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  • What should I do if my child has a toothache?
    Toothaches in children can be tricky ordeals that cause distress for both the child and the parent. You may feel helpless and frustrated because you cannot pinpoint the location of Read more
  • Losing a Baby Tooth
    It seems like yesterday. There you were, comforting your baby through sleepless nights, soothing her with a dentist-approved teether, celebrating as that first tiny tooth poked through her gums. And Read more
  • Should You Be Concerned about Your Child’s Bad Breath?
    The short answer to this question? Yes. Because your child’s breath is a reflection of his or her oral health, you should talk to the doctor if you notice any Read more
  • Make this the Year You Stop Smoking
    It’s a new year, and it couldn’t come fast enough for many of us! Let’s do our part to make this a better year in every way—and you can start Read more
  • Smile, the New Year is Almost Here!
    We’ve been celebrating the new year for a really, really long time. It goes way back, but it started formally in 1582, when Pope George XIII made January 1st the Read more
  • My gums are inflamed. What can I do?
    Inflamed gums are a fairly common dental issue, but unfortunately, many people don't take the problem seriously enough. If you ignore inflamed gums and continue your usual routine, you could Read more
  • What to Do If You Lose a Filling
    It really doesn’t happen very often. But sometimes you bite into something that is much harder than you anticipated. Sometimes you grind your teeth without realizing the pressure you’re putting Read more
  • How do I know when I have a cavity?
    the doctor and our team at Dr. Marc Lewis & Dr. Thomas Niederhelman and Associates frequently field questions about cavities and what causes them. Patients will typically ask, “I brush Read more
  • Can my child really avoid tooth decay?
    Great question! Yes, in fact, tooth decay is preventable! Decay, which is caused by sugars left in your child’s mouth, can turn into an acid, which in turn can break Read more
  • Thanksgiving
    At Dr. Marc Lewis & Dr. Thomas Niederhelman and Associates, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! the doctor would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving Read more
  • Foods can Wreak Havoc on Your Enamel
    It’s possible to develop tooth decay even when you take great care of your teeth. Brushing and flossing may not be enough to keep your teeth healthy, depending on your Read more
  • Periodontics and Pregnancy
    Periodontal health — which refers to the condition of the structures that support your teeth — is an important part of your oral and overall health. However, periodontal health becomes Read more
  • Cold Comfort
    The sounds of the season are filling the air—falling leaves rustling along the sidewalk, football cheers, holiday greetings—and the coughs and sneezes of your fellow sufferers. Yes, it’s cold and Read more
  • The Intriguing History of Halloween
    Halloween is fast approaching, and the doctor wanted to be sure to wish our patients a happy day, no matter how you might celebrate this holiday. The Halloween that is Read more
  • Telltale Signs that Your Tooth has a Cavity
    the doctor and our team at Dr. Marc Lewis & Dr. Thomas Niederhelman and Associates frequently get questions about cavity causes and prevention. You brush twice a day and floss Read more
  • Aging and Oral Health
    As you age, it becomes even more important to take good care of your teeth and dental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one-fourth of Read more

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