It’s that time again! Costumes, parties, and the delicious candy that Halloween brings. But parents beware! Halloween can also bring with it tooth decay and cavities if you’re not careful. Your dentist in Charlottesville discusses the best and worst candy for your teeth and offers some helpful tips for having a healthy Halloween.
Dr. Hal Lippard's Blog
October 16, 2018
September 6, 2018
Porcelain veneers have come a long way since they were invented in the 1920’s. At that time, they were only used by Hollywood actors and actresses who would temporarily wear them while filming their scenes. Now, of course, they’re a much more permanent option that stay on for many years and have both short-term and long-term benefits. But, if you’ve been considering porcelain veneers in Charlottesville, it’s natural to wonder… are they worth the investment? In a word: Yes! In this blog, you’ll learn about the top 5 reasons that veneers are such a fantastic way to get the smile you’ve always wanted – and the increased self-confidence that goes with it.
August 23, 2018
You understand how important your dental health is, but it’s much easier to maintain certain standards when you’re at home. A challenge is that a great portion of your day is spent at work. Thus, you’re left wondering how you can maximize your efforts while on the job to ensure that there are no lapses in your oral care. As you read on, your dentist in Charlottesville weighs in with the do’s and don’ts that you should remain aware of.
July 26, 2018
As summer temperatures soar, you find yourself thirsty for something cool and refreshing. You’re left wondering if there’s a way to satisfy your cravings in a healthy way. Your dentist in Charlottesville says there is, and as you read on, you’ll learn about 3 delicious smoothies that will tickle your taste buds and protect your beautiful smile!
June 6, 2018
When we’re talking about preventive dentistry, knowing is truly half the battle. We know that an overwhelming majority of people between the ages of 20 and 64 have had tooth decay at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. We also know that most cases of tooth decay can be prevented, especially if we work harder to inform the youngest individuals on the importance of daily care.
To protect your youngest family members from tooth decay, consider the following steps from your dentist in Charlottesville.
May 27, 2018
Recently, you had some restorative work done that required a new dental crown. So now that your tooth is fully restored, how should you care for the new fixture? Your local dentist says that for your crown to have a long reign, treat it like royalty. As you read on, you’ll learn how to properly care for dental crowns in Charlottesville!
April 23, 2018
One of the worst things that you can do is try to make a great first impression with bad breath. Your halitosis will speak for itself—literally.
If you’ve been struggling with bad breath and don’t know how to fix it, this post is for you. Your dentist in Charlottesville will help you beat bad breath with these easy steps listed in this week’s blog post. Continue reading to learn more!
March 10, 2018
Inside your mouth exists a hidden world and an integral part of it are your teeth. Composed of the hardest material found in your body, your ivories are truly amazing. So stay tuned, as your dentist in Charlottesville uncovers some interesting facts about your pearly whites and also discusses how to care for them with general dentistry and oral hygiene.
February 3, 2018
When it comes to diabetes and gum disease, it’s a lot like the classic question of which came first – the chicken or the egg? It may seem unlikely, but studies show that gum health and diabetes are actually connected – gum disease can increase the risk for diabetes and vice versa. So if you’re one of the estimated 100 million Americans living with pre-diabetes or diabetes, learning about how to take great care of your gums can benefit more than just your mouth. It can actually keep your entire body healthier as well! As a dentist in Charlottesville, we’ll discuss more about how diabetes affects your gums and how you can keep them as healthy as possible.