Get Your Smile Back with Dental Implants

Don’t let dentures or gaps in your teeth take away your confidence! Talk to Dr. Miller about dental implants and get started on a path to reclaiming your smile! Discovery Dental offers the best dental implant technology available and we love to help our Shelby patients regain their confidence with a beautiful, healthy mouth. What are Dental Implants for? The best way to explain dental implants is to describe exactly what they do. If you have a missing tooth, Dr. Miller will put an implant in its place. This implant will take root in the jawbone (just a like a real tooth), protect the [...]

A Guide to Cavity Prevention

Imagine this – you have come to see Dr. Miller for a cleaning and routine check-up. The cleaning goes well, but then she tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong, since you have been brushing and flossing regularly. At Discovery Dental, we see this happen every day and we want to put your mind at ease. Cavities are very common and usually a simple fix for Dr. Miller. Use this guide to learn about what cavities are and how you can prevent them. Cavities: The Basics [...]

Periodontal Disease in Pets

If you’re a regular visitor of our blog, you know that we love talking to Shelby folks about the importance of good home dental hygiene and regular visits to Dr. Marissa Miller. Preventive dental medicine adds years of good oral health and beautiful smiles to your family’s lives. But did you know that your pets can also benefit from oral hygiene care? Here are a few fun facts about our furry friends: Cat Dental Facts […]

Cavities – They’re Not the End of the World

Why do I have cavities? It’s the word that people fear when they go to the dentist for their check-ups: Cavities. You brush twice a day and floss so why did your dentist give you a failing grade on the big oral health test? Here’s an interesting fact many in Shelby, OH don’t know: cavities are a very common disorder, second only to the common cold, in fact. Still not making you feel better? Let’s take a look at the facts: What is a dental cavity? […]

2015-01-13T14:53:57+00:00Dental Health|

Fight Gingivitis at Home! 3 Reasons to Floss Every Day

Everybody knows that they should floss every day. But it just doesn’t always happen that way, does it? We know that flossing is harder than brushing for a number of reasons, but we also know how important it is to your oral health. Dr. Marissa Miller wants all of our patients to floss every day, and we think one of the best ways to encourage you to floss is to give you some great reasons why you should. Flossing is easier than ever […]

2014-12-27T13:45:37+00:00Dental Health|

Fight Gum Disease at Home – Brush the Right Way!

Brushing your teeth is an everyday routine that most people give little thought to. The truth is there are a number of common mistakes people make in the course of brushing. After all, how often do we really think about brushing technique? Here at Discovery Dental, Dr. Marissa Miller is all about making sure her Shelby patients know how to keep their mouths in the best health, while fighting gum disease and keeping their pearly whites sparkling. Here are some things to keep in mind when you pick up your brush every day. What you are about to read may astonish you, [...]

2014-09-13T12:40:30+00:00Dental Health|

Tips from your Hygienist – Defeating Halitosis For Good

Everybody knows that morning breath, or halitosis, is particularly awful. Maybe your spouse, partner, or some other member of your family has informed you that your mouth is toxic in the AM. It is likely that you have noticed it yourself! Either way, Discovery Dental wants to bring an end to this suffering! There is hope; with the right information you have a good chance of not getting kicked out of bed to go and brush your teeth. We wrote this article to serve as your guide in the fight to eliminate halitosis in Shelby forever! Let’s face it: No One is [...]

2014-05-13T15:39:30+00:00Dental Health|

Wondering How To Get White Teeth? 5 Common Brushing Mistakes

We all learned how to brush our teeth when we were about 3 or 4, so you’d think we have it mastered by now. Right? Unfortunately, probably not. We all make mistakes sometimes. And that’s okay! All that matters is that you’re dedicated to having the healthiest mouth possible. These five tips for how to get white teeth are just to help you take the best care of your mouth between your visits to our Shelby office. […]

2014-04-27T10:08:48+00:00Dental Health|

Bruxism: Why am I Grinding my Teeth?

There is a good chance you have heard Dr. Miller or someone else at Discovery Dental mention the term ‘bruxism’ and discuss the problems it can cause for your oral health. At the office, we talk about a lot of technical dental stuff that doesn’t necessarily concern our Shelby, OH patients, but bruxism is something we definitely want you to know about. Stress and bruxism go hand in hand, and we are going to tell you exactly what that means and how it affects your health. […]

Stress & Teeth Grinding

Sarah G… / Foter / CC BYWhen people get stressed, they often say that they are “clenching” their jaw. But did you ever think about what it means to actually do this? What effects it might have on your overall health? During your visit with Dr. Miller, you might hear him mention bruxism and the wear it causes on your teeth. So what exactly is bruxism? Bruxism is a condition that usually involves people grinding their teeth and clenching their jaws. While most Shelby, OH residents do this at some point in their daily lives, when it becomes a regular [...]