Helping Nervous Kids At Mark A. Miely DDS

Upper Arlington sleep dentistry

Dental anxiety and the more severe dental phobia influence many Upper Arlington children. Today’s post answers some questions asked about this important topic. Are there any long-term effects of dental anxiety? The most dangerous consequence is when a patient delays dental care until a pain becomes excruciating. At this point, the trouble is usually extremely…

Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again.

Upper Arlington tooth brushing tips

You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to auto pilot morning and night and get it done. But are you doing it correctly? Many people make mistakes brushing their teeth, so here are some tips from Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington. Here are essential tooth brushing tips: 1. Take your…

Take Care Of Your Toothbrush!

Columbus Dental Patients Take Care Of Your Toothbrush!

The common household toothbrush. Every home has at least one, and at Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington, we hope our patients are all brushing their teeth after each meal. Regular brushing and flossing are still the most important things you can do for your dental health. It has been said that each toothbrush…

What Is Crown Lengthening?

gummy smile surgery

Perfect smiles created at Mark A. Miely DDS in Upper Arlington often require crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth. Some patients undergo crown lengthening to alter a gummy smile. A gummy smile refers to upper teeth that appear too short because…

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…

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?

bleeding gums Upper Arlington

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…