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Does Your Toothbrush Need A Little TLC?

added on: October 18, 2016

Toothbrushes aren’t meant to last forever. The brushing that you do to keep your smile looking great can really take a toll on your toothbrush. Our dental office in McLean wants to remind patients using a brush with frayed, worn-out bristles that it may be time for a change. Make… Read More…

It’s All About The Straw

added on: October 6, 2016

When we’re on the go, it’s easy to grab a beverage from the nearest fast food restaurant or convenience store. Our dental office in McLean wants to talk about an important, handy accessory that commonly comes with these to-go drinks – the straw. How Can Straws Help Teeth? It might… Read More…

Over 50? Look Out For These Oral Health Issues

added on: September 20, 2016
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It used to be incredibly common to lose teeth as we grow older. But thanks to advancements in dental technology, that’s really not the case anymore. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), Americans are keeping their own, natural teeth longer than ever. However, at our McLean dental office, we… Read More…

Celiac Disease & Your Oral Health

added on: September 7, 2016

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that causes those affected to have an adverse reaction to gluten. When these individuals eat foods containing gluten, their bodies don’t allow proper absorption and damage to the small intestine can occur. Most commonly, symptoms of celiac disease are found in the gastrointestinal tract…. Read More…

Toothache Tips From Your McLean Dentist

added on: August 11, 2016

When you have a toothache, all you want to do is make it go away. At our McLean dental office, we’re always willing to help ease your toothache pain, but what can you do if a toothache strikes when you’re on vacation or when we aren’t open? What is a Toothache?… Read More…

E-Cigarettes & Oral Health

added on: August 3, 2016

There’s a new trend sweeping the nation that some claims to be a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes, also known as E-cigarettes, are purported to be less dangerous and perhaps a successful smoking cessation aid. But at our McLean dental office, we wanted to know about their effect… Read More…

Tooth Pain? You May Need a Root Canal.

added on: July 18, 2016
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When your tooth hurts, it’s incredibly unpleasant and often described as a pain unlike any other. There could be any number of explanations for the discomfort, but sometimes the problem is pretty serious and may require a root canal. But how can you tell? Let our McLean dental office help…. Read More…

So Many Toothpaste Options! Find Out Which is Right for You

added on: July 7, 2016

You go to supermarket in search of a toothpaste that not only freshens your breath, but also protects your teeth. In the healthcare aisle, you’re assaulted by boxes and boxes of multicolored toothpastes in a variety of flavors. How do you know which one to choose? Our dental office in… Read More…

Why Men Don’t Visit Their McLean Dentist

added on: June 20, 2016

We all need to see the dentist regularly — kids, men, and women. But one of those demographics is avoiding regular dental appointments. We’re looking at you, men! Statistically, men don’t visit the dentist as often as their female counterparts. At our McLean dental office, we wanted to know why,… Read More…

Toothpaste: It’s Not Just For Teeth

added on: June 9, 2016
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Toothpaste is a powerful concoction that can work wonders in protecting your smile against cavities and other oral health concerns. But did you know that toothpaste doesn’t just have to be for your teeth? At our McLean dental office, we’ve heard that toothpaste has a multitude of other uses, and… Read More…

Your Posture and Your Dental Health

added on: May 17, 2016

You know many of the common things that result in dental health concerns including not brushing or flossing enough, forgoing regular visits to our McLean dental office, smoking, and even eating foods high in sugar. But did you know that your posture can also affect your oral health? Straighten up,… Read More…

3 Nasty Things That May Be On Your Toothbrush

added on: May 9, 2016
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Your toothbrush is meant to rid your mouth of bacteria and germs. But at our McLean dental office, we know that your toothbrush may not always be clean itself. In fact, your toothbrush may be home to some seriously nasty things. Like What Nasty Things? We’re glad you asked. Some… Read More…

Do We Inherit Our Parents’ Dental Health?

added on: April 19, 2016

There’s a common belief that dental problems occur as a result of genetics passed down from parents to children. Many assume the appearance of a smile and someone’s overall oral health is based solely on DNA. And while for some instances that’s true, at our McLean dental office, we’d like… Read More…

An Annual Update From the Hinkle Team

added on: April 18, 2016

  Spring is getting a big shout out from all of us…it’s hard to believe we had a frigid mess a week ago!  We’re also giving a big shout out to HINKLE DENTISTRY and the good news about our Team that we have to share with you. Hinkle Dentistry –… Read More…

What’s the Difference Between Silver and White Fillings?

added on: April 6, 2016

If you’re like the majority of Americans, chances are you’ve needed to have a cavity filled at least once in your life, and that’s ok. There are several options for filling a cavity, and they’re all successful at helping to keep your teeth healthy. But while all types of fillings… Read More…

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