Smile Therapy: Chewing Gum

Did you know that chewing gum can be healthy for your smile when used correctly? In fact, chewing gum is even beneficial for protecting your teeth in situations when brushing may not prove safe. The more you do to protect your smile from oral health risks including implementing additional techniques... Read more »

Do You Know Your Options for Teeth Whitening?

If have teeth that appear darker than you desire, the good news is that you can choose from a variety of teeth whitening options to find the right product for you. Teeth whitening treatments use carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, potentially with a whitening tray to wear over your smile,... Read more »

Your Dentist Provides Oral Cancer Screenings at Your Dental Checkup

Your dentist, Dr. Philip Copenhaver, wants you to have the top-notch oral and overall health you deserve. This is why he provides a variety of different treatments that help you in many ways. One of those treatments is an oral cancer screening. For your benefit, he provides the oral cancer... Read more »

Visit Your Dentist For Oral Health Tips Such as Chewing Gum

  Are you aware of the benefits of saliva? In order to make sure your smile has the greatest chance for oral health care success, it is essential to ensure adequate saliva production in your mouth. One highly preferred technique to produce saliva is chewing gum after meals. This is... Read more »

A Screening for Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Is Included in Your Dental Checkups

The American Dental Association advises you to brush your teeth once each morning and evening, as well as remembering to floss once each day. They also recommend having a dentist like Dr. Philip Copenhaver perform a routine dental checkup twice each year. This important appointment is designed to clean away... Read more »

Feeling Comfortable in the Dental Office

You may be surprised to learn that many people feel nervous or stressed leading up to or during a dental appointment. There are even some who’s anxiety goes so far as to be described as a phobia. Their fear of the dentist will lead them to do whatever they can... Read more »

Dental Care While Traveling

With the holidays coming up, you may be hitting the road to visit friends and family, or it may just be time for a family vacation. Whatever your plans may be, you should make sure that taking care of your teeth is a part of your travel itinerary. Let your... Read more »

Keeping Your Smile for Life

Your teeth do so many things for you and your smile; they allow you to eat with ease, brighten and beautify your smile, and help you to speak and articulate properly. So obviously, you’d like to keep your teeth for life. But how do you do that? Dr. Copenhaver, Dr.... Read more »

Eating Well for Healthy Smiles

Taking care of your mouth is about more than just cleaning it--you need to fuel it well, too! Here are some tasty foods to include in a tooth-healthy diet this season. Apples: Crisp fruits, such as apples and pears, act as “nature’s toothbrushes,” scraping away food and plaque from the... Read more »

Our Most Commonly Asked Questions: Brushing

At Copenhaver Dental, the most common piece of guidance we give is to brush teeth two times a day for 120 seconds per session. (You most likely wouldn’t have guessed that, would you?) Because we’re continually reminding our patients to brush their teeth, we also get a fair number of... Read more »