J. Lee Pettigrew’s Blog
December 8, 2023
As the holiday season draws near, the tempting array of festive treats may seem like a potential threat to your oral health. However, fear not! Navigating the indulgent delights of holiday feasts doesn’t have to come at the expense of your radiant smile. Fortunately, there are mouthwatering options that not only cater to your taste buds but also contribute to maintaining a healthy beam throughout the holidays. Continue reading for a curated selection of dentist-approved meals, ensuring you can relish the joy of the season without compromising your oral well-being.(more…)
November 14, 2023
Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to express our gratitude to those in our lives who are there for us or show us kindness and support. It’s important to remember and say thank you to the people, places, and things that we might otherwise take for granted. In all the business of the season, don’t forget that your teeth play an important role in your life, too. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to eat the many delicious treats that come with this holiday, like turkey salad or pumpkin pie. It’s important to maintain dental hygiene to prevent dental issues from cropping up this holiday. Keep reading to learn 4 ways you can show your teeth that you care!(more…)
September 15, 2023
Take a moment to list off all the things that make a great oral care routine. Once you’re done, check it over. Is proper toothbrush storage on that list? If not, don’t worry, you’re not being graded—yet! If you want to learn how to store your toothbrush for optimal oral care, continue reading.(more…)
July 4, 2023
A toothache can occur with no warning. It can be difficult to focus on anything else when experiencing dental pain. If a toothache has interrupted your plans for the day, don’t panic. Here’s how to keep your discomfort under control until you can see your emergency dentist.
May 5, 2023
It can be incredibly alarming to sustain a blow to the face, look down at the ground, and notice one of your pearly whites has been knocked out! But when this happens, there’s no reason to let panic set in—the world isn’t ending, and the solution can be resolved with the help of your emergency dentist! However, you might wonder if you can replace the tooth in its socket yourself, rather than visiting your provider. Here’s more about what you should do if you have a knocked-out tooth and some tips for preventing additional teeth from being lost.(more…)
March 3, 2023
Toothaches can be frustrating—and they often have the annoying knack of occurring when it’s least convenient! But have you ever experienced a toothache that seemed to become worse at nighttime? Needless to say, this can make it quite difficult to get a good night’s rest. Here’s more from your dentist about what causes tooth pain to worsen at nighttime, along with some tips for alleviating your discomfort and getting back to bed.(more…)
January 15, 2023
A picture-perfect smile is possible with veneers; however, they are a big investment. Bonding them to the front surfaces of the teeth visible when smiling addresses many imperfections at once. You can save time and money because you won’t need multiple treatments. Unfortunately, veneers don’t last forever, but they can thrive for a decade or longer with the correct care. Here’s how you can get the most out of your veneers before needing replacements.
November 1, 2022
You’ll have plenty of reasons to smile during the holidays as you gather with friends and loved ones. Don’t let tooth discoloration hold you back from feeling your best. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the foods and drinks you choose can stain your enamel. You don’t have to skip your seasonal favorites. Here are 4 Thanksgiving foods to watch out for and what you can do to protect your pearly whites.
October 14, 2022
A beautiful smile is associated with youth, success, and confidence. Besides the color, size, and shape of your teeth, their alignment is equally important. Unfortunately, few people have straight teeth naturally. Whether you missed your chance for braces as a child, or your teeth have moved over the years, alignment issues are more than an aesthetic concern. Here are 6 health benefits of correcting bite and alignment problems.
September 11, 2022
There is a range of situations that can lead to a dental emergency. Getting hit in the face when playing contact sports or biting down on something that chips or breaks a tooth are a few common causes. Experiencing a dental emergency is never a fun situation. Though some situations aren’t always easy to avoid, others are. Read on to learn five useful tips that will help you avoid emergency dental visits.(more…)