Claybrooke Dental Blog

Surface Solutions: Dental Crowns vs. Veneers

December 19, 2023

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Dental mirror and pick next to a set of veneers

If you’re frustrated by flaws in your grin, you’re not alone. Millions of people every year seek dental solutions to remedy stained, cracked, or chipped teeth. Fortunately, there are multiple methods you can select from that address these issues, such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns. But how do you choose the best treatment for you? Keep reading to learn about each option so you can make a well-informed decision!


Toast to Your Smile: Keeping Teeth Safe at New Year’s Parties

December 14, 2023

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People holding sparklers and wine glasses on New Year’s Eve

Well, this year is starting to wrap up. It won’t be long until 2024 arrives in force. Of course, you likely plan to celebrate New Year’s Eve with food, drinks, and fun. Still, do go easy on the wine and champagne. Alcohol doesn’t do your pearly whites good. Instead, always protect your teeth at a New Year’s party. Your Gahanna dentist will even guide you. So, here’s how to keep your smile safe from alcohol during New Year’s.


Why You Shouldn’t Get Fluoride Treatment While Pregnant

November 23, 2023

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A dentist treating a pregnant patient

When pregnant, you typically look after your health very carefully. You might watch what you eat, exercise more, etc. That said, your “bun in the oven” will restrict your dental care options. The truth is that you should avoid fluoride treatment while pregnant. Otherwise, your unborn child’s IQ may drop. Let your Gahanna dentist explain the details. Here’s a primer on fluoride treatment, how it can hurt a baby’s IQ, and whether fluoride is ever safe during pregnancy.


Wine Woes: How to Protect Your Teeth from Stains

November 7, 2023

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Woman in striped shirt holding a glass of wine in one hand and red grapes in the other while smiling and winking at the camera

It’s Thanksgiving, which means many people are indulging in the festivities and foods of the season. Whether you’re excited to host the big meal or simply visit with friends over drinks, it’s important to remember to care for your teeth. Keeping them clean is the best way to ensure you can flash a beautiful smile for the group photos that are sure to come.  

To keep your pearly whites sparkling you may need to avoid certain foods and beverages, like red wine, that can stain them. It contains tannins which are known to leave your grin looking drab. If you aren’t able or willing to skip it entirely, there are still some steps you can take to prevent discoloration. Keep reading to learn more!


Visions of Veneers: Which Types is Best for You?

October 10, 2023

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Pair of tweezers picking up a veneer form a small pile on a blue background

If you’re frustrated by aesthetic flaws in your teeth, you’re not alone! Millions of people turn to cosmetic dentistry every year to repair imperfections in their smiles. Veneers specifically have gained a reputation as a long-lasting solution to cover up minor chips, cracks, or gaps in your teeth. Did you know, though, that there are different types? If you’re considering this treatment, it’s important to be informed so that you can make an educated decision with your dentist. Keep reading to learn more about the two types of veneers.


Get Your Filling Before It’s Too Late

September 27, 2023

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Model of tooth-colored dental filling treatmentIf your dentist has found a cavity during your routine cleaning and checkup, don’t wait to schedule an appointment for your dental filling. Don’t wait to treat your tooth, even if it doesn’t hurt. Not only can you risk losing your tooth if the cavity is allowed to worsen, but your dental insurance will reset at the end of the year. Here’s why it’s the perfect time to get the filling you need.


Does Water Quality Affect Your Teeth?

August 8, 2023

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person drinking glass of water

Water plays a pivotal role in maintaining overall bodily function, impacting not only your physical well-being but also your cognitive health, mood, and even the radiance of your smile. This unassuming liquid possesses the power to cleanse your oral cavity, rinsing away bacteria and residual food particles, which, in turn, can significantly reduce your susceptibility to dental cavities and gum disease. However, you might be wondering, does the quality of the water matter in this equation? In the following discussion, we’ll delve into the intricate relationship between water quality and oral health, shedding light on which types of water are most advantageous for preserving the health and vibrancy of your smile.


3 Oral Health Problems You Might Encounter if You Skip a Dental Cleaning

July 12, 2023

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Girl in dental chair opening her mouth for dentist holding dental mirror in gloved hand

If you’re thinking about skipping out on your routine dental cleanings or checkups, think again. Seeing your dentist regularly does more than polish your pearly whites. Putting off your biannual visits means you’re taking away valuable opportunities for your dentist to detect and treat dental problems early. Even if you have the most meticulous oral hygiene routine in the world, there are still parts of your mouth, particularly below the gumline, that you cannot clean as well as a professional can. As a result, you may encounter these 3 oral health problems if you skip a dental cleaning.


4 Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

June 13, 2023

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person on summer vacation smiling on a beach

Are you heading out of town for summer vacation in the near future? As you eagerly prepare for your upcoming adventure, it’s crucial to prioritize the state of your dental health. Before setting off on your trip, taking the time to schedule a visit to your dentist can have numerous benefits, setting the stage for a worry-free vacation where you can fully immerse yourself in the joy of your travels. Allow me to elaborate on four compelling reasons why including a pre-vacation dental visit on your to-do list is a wise decision.


Here’s When You Should Start Whitening Your Teeth Before a Special Event

May 31, 2023

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Best man smiling while giving toast to bride, groom, and friends

According to The Knot, about 28% of couples get married between June and August. So, there’s a good chance that your next couple of months are filled with bridal showers, wedding rehearsals, and the like. Of course, summer is also a popular time for family reunions, vacations, and other occasions that you’ll want a bright, beautiful smile for. If your teeth are looking a bit yellow and you want to lift stubborn stains before you step in front of the camera, then read on to learn when you should start whitening your teeth before a special event!

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