The Connection between Diabetes and Oral Health


If you’re a person living with diabetes then you already know the potential health complications caused by the disease, but did you know that diabetes also affects your oral health? According to a study by the American Academy of Periodontology, nearly half of American adults suffer from gum disease and more than 20% of those […]

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Is Chewing Gum Good for My Teeth?


According to the American Dental Association, chewing gum can definitely be beneficial for oral health. Let’s be clear here: When we say that chewing gum can be good for teeth, we are referring to sugar-free gum, or gum that is sweetened by non-cavity causing sweeteners like aspartame, mannitol, or sorbitol. There is not yet sufficient […]

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Learn About Your Dental Sedation Options


Here at Shadow Valley Dental Group, we know that going to the dentist can be a little scary, especially if you’re getting a filling, root canal, or other procedure done. But, when you come in for your appointment, you don’t have to be worried about the pain often associated with dental work. We offer a […]

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How to Clean Invisalign Aligners


Shadow Valley Dental Group is proud to offer our patients one of the most in-demand cosmetic dental services in Ohio. Invisalign is an effective way to straighten teeth and a comfortable, discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. As you progress through your Invisalign treatment, Dr. Hasty will provide you with multiple sets of aligners to […]

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Tongue Scraping Benefits: Get Rid of Bad Breath!


The ancient Ayurveda health ritual called Jihwa Prakshalana has made a comeback in the dental world in recent years. More commonly known as tongue scraping, this process helps to remove food debris, odor causing bacteria, mucus, and dead cells from the surface of your tongue. Many of our patients here at Shadow Valley Dental Group […]

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Providing At-Home Dental Care for Seniors


With old age comes wisdom, but also some special dental problems. If you’re the primary caregiver for an aging parent or loved one, you may stumble upon a few dental care concerns. It can be challenging to know exactly what dental problems to be on the lookout for, so Shadow Valley Dental Group has put […]

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Top 5 Weird Uses for Toothpaste


Everyone knows that using toothpaste is necessary in order to keep teeth and gums healthy. Toothpaste gently scrubs away tartar and food debris, leaving your teeth clean and your breath fresh. But, did you know that you can use toothpaste for things other than cleaning your teeth? You may have heard that you can use […]

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Silver or Composite Fillings?


Technological advances in the dental industry have given dentists and patients many more options when it comes to treatment options. Shadow Valley Dental Group offers several options for cavity filling materials and making a decision about which one to use can sometimes be tough. This blog aims to help you understand the differences between silver […]

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Teeth Whitening at Home


Did you know that teeth whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic dental procedures? For years, tooth whitening procedures were only available in dental offices, but within the last two decades, the demand for at-home teeth whitening products has exploded. Here at Shadow Valley Dental Group, we want you to have the tools and […]

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Oral Health Care Tips for Kids with Special Needs


According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 14% of all children in the U.S. have special needs. If you are the parent of one of these children, you know how difficult it can be to get your child to practice good oral hygiene. Even though good dental care is vital to […]

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