Developing Good Dental Habits

Benjamin Franklin once observed that it’s easier to prevent bad habits than it is to break them. At Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington, we couldn’t agree more – especially when it comes to good dental health habits. Brushing your teeth is an important part of any daily health care routine. We recommend brushing…

All About Toothpaste

At Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington, we urge all of our patients to brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day. This very good habit is the single most important thing you can do to maintain your dental health. What kind of toothpaste should you use? There is no one-size-fits-all product…

If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

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This is a key question occasionally asked by patients at Mark A. Miely DDS. The answer, however, is “No!” Bleeding is probably a sign that your dental health needs more attention. It is extremely difficult to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or an interdental brush. If you don’t floss regularly, your gums might…

Smart Brushing Beats Aggressive Brushing

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Most men and women brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush inadequately but don’t realize that their dental hygiene practices may be contributing to oral problems. At Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington, we would like to correct that. They may pride themselves on their oral hygiene…

The Mark Of The Perfect Dentist

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It’s easy to find a dentist. A quick Google search, a Yelp review or two, and you’ll have a short list of possibilities. At Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington, we’re proud of our positive online reviews. Even so, knowing whether a dentist is right for you can be a little tricky. What traits…

Clean Teeth, Happy Mouth

Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day. It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and seeing us at Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington twice a year. Your dental…

3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

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Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you “gotta do.” At Mark A. Miely DDS, we understand that. But we urge you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty objects on your to-do list. Twice-yearly dental…

The Value of Dental Health

At Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington, we place a lot of importance on the dental health of each and every one of our patients. Too often dental health is not taken seriously enough, even by people who should know better. In this post, we are going to review some of the most important…

The Gift Of Oral Health

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Many of our patients at Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington wonder why, with all the improvements in dentistry, we still send you home with a complimentary toothbrush and roll of floss. It’s true, they do seem a little old-fashioned in our high-tech world. But don’t let their simple design fool you. These tools are…