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Diseases that Cause Tooth Decay

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Bodily functions are all heavily interconnected and don’t operate independently, your teeth included. That’s why it’s so important to be aware of not just how to practice good oral hygiene, but also how other medical conditions or factors can play a part in your oral health. Tooth decay is one of the things that you…

Common Ways to Damage Your Smile

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At Time Loughran Dentistry, we give out plenty of dental health tips to keep your smile in good shape, but today, we are gonna focus on the don’ts. Here are all of the common things people do, to damage their smiles:  Dental Health Tips: Using your teeth as Tools Here is one of the best…

Floss to Keep Your Teeth Clean

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Did you know that over a quarter of adults lie to their dentist about their flossing habits? This is a staggering amount of people who should be flossing daily but aren’t. The 27% of adults who lie about their flossing habits are skipping an incredibly important step of maintaining a high level of dental hygiene.…

Is Chocolate Bad for My Teeth

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Halloween is quickly approaching which means you will likely be consuming more chocolate and candy than usual. This may leave you wondering if chocolate is bad for your teeth. Learn more about chocolate and your oral health with this guide from Tim Loughran Dentistry.    Is Chocolate Bad? Lucky for you (and us!), chocolate is…

How to Help Pediatric Dentistry Anxiety

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Tim Loughran Dentistry, located in Herrin, Illinois, is a dental practice that is here to serve patients of all ages. We’ve been providing Southern Illinois family dentistry since the 1980s. While we are here to serve the entire family, we recognize that some age groups experience more dental anxiety than others.    Many children are…

Can I Get Dental X-Rays While Pregnant?

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Pregnancy is an exciting, scary, and emotional time that often leaves you with more questions than answers at times. However, Herrin dentistry, Tim Loughran Dentistry, wants to help ease the minds of expectant mothers and answer some questions. Dental care while pregnant is still just as important, and let Dr. Loughran tell you why.  …

Chipped Teeth: Tips from an Emergency Dentist

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So you’ve chipped your tooth and you don’t know what to do. Don’t worry! It’s natural to be stressed or anxious about a dental emergency. However, luckily for you, Dr. Tim Loughran of Tim Loughran Dentistry has put together this handy guide to help you learn what to do in the event of a chipped…

What Does Smoking Do To Your Teeth

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Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are an estimated 34.1 million smokers in the United States as of 2019? This means that nearly 14 people out of 100 of age adults are current smokers. This is not an insignificant amount of people who are now at risk for…

Best Age to Get Braces

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Many parents are eager to ask their children’s dentist what the best time to get braces is. Why is this question important? Well, if you get braces too early, you will most likely need further treatment later in life. If you get them too late, they will have to be worn for a much longer…

What Happens When You Eat Without Teeth or Dentures

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Losing teeth is a very common occurrence in life, and senior dental care is only increasing in demand. What commonly occurs with patients that have lost teeth and have yet to acquire dentures or another form of dental implants, is an attempt to eat without dentures. However, eating without teeth or another form of substitute…