Five Surprising Things Your Mouth Reveals

Every time you open your mouth, it reveals some interesting and surprising things about you. Your dental hygienist and your dentist see much more than cavities and crowns. They are experienced dental investigators, reading the evidence as they help you achieve optimal oral health. In addition to knowing whether you consume too many sugary drinks, snore, bite your nails, or grind your teeth, the evidence reveals much more. Because people tend to visit us more often than their doctor, dental professionals often catch more serious health issues first.

Is Your Tongue Healthy?

Did you know that a healthy tongue is an essential part of your overall oral health? Your tongue is one of your mouth’s most important defenses against bacteria and plaque. It also allows you to taste and swallow the foods you love, articulate words correctly, play instruments, (and even kiss). If your tongue is so important, how do you know if it’s healthy?

Secure your Dentures

Do you get frustrated with your dentures? As any denture wearer knows, dentures provide a helpful replacement for missing teeth, but they come with challenges.

Solutions for Straight Teeth

Over the last year, you’ve probably seen many Liberty-crafted, beautifully straight smiles around Bloomington. Whether it’s traditional orthodontic treatment or Invisalign®, we specialize in comfortable, comprehensive orthodontic care for patients of all ages.

Are You Brushing Wrong?

Brushing your teeth is one of the most widespread daily habits in America. But what if we’re not doing it right? What if we could brush more effectively for better oral health? Here are a few tips from the Liberty team to help you brush better:

Pain-free Dental X-rays

Say goodbye to uncomfortable bitewings. Because your comfort is our priority, the Liberty team offers a safer, pain-free dental x-ray experience for our patients.

Preventative Benefits of Mouthwash

Daily brushing and flossing combined with regular professional dental cleanings from the Liberty team are still the most effective way to keep your mouth healthy. However, according to the American Dental Association, therapeutic mouthrinses or mouthwashes can help improve your overall oral health.

Do You Experience Dental Anxiety?

Does anxiety begin to whisper in your ear when you realize you have a dentist appointment scheduled for the coming week? Does your heart pick up the pace a little bit? If you have a friend or a family member who experiences some dental anxiety or fear, please consider sharing this article with him or her.

Keeping Teeth White

Preventing tooth discoloration begins with an understanding how your lifestyle directly impacts your smile. What you eat, drink, and your regular hygiene habits contribute to the shade of your teeth.

3 Critical Insurance Questions Before 2017

Have you taken advantage of your benefits for 2016? Most dental insurance plans call for all benefits to reset at the beginning of the calendar year meaning that any unused 2016 benefits vanish.

Tips for Choosing a Dentist

Finding the right dental practice for you and your family may be one of the most important long-term health choices you make. Whether you’re new to the area or you’re in transition to another community, here are some tips for choosing a dentist:

Why Straighten Your Teeth?

At Liberty we love to create beautiful smiles, but the number one reason we highly recommend straightening your teeth is that straight teeth tend to be healthy teeth. As dental professionals our priority must always be your optimum oral health. Thankfully straight teeth are not only healthy, but also beautiful.

Post Surgery Healing Boost

Driven by our passion to provide the very best care for our patients, we are now using L-PRF™ at Liberty to help patients experience naturally better healing after surgery. This new therapy uses concentrated platelets and other key blood cells already in your body to enhance the healing process.

5 Benefits of Veneers

One of the best ways to completely transform your smile is through the magic of veneers. While you didn’t get to choose the teeth you were born with, veneers give you the opportunity to create a perfectly aligned and stunningly beautiful smile.

7 Tips To Help Children Love To Brush

At Liberty Family Dentistry, we serve the youngest to the oldest, so we know that daily oral care is an essential life habit to pass on to our children. Here are some tips to help your children learn to love brushing their teeth...

Three Reasons Everyone Should Floss

Studies say that only 5% of American floss regularly. Liberty Family Dentistry highly recommends you join the top 5% today, both for your dental health and your bank account.

Professional Whitening Vs. Over-The-Counter

With a significant rise in the desire for a whiter smile, over-the-counter teeth whitening options have flooded the market over the last few years. Everything from toothpastes to rinses to strips to more extensive at-home kits have become available. As a result, patients often ask us: Is professional in-office whitening better than the over-the-counter products available?

Teeth Sensitive To Hot Or Cold?

While sensitivity does not automatically mean you have a serious oral health issue, tooth pain should not be ignored. Here are some common causes of sensitivity...

What's Happening At Liberty?

There are many ways to stay connected with our team and get a glimpse into what we’re up to in between your visits. From community involvement to special offers, from helpful articles to behind the scenes pictures – we love to share what’s happening at Liberty. Here are some ways to stay connected in between visits...

Do You Get Enough Sleep?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that can greatly increase a patient’s risk for heart attack and stroke. During sleep the air passage becomes temporarily blocked causing breathing to stop several times throughout the night. Here are 5 common sign of sleep apnea...

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