Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

Which Toothaches Can a Dentist in Boiling Springs Help With?

April 16, 2018

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man dental painWhat are some things that can turn a good day upside down? A fender bender is one. Bombing an interview may be another. But nothing tops this one: a constant, pounding toothache that just won’t quit! If you’ve ever had a toothache in the past, you know what we’re talking about.

The good news about toothaches is that you don’t have to conquer them alone—at least not when you have an excellent dentist in Boiling Springs on your team! Learn more about toothaches and how to quickly address them in this week’s blog post.

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Your Dentist in Boiling Springs Says Brushing Twice a Day’s Vital

March 2, 2018

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man smiling while brushing teethOral health is important to you, but you’re not quite sure what you could be doing better to improve yours. After all, you brush your teeth at least once a day. Shouldn’t that be enough? Your dentist in Boiling Springs says, unfortunately, that doesn’t provide enough frequency to rid your mouth of the harmful bacteria that lead to tooth decay and a host of other oral problems. As you continue reading, he’ll go into detail about how often you should be brushing daily and the importance of oral hygiene in your dental health.

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Your Boiling Springs Dentist Explains Differences Between Sexes

February 5, 2018

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man and woman staring face offAlthough each group has the same parts that make up their oral structures, studies show there are glaring differences between the way men and women practice and approach oral care. Your Boiling Springs dentist says the gulf between the two needs to be closed and that both men and women should be aware of the dangers that loom for each of them. As you continue reading, learn how problems can be prevented through greater awareness, improved practices and preventive dentistry.

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Your Dentist in Boiling Springs Explains Process of Deep Cleaning

January 8, 2018

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A girl having her dental exam.Gum disease is easily one of the most common forms of disease in the U.S. and the world. It’s estimated that approximately 80% of American adults are affected by gum disease. It contributes to tooth loss, heart disease, diabetes, and even stroke. So how is your dentist in Boiling Springs fighting back in favor of your oral health?

Through a process known as deep cleaning, you dentist can protect you from disease in ways that no at-home care alone can. That’s why making it to your dentist has become so imperative. With this information, you’ll be going into the dentist office with confidence that you’re in good hands.

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Are There Different Types of Dental Bridges?

December 8, 2017

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An implant supported bridge.A missing or compromised tooth affects the quality of your life. Eating and chewing food becomes difficult, and you may feel embarrassed about talking and smiling. A dental bridge in Carlisle can be a good option for replacing one or more adjacent missing teeth. Here are some of the different types of bridges that may be an excellent solution for your needs.

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Stop Tooth Sensitivity with Your Dentist in Boiling Springs

November 17, 2017

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Woman experiencing tooth sensitivityHave you found yourself avoiding many of your favorite foods, like ice cream and soups, because it causes your teeth to become painful? If temperature changes and inhaling air causes you pain, you may be suffering from tooth sensitivity. This is a relatively common problem that develops as the enamel becomes thinner, causing the dentin to become exposed. If home remedies have failed to give you relief, your dentist in Boiling Springs can help with a fluoride treatment.
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What You Need to Know About Loose Dental Implants

October 9, 2017

Dentist showing female patient dental implant postIf you’ve invested in dental implant retained restorations, your new smile should stay whole, healthy, and properly functioning for two or more decades. Unfortunately, some patients are not so lucky. When the dental implant tooth replacement process is completed correctly or implants aren’t cared for properly, the result can be a loosened or failing implant. Keep reading to learn more about the causes of loosening dental implant posts and how to talk to your dentistry team about dental implants.
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Did You Know That Your Oral Health Can Affect Your Overall Health?

September 16, 2017

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A woman having a dental examination.Just as they say your eyes are the windows to your soul, your teeth can often be the view into other aspects of your overall health. Did you know that your dentist in Boiling Springs may be able to identify other health concerns occurring in your body just by examining your teeth? Here are some of the conditions he may be able to help diagnose.

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School Lunch Drink Tips from Your Boiling Springs Dentist

August 11, 2017

Girl smiling with orange sliceMost parents know they shouldn’t send their kids to school with sugary, acidic sodas, but there are secret sugars hiding in some of the drinks parents consider good for kids. Sodas are highly acidic and contain large amounts of natural and processed sugars. This one two punch can increase risk of decay for kids. Reducing soda intake or removing it completely from your child’s diet is a great first step, but there are actually other drinks that can negatively impact your child’s oral health. There are three keys to keeping your child’s smile healthy. Drink sugary and acidic beverages in moderation, keep teeth healthy with great at home care, and visit a trusted Boiling Springs dentist for biannual dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings.
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What Toothbrush Should I Be Using?

July 16, 2017

Woman brushing teeth using a high quality toothbrushTooth brushing is one of the most important ways patients prevent unnecessary decay or damage. Brushing technique has a huge impact on the effectiveness of daily oral hygiene, and our dentist and hygiene team will be happy to demonstrate proper brushing techniques during any dental checkup, but one of the questions we hear most often from patients is, “What type of toothbrush should I be using?” Many times patients want to know whether or not they should invest in a mechanical toothbrush rather than the traditional manual brush. We tell patients that any toothbrush used properly will remove plaque and tartar buildup, but we can make some specific suggestions based on your unique oral health condition. At Carlisle Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our team is here to help dental patients from Boiling Springs and other surrounding communities make the best oral health and hygiene choices in our office and at home. Contact us to schedule your dental checkup to find out more.
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We offer a number of dental care services, including periodontal therapy, restorative dentistry, and dental implants. Starting with general dentistry for maximum health, we can help you achieve a smile that will last for years to come. Your entire family is welcome at our Carlisle, PA dental office, and we look forward to helping you attain optimum oral form and

Dr. Thomas P. Neslund

Dr. Thomas Neslund graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1986 with a BS in Natural Sciences and a minor in Economics. While attending IUP, Dr. Neslund played soccer 4 years for the Crimson Hawks. Receiving his DMD degree from the University Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1990, Dr. Neslund took an interesting path to start his career. That year, he was commissioned in the US Public Service, Indian Health Service.

Meet Dr. Neslund

If you are in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Boiling Springs, Shippensburg or surrounding Pennsylvania communities, contact Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for an appointment today. Let Dr. Neslund show you what he can do for your smile.