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What to Expect at an Oral Cancer Screening

April 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 6:45 pm
a dentist holding an oral cancer awareness ribbon

Did you know April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? This annual observation aims to make early detection a priority so that long-term survival is possible for everyone. Fortunately, if you go to your dental checkup every six months as recommended, your dentist automatically does an oral cancer screening. Since it only takes a few moments, you may not even notice that it happened! Read on to learn what to expect from an oral cancer screening and common risk factors.


How to Form Good Dental Hygiene Habits

March 23, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 4:46 pm
portrait of a family brushing

Dental hygiene is one of those things that everyone knows they need to be a little better about, but that it’s very easy to have fall through the cracks.

However, brushing and flossing every day is massively important to preventing some of the most common oral health problems, like tooth decay and gum disease. If you want to start taking your dental hygiene a little more seriously, here are a few things you can try to help you stick with a brushing habit.


Is Drinking Through a Straw Better for Your Teeth?

February 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 10:18 pm
person drinking through a straw

What’s your favorite beverage? Drinks like coffee, tea, soda, and juice go well with your favorite meal or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. But what is the best way to drink your favorite beverages? When it comes to drinking beverages through a straw, is doing so better for your teeth than drinking them without one? Keep reading to learn if using a straw is good for your smile.


5 Reasons to Have a Checkup Early in 2023

January 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 9:44 pm

Smiling man in dentist’s chairNow that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back into your usual routines, which means life can get pretty busy quickly. While you focus on your daily responsibilities and New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to keep a healthy smile at the top of your priority list. Although you have all year to schedule an appointment, here are 5 benefits of seeing your dentist for a cleaning and checkup sooner rather than later.


3 Smile-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

December 15, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 10:34 am

Stockings hung by fireplaceThe holidays are right around the corner, which means you’re on the hunt for the perfect gifts and stocking stuffers for your family. While you could stuff their stockings with their favorite candy and sweet treats, you don’t want tooth decay to come back to haunt your loved ones’ smiles. You don’t have to forgo stocking stuffers to protect their dental health. Here are 3 smile-friendly ideas to fill their stocking.


3 Tips to Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy During Flu & Cold Season

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 2:10 pm
child with a cold blowing her nose

While there are so many things to enjoy in the colder months of the year, the increase in cases of flu and colds is not one of them! As a loving parent, you want to do all you can to ensure your child’s health during this time of illness. While protecting their overall well-being is important, helping them keep their smile safe from cavities and bacteria is equally crucial. Read on to learn three tips to maintain your little one’s pearly whites during the flu and cold season!


Prevent Gum Disease Using Your Dental Insurance

October 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr. John Maheu @ 12:05 pm

Model of mouth with gum diseaseDid you know 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth? Decay is a common culprit of tooth loss, but cavities aren’t the only cause. Gum disease is also a leading contributor to missing teeth. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 50% of adults have the infection. Not only can it result in an incomplete smile, but the infection can wreak havoc on your health. Your smile doesn’t have to become another victim of gum disease. Here are 3 ways you can keep your gums healthy using your dental insurance.


How to Use Denture Adhesive

September 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 4:26 pm

Upper denture for missing teethAdvancements in technologies and materials have made dentures more realistic than ever. A good set of dentures will fit your mouth like a glove. They’ll rest on top of your gum tissue comfortably while suction holds them in place. Unfortunately, your dentures may not fit the same as the years’ pass. An adhesive can give you added security to keep your pearly whites in place, but not all products are the same. Here are a few things you should know when using denture adhesive. 


Causes of Bad Breath & What to Do About It

August 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 6:40 pm
image of foods that can cause bad breath

Every August 6th, people spend National Fresh Breath Day celebrating being halitosis-free and practicing good oral health habits to keep things that way. Having bad breath can make it difficult for you to feel confident in social situations, and it may also be a sign of oral health issues. To make sure this holiday is spent the right way, read on to learn about a few things that can cause bad breath as well as some ways to prevent it.


6 Benefits of a Family Dentist

July 31, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. John Maheu @ 2:34 pm

Young boy at dentistLife is busy when raising a family. No matter how hectic your schedule, your loved ones should see a dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup. It can be stressful getting everyone to their appointments on time. What if there was a way to have everyone’s oral health needs met at one location? A family dentist in Norwood is the solution to your problem. Here are 6 reasons to make the switch to a family-friendly dental practice.


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