Foods Sure to Get Stuck in Your Teeth

Posted by on March 24, 2020

From the bloggers at Carifree, an oral care product company, learn about some foods that could cause problems and how to remedy the situation! https://carifree.com/ There are some foods that just seem to be hard on teeth. Whether it’s the cosmetic ...

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Periodontal Disease Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on February 21, 2020

by the American Academy of Periodontology A recent study has periodontists, experts in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disease, encouraging patients to maintain gum health in an effort to reduce their Alzheimer’s disease ris...

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Wisdom Teeth

Posted by on January 6, 2020

Curious about “wisdom teeth”? The dental professionals at Crest/P&G and dentalcare.com share with us all we wanted to know and more about wisdom teeth! Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the final teeth to develop in the mouth, usuall...

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Daily Tongue Cleaning

Posted by on November 14, 2019

Why should you clean your tongue? Your tongue, unlike your teeth, has a rough surface that’s full of many peaks and troughs that are the perfect place for bacteria to settle and thrive. In fact, your tongue has much more bacteria than your teeth do...

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Claudia LaSmith WON | 2019 Practice Administrator of Distinction

Posted by on October 1, 2019

Our Office Manager Claudia LaSmith attended the 2019 American Association of Dental Management conference in Orlando, Florida July 2019.  During this conference, she took many classes to keep our practice updated on the latest in dentistry....

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The Mouth-Body Connection

Posted by on August 29, 2019

When you think about getting healthy, you probably don’t think of your oral health first. Let’s face it—a lot of us think of our teeth the same way we think about our nails or hair… just look at all of the whitening kiosks at the shopping mal...

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It’s not too late to quit smoking!

Posted by on June 24, 2019

Studies show the risk of a heart attack is reduced to that of a non-smoker 15 years after quitting smoking. The risk of lung cancer is reduced to that of a non-smoker 10 years after quitting smoking. And, the risk of a stroke is reduced to that of a ...

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Restorative work by Dr Bell credited in local periodontal case study

Posted by on June 3, 2019

The appearance of the gingival tissues surrounding the teeth plays an important role in the esthetics of the anterior maxilla and therefore a beautiful smile. Asymmetry, a “gummy smile” and incorrect gingival contours can significantly affect the...

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When should your child’s dentition be evaluated by an orthodontist?

Posted by on April 11, 2019

Most kids get braces right before they become a teenager, so why should they see an orthodontist earlier? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends starting orthodontic evaluations at age 7. Some orthodontic problems can be addressed in a ...

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Tonsil Stones

Posted by on March 25, 2019

Amber Auger, writer at DentistryIQ, shares with us important information about tonsil stones– symptoms, prevention, and treatment options. The tonsils offer many nooks and crannies that bacteria can use to thrive. The multiplying bacteria can b...

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Today is National Dentist’s Day!

Posted by on March 6, 2019

National Dentist’s Day falls on March 6th every year. It was established as a way to show appreciation and thanks for dentists. It’s also a way to bring awareness to dentistry so that people will know more about how to care for their teeth. It al...

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What is Geographic Tongue?

Posted by on March 4, 2019

Our professional peers from “Today’s RDH” have new insight on an oral condition, known as Geographic Tongue. Writer Spring Hatfield, RDH, shares useful information about this unique oral lesion. Geographic tongue is an inflammatory,...

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Dear Bell Family patients,
We continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and take all necessary steps to follow the national guidelines. As the ADA came out with the recommendation to close dental offices during this time, we have decided to close our dental office now with the intent to re-open on April 8th (subject to change).

Please be patient with our team as we work to keep everyone on schedule with their treatment.

Thank you for your understanding.

The Bell Family Dentistry Team