Why Don’t We Go to the Dentist?

So, what do you feel is the most popular reason people don’t go see the dentist? Fear, right? Nope. According to a national survey done by Cigna, it’s COST as the #1 reason why we don’t go to the dentist, with fear trailing right behind. Everything these days can be... Read more »

New Year’s Resolution Flossing! Seriously?

So, you probably have been one of the numerous folks that have made a New Year’s resolution, right? Well, if you are like myself, it was a colossal fail. I have learned from my failure to not make a resolution, ever, ever again. However, why not make one that is... Read more »

You’re Not a Doctor, You’re a Dentist…

This seems to be a common joke on TV shows and in the movies. If you’ve seen The Hangover, you know what I’m talking about. The truth is — being a dentist is a tough gig. It’s stressful, it can be difficult, and you have no control over your time... Read more »

Sharing the Smiles in Wittenberg!

Attitude of Gratitude — What does that mean to you? At Szmanda Dental feel we are so fortunate to live and work in the communities that we do! We have amazing patients and awesome communities that we are part of. It’s important our patients know how much we appreciate them... Read more »

Need a Tooth Pulled? Go See Your Barber.

The practice of dentistry can be a very tricky thing. There’s a lot of different procedures that dentists offer and are well educated to perform them. Dentists have the initials D.D.S. behind their name for a good reason (Doctor of Dental Surgery). It’s serious business. Back in the day, there... Read more »

Oral Piercing — How it Affects Your Mouth

In today’s society, we see a lot of body art being displayed on people’s faces. We often see eyebrow rings, nose rings, and cheek piercings. As dental professionals at Szmanda Dental Center, we are more concerned with the piercing site of the area around the lips, the lips themselves and... Read more »

Wide Open Spaces: Diastema

I’m sure in your life either when talking to someone or just watching celebrities on TV you have noticed a gap between their front teeth. Think about personalities like Michael Strahan, Madonna and Woody Harrelson. And don’t forget Sponge Bob! That space is called a diastema. A diastema doesn’t necessarily... Read more »

C-Diff and Dentistry

In recent news, including on Good Morning America, there has been concerns about Clostridium difficile in the dental field. It is not the spread of this bacterial disease in the dental setting that is the issue, as C. difficile is typically not transmitted in the dental setting, so you can... Read more »

Jeepers Creepers, Where’d You Get Those….Dimples?

I love it when you smile. Those dimples are so darn cute! What causes those puckers in your face anyway?     Most often we see dimples on people’s faces, usually in the cheeks but also in the chin. Dimples can be genetic. My dad has them, so does my... Read more »

Immediate Dental Care Is Needed to Address a Loose Bridge

Bridge restorations are commonly cemented onto a pair of anchoring abutments with a very strong dental-grade adhesive. This creates a bond strong enough to allow the bridge to fully replace the presence and function of the previously lost tooth. Yet there are rare instances when an oral trauma, accident, or complications... Read more »