At Miami Valley Smiles, we believe knowledge is power. We are huge proponents of education and work hard to share our knowledge with our patients so they can better understand and take control of their oral health. Follow along on our blog for bi-monthly articles on all things oral health – the history of the toothbrush, the consequences of gum disease, how to sleep better, and more fun facts and helpful information that will give you the power to take your oral and overall health into your own hands. Enjoy and feel free to share, comment and join the conversation!
Let’s be honest. If you are like most people in Mason, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. Research shows one in three Americans avoids going to the dentist regularly. As the time spent away […]Continue Reading »
As a parent, you will have numerous opportunities to teach your children valuable skills and each one will yield priceless memories. Your child’s first step, your child’s first word, your child’s first bike ride, your child’s first unassisted brushing and flossing session…well, maybe that last one won’t be as memorable, but Dr. Phillip Lance wants […]Continue Reading »
It’s no secret that residents of Mason love sports! The folks around here work hard and play just as hard, whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, or numerous other high-impact sports that can cause harm to your family’s mouths – at least 13% of all oral injuries happen during sports activities. Dr. Lance wants you to […]Continue Reading »
Originally created for people unable to consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in Mason in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Dr. Lance wants you to know which of these options are best for your dental and general health – so here are the facts […]Continue Reading »
Breakfast is always being touted as the most important meal of the day—and for good reason! It’s important for Mason families to kickstart their day with nutrients that will help them power through school, work, socializing, sports, homework… does anyone else feel exhausted just thinking about it all? The right foods in your child’s lunch […]Continue Reading »
A lot of healthy lifestyle choices benefit more than one system within your body. Eating well, exercising, good sleep, and fresh air all support a lot of your physical needs. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that what hurts one area of your health can easily hurt another area, too. An important (though less known) connection […]Continue Reading »
You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all that has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done? You need some soft food recipes!Continue Reading »
Unusual shapes and growths can be alarming anywhere in the body. If you’ve noticed hard bumps growing in your mouth, you might have oral tori. What are Oral Tori? Tori (or a single torus) are bumps in the mouth made of bone tissue covered by gum tissue. They grow slowly and some people have them […]Continue Reading »
5 Common Dental Myths: Fact or Fiction? When it comes to ridiculous beliefs on dental hygiene and treatment, we’ve heard just about everything. However, the most dangerous ones usually aren’t quite so over the top. Unfortunately, a number of dental myths are floating all over Mason, so Dr. Lance is here to put an end […]Continue Reading »
Acids and bases might sound like something from far back in your memory, like middle school science class, but the concept is still very applicable to every aspect of life today. The foods and beverages you consume daily have a very big effect on your oral health and overall health, for better or worse. You […]Continue Reading »
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