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!
As a parent, you only want what’s best for your little one. Whether you’re a new mom navigating the waters of caring for your firstborn, or a seasoned pro ready to start your own family softball team (sorry neighbor kids, all positions are filled), preventing tooth decay in kids is never an easy feat. Because… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Remember that guy with the lip ring you had a crush on in high school? I wonder how his teeth are doing now. Don’t get us wrong—at Holmes Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re all about the freedom of self-expression, and if body modifications like tattoos and piercings are your thing, we support you. However, as… (Read More)Continue Reading »
In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health. What Is pH & Why Does It Matter? Drinking lemon juice (usually diluted in a glass of water… (Read More)Continue Reading »
We love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in our community, and as dental care professionals, we feel it our duty to educate you on how to be as safe and healthy… (Read More)Continue Reading »
If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with sensitive teeth, you must be familiar with the painful zing that follows a hot drink, a bite of ice cream, or just a deep breath of cold air. These and other elements can cause sudden discomfort if you have sensitive teeth, also called dentin hypersensitivity. Each… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Every parent remembers seeing their baby’s first teeth emerge, watching the rest pop up, and finally cheering as their child loses their first baby tooth, all in the blink of an eye! In fact, baby teeth come and go so quickly that some people are led to believe they don’t have an impact on a… (Read More)Continue Reading »
At Holmes Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand that dental insurance can be a tricky thing to navigate. Evaluating dental plans and considering deductibles, benefits, which treatments are covered, and the mountain of other information insurance companies provide can be a headache in and of itself. Holmes Family & Cosmetic Dentistry wants every Fort Wayne… (Read More)Continue Reading »
Baby teeth, also called deciduous, primary, milk, or lacteal teeth, have many different purposes. Dr. Ryan Holmes at Holmes Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is asked the purpose of baby teeth often. So what’s the answer? Tiny Teeth for Tiny Mouths Child-sized mouths are not large enough to accommodate a full set of adult teeth, so… (Read More)Continue Reading »
In today’s calorie-obsessed culture, it can be hard to hear the truth among all the other health-conscious noise. People are frequently misinformed and misled about the health benefits of trends such as cleanses, sugar alternatives, diets, organic vs. nonorganic, and a myriad of other common topics. Today, Fort Wayne dentist Dr. Ryan Holmes would like… (Read More)Continue Reading »
You might be surprised to hear that the state of your oral health has a lot to do with preventing a stroke. There’s a certain kind of bad oral bacteria that cause gum disease, travel to other parts of your body, and cause harm. A stroke is a common but dangerous medical condition that causes… (Read More)Continue Reading »