General Dentistry Archives - John Highsmith, DDS
Is Fruit Good for Your Teeth?
added on: January 20, 2022

Teeth are one of the most important aspects of your body and your overall health, and it’s essential to take care of them with good oral hygiene practices. This means regular brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist in Clyde twice a year. However, what you eat can also play an important… Read More…


What Are Tonsil Stones?
added on: December 22, 2021

So you’ve probably heard of kidney stones, but what about tonsil stones? It’s actually a common condition that your dentist in Clyde can help you understand a little bit more about. For some patients, tonsil stones are a recurring condition; for other people, they might never experience them in their… Read More…


4 Ways to Straighten Your Smile
added on: November 30, 2021

Did you know that crooked teeth can affect more than just your appearance? Teeth that are overlapped or crooked can affect your bite, make it difficult to properly clean your teeth, and even cause problems with digestion. But there’s good news — you don’t have to live with a crooked… Read More…


Do Teeth Get Better After Quitting Smoking? 
added on: November 18, 2021

According to the American Dental Association, quitting smoking has been shown to improve oral health in several important ways. Perhaps most importantly, your teeth and gums may become healthier. If you’re trying to kick the habit, join your dentist in Clyde as we share some ways quitting can help improve your… Read More…


Do Cavities Spread Like The Common Cold?
added on: October 29, 2021
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As we head into the cooler months, it’s normal to think about reducing the likelihood of you or your family getting the common cold, the flu, or of course, COVID-19. But should you also be concerned with catching a cavity? Are cavities contagious like a cold? Thankfully, your dentist in… Read More…


5 Tips to Help You Recover from Wisdom Teeth Removal
added on: September 30, 2021

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. But unfortunately, many times these teeth need to be removed. Your dentist in Clyde may recommend wisdom teeth extractions if there’s not enough room in your mouth for them to erupt without damaging other teeth or if they’re coming… Read More…


5 Ways to Tell If You Have Gum Disease
added on: September 17, 2021

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can cause the gums to become inflamed and infected. This condition can be both painful and embarrassing, but many people don’t realize they have it until the symptoms are severe. To make matters worse, gum disease that has progressed can’t be cured, only… Read More…


How to Get Whiter Teeth in 4 Easy Steps
added on: August 26, 2021

Over time, your teeth can develop stains and discoloration that diminish their shine and luster. Luckily, you don’t have to live with less than a dazzling smile. In fact, you can whiten your teeth and restore their natural beauty in just four easy steps! Let your dentist in Clyde teach… Read More…


How to Freshen Your Breath for National Fresh Breath Day
added on: August 5, 2021

National Fresh Breath Day is celebrated on August 6th this year, and if you’re feeling like your breath could use some freshening, you’re not alone. In fact, wondering how to freshen breath is one of the most common questions your dentist in Clyde is asked. So whether you’re preparing for… Read More…


4 Oral Health Dangers of Vaping 
added on: July 28, 2021

In recent years, vaping or e-cigarettes have become increasingly popular, particularly among young adults and even teens. They’re often seen as a ‘healthier’ version of smoking cigarettes. But as more studies come out, we’re finding out more and more ways vaping can be detrimental to overall health. The concerns don’t… Read More…


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