Why Is Flossing So Important?
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is one of the best ways to keep your smile healthy and sound. But did you know that flossing also plays an important role in lowering the risk of tooth decay and gum disease? At Afton Dental, we encourage our valued patients to make flossing a regular…Read More
What Is Sleep Apnea and How Is It Treated?
Do you or a loved one suffer from morning headaches, constant fatigue, memory problems, or trouble focusing on a task? If so, you may suffer from sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder affecting millions of men and women each year! Afton Dental is pleased to offer trusted sleep apnea solutions to get your sleep…Read More
Are Energy Drinks Bad for My Teeth?
Energy drinks continue to grow in popularity, particularly among young adults and teens wanting a quick energy boost. However, many are not aware of the serious impacts these drinks can have on their oral health. Here’s all you need to know about the harmful effects of energy drinks on your teeth and the steps you…Read More
How Does Pregnancy Affect My Oral Health?
Congratulations on your upcoming bundle of joy. The next few months of your life will be busy with doctor’s appointments, setting up your little one’s nursery, and tending to every detail before your big day. With all the changes your body will experience, your oral health is no exception. Our team at Afton Dental looks…Read More
What Is Dental Bonding and What Are Its Uses?
Even the most minor tooth flaws can impact your smile, and we at Afton Dental are here to help. We are pleased to offer a range of cosmetic dentistry solutions, including dental bonding, to instantly deliver your perfect smile. Be prepared to be amazed at the stunning, incredibly natural-looking results! What Is Dental Bonding? Dental…Read More
Should I have My Metal Fillings Replaced?
Dental amalgam has been used for decades to repair tooth decay and cavities. However, concerns about the safety of the filling material continue to arise. If you are wondering whether you should have your metal fillings replaced with tooth-colored ones, talk to your trusted team at Afton Dental. We will evaluate your restorations and help…Read More
What Are Your Teeth Whitening Options?
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and quickest ways to reinvent your smile, with numerous over-the-counter products available for home application. However, the best and safest treatments are those offered by your dentist. Here’s a look at your teeth whitening options and how to safely brighten your smile. How Does Teeth Whitening Work? Teeth…Read More
What Is Sedation Dentistry and How Does It Help?
At Afton Dental, we understand that some of our patients are anxious about setting foot in a dentist’s office, putting their oral health at risk. We’re pleased to offer sedation dentistry options to help you enjoy stress-free dental visits. It’s true. You can relax in the dentist’s chair while receiving the outstanding dental care you…Read More
Are Digital Dental X-Rays Safe?
Every day, we’re exposed to radiation from the sun, our cell phones, or even airplane rides. A set of four “bitewing” x-rays, typically taken once a year, produces an amount of radiation of only about 0.005 mSv, less than the average daily dose of radiation in everyday life. Interestingly, going through an airport scanner 80…Read More
How Can My Dentist Help With My Sleep Apnea?
Do you snore at night and wake up gasping for breath? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea, and your trusted team at Afton Dental is here to help. We’re happy to offer safe and effective sleep apnea solutions to restore your restful sleep and enhance your health and quality of life. What…Read More