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WHAT IS GUM DISEASE?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a prevalent condition that Dr. Sindledecker and Dr. Saltz frequently encounter. Ranging from mild inflammation (gingivitis) to more severe infections and complications (periodontitis), the severity of gum disease varies. Beyond impacting the health of your mouth and teeth, gum disease can also affect your overall health, as […]

MOUTHGUARD Q&A

Today, Dr. Sindledecker and Dr. Saltz, along with our team at Sindledecker Dentistry, want to discuss mouthguards – what they are, where to acquire them, and when it’s crucial to use them. Q: What is a mouthguard? A: A mouthguard is a flexible, removable device made of soft plastic that fits into your mouth. It […]

SOME BENEFITS TO GIVING YOUR SMILE AN EXTRA BOOST

As autumn arrives, it brings a host of new beginnings for many individuals. Whether it’s returning to school, resuming the daily routine after a delightful summer, or celebrating weddings, fall offers various opportunities to engage in life. As the temperatures cool down, outdoor activities become more enjoyable. Regardless of the fall-related events on your calendar, […]

DREAMING OF A STUNNING SMILE WITHOUT USING BRACES?

Not everyone is naturally blessed with a flawless smile. If you’ve contemplated aligning your teeth but are hesitant about traditional orthodontic methods, we want to introduce you to an alternative – Invisalign®! Invisalign is an excellent choice for adults seeking a discreet way to enhance their smiles. It has become increasingly popular among adults who […]

THREE REASONS WE’RE FANS OF FLUORIDE

Why is there such an emphasis on fluoride? Dentists recommend it, toothpaste is formulated with it, and a significant amount of our drinking water contains it. What makes this mineral so highly regarded by dental professionals? Here are three compelling reasons why fluoride is a smart choice for promoting healthier teeth. 1. Fluoride Works! Fluoride […]

QUESTIONS ON DENTAL IMPLANTS? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED.

Whether you’ve experienced tooth loss due to decay, are gearing up for dentures, or have a congenital gap where a tooth should be, you may be a suitable candidate for dental implants. Dental implants have undergone significant advancements since their introduction in 1965, thanks to ongoing improvements in design and technology. Nowadays, concerns about potential […]

DOES FLOSSING HURT YOUR GUMS?

Ideally, flossing your teeth should be pain-free. However, if you haven’t incorporated flossing into your routine regularly, or if it’s been a while, you may encounter sore or bleeding gums. To avoid discomfort and maintain optimal oral hygiene, it’s crucial to make flossing a daily habit. In the meantime, here are a few strategies to […]

FLOSSING FACT OR FLOSSING FICTION?

Tucked away in a bathroom drawer or medicine cabinet, most of us possess that little plastic dental floss dispenser. Whether you diligently use your floss every day (good for you!) or have entirely forgotten it exists (not so good), how much do you truly understand about that robust string? Let’s explore! Flossing boasts a history […]

IS CHARCOAL TEETH WHITENING SAFE?

New health and beauty trends emerge on the internet regularly, making it challenging to discern which ones are worthwhile or even safe. Recently, a prominent dental trend on social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram involves teeth whitening through brushing with activated charcoal. Despite its popularity on the internet, charcoal whitening may not live […]

WOMEN’S MEDICATIONS AND DRY MOUTH

Women utilizing medications for various medical conditions may be unaware of potential side effects, with dry mouth, technically known as xerostomia, being a common repercussion. Medications like blood pressure medications, birth control pills, antidepressants, and cancer treatments can contribute to xerostomia, leading to adverse effects in the oral cavity, including heightened susceptibility to periodontal disease […]