At Perkins Dental Clinic, we believe that knowledge is key when it comes to a healthy smile. Feel free to browse the entries below to learn more about dental hygiene, myths about dental care, and much more.
The Role of Saliva
WHAT IS SPIT FOR? It’s a pretty important question in the realm of oral health. People tend to think of saliva in a negative context if they think about it at all, but without spit, we would have a hard time chewing, swallowing, or even tasting our food. We also wouldn’t be able to speak clearly, […]Read more
Tooth Sensitivity: Causes and Treatments
NOTHING RUINS A COZY mug of hot cocoa faster than the jolt of pain from sensitive teeth. As many as one in eight people in the U.S. deal with tooth sensitivity, including kids! What causes it and what can we do to protect our teeth? Understanding Dental Anatomy In a healthy tooth, there is the protective […]Read more
What Are Dental Implants?
MODERN DENTISTRY IS incredible. Tooth decay, accidents, and injuries that once would have left someone with a gap in their smile that they could never fill can now be treated so that everything looks and works about as good as new. In many cases, those teeth can even be saved through root canal therapy. When that […]Read more
Dentures Through History
TOOTH LOSS HAS BEEN a problem people have had to deal with all throughout history, and false teeth have been a solution since at least 2500 B.C. Dentures Through The Ages The oldest known false teeth were discovered in Mexico, made of wolf teeth. Millennia later, around 700 B.C., the ancient Etruscans would use gold bands or […]Read more
Our Smiles For Life Campaign Helps Children’s Charities
MARCH THRU JUNE our practice is raising donations for children’s charities through the Smiles For Life program. We’re honored and excited to participate in such a worthy cause! 100 percent of the donations we raise go to the Smiles For Life Foundation to benefit children in need, with 50 percent benefiting a local charity of […]Read more
Staying Active Is Good for My Teeth?
WE ALL KNOW how important regular dental visits and good daily brushing and flossing routines are to keeping our mouths healthy, but they aren’t the only factors. It might seem strange, but maintaining a healthy weight and staying active also have an effect on the health of our teeth and gums. The Link Between Weight and […]Read more
Mother’s Day Stories
WE LOVE AND APPRECIATE our mothers year-round, but we love Mother’s Day because it gives us a special opportunity to celebrate them! That’s why we’re dedicating a blog post to our favorite stories about or by mothers we know! Our Favorite Stories About Our Moms Teresa Lyons– THIS MOTHERS DAY I LOOK BACK AT HOW […]Read more
Preparing Your Smile For The Big Day
YOU’VE DREAMED OF THIS day your whole life. You have the ring and the fiancé, the planning is going well, and you’re down to the last few details. Bridals are coming up, and then the wedding itself. You realize there’s something you need to do before you have hundreds of pictures taken of you: perfect […]Read more
Don’t Forget To Clean That Tongue!
YOU HEAR ALL THE TIME about the importance of brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day, and you hear almost as often about the importance of daily flossing. What you probably don’t hear a lot is that, if we want to maintain good oral health and hygiene, it’s also important for us to clean […]Read more
What To Expect At The Dentist… When You’re Expecting
IF YOU’RE PREGNANT, you’re probably worried about anything and everything that may affect your baby, especially if you’re a first-time mother. But when it comes to your dental care, there’s no need to worry! Annual exams and preventive dental care during pregnancy are not only safe, but recommended. In fact, you need to pay […]Read more