Holmes Family and Cosmetic Dentistry believes knowledge is power when it comes to your health. In our dental practice and in our blog, we want to share what we know with our patients to help provide them with resources to not only keep them informed about their wellness, but to empower them to continue learning about making optimal choices for their health.
Two times each month, Dr. Holmes posts blog articles about a range of oral health topics, from the oral systemic link to different dental procedures. Sometimes we feature technology or other trends in dentistry. We hope these articles will inspire you to ask questions. Feel free to share, comment, and join the conversation!
When it comes to dental insurance, it seems like there can be as many (or more) questions as there are answers. Even when you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance, navigating its use can still be very confusing. Many people don’t give their dental insurance a second thought – until the day comes when… (Read More)Continue Reading »
A healthy, beautiful smile is important for your overall health and life satisfaction. If your teeth are too close to each other, too far apart, too crooked, or if they fit together uncomfortably when your mouth is closed, it’s likely you have malocclusion. From the root words “mal” for bad, and “occlusion” for closed, malocclusion… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Being the parent of a little one (or a couple or a few) means making a lot of decisions each day—what to dress them in, what to feed them, what books to read, toys to purchase, schools in your district. There are also a lot of questions you’ll ask, such as: “How do I care… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Originally created for people unable to consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Dr. Ryan Holmes wants you to know which of these options are best for your dental and general health – so here are the facts about a… (Read More)Continue Reading »
What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly affect your overall health? And the road goes both ways—problems with your overall health show… (Read More)Continue Reading »
There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Holmes Family & Cosmetic Dentistry talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Ryan Holmes knows that folks like to be informed, so think… (Read More)Continue Reading »
There are so many things to be concerned about when you find out you’re expecting. Eating right, taking enough vitamins, getting enough rest, telling your husband there is absolutely no way you are naming your firstborn son Bud Light… but what about your teeth? There’s an old saying—“you lose a tooth for every baby”—but those… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Holmes Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we don’t want any Fort Wayne residents to have to undergo unnecessary dental procedures. A toothache can… (Read More)Continue Reading »
A few things are equally important for your oral health, no matter what your age or stage of life. Good nutrition, brushing and flossing habits, visiting the dentist and a little fluoride are always (always) the essentials – you won’t ever hear us say otherwise. However, your dental hygiene routine requires unique considerations for each… (Read More)Continue Reading »
They say not everything natural is good for you. Nature has many poisons that humans have experimented with and learned the hard way to avoid. Tobacco is a popular plant that we’ve learned can really do a number on your health. Using tobacco is a personal and communal practice that can be really hard to… (Read More)Continue Reading »