Articles By Beall Dental

Sweet Truth: The Impact of Sugar on Your Smile

Sugar often plays the role of a charming villain. It tantalizes our taste buds but can wreak havoc on our teeth if we’re not careful. However, not all sugars are created equal! At Beall Dental Center, we believe in empowering you with knowledge to make informed decisions about your dental health. Let’s peek into the sweet world of sugars and their effects on your pearly whites.

The Best Foods For Your Oral Health

A well-balanced diet is crucial in maintaining strong teeth and healthy gums. By incorporating certain foods into your daily meals, you can give your teeth and gums the essential nutrients they need to thrive. Here are the top 10 foods that can help you maintain a radiant smile and a lifetime of oral wellness.

Choosing Your Toothbrush and Toothpaste

While seemingly mundane, choosing the right toothbrush and toothpaste is pivotal in maintaining oral hygiene and preserving the brilliance of our smiles. So, let's explore some options for selecting the ideal toothbrush and toothpaste for your needs.
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Soothing the Sting: A Comprehensive Guide to Preventing and Managing Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can turn a simple pleasure like sipping a hot cup of coffee into an excruciating experience. If you’ve ever winced in pain while enjoying your favorite foods, you’re not alone.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Proper Flossing

Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for a healthy smile and overall well-being. While brushing your teeth is a fundamental part of dental care, it's equally important to pay attention to the spaces between your teeth where a toothbrush can't reach effectively.
Indications That Your Oral Hygiene Routine Needs Improvement

Indications That Your Oral Hygiene Routine Needs Improvement

Maintaining good oral health is crucial for overall well-being. Here are some signs that may indicate your oral hygiene routine needs improvement.

Why You Should Visit the Dentist Twice a Year

While for some people it may be difficult to visit the dentist even once a year, the American Dental Association recommends individuals see a dentist every six months. Scheduling a routine cleaning and dental exam twice a year is crucial to maintaining optimal oral health. Here are four important reasons you shouldn’t put off dental appointments.

National Gum Care Month

An essential part of a happy smile is healthy gums. While around 60 million Americans experience some sort of gum disease, there are ways to prevent it. As September is National Gum Care Month, it’s the perfect time to brush up on habits to keep your gums healthy.

Dental Fillings: What to Expect

Cavities are an extremely common occurrence in children and adults. To prevent further dental problems, it’s necessary to address the issue as soon as a cavity is present. Dental fillings are the treatment used to restore the tooth to its normal state. Learn more about cavities and the process of a dental filling.
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Six Harmful Dental Habits

Even if you’re bushing daily, flossing and visiting the dentist regularly, there may be habits you’ve acquired that can do some serious damage to your teeth. Depending on the habit, you may experience immediate damage or it may cause negative consequences over time. Here are six habits that can wreak havoc on your teeth and should be put to rest.
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Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

There are many causes that can contribute to a missing tooth including severe tooth decay, gum disease or trauma. No matter the reason and regardless of your age, losing teeth can have serious effects on your dental health and general welfare. Replacing missing teeth is essential in preserving the appearance and function of your smile, as well as preventing additional issues.
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The Value of Preventive Dental Care

Good oral health is not only essential for functions such as eating and speaking, but it also enhances our ability to smile and show emotions. These are simply a few reasons why maintaining healthy teeth is important, and the key to doing so is preventive dental care.
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Four Do’s and Don’ts of At-Home Dental Care

Keeping your smile healthy starts at home. Here are four do's and don't when it comes to taking care of your teeth!
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National Nutrition Month- Vitamins and Minerals Needed for a Healthy Smile

March is National Nutrition Month, and while we all know eating foods rich in nutrients is important for good health, it is equally important for good oral health. Daily brushing and flossing are only one aspect of maintaining strong teeth. Check out these essential vitamins and minerals needed to help keep your smile healthy and happy!
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Six Tips for Strong Teeth

Since our oral health can affect our entire body, it is important to take the steps to ensure our teeth are being properly taken care of. To help keep your teeth strong and prevent cavities, broken or missing teeth, gum disease and more, be sure to care for your smile with these tips!
Four Common Causes of Cavities

Four Common Causes of Cavities

Cavities are one of the most common ailments for all ages. In fact, according to the CDC, 1 in 4 adults aged 20 to 64 currently has at least one cavity. Many factors play a role in the development of cavities, though there are some habits and lifestyle factors that increase the risk. Here are four common causes of cavities.
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Five Fall Foods for a Healthy Smile

While fall is full of sweet and sugary treats we all like to indulge in, there are also some seasonal foods that are not only tasty but also good for your teeth! For a happy smile this autumn, check out these five fall foods that will help keep your teeth and gums healthy as you enjoy the season.
Five Ways to Prevent Bad Breath

Five Ways to Prevent Bad Breath

If you’ve struggled with bad breath, you are not alone. Also known as halitosis, this issue may be either a temporary or chronic problem. Either way, it can be a cause of anxiety, especially in social situations. While gum and mints can provide a temporary fix, here are five ways to stop bad breath at the source.
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A Fall Full of Healthy Smiles

Along with the change of seasons, fall brings several fun festivities and flavors. Between tailgating drinks and bites, pumpkin spice lattes, numerous sweets and more, you’re more prone to dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Check out these four tips to enjoy seasonal favorites without compromising your dental hygiene.
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How Stress Affects Dental Health

Stress, no matter the source, can take a toll on your body, including your oral health. There are various signs and issues that stress is affecting your oral health. Visits to the dentist can also aid in detecting these problems. Here are five ways stress can contribute to dental issues.
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Back to School Tips for a Healthy Smile

It’s about that time when summer is over and it’s time to begin a new school year. While you’re checking off the back-to-school to-do list, don’t forget about your child’s smile. Here are four tips that will help keep your youngin’s teeth healthy this school year!
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Five Tips for a Healthy Summer Smile

Summer is officially here and with more traveling and fun in the sun, dental care can often be put on the back burner. Preventative care is the most crucial part of keeping your smile healthy, thus it should always be a priority- no matter how hectic things get. This summer, take into consideration these helpful tips to ensure your dental health is taken care of this season.
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Signs and Symptoms of Cavities

One of the most typical dental issues that patients face is cavities, which are areas of permanently damaged enamel on your teeth that develop into tiny holes. If left untreated, total tooth decay and other more serious dental problems can arise. Here are some common cavity signs and symptoms that should not be ignored.
Coping with Dental Anxiety

Coping with Dental Anxiety

Whether you had a bad dental experience in the past or simply the thought of visiting the dentist has always caused distress, you are not alone. While the levels may vary, dental anxiety is very common among adults. Unfortunately, this can cause people to avoid the dentist altogether which can ultimately lead to more dental problems down the road.
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Common Jaw Pain Causes

From a nagging feeling to a more severe problem, jaw pain can cause discomfort and even a grueling experience in everyday life. There are a variety of issues that can lead to jaw pain, and discovering the root cause is the first step to treating it. While sometimes the mild aching is temporary and goes away, other times you may be noticing the first signs of a dental problem.
How to Properly Clean Your Teeth

How to Properly Clean Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is the first line of defense for a healthy smile; however, if it is not done properly, you could be causing more damage than good. Learn how to take care of your teeth and gums with these brushing tips!
Healthy Nutrition for a Healthy Smile

Healthy Nutrition for a Healthy Smile

Poor nutrition affects nearly every aspect of your health, including your smile. Your mouth needs the right amount and type of nutrients to maintain good oral health. Practicing healthy eating patterns and choosing the right foods can help prevent dental erosion and cavities. Here are some of the best foods that promote a healthy smile!
Five Common Oral Health Myths Debunked

Five Common Oral Health Myths Debunked

There are a lot of common misconceptions when it comes to taking care of your pearly whites. We’re here to help ensure proper dental care and bust any oral health myths that can be damaging to your mouth and teeth.
How to Take Care of Aging Teeth

How to Take Care of Aging Teeth

Just like the rest of our body, your teeth go through changes as you get older. Aging often brings on new concerns which require more attention than usual. Thankfully, with proper care and good oral hygiene, you can keep your pearly whites healthy well into your golden years.
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Mouthwash: Which One is Right for You

There are many types of mouthwash on the market, but how do you know which one is right for you? Each one targets a specific issue and it can be tricky to choose with so many options. This list will give you more insight into the varying categories and help you decide what fits your needs.
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Tips for a Healthy Smile This Fall

Between the fall-themed treats, sports and holidays, this season can easily take a toll on your smile. Stay on top of your dental health during these months with these helpful tips!
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Top Causes for Teeth Stains

We all want the shiniest whitest teeth, but often our teeth may look yellow or discolored. While some stains result from medications or high fevers in infancy, the majority of stains are from our own behavior. Here are some causes of teeth stains.
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4 Tips for a Healthier Smile

Keeping up with at-home dental care is just as important as visiting the dentist. There are many things you can do to maintain a healthy smile between dental visits.
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Toothbrush Health

Do you remember the last time you bought a new toothbrush? Most of the time, dental hygiene does not get the attention it needs. However, there are many rules and important steps you can take to help you maintain optimal dental health.
What To Expect During a Dental Exam

What To Expect During a Dental Exam

While routine dental cleanings and exams are an important part of sustaining your oral health, they are often overlooked or avoided. These appointments can help identify potential issues and reduce your risk of developing gum disease, remove plaque and tartar buildup, and prevent cavities from worsening.
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Spring Dental Cleaning

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, many begin the process of spring cleaning in an effort to refresh their home and other areas of their life. While dusting away cobwebs and organizing your closet, don’t forget to freshen up your oral health!
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Denture Care

Dentures provide a great solution to missing teeth for people of all ages. While dentures can improve your smile and confidence, it’s important to take proper care to keep them feeling good while protecting your overall oral health. To get the most out of your dentures, check out the dos and don’ts of denture care!
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Brush Up On These Oral Health Tips for Children

Early childhood tooth decay has become the most common chronic childhood disease. Learn about the importance of starting a solid oral routine in infancy, and check out our best tips to keep your child’s smile healthy!
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6 Bad Dental Habits You Should Avoid

We all want to have a healthy and bright smile and although you may practice good oral care, there may be a few habits or activities you do that can damage your teeth. Here are some habits that can cause unnecessary harm to your teeth.
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4 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Smile

While it is the most wonderful time of the year, our teeth are often the last thing we think about. Keep your smile merry and bright during and long after the holiday season with these helpful tips.
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6 Benefits of a Dental Cleaning

Along with regularly brushing and flossing, it is recommended to get your teeth cleaned at least twice a year. Having a routine dental check-up and cleaning is important for your dental health. Learn six ways you can benefit from a dental cleaning.
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Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Halloween

Halloween is a season full of sweets. While these treats are yummy, they can be harmful to your teeth. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you’re worried about your children overindulging in their candy, Beall Dental Center wants to keep smiles healthy. Here are a few tips to help you during Halloween and the holiday season.
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Five Reasons to Floss Every Day

Flossing is an essential part of the dental routine that is often overlooked. While brushing twice daily is great, when you don't floss, you miss about 40% of the surface area of your teeth! If you're still skeptical about flossing, here are five reasons why you should never skip this important step.
Importance of Healthy Gums

Importance of Healthy Gums

A healthy smile and your overall wellness is rooted in healthy gums. According to the CDC, nearly half of adults age 30 and older have some form of gum disease. Not only does gum disease impact your oral health, but it can also increase your risk of other health complications. Let’s dive into what gum disease is and the importance of having healthy gums.
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Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

If you experience an ache or shooting pain from eating your favorite cold treat or from sipping on hot tea or coffee, you most likely are experiencing tooth sensitivity. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, approximately 40 million adults in the United States have sensitive teeth. Whether this pain comes and goes or it lingers for a while, it can be extremely uncomfortable.
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6 Summer Dental Hygiene Tips

Summertime is a chance to relax, enjoy time with friends and family and soak up the sun. With all the excitement, it can be easy to accidentally neglect dental care. Make sure to follow these six tips so you can keep a healthy smile all summer long!