Quiet Corner Dental Blog
August 14, 2017
You started smoking cigarettes around the time you were in high school. It quickly became a part of your personality. At some point in your life, you felt an unusual lump in your throat and thought, “Omg please don’t be cancer.” You decided to quit for the first time, but you continued to smoke. Sound familiar? Not only do you face developing oral cancer, but now after years of smoking, you’re now facing tooth loss. Your Putman dentist understands how difficult it can be to quit using tobacco, we run into patients that use it all the time! However, that does not make it any better for either your general or oral health—especially if you plan on replacing your teeth with dental implants.
June 18, 2017
From daily brushing and flossing to regular checkups at the dentist, prevention is a vital step for healthy, long lasting teeth and gums. Your Putnam dentist stresses the need for preventive dentistry for patients of all ages, including education and strong oral hygiene practices at home and in our comfortable office. Proper dental care can help you avoid cavities, gum disease, and tooth sensitivity for a lifetime to come.
May 19, 2017
Did you know that most Americans think your smile is your most important physical feature? Having a memorable grin can even lead to increased success at work and better odds of meeting Mr. or Ms. Right. So, to get the most out of your pearly whites, follow these tips from your respected Putnam dentist, Dr. Carolyn and Walter McGinn. In this post, they share their expertise on maintaining a healthy radiant smile.
April 22, 2017
You’ve noticed blood in the sink lately as you brush your teeth. Your teeth don’t hurt so it must not be a big deal, right? Wrong! This is actually a great time to contact your dentist and schedule a cleaning and check-up because teeth that bleed during brushing indicate the early stage of periodontal (gum) disease. Learn more about here about periodontal disease and the importance of gum health.
March 13, 2017
Every time you go out with your friends, you dress your best. It takes a few hours to pick out the perfect outfit, do your hair, and apply just the right amount of makeup. The finishing touch is always a deep red, almost maroon lip color that adds just the right amount of edge to your chic get up. As you look in the mirror at your finished look, a smile spreads across your face and your confidence instantly sinks. Your teeth have yellowed so much over the years! Your Putnam dentist, either Drs. Carolyn or Walter McGinn, are here to inform you on the foods and drinks you should avoid for expedited discoloration on your teeth. Our dental practice also offers whitening services for you if you’ve been longing for a glistening, bright smile.
February 17, 2017
The weekend has finally arrived! You’re so excited to head out of your office to your favorite happy hour with co-workers. As you order your signature cocktail, you reach for your pack of cigarettes. Before you light up however, there are a few things you should know. Your Putnam dentist discusses the effects of tobacco on your oral health.
January 21, 2017
Putnam dentists, Dr. Carolyn McGinn and Dr. Walter McGinn, work hard to assist patients in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. They’d much rather do that than to use all the restorative dental skills and experience they have acquired over the years. So, they recommend the application of fluoride to keep tooth enamel strong. Could fluoride help your dental health?
December 17, 2016
For most people, a dry mouth is one of the signs of thirst and a glass of water will quench both. There are some people, however, for whom a dry mouth is a daily and annoying problem. Also known as xerostomia, dry mouth happens as a result of insufficient saliva production. To combat this, Putnam dentist, Dr. Carolyn McGinn and Dr. Walter McGinn would like to offer some tips to help you avoid and treat a dry mouth.
November 17, 2016
Partial and full dentures restore oral function, preserve facial appearance and allow people to eat and speak normally. This appliances need regular care so they keep doing their jobs. Drs. Carolyn and Walter McGinn craft state of the art dentures for their patients in Putnam. Plus, they help patients with regular at-home and in-office care so dentures stay bright and functional as long as possible.
October 1, 2016
There’s a patch of carpet in your house that looks empty, so you head on down to the Antiques Marketplace to try and fill it in style. To say you’re overwhelmed with the selection is an understatement. Generations of vases, tables, and jewelry boxes only scratch the surface of what’s available. You see a particular end table that would be perfect, but you want to talk the price down. You hesitate, not because you mind haggling, but because you don’t like showing your missing teeth. They always make you take a moment before speaking to someone new. Just like with your home, you have options when it comes to filling in the gaps in your smile. Your dentist in Putman from Quiet Corner Dental wants you to know what dental bridges and dental implants can do for you. (more…)