the most bacteria? The answer isn’t surprising, as it’s the same foods which promote tooth decay. Namely, sugared foods. Sugar is not just in your Halloween candy, and it’s just not in your can of soda. High carbohydrate foods, which range from bread to pasta, are also filled with sugar.
But it’s not always easy to avoid the foods you love. One get thing you can do to prevent bad breath is to brush after every meal. If you just can’t get to a toothbrush, even rinsing your mouth out with water can be a big help.
Sometimes Dry Mouth Causes Bad Breath
Having a dry mouth is a sure-fire way to also have bad breath. When your mouth is fully hydrated, it’s full of saliva. This saliva helps remove odor-filled bacteria from your mouth, leaving you at a lower risk for bad breath and tooth decay. Take away this saliva, and you’re left with terrible breath.
If you breath through your mouth during your daily exercise, you may suffer from dry mouth. Regularly breathing out of your mouth for any reason evaporates saliva from your mouth. Smoking cigarettes or using an e-cigarette can also leave your mouth dry, as can taking different medications.
No matter what is causing your dry mouth, there’s one step you should always take to correct it. Drink water. Water is the most effective way to rehydrate your whole body, including your mouth. Water is also useful for rinsing away existing bacteria from your mouth, without leaving the additional bacteria left by sugared drinks.
You may even want to consider drinking tap water. The vast-majority of public supplies of water contain trace amounts of fluoride. Fluoride is an excellent tool for preventing tooth decay and strengthening your teeth.
You can also chew sugar-free gum in between meals to prevent dry mouth. Sugar-free gum helps prevent snacking, and also increases the flow of saliva around your mouth.
Sometimes Tooth Decay and Oral Diseases Cause Bad Breath
Unfortunately, more than just food and dry mouth cause bad breath. If you suffer from bad breath multiple times a month, you should schedule a dental appointment as soon as possible. Tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer are all potentially causes of your bad breath.
Tooth decay happens whenever deposits of tartar and plaque buildup on your enamel. These deposits both give off an odor, and dissolve away your enamel. This can leave you with painful cavities, in addition to bad breath.
The only effective way to remove tartar deposits is through a teeth cleaning. Brushing and flossing alone won’t cut it. By getting your teeth cleaned every six months, you can prevent tooth decay and keep your breath smelling fresh.
It’s also important to be screened for oral cancer and gum disease, as these are other potential causes of bad breath. These diseases are easily treatable when detected early, which is why we screen for them during every dental exam.
Get on the road to fresh breath. Click here to schedule an appointment with the office of Andrew Dine, DDS, in Fairfield, OH.