From long-standing urban legends to misinformation spread on the internet, there are plenty of dental myths floating about these days. While the average person shouldn’t be expected to know everything about oral health – not everyone is a dentist, after all! – not being able to separate fact from fiction can potentially cause a person serious harm. For this reason, your dentist in Stephens City has compiled the 5 most common dental myths below and revealed the truth behind each one.(more…)
Thomas A. Gromling, DDS Blog
December 4, 2019
November 9, 2019
The holidays are an exciting time of the year as you gather with friends and loved ones to exchange gifts and spend quality time together over warm meals. Although you anticipate the festivities, you’re going to be busier than usual, so certain things may move lower on your priority list. As you make your holiday plans, be sure a healthy smile stays at the top of your list. Here are 5 tips for a healthy holiday smile to ensure you don’t receive any unexpected news during your next visit to your dentist in Stephens City.
October 12, 2019
Sleep is something that everyone needs. Although you lay down every night and drift off, you may not be reaching a deep state of sleep that allows your body to properly repair itself and recover from the day. A study published in Nature reveals that regulated circadian rhythm may be exactly what your body needs to manage gastrointestinal issues. Read on to learn how a lack of sleep affects gut health.(more…)
September 15, 2019
Dental implants can become loose or fail right after your surgery or years later. There are a variety of factors that could cause this problem, and although it rarely happens, it’s still a good idea to be prepared. Armed with the right preventive precautions and knowledge to prevent loose implants from failing, you’ll be able to extend the lifespan of your restoration and minimize any further damage to your mouth. Read on to learn what could be causing your loose implants and how to handle the situation.(more…)
September 8, 2019
You wake up in the middle night and check the clock. You’ve still got a few hours before morning. Later, you wake up again. The clock says that only twenty minutes have passed. This happens again and again throughout the night. Constantly getting interrupted sleep can have serious consequences for your health. Continue reading to learn 4 harmful things that can happen when you don’t get a good night’s sleep.