Category Archives: Dental Questions

Dr. Cheryl Freeman answers your questions about teeth, dentistry, and related concerns.

Women’s dental health

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Cheryl Freeman

It is a fact well-known by advertisers: Women are often the health care decision leaders when it comes to their families. It has been estimated that three-fourths of the health care decisions in American households are made by women.

So when it comes to dental health care, we moms stay busy getting educated about children’s dental health issues and bugging our husband to go have that tooth looked at that he keeps complaining about every time he crunches ice.

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What can modern dentistry do for you?!

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Cheryl Freeman

“You’ve come a long way, baby” was a popular ad slogan for Virginia Slims back in the ’60s. While that sentiment can certainly apply to many things these days, there is no doubt that dentistry has come a long way.

However, quite frequently I speak with folks who have either avoided the dentist for a long time out of fear or who have been going to a dental office that is “frozen in time” that they just don’t realize how much modern dentistry has to offer them. Continue reading What can modern dentistry do for you?!

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Your Dentist – Not Just a Tooth Counter Any More!

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Cheryl Freeman

When a child comes for their first dental visit, we tell them we are “counting their teeth.” If this is still how you think of your dentist as an adult, then I’d say you are not taking full advantage of all a modern dental professional can offer you!

In fact, you should think of your dentist as a partner in attaining and maintaining optimal health. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that regular dental care is not important to your overall health! Did you know that a cavity left unchecked can develop an infection that can spread to the brain or cause swelling that can obstruct the airway? Did you know that periodontal disease left untreated can make you more prone to diabetes that is hard to control and can weaken your immune system so that you are more susceptible to other infections as well? So don’t say “Now don’t find anything!” at your next dental check-up, as finding problems early can save you a great deal of pain and money down the road.

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